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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 pic.twitter.com/aTVaHjXMn8

— jaylin lucas (@jaylinlucas1) December 6, 2023

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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.

INDIANA TO THE HOUSE!!!!

A 100 yard house call for @jaylinlucas1 and @IndianaFootball 😤 pic.twitter.com/BgMCpVLF1p

— 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.