Oakman redshirted during the 2011 season, participating on the scout team during practice.
If Oakman decides to transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision (former Division I-A) school, he must sit out a year under NCAA rules. However, he could play right away if he transfers to a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) or lower-level school.
First 2013 commitment. New head coach Bill O'Brien has received his first oral commitment for the Nittany Lions' freshman class of 2013.
Christian Hackenberg, a 6-4, 210-pound quarterback at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, committed to Penn State late Tuesday, according to several recruiting websites.
Hackenberg, who visited Penn State during the Nittany Lions' junior day on Feb. 19, also had offers from Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Rutgers, and Miami. Rivals.com has given him a four-star rating and ranks him 153th among all players in his class.
Hackenberg's coach, Mickey Sullivan, told Rivals that the player was impressed with O'Brien's background as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.
"Having a head coach that ran an NFL offense with Tom Brady certainly didn't hurt," Sullivan said.
Hackenberg spent part of his childhood in Tamaqua, Pa., near Allentown, before his family moved.
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Rick O'Brien contributed to this article.