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Penn State Linebacker Brelin Faison To Transfer

Penn State football’s Brelin Faison announced his intention to transfer away from Happy Valley on Sunday evening.

Faison hails from Greensboro, NC, and he’ll continue his college football career at UNC Charlotte so he can be closer to home.

“Unfortunately, there are some things that we cannot control,” Faison said on Twitter. “Due to my family experiencing health problems, I have made the decision to come closer to home to look after those I love.”

The redshirt freshman spent the vast majority of his collegiate career as a member of the Nittany Lions’ scout team. His only regular season appearance at Penn State came in its 63-10 blowout victory over Kent State in week 3. He also earned scout team player of the week honors ahead of the Nittany Lions’ 22-10 victory over Wisconsin.

Faison was recruited as a defensive back, but transitioned to linebacker in Happy Valley. He was a three-star prospect out of Grimsley High School in his hometown, committing to the Nittany Lions in July 2016. He joined the team as an early enrollee in January 2017.

In addition to Faison, safety Isaiah Humphries announced his plans to transfer in late November, and fellow linebacker Manny Bowen joined Utah earlier in the month.

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Mikey Mandarino

In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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