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Penn State Football Offers All-American Transfer Portal Returner

Still hunting for playmakers in the transfer portal, Penn State Football became the latest school to offer Indiana’s 2022 All-American kick returner Jaylin Lucas.

The Nittany Lions‘ return game lacked consistency in 2023, and it seems James Franklin and Co. are hoping to boost that phase with a playmaker such as Lucas.

Blessed to receive an offer from “Penn State ”🙏🏾@CoachCollins46

— jaylin lucas (@jaylinlucas1) December 6, 2023


What Jaylin Lucas Could Bring Penn State Football

In two years at Indiana, Lucas recorded 546 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, 329 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns, and a staggering 1,163 kick return yards and three kick return touchdowns.

On plays from scrimmage in 2023, Lucas averaged 5.2 yards per touch, both as a receiver and a running back.

While Penn State looks to be loaded at the running back position heading into 2023, with both Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen set to return for year 3 in the program, Penn State Football would love to add Lucas’ electric ability with the football and versatility to its roster for 2024.

Lucas is a former three-star athlete from the 2022 class and would have 2 years of eligibility remaining.


A 100 yard house call for @jaylinlucas1 and @IndianaFootball 😤

— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 25, 2023

Since entering the transfer portal early Wednesday, Penn State was the first school to offer, followed soon after by Arizona State.

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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.