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Wide Receiver George Campbell to Transfer to Penn State

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A former five-star wide receiver is bringing his talents to Happy Valley.

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Former five-star wide receiver George Campbell announced that he will transfer to Penn State from Florida State. As a graduate transfer, Campbell will be eligible to play right away for the Nittany Lions this fall.

In 22 career games for the Seminoles, Campbell caught 13 passes for 206 yards. After playing a key role on special teams as a true freshman in 2015, Campbell redshirted for the Seminoles in 2016. In 2017, Campbell appeared to be turning a corner before an injury cut his season short after just four games. He then played in seven games, with one start, for the Seminoles in 2018.

This fall, Campbell will have an opportunity to earn playing time for the Nittany Lions. KJ Hamler is anchored in as a returning starter, and Jahan Dotson turned heads last season as well. Redshirt freshmen Justin Shorter and Daniel George appear ready to become key cogs in the Nittany Lion offense as well. However, behind these four, the wide receiver depth chart is wide open in Happy Valley.

At 6-foot-4, 202 pounds, Campbell brings great size and athleticism to the wide receiver position, but has battled inconsistencies due to injuries and a case of the dropsies. With a fresh start in Happy Valley, perhaps Campbell can live up to his five-star billing.