As Penn State approaches its season opener against the Wisconsin Badgers, the Nittany Lions are still waiting on a third option to emerge at wide receiver.
Daniel George has been with the program since 2018, increasing his playing time with each year he’s been in the program. He appeared in four games in 2018, 12 games in 2019, and nine games in 2020 (i.e. every game Penn State played).
George’s production has also steadily increased, even if it may not be exactly where people would have wanted it to be by this time in his career. He had two catches for 112 yards his freshman season, including the memorable 95-yard catch for a touchdown against Kent State. In 2019, he grabbed 9 passes for for 100 yards, and another 7 passes for 73 yards in 2020.
In order for the Penn State offense to perform as well as we want them to, the Nittany Lions will need more production from receivers outside of Jahan Dotson and Parker Washington. Can George carve himself a good role as an alternative option to the other two?
We’ll find out in 11 days!