Brandon Polk Will Transfer To James Madison
Former Penn State football wide receiver Brandon Polk announced his intention to transfer to James Madison on Wednesday morning.
Polk entered the transfer portal along with Lamont Wade and Zech McPhearson in January after a dismal 2018 season. He entered the year as a backup expected to contribute at wide receiver, but he struggled to make much of an impact in seven appearances. Polk made nine receptions for 162 yards and two scores in his final season as a Nittany Lion.
Like fellow departing wideout Juwan Johnson, drops were a problem for Polk throughout the season. Polk had his moments in 2018 — including a crucial reception on 4th down against Appalachian State that kept Penn State’s eventual game-tying drive going — but young talents like Justin Shorter and Jahan Dotson overtook him on the depth chart.
James Madison’s newest addition is definitely not Penn State’s first departure via transfer this offseason. McPhearson, Johnson, and linebacker Jarvis Miller are three players whose 2019 destinations are confirmed. Quarterback Tommy Stevens hasn’t officially found a new home yet, but he entered the transfer portal on April 17.
The NCAA’s transfer portal was implemented in October 2018, and it allows players to contact other teams about a potential transfer without their current coaching staff’s permission.
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Both players will be suspended until August 1, but it’s currently unclear whether or not their suspensions will impact their game availability.
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