Penn State loses former 4-star OL to transfer portal
A third Penn State football player has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
C.J. Thorpe has two seasons left to play as a result of the NCAA granting additional eligibility due to COVID-19, and will join Nittany Lions defensive tackles Antonio Shelton and Judge Culpepper in the move.
Thorpe, who is a graduate transfer, will enter the portal as a defensive lineman, after having started three games at right guard for Penn State in 2020. He missed the latter half of the season for undisclosed reasons.
Recruited as a four-star offensive lineman out of Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, he saw action at defensive tackle in 2018 when the Nittany Lions were suffering a lack of depth at the spot. He started five games, playing in all 13 in 2019 on the PSU offensive line.
Thorpe released a statement over his Twitter account on Wednesday.
Savage Out ✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/AlwQzOaPPh
— CJ Thorpe (@Truk_Savage) January 7, 2021