NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: Scott Vallone #94 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights runs for the endzone afte recovering a fumble against the Iowa State Cyclones during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 30, 2011 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
The recent NCAA sanctions against Penn State are beginning to pick away at the Penn State football roster, with the latest coming from the class of 2012 signees. According to a report on NJ.com, Four-star defensive tackle Jamil Pollard, who signed a letter of intent to play for Penn State back in February, will take advantage of the option to enroll elsewhere and instead enroll at Rutgers where he will be immediately eligible to play. Pollard, who played his high school ball in New Jersey, was ranked the number seven prospect in New Jersey and the number twenty defensive tackle in the class of 2012 by Rivals.com.
Pollard's addition only bolsters what was already a very stout front seven for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights return six of the top eight defensive linemen from last year's team, including star tackle Scott Vallone. In addition to the returning starters, Rutgers now adds two of the best in-state players to the defensive line in Pollard and five-star defensive end Darius Hamilton, who signed with the Scarlet Knights in February as well.