Penn State running back Keyvone Lee enters the NCAA transfer gate

Penn State running back Keyvone Lee enters the NCAA transfer gate

Penn State running back Kept me entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, according to a 247Sports source.

me later confirmed the news In a tweet: “I’m officially in the transfer portal with two years of eligibility remaining.”

Lee finished his junior season with 25 carries for 94 yards and three catches for 23 yards and one touchdown. He was injured in October and did not appear in a game following the loss to Michigan on October 15. He did not play in the win over Utah in the Rose Bowl, though James Franklin Saying that he was available for the game.

Franklin revealed Lee’s injury in November after Lee did not play in the games against Minnesota and Ohio State, though he did dress to warm up before changing into street clothes for the win over the Golden Gophers.

Lee is the third scholarship return to leave the program since August. Redsheet freshman Cassia Holmes I got into the transfer gate early in pre-season camp and was subsequently landed at Florida State. Big Devin Ford He left the program after the first four games of the year. It has not yet appeared in the Transfer Portal.

freshmen Nick Singleton And Caytron Allen It will be the only returning scholarship commencing in 2023, with the signatories London Montgomerywho missed his senior season with a knee injury, W.J Cameron Wallace group to join the room.

The list also includes Tank Smith, Tyler Holsworth, and Emile Davis.

In three seasons, Lee rushed 222 catches for 1,062 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and six touchdowns, and added 30 catches for 219 yards and one touchdown. Arguably, that catch was Lee’s signature moment at Penn State, 10-yard quarterback Sean Clifford in the last minute to beat Purdue in the 2022 season opener.

Lee arrived at Penn State as a Top247 Outstanding Candidate in the Class of 2020 from the Clearwater (Florida) American Collegiate Academy. Lee was rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports, and he signed on as Florida’s 30th player, 13th nationally and 203rd prospect overall in the class.

After, after Brown’s trip Medically retired before the season and Noah Cain He suffered a season-ending injury on the first drive of the 2020 season, and Lee was pushed into action as a true freshman. He led Penn State in rushing with 89 carries for 438 yards (4.9 yards per carry) and four touchdowns in eight games. The best statistical game of his career came when he carried 22 times for 134 yards and 1 touchdown at Michigan on November 28, 2020.

Penn State did not pass 100 yards again until Singleton did against Ohio on September 10, 2022.

Lee returned as a sophomore in 2021 and again led the Nittany Lions in rushing with 108 carries for 530 yards (4.9 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. But me with Cain and Ford’s John LovettHowever, he was involved in an effective offensive line, and the offense as a whole struggled. Lee carried 20 times for 88 yards in a loss to Michigan and 15 carries for 79 yards in a loss at Michigan State in his most productive games that season.

Lee started the first two games of the 2022 season, but was soon passed by Singleton and Allen, the two starters. Lee’s last significant action came when he carried 10 catches for 40 yards in a win over Northwestern on October 1.

Lee follows back Jamary Bowden and defensive tackle Fatima Malbeh As players to enter the transfer portal since the Rose Bowl. On Friday, defensive end Davon Townley Jr., who entered the transfer window in December, pulled his name.

Daniel Gallen covers Penn State for Lions247 and 247Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow Daniel on Twitter at @tweet.


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