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Tommy Stevens Will Transfer To Mississippi State

Penn State football quarterback Tommy Stevens will reunite with Joe Moorhead and transfer to Mississippi State.

Stevens entered the transfer portal exactly one month ago, which opened his process of exploring a move away from Happy Valley for the second time in his collegiate career. He also looked at other options leading up to the 2018 season, but ultimately decided to stay on James Franklin’s team to back up Trace McSorley.

The quarterback’s move to Mississippi State could potentially reignite Stevens’ magic from the best two seasons of his college football career. He rushed for 198 and 190 yards in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and scored a total of eight touchdowns during Joe Moorhead’s tenure as Penn State’s offensive coordinator.

In addition to Stevens, a number of players have taken the transfer portal route to leave Happy Valley this offseason. Wide receiver Juwan Johnson will wrap up his collegiate career at Oregon after a rough 2018 season. Additionally, reserves like cornerback Zech McPhearson and Danny Dalton made their moves away from Penn State.

The NCAA’s transfer portal was officially implemented in October 2018, and it allows student-athletes to contact other teams without their current head coach’s permission. Penn State has had more players enter the portal than any other college football program this offseason, but not all of them have left the team. Lamont Wade entered the portal but ultimately decided to stay with the Nittany Lions and battle for snaps at safety.

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