Two quick items before calling it a day.
My apologies for posting this a bit late, but Penn State defensive end Jerome Hayes, who battled injuries for much of his career, won't petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. Hayes will look toward the NFL after recording 18 tackles and a sack this season. The highly recruited Hayes suffered injuries to a foot and both knees at Penn State, though the Nittany Lions coaches were hoping he'd give it one more go-round.
Ohio State wide receiver Lamaar Thomas has confirmed he will seek a transfer. Thomas, used on returns but sparingly as a receiver, wants to play both running back and wideout at another school, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises.