Penn State LB, former 4-star prospect, announces entry into transfer portal
Penn State linebacker Jamari Buddin has announced his plans to enter the transfer portal and pursue a change of scenery in 2023.
He made his decision public via social media.
“Being at Penn State has been nothing short of amazing,” Buddin wrote in a Twitter post. “I can’t thank Coach [James] Franklin and the staff for giving me an opportunity to further my academic and athletic career at one of the most prestigious schools in the country.
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“After reflecting on my time here at Penn State, it is in my best interest that I enter the transfer portal with 3 years of eligibility remaining.”
— mari (@jamaribuddin) January 12, 2023
The Ypsilanti, Michigan product was a 4-star in the 2021 class and redshirted his first year on campus.
Buddin was the No. 40 linebacker and No. 11 prospect in Michigan, per 247Sports. He appeared in 8 games during his redshirt freshman season, recording 8 tackles with a few fumble recoveries.
Buddin leaves the Nittany Lion program with 3 years of eligibility remaining.