Three other players will no longer be a part of James Franklin's first team in Happy Valley, either.
Anderson, plus offensive lineman Anthony Alosi, receiver Jonathan Warner, and quarterback Austin Whipple, are no longer listed on the program's official online roster. A Penn State spokesman confirmed all four players are no longer with the program.
"It's been granted," Anderson wrote in a message to FOS. "Not sure where I'm got yet. But I have my release.
Anderson, the son of former Lion running back Richie Anderson, flipped from Maryland to Penn State in the class of 2013. The legacy pass catcher played in 11 games in his first season for the Lions', registering 13 catches for 111 yards. The reason for his decision to leave was not immediately known.
The same can be said about Whipple and Warner, who could not immediately be reached for comment by FOS.
Alosi, meanwhile, departs the program just months after he was indefinitely suspended by Franklin following an April assault charge stemming from a January incident. He is scheduled to graduate in August.
A Penn State spokesman confirmed that Anderson and Whipple both intend to transfer, while Alosi and Warner will remain at the university to complete their education.
"We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors," Franklin said in a released statement.