Report: Former Penn State 5-star RB has left another program
Former Penn State 5-star running back Ricky Slade is reportedly back on the market.
Slade, who transferred to Old Dominion after the 2019 season, is no longer on ODU’s roster according to David Hall of the Virginian-Pilot.
He never played a down for the Monarchs. It’s currently unclear if Slade is already in the transfer portal, but he will presumably be there soon if he’s not already.
“Ricky Slade is no longer a member of our football program,” ODU head coach Ricky Rahne said in a statement to The Virginian-Pilot. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Slade was the No. 1 all purpose back in the country for the class of 2018, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. According to that service, he’s one of the best recruits of the James Franklin era at Penn State.
He played sparingly during his first two seasons at State College. In total, he carried the ball 92 times for 471 yards and eight touchdowns. He also produced 117 receiving yards in two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
It’s unclear where Slade will head next. By transferring to Old Dominion, he was moving closer to home — he’s a native of Woodbridge, Virginia — and reuniting Rahne, who was his offensive coordinator at Penn State.
Slade will now try to find his third school in as many years.