Mitchell Tinsley wished Penn State goodbye on Wednesday via his Twitter account. Tinsley transferred to Penn State from Western Kentucky during the offseason.

Tinsely was a solid option at wideout this season, catching 51 passes for 577 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns. Tinsely played in every game for the Nittany Lions in 2022.

Tinsley was grateful for the journey over the last four and a half years.

“This journey the last 4 1/2 years has been something like a roller coaster. There’s been a lot of highs and lows during it, but I’m very appreciative of every bit of it. I set out on a mission. At a young age I was told constantly I could do whatever I put my mind to, as long as I put in the work. Playing at the next level has been something that I’ve dreamed of since I was six years old. So with that being said I will be declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft.”

Tinsely finished second on the team in receiving yards, just behind Parker Washington (611). Washington also declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.

Penn State will need to find someone to step up next season with two of its top receivers not returning. The offense will also have a new face under center with Drew Allar expected to win the starting QB role for 2023.