Brody Teske Enters the Transfer Portal, Adam Busiello Enrolls

By Rob Dougherty on January 9, 2020 at 11:10 am
Nov 3, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson (left) is interviewed prior to the match between Phil Davis and Leo Leite during Bellator 186 at Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Cael Sanderson announced that Brody Teske has entered the transfer portal and all indications are that he will end up leaving Penn State. Teske was 5-2 on the season with one fall. His last match as a Nittany Lion was a 19-7 major decision loss to Brandon Courtney of Arizona State.  

With Teske leaving, it is anticipated that Brandon Meredith will likely take over the starting role for the rest of the season. Meredith is 12-4 on the season with a ranked win over Michael Colaiocco of Penn. 

In other roster news, Adam Busiello has enrolled at Penn State. The one-time Nittany Lion commit left Arizona State earlier this season, and has enrolled at PSU. He is projected to be a lightweight, and finished off his high school career wrestling at 138 pounds. He should give Penn State an option to redshirt their stud 2020 lightweight recruits, Robbie Howard and Beau Bartlett. 

Here is a look at Penn State's current lightweight situation, including recruits:

Penn State Lightweights
Weight 2019-20 2020-21
125 Brandon Meredith (Fr.) Brandon Meredith (So.) OR Robbie Howard (Fr.)
133 Roman Bravo-Young (So.) Roman Bravo-Young (Jr.) OR Beau Bartlett (Fr.) OR Adam Busiello (Fr.)
141 Nick Lee (Jr.) Nick Lee (Sr.) OR Roman Bravo-Young (Jr.) OR Adam Busiello (Fr.)
149 Jarod Verkleeren (So.) Jarod Verkleeren (Jr.) OR Nick Lee (Sr.) OR Adam Busiello (Fr.)

Bold indicates that a redshirt is still available.

The addition of Adam Busiello will provide Cael Sanderson with a lot more flexibility at the lower weights. He can get a lot more creative with redshirts at weights that Penn State has traditionally not had as much depth. It can help Penn State take on an Iowa squad that should be even stronger next year as well, after adding grad transfer Jaydin Eierman.