Penn State’s depth at quarterback have taken another hit with the news that junior quarterback Kevin Newsome has left the Penn State program and is likely to transfer.
With redshirt freshman Paul Jones experiencing academic issues, we wrote yesterday that Paterno said that Jones likely would not play in 2011, Newsome was expected to be the Nittany Lion’s third string quarterback this season. If Newsome were to transfer, Bolden and McGloin would be Penn State’s only quarterbacks with true playing experience.
A highly touted prospect out of Hargrave Military Academy, Newsome never lived up to his potential at Penn State. He served as Clark’s backup as a freshman in 2009, and was beaten out for the starting job by then-true freshman Rob Bolden last season.
A 6-foot-2, 231-pound, mobile quarterback, Newsome was 14 for 24 for 144 passing yards and rushed for 161 yards on 33 attempts with two touchdowns in his two years at Penn State.