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Penn State Football Picks Up Major Offensive Help From Transfer Portal | How Trey Potts Fits

One of the few remaining holes on the Penn State Football roster this fall was at No. 3 running back, and the Nittany Lions filled that void in a major way by using the transfer portal.

Former Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Trey Potts announced via social media on Wednesday night that he is Happy Valley bound.

Coming Home , We Are !!! pic.twitter.com/MHGtHcKOgo

— Trey Potts (@PottsTreyson) April 6, 2023

Potts, 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, proved he could be productive even in a limited role in Minnesota, rushing for 474 yards with 3 touchdowns on 101 carries last season.

After arriving in Penn State, Potts won’t be expected to shoulder a significant role, but could ultimately wind up playing meaningful snaps this fall.

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How Trey Potts Fits Penn State Football

Potts joins one of the nation’s premier backfields, but immediately holds down the No. 3 job, behind superstar sophomores Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen.

As teams across the nation experience each fall, injuries can take a toll, and Potts provides quality depth with starter experience on what is expected to be a prolific offense.

Meanwhile, incoming 3-star freshman running back London Montgomery is still rehabbing from a torn ACL. Potts’ arrival takes pressure off of rushing Montgomery back, and could preserve a medical redshirt for the Scranton native.

In four seasons in Minnesota, Potts averaged 5 yards per carry, while rushing for 1,195 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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