Former Penn State offensive lineman Alex Gellerstedt is headed to the ACC to complete his college football career.
Gellerstedt issued a statement on Sunday afternoon, explaining that he’ll be leaving Penn State prior to his final year of eligibility. On Twitter, the offensive lineman announced that he’ll finish his career at Virginia.
“In my time at Penn State I have made friends for life and had a chance to be a part of a truly special community,” Gellerstedt wrote. “With that being said, I am very excited to announce that following my graduation in May I will be transferring to the University of Virginia and finishing my college career in Charlottesville.”
— Alex Gellerstedt (@alexgellerstedt) January 27, 2019
Gellerstedt also thanked his coaches, teammates and friends for his time at Penn State.
Gellerstedt’s name was found in the NCAA transfer portal a few weeks, one of several Nittany Lions testing the waters and exploring other opportunities. He becomes the latest to confirm his departure. As a graduate transfer, the offensive lineman will be eligible immediately and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
In three seasons at Penn State, Gellerstedt appeared in eight career games. He was redshirted as a true freshman in 2016 and played in seven contests the following year.
Last fall, Gellerstedt played in just one game. He was expected to be a key offensive piece in the trenches in 2019 with the losses of Connor McGovern and Ryan Bates on the line.