After the Penn State Football spring game this past Saturday, head coach James Franklin mentioned defensive tackle and wide receiver as positions they would continue to look into the portal for additions.
A massive entry came Monday, in the form of former Ole Miss defensive tackle Tywone Malone.
The six-foot-four, 300 pound sophomore is the exact type of athletic, run-stuffing big body Penn State is missing in the middle of their defense.
Malone only tallied five tackles and one sack in his redshirt freshman season last fall but did so in limited playing time, only appearing in four games.
Why Tywone Malone Makes Sense for Penn State Football
Penn State Football and staff do have familiarity with the former Rebel as he held an offer coming out of Bergen Catholic HIgh School in New Jersey. Malone was a highly touted 4-star recruit who is a two sport star as he also excels on the baseball diamond.
It speaks to the type of athlete he is being able to compete in the SEC as both baseball and football. He is far from a finished product but the upside of a player like this should be too much too pass up and expect the Lions to be in this one early.