NEWARK NJ - DECEMBER 22: Keon Lawerence #2 of the Seton Hall Pirates drives against Juwan Staten #3 of the Dayton Flyers at Prudential Center on December 22 2010 in Newark New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
In the wake of Ed DeChellis' decision to leave Penn State for Navy on Monday, the father of Juwan Staten, Dayton transfer and former four-star recruit, told the National Hoops Report his son's recruitment was going back to "square one" despite the guard's commitment to the Nittany Lions in April.
Now, any hope he'd consider staying in Happy Valley appears to be dwindling, as Inside The Ville is reporting Staten is currently looking at other schools.
Juwan Staten, a transfer from Dayton, is considering Louisville, Miami, South Carolina and Texas, and plans to visit Rick Pitino’s Cardinals next Tuesday.
The rest of the piece is behind a pay wall, but none of it really matters at this point. Ultimately, Staten has options and he's exploring them as Penn State remains without a coach to talk him into staying on in Happy Valley.
If he chooses to play the rest of his college ball elsewhere, it'd be a real blow for the program. Though Penn State is expected to struggle in 2012, many expected Staten make an impact on an NCAA Tournament contending team in 2013. Without him in the mix, the likelihood of a multi-year rebuild for the Lions goes up dramatically.