This is typically the Tweet that James Franklin puts out every time a new High School Football player decides to continue his Scholar-Athlete endeavors at Penn State. This tweet was not seen by the Penn State fan base on Wednesday afternoon, but it very much-so applied to today’s happenings.
Penn State received exciting news around 2:00 p.m. via Instagram that former 5-star wide receiver George Campbell will enroll and finish his collegiate career with the Nittany Lions.
Campbell was deemed a 5-star player coming out of High School in 2015. The Tarpon Springs, Florida native was the 19th overall player and the 3rd ranked wide receiver in that year’s recruiting rankings according to 247sports. Campbell’s three years in Tallahassee were mainly plagued by injury, as he only played in seven of a possible 51 games, but when he did play he showed some flash, averaging nearly 16-yards per catch.
On both fronts this seems like a perfect “marriage”, — even though it will be over in a year — on Penn State’s behalf, it was no secret they were on the lookout for a grad-transfer receiver who can come in the weight room, lead by example, and help first year wide receivers coach Gerad Parker sure-up the miscues from last year. And on Campbell’s behalf, he was undoubtedly looking for a fresh start looking to leave behind his bad luck in Tallahassee. He presents a skill-set that can make him an immediate impact guy at a program that knows a thing or two itself about putting wide receviers in the NFL — Hello, Allen Robinson. Let’s hope for both parties that this is a fruitful endeavor