Many of the players have already decided to stay, as Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said Thursday he expects more than 50 players, so far, to return for 2012.
But that has not stopped programs from launching aggressive recruiting efforts.
Mauti, the son of former Penn State player, Rich Mauti, is also upset that the NCAA has set up this system of college free agency for Lions.
"For them [the NCAA] to say that it's helping us, for them to say that they're doing us a service by allowing us to transfer with no rules, is -- I'm going to choose my word carefully -- it's a joke,'' Mauti said Thursday afternoon here at the Big Ten meetings.
"It's an absolute joke. There's been coaches hounding our players, like, 10-12 calls a day. 'Come out and visit, come here'. [They're] on our campus, outside of our apartments, outside of our classrooms.
"To me, it just doesn't seem right. Even some coaches from this conference. … If I'm a competitor, I don't care what school you're from. If you're from any school, or any conference, I gotta problem with that.''