Isaiah Humphries is leaving the Penn State football program.
The freshman safety from Sachse, Tex., did not play in a game this season after coming to the Nittany Lions as a January enrollee. The former three-star recruit was a long time member of the program’s highly-ranked Class of 2018, and his father, Leonard, played for Penn State from 1988 until 1992.
“I have made many friends here that I will dearly miss and it’s going to be hard to leave here,” Isaiah Humphries wrote in a statement posted to social media. But in order to grow and not lose the passion that I have for football and everything that I value. I unfortuante [sic] will be transferring from this place.
“I appreciate everything that has been given to me and the relationships I made along the way.”
Humphries, who did not announce where he will transfer to, is the first Lion to leave the program following a 9-3 regular season that left the Lions at No. 12 in the College Football Playoff top-25 rankings as they await a bowl assignment announcement on Sunday.