Earlier this year, Penn State defensive tackle Corey Bolds announced that he would be leaving the school on a transfer.
Several months later, Bolds explained his reasoning behind the decision in an interview with Todderick Hunt of NJ.com.
“I just feel like I didn’t sign to Penn State for the right reasons and it just stuck with me while I was there,” Bolds said. “Every day, I would just think about it and it just kind of stayed with me, basically. But it had nothing to do with the team, school or coaching staff. They were great.”
Bolds spent the 2018 season at the junior college ASA College in Brooklyn. He had six tackles and 1.5 sacks for their football team this past season.
As of writing, he is still looking for an FBS school to transfer to.
“I decided to go the JUCO route too soon because I didn’t expect the Power 5 opportunities to come back right away,” Bolds said. “I was in talks with JUCOs before I even released that I was leaving Penn State. Once I released that I was leaving Penn State — Virginia Tech called, Louisville, West Virginia, Rutgers, Syracuse all hit me up asking for my release. But I was already signed to Arizona Western. And once I signed, I couldn’t back out of it. So I had to go JUCO at that point. But Penn State had released me to any school I had asked them to.”
Bolds was a three-star prospect coming out of Paramus in Penn State’s Class of 2017.