Penn State Football Offers Elite Transfer Portal WR … Is He Nittany Lions’ Missing Piece?

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Penn State Nittany Lions Head Coach James Franklin shakes hands with his players after they scored a touchdown during the first quarter of the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 5, 2019, at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

One day removed from putting up 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Colorado spring game, Montana Lemonious-Craig announced his intention to enter the transfer portal and explore his options away from Coach Prime’s Colorado Buffaloes. Penn State Football acted nearly as fast.

Since entering the portal, Lemonious-Craig has received offers from at least nine programs, including one from the Nittany Lions.

Penn State offered!

— Montana Lemonious-Craig (@Montana_L_Craig) April 24, 2023


As Penn State Football wrapped up spring practice 15 with the blue and white game in Beaver Stadium on April 15th, head coach James Franklin reiterated an interest in dipping into the transfer portal before summer begins to bring more talent to Happy Valley at certain positions.

What Lemonious-Craig Could Bring Penn State Football

Wide receiver was among the positions mentioned by Franklin as a portal need and Lemonious-Craig would fill this need in a big way.

During the blue and white game, Penn State’s receivers struggled to get open down the field and the passing game was limited because of it.

Lemonious-Craig would give Penn State a downfield threat to help open up the field underneath for other receivers. Lemonious-Craig put his speed and skills on display during the Colorado spring game, catching three passes for 154 yards, including a massive 98 yard touchdown reception.

While Penn State offered Lemonious-Craig relatively quickly among entering the portal, there is no shortage of competition for the 6-foot 2-inch junior from Inglewood, California with 25 games of experience under his belt. Look for Penn State to try to get Lemonious-Craig on campus quickly to impress him before getting lost in the shuffle of what could be a very busy transfer visit schedule.

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Robert Casturo

Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.