Keaton Ellis announced Friday that he would be staying with Penn State for at least one more year, adding yet another strong returning face for the Nittany Lions next season.

Ellis said prior to the Rose Bowl that he was leaning towards staying at Penn State and made it official Friday, writing “Job’s not finished” in his announcement post. He still has 2 years of eligibility remaining, taking advantage of the 2020 Covid-19 eligibility waiver granted to all athletes.

That’s big for a team looking to replace NFL-bound Ji’Ayir Brown. Ellis started 13 games for the Nittany Lions, leading the team in PBU’s with 7. He totaled 24 tackles to boot.

Penn State is likely to be a top 10 team to start next season, with strong offensive weapons such as Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen returning. Former 5-star Drew Allar will likely get the nod at QB, a sight sure to please all Penn State fans itching to see his raw talent on the field.