Looks like there could be at least one more player looking for a new opportunity away from the Penn State football program.
Lions247 is reporting that receiver Cameron Sullivan-Brown is entering the transfer portal.
New name in the NCAA Transfer Portal from Penn State rosterhttps://t.co/ItvcStDLZ3
— Lions247 (@Lions247) February 11, 2019
That makes 19 players who appeared on the Penn State rosters in 2017 and 2018 who have entered the portal since its October inception.
Sullivan-Brown had four catches for 49 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2018. Frankly, I thought he should have gotten more of a look down the stretch, especially when some other receivers struggled to hang on to passes. He had two catches for 33 yards against Indiana, a game in which Penn State dropped a few passes and Juwan Johnson suffered a leg injury. At that point, Penn State had some decisions to make, and shortly thereafter, coaches opted not to redshirt Jahan Dotson. Sullivan-Brown had just one more catch the rest of the way.
Now, we don’t know when Sullivan-Brown entered the portal, and he hasn’t commented on the report publicly. So there’s no way to know if the following theory really applies to Sullivan-Brown. But it will be interesting to see if there will be more names jumping in the portal with the news last week that Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields will immediately be eligible to play in 2019 after playing his 2018 season at Georgia. After all, if there’s a sense that the NCAA has thrown its hands up on the one-year wait period for non-graduate transfers at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, it stands to reason that some players will essentially market themselves as free agents and seek out the top available opportunities on a year-to-year basis.