Penn State offensive lineman Ryan Nowicki is expected to join the Illinois football program, the Arizona Republic reported.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Nowicki is an Arizona native. He was one of the players who contacted Illinois after the NCAA leveled harsh penalties against the Penn State program. Penn State players are allowed to leave the school and transfer without having to sit out a season.
Nowicki is no listed longer on the Penn State roster. He is the latest player to leave the school, which was hit hard by the NCAA because of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Star running back Silas Redd has moved to Southern Cal and kicker/punter Anthony Fera is reportedly on his way to Texas.