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Former Orchard Lake St. Mary's standout Robert Bolden was released from his scholarship from Penn State and made a visit to LSU over the weekend, according to sources. (The Oakland Press file photo)


REPORT: Former St. Mary's QB Bolden leaves Penn State, transfers to LSU

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In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandel at Penn State, former Orchard Lake St. Mary's star quarterback Robert Bolden has left the school and transferred to LSU.

The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported Bolden's transfer Tuesday afternoon. Previously, ESPN.com had reported that Bolden was released from his scholarship before the NCAA handed out severe sanctions a week ago and that he visited LSU over the weekend.

Bolden was the first true freshman to open the season as the starting quarterback for Penn State in 100 years. He was the opening day starter for each of the last two seasons for the Nittany Lions.

Per the recent ruling by the NCAA, Bolden is immediately eligible to participate with his new team.

During his two years at Penn State, he completed 165 of 328 passes for 2,045 yards with seven touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

In high school, Bolden was a three-year starter under center at St. Mary's, leading the Eaglets into the Division 3 state championship game in 2007 as a sophomore and then again in 2009 as a senior.

LSU is coached by University of Michigan alum Les Miles.

Bolden is now the second former standout prepster from Oakland County to recently join the Tigers football program, joining Branch Kampe (Royal Oak Shrine), a redshirt freshmen linebacker, on the current LSU roster. Kampe, son of Oakland University Men's Basketball Coach Greg Kampe, was an all-state quarterback in high school while at Shrine.

Miles took the Tigers into the BCS National Championship Game last season, where they lost to Alabama.

Last Updated: 8/1/2012 12:38:32 PM EST

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