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Brandon Polk to Continue Career at James Madison

The former Penn State wideout heads back to his home state to play for the FCS powerhouse Dukes.

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Former Penn State wide receiver Brandon Polk will finish his college career in the same state where he had a prolific high school career.

Polk announced on his Instagram account on Wednesday that he would be graduate transferring to FCS powerhouse James Madison in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The Dukes won the FCS National Championship in 2016 and lost in the title game in 2017. They also reached the playoffs in 2018 before head coach Mike Houston was hired by Eastern Carolina University.

Polk, who played his high school ball with Trace McSorley at Briar Woods in Ashburn, Virginia, sturggled to settle into a role in his time with the Nittany Lions.

As a true freshman he appeared in 13 games and started three as a slot receiver that was used primarily in the screen game and on jet sweeps.

An injury cost him most of the 2016 season and he was eventually granted a medical redshirt.

He returned in 2017 but as a much smaller part of the offense, making less than 10 receptions.

This past year, Polk appeared in 10 games and started seven but struggled with drops and was eventually displaced as a starter by freshman Jahan Dotson.