Last week, the new NCAA transfer portal was all the talk of Penn State fans. 10-plus Nittany Lion players entered their names into the transfer portal in a desire to to continue their collegiate careers elsewhere.
Two of the players who entered the portal were linebacker Jarvis Miller and tight end Danny Dalton, and both players have since announced their intentions to transfer, as well as the schools they will now attend.
Miller, a redshirt senior to be, will play his fifth and final year of eligibility at UMass:
Last season, Miller was a key special teams contributor for Penn State, while seeing limited time at SAM linebacker. Miller had seven tackles and a fumble recovery for the 2018 Nittany Lions. At UMASS, Miller should have the opportunity to earn a starting role that he was not going to have at Penn State.
As for Dalton, he intends to transfer to Boston College:
Prior to committing to Penn State in May of 2015, Dalton had previously been committed to Boston College. After a strong offseason, Dalton started the first two games of the season for Penn State at tight end and caught three passes for 19 yards.
However, the injury bug that plagued Dalton during his redshirt year reared its ugly head once again. This combined with the emergence of Pat Freiermuth and Nick Bowers caused Dalton to slip on the depth chart. With Zack Kuntz set to hit the field in 2019 as well, playing time was going to be difficult to come by for Dalton.
We wish both Jarvis and Danny nothing but the best at UMass and Boston College!