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Penn State Football ‘Talking’ to No. 1 Transfer Portal WR, Report Says

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.

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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

Penn State won’t just be eyeing the transfer portal to improve the wide receiver position, but several players at the position could enter the portal looking for opportunities elsewhere.

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.

MORE: Penn State’s Top-5 Transfer Portal WR Targets 

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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.