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Former Virginia Tech Kicker/Punter Jordan Stout Announces Transfer to Penn State

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We got a kicker or a punter or maybe both.

Virginia Tech Athletics

Penn State lost quite a few players to the transfer portal this offseason. But for as much as transfer portal taketh, it also giveth as the Nittany Lions picked up a commitment from former Virginia Tech kicker/punter Jordan Stout.

Stout, a walk-on at Virginia Tech who will be on scholarship at Penn State, will be eligible immediately for the Nittany Lions due to a new NCAA rule that allows walk-ons to transfer and receive immediate eligibility at schools that are offering them a scholarship.

Stout is a rather significant get for Penn State on a few fronts.

  1. He’s just a redshirt sophomore, meaning he’ll have three years in Happy Valley.
  2. Stout was one of the best kickoff specialists in the country last year, with 61-of-70 kickoffs going for touchbacks. While Rafael Checa showed to have a strong leg, he was a bit inconsistent with a number of his kickoffs going out of bounds. We’ll see how the competition goes this summer, but Stout is the clear leader heading into it.
  3. While Stout should compete with Jake Pinegar for the placekicking job in 2019, he also has the looks of a viable replacement for Blake Gillikin in 2020 as the Hokies listed Stout as a punter, as well.

Versatility is #good and so is Stout’s decision to spend the next three years in State College. Welcome, Jordan!