Penn State’s top WR Lambert-Smith goes into portal

  • Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Elder WriterApr 15, 2024, 02:25 PM ET


    • College football press reporter.
    • Joined in 2008.
    • Graduate of Northwestern University.Penn State wide receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith, who led the team in receptions and receiving lawns last season, entered the transfer portal Monday as a graduate student.Lambert-Smith, who taped 53 receptions for 673 backyards and four goals

      in 2023, had actually not been with the team late in spring practice. Coach James Franklin, asked after Saturday’s Blue-White Video game about Lambert-Smith’s status, stated he would address questions relating to”any of the guys that played in the game today and are in the locker room. “The 6-foot-1, 184-pound Lambert-Smith started parts of the past 4 seasons for Penn State and ranks in the team’s leading 20 for career receptions(116 )and receiving lawns(1,598 ). He’s the only Penn State player to tape-record numerous 80-yard receptions.Penn State’s passing offense slipped to No. 77 nationally last season and rarely assaulted downfield. Franklin fired offending coordinator Mike Yurcich in November and replaced him with Kansas’Andy Kotelnicki.A Norfolk, Virginia, native, Lambert-Smith came to Penn State as ESPN’s No. 205 total recruit in the 2020 class. He will have one year of eligibility left.

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