Penn State WR Geno Lewis announces intentions to transfer

The Penn State Nittany Lions will be losing quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the NFL Draft this year and they hope to be able to replace him for the 2016 season. It looks like James Franklin’s club will be without a wide receiver for the 2016 season as well.

Junior wide receiver Geno Lewis announced on Monday that he will be transferring out of State College for his final year of eligibility. He made the announcement in a long statement on Twitter.

“After a long discussion with my family and coaches, I have decided that it would be in my best interest to transfer from Penn State University to pursue my graduate studies and play football with my last year of eligibility,” Lewis said in his statement. “This was not an easy decision but I feel like it is time to move on to the next chapter of my life.”

Lewis will be a graduate transfer, meaning he will be eligible to play at the FBS level in 2016. Not long after announcing his intentions to transfer, Lewis made his decision on where he would be playing his final year.

Lewis was the Nittany Lions’ fourth-leading receiver with 196 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. He leaves the team with a total of 1,181 yards and eight touchdowns, while returning kicks for 491 yards in his freshman year.

The Sooners should be pretty happy to get a productive receiver like Lewis added to their depth chart for 2016.

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