Penn State received more good news in regards to its 2020 season as cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields announced that he is forgoing early entry into the NFL Draft in order to return to Happy Valley for his senior year.
A two-year starter at cornerback, Castro-Fields has totaled 90 tackles and 10 TFLs over the last three seasons, but he has just three interceptions to his name — those lack of INTs likely being a big reason why he is returning. Castro-Fields is clearly a good cornerback, but for him to take his game to the next level, he’ll need to start making more game-changing level plays — i.e. interceptions.
With Castro-Fields’ return, it gives Penn State some much needed experience in the secondary. Castro-Fields will obviously be cornerback No. 1, with redshirt junior Donovan Johnson, sophomores Keaton Ellis and Marquis Wilson, and redshirt freshman Joey Porter Jr. battling for the spot opposite of him.