The thing about leaving a school in the middle of your first year is that you fail to meet the NCAA residence rule. That rule essentially states that you need to spend 1 year full time at a school in order to be eligible at a new school you transfer to. So, if he desires to transfer to a new college, even if he get's released from Penn State, he has to sit a year until he finishes a year in residence at his new school.
Wow if this is true then he's a f*cking idiot. Unless he's thinking about going pro out of high school. Because a 3:59 mile means you'll be a succesful pro runner, right?