Penn State safety Tim Buckley will transfer to N.C. State, becoming the first player to leave the Nittany Lions since the NCAA announced sanctions against the team, reports the News & Observer's Joe Giglio.
Buckley redshirted last season for the Nittany Lions. He will be able to play immediately and have four years of eligibility left.
Giglio reports that Buckley, a Raleigh native, was recruited by N.C. State out of high school but decided to walk-on at Penn State, ultimately earning a scholarship. Buckley will likely be a backup for the Wolfpack, who return both of their starting safeties, Giglio reports.is reportedly leaning toward transferring to USC