Penn State misses on another transfer wide receiver

Things may be going well for Penn State on the recruiting trail, but the attempts to land a veteran wide receiver out of the transfer portal are hitting a bit of a snag for James Franklin and his staff. After seeing NC State transfer Devin Carter change up his commitment from Penn State to West Virginia, Penn State has now come up short on the attempt to secure a transfer receiver from Bowling Green.

Tyrone Broden made a visit to Penn State a week ago to see if it would be the best possible fit for him out of the transfer portal. The visit came complete with the typical photo shoot to allow the imagination to run a little bit about the possibilities of adding an established wide receiver to the offense.

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But there was another stop on Broden’s schedule with the Arkansas Razorbacks, with another opportunity to try on some official gear. And that visit apparently went quite well, as a day later Broden announced his commitment to the Razorbacks of the SEC.

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Broden had 32 receptions for 506 yards and seven touchdowns for Bowling Green in 2022. In 2021, Broden had 36 receptions for 596 yards and five touchdowns. He would certainly have been a veteran presence that Penn State could benefit from in 2023 with an offense that will be big on young stars at running back and quarterback and with room to grow at receiver.

Instead, Penn State will continue to search the transfer portal for any potential options still out there. Unfortunately, finding a player similar to the level of last year’s big receiver transfer addition, Mitchell Tinsley, is beginning to look more and more difficult.

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