The Citrus Bowl didn’t give Penn State quite the ending it hoped for entering the 2018 season. While nine wins is still a tremendous accomplishment, it’s not exactly where the Nittany Lions expected to finish.
Penn State ended its year with a 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl, rounding out the season 9-4. Now, with the season in the rearview mirror, a few key Nittany Lions have a tough choice to make.
Running back Miles Sanders and defensive end Shareef Miller will now contemplate their future and will have to decide whether to enter the NFL Draft or return to Happy Valley for another season in the college ranks. As of right now, neither player has made a decision.
Sanders and Miller have not made their decisions yet and will continue to think about things over the next few days. Players told reporters there was no real update following the Citrus Bowl.
Miles Sanders says no decision on his NFL future today.
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) January 1, 2019
Shareef Miller said he’ll make a decision about his future one way or the other at a later date.
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) January 1, 2019
Sanders finished the season with 1,274 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Miller ended the year with 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
Penn State is losing a ton of talent heading into the 2019 season, most notably quarterback Trace McSorley. That means the decisions from Sanders and Miller will have huge implications for the Nittany Lions moving forward.
But we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer before we learn about either player’s decision.