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Penn State Football In The Mix For Top Transfer Portal WR, Report Says

Following a disappointing 24-15 loss to Michigan that led to the firing of Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, the Nittany Lions are reportedly showing interest in former Texas A&M wide receiver Raymond Cottrell, per Chris Hummer of 247 Sports.

Cottrell announced his decision to enter the transfer portal Sunday after Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher was fired by the Aggies.

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Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Harrison Wallace III (Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Cottrell was ranked a four-star wide receiver in the class of 2023 and was ranked the number 39 overall wide receiver and the number 50 player from the state of Florida.

Before he committed to Texas A&M, Cottrell held offers from Georgia, Miami, Florida, and Alabama, among others. Cottrell did not have an offer from Penn State in high school.

247Sports ranks Cottrell as the number one overall player in the transfer portal right now and will surely have plenty of interest for his talents.


Unsurprisingly, Penn State Football is looking to the transfer portal to boost its wide receiver room talent and depth for the second year in a row after the Lions failed to have a receiver catch more than 2 targets or account for more than 13 yards against the Wolverines.

This may be the first of many wide receiver prospects that Penn State shows interest in as wide receiver coach Marcus Hagans looks to acquire as many weapons as possible for former five-star quarterback Drew Allar heading into 2024 and the expanded College Football Playoff.

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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.