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Penn State Football Wide Receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith Enters Transfer Portal

Update, 3:15 p.m.

Lambert-Smith confirmed reports of his transfer portal entrance Monday afternoon on Instagram.

“To Nittany Nation, you all showed me something I could only dream of experiencing and for that I will always appreciate you,” Lambert-Smith wrote. “I have showed loyalty to the program, the university, and most of all the fans.”

“To the guys (past and present), I couldn’t have asked to be around a better group over these last four years,” he continued. “I’m blessed to know that I have made friendships and connections that will last a lifetime and for that I’m grateful.”

He will enter the portal as a graduate transfer.

Original Story:

Penn State football wide receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith has entered the transfer portal, according to Pete Nakos of On3. The report came after Lambert-Smith was absent from the Nittany Lions’ spring Blue-White Game on Saturday, though he was listed on the roster. Postgame, James Franklin declined to answer a question about the wideout.

Lambert-Smith was one of Penn State’s top options at wide receiver, serving as the team’s top wideout during the 2023 season. However, after an exciting start to the year against West Virginia, Lambert-Smith and the rest of the wide receiver corps failed to consistently produce.

Last campaign, Lambert-Smith caught 53 passes for 673 yards and four touchdowns. In 2024, Lambert-Smith was expected to compete with Ohio State transfer Julian Fleming for top reps.

After Penn State’s Peach Bowl loss to Ole Miss, Lambert-Smith and several other receivers took to Twitter to defend an often-criticized wide receiver room. Lambert-Smith dropped his only pass of that game and declined to answer questions in the locker room postgame.

Lambert-Smith has since deleted all but two posts on his Twitter account since his commitment to Penn State.

Lambert-Smith was the first Nittany Lion to hit the transfer portal after the Blue-White Game.

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