Purdue wide receiver Deion Burks is reportedly talking to Penn State Football, among other schools, while weighing options to either transfer or enter the NFL draft, per 247Sports Steve Wilfong.
Burks ranks as the No. 1 wide receiver in the transfer portal according to 247Sports after catching 47 passes for 629 yards and 7 touchdowns last season. Burks averaged 13.4 yards per catch in 2023 and caught a touchdown pass against both Ohio State and Michigan this season.
Upon his entry into the transfer portal, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported that Burks was projected to be a top 100 player by some scouts if he were to enter the NFL draft.
Other schools reportedly involved with Burks are Texas, Oklahoma, and USC, among others, per Wilfong.
Purdue WR Deion Burks is @247Sports No. 1 ranked player at the position in our Transfer Portal Rankings. Schools he’s talking to include #Texas #PennState #Oklahoma #USC among others. Out of Belleville (Mich.) High, he could also go the NFL Draft route. Story here:…
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 4, 2023
Wide receiver remains Penn State’s most pressing need to fill this offseason, via the transfer portal, especially after that position group disappointed against both Ohio State and Michigan.
Penn State Football WR Enters NCAA Transfer Portal
The Nittany Lions saw their first receiver enter the portal, when redshirt freshman Christian Driver entered his name Monday.
Driver, the son of former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver couldn’t crack the starting lineup in his first season in Happy Valley.