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Wide Receiver Malik McClain Transfers To Penn State Football

The Sunshine State to Happy Valley pipeline keeps on growing, folks.

Wide receiver Malik McClain announced his decision to transfer from Florida State to Penn State Wednesday afternoon through his Instagram account. McClain will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with James Franklin’s program.

After entering the transfer portal on January 11, the former four-star prospect visited South Carolina and Penn State within the last week. Ultimately, McClain’s official visit with the Nittany Lions on January 15 proved to be the difference maker during his short-lived recruitment.

McClain instantly made his mark in Mike Norvell’s fast-paced system in 2021, highlighted by making nine starts on the outside for Florida State. As a true freshman, the 6’4″ specimen posted 16 receptions for 190 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The former IMG Academy product’s output remained steady in the Seminoles’ most recent campaign, where he racked up 17 catches for 206 yards and three touchdowns over 13 matchups.

Entering the offseason, Franklin prioritized finding veteran replacements at the wide receiver position to fill voids left by Parker Washington and Mitchell Tinsley, who are prepped to enter the NFL Draft. Since the Nittany Lions’ Rose Bowl victory over Utah, the squad nabbed pass catcher Dante Cephus by way of Kent State, while also snagging another transfer receiver in Devin Carter, who recently decommitted in favor of West Virginia.

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Connor Krause

Connor Krause is a junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania double majoring in journalism and business. He is a lifelong Penn State football and basketball fan and enjoys rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams. In his free time, Connor can be found playing golf or pick-up basketball. You can follow his Twitter and Instagram @ckrause_31.

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