Penn State’s kicking game is getting some reinforcements.
On Saturday evening, former Virginia Tech kicker and punter Jordan Stout announced that he will transferring to Penn State for the 2019 season. The former Hokies walk-on will bring three years of eligibility to Happy Valley. Stout announced his decision via Twitter.
“I would like to officially commit to Penn State and continue my academic and athletic career,” Stout wrote. “Thank you to the coaches at Penn State for believing in me and giving me this amazing opportunity. Can’t wait to see what my future holds in Happy Valley.”
— Jordan Stout (@JORDANSTOUT92) June 2, 2019
Stout will be immediately eligible for the Nittany Lions in 2019, due to a new NCAA rule that allows walk-on players to play immediately at a new school if a scholarship is offered.
With Virginia Tech, Stout was utilized as a kickoff specialist, and was one of the best at his craft. In 2018, 61-of-70 kickoffs went for touchback. He could also compete for a role in Penn State’s punting game, along with placekicking duties.
Penn State opens up the 2019 season on Saturday Aug. 31 against Idaho in Beaver Stadium.