As the dust settles from the NCAA lowering the boom on Penn State, many of the players will be forced to decide whether or not they should stick around at a crippled Penn State, or transfer (without penalty) to another institution. I would expect most of the seniors to finish out their college career at Penn State. The underclassmen, however, will probably seek to continue their college careers elsewhere.
There are a number of players from the three most recent recruiting classes who could jump-start another program. Penn State does not have any pure blue chippers from the last three classes (using ESPN rankings), but has a number of solid 3-4 star players who could be solid starters on another team (yes this is speculation, I am not an expert on Penn State football). My feeling is that Maryland would be a logical fit for many of the players looking to transfer to another institution. Maryland has endured lots of attrition under Edsall, would have available scholarships to accommodate the displaced, is in the same region, and is desperate to win. I don't think that this would radically alter the balance of power at the top of the ACC, but it certainly would make the road tougher for FSU/Clemson.
What are your thoughts on this?
(this is my first fanpost, so go easy on me)