PSU transfer update: Part one

Justin Brown is enjoying his new home in Oklahoma, as he has lauded the Sooners' pass-happy offense. Sarah Glenn/Getty Images

Nine Penn State players transferred to other schools since the sanctions, so NittanyNation decided to catch up with them to see how they're doing and what situations they're facing this season.

NittanyNation will look at four transfers now and another five in the afternoon:

Justin Brown, wide receiver, Oklahoma

Synopsis: Brown impressed coaches instantly with his speed and athleticism. He will step up and contribute immediately as a wide receiver and punt returner. He may not be the top target at wideout, but he should be the top option on the outside. He's definitely a downfield threat with strong-armed Landry Jones at the helm.

Quotables: “I think everybody gets a chance to showcase their skills in this offense,” Brown told SoonerNation. “They throw the ball a lot and the give the receivers and running backs a lot of opportunities to make plays.”

Khairi Fortt, linebacker, California

Synopsis: Fortt was expected to compete for a starting job, but he's still recovering from a torn ligament in his knee. He won't play the season opener against Nevada, so it'll take him a little longer than he'd like to see the field. By midseason, he should still be a solid contributor for the Golden Bears.

Quotables: "I wasn't happy with my situation at Penn State. It has nothing to do with the coaches there now," Fortt told the San Jose Mercury News. "I had to make a change for myself. There were on-the-field issues, also off-the-field. Me and my family came to the consensus this was the best."

Tim Buckley, safety, N.C. State

Synopsis: Buckley showed some hesitation in the defensive backfield a week ago, but he's still learning the system. He's expected to be a reserve this season and will likely see time on the field at special teams. Still, he's a boon to the Wolfpack defense after two of their safeties transferred.

Quotables: "I feel like I'm adjusting well," he said during media day. "Every day I'm getting better, and that's all I'm trying to do now."

Kevin Haplea, tight end, Florida State

Synopsis: Haplea's done OK so far with the Seminoles. He hasn't surpassed sophomore Nick O'Leary on the depth chart, but he'll still likely see a lot of time on the field as a blocking No. 2 -- not unlike his role with the Nittany Lions last season. His addition gave the Seminoles' coaching staff some breathing room after the graduation of two starters and the injury of a TE who converted from defensive end. So, even though he's not the No. 1, Florida State's ecstatic to have him.

Quotables: "He called us. We didn't go after any of the Penn State players and we're not going to, but he was a guy that we recruited out of high school," Florida state coach Jimbo Fisher said at a press conference. "He was someone we really liked. We were one of the schools that he was interested in if we showed interest in him. We looked at our situation, we had a scholarship, we evaluated film and he started at different times as a freshman and sophomore."