Boosting the line: Penn State gets pledge from All-Ivy League offensive lineman
Penn State is adding some experience to its offensive line this offseason.
Wednesday morning, the Nittany Lions received a commitment from Harvard offensive lineman and All-Ivy League selection Eric Wilson. He will be joining the team after finishing up his degree this spring.
“A lot can happen in a few months, especially in 2020,” Wilson said on Twitter. “Unexpected changes have led me to commit to Penn State where I will play for the Nittany Lions as a grad transfer next year. Looking forward to getting to Happy Valley and working with [Coach Phil Trautwein].
A lot can happen in a few months, especially in 2020. Unexpected changes have led me to commit to Penn State where I will play for the Nittany Lions as a grad transfer next year. Looking forward to getting to Happy Valley and working with @CoachTrautFB ! #10000menofharvard #WeAre pic.twitter.com/RRqDNb2QZX
— Eric Wilson (@ejwilson38) January 27, 2021
Wilson will transfer to Penn State have playing at Harvard for three seasons. The Ivy League canceled its fall football season in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Wilson played in all of Harvard’s 20 games in 2018 and 2019 and appeared in two games in 2017. He was an All-Ivy League second-team selection following the 2019 campaign. Entering the 2020 season, Wilson was an FCS All-America Fourth-Team selection by Phil Steele and an All-Ivy League First-Team projection.
Per his player profile on GoCrimson.com, Wilson will bring a 6-foot-4, 280-pound frame to Happy Valley. He’ll join a Penn State team that finished the 2020 season with a 4-5 record but is looking to return to the top of the B1G in 2021.