A few weeks back, Adrian Amos went home, thought about it, and broke his decision down to the simplest answer he could formulate - he just didn't feel like leaving Penn State.
Amos played cornerback and returned a few kicks as a true freshman.
"I just never changed schools in my life. I'm there, I'm comfortable there, it was more of a hassle to leave than to stay," said Amos. "I was tired of the process with the coaches calling and different things like that. We also have one of the best staffs in the nation, and my ultimate goal is to go to the NFL. This puts me in the best position to do so."
"We wanted to be together. The six of us are closer than anybody on the team," said Amos. "We talked amongst ourselves a lot about whether we should stay or go and we came to a unanimous decision a while ago that we were going to stay."
The cornerback/safety hybrid is in line for plenty of playing time this season as a true sophomore. Despite his youth, he is one of the most experienced players in the Nittany Lions' secondary.
With no bowl game in the cards for the Nittany Lions over the next four seasons, Amos feels that there's still plenty to play for this season and beyond.
"We have a lot to play for. If we go 12-0 there's nobody that can say anything to us," said Amos. "We play to compete, we still play in the Big Ten. We still play teams like Ohio State and whoever. Coach O'Brien said that he was going to try to schedule some bigger games in the following years. We still have a lot to play for every game."