Rutgers has added another graduate transfer to its 2019 roster.
On Tuesday, former Wisconsin tight end Kyle Penniston announced via Twitter that he will spend his final year of eligibility with the Scarlet Knights. As a graduate transfer, he’ll be immediately eligible to play for Rutgers in 2019.
He’s the second player to commit to Rutgers this week, joining former Texas Tech starting quarterback McLane Carter.
“Excited to announce I have officially signed to play my final year of eligibility at Rutgers University while pursuing a master’s degree in Global Sports Business!” Penniston wrote on Twitter.
Excited to announce I have officially signed to play my final year of eligibility at Rutgers University while pursuing a master’s degree in Global Sports Business! ⚔️🛡 @RFootball @CoachNunz @CoachChrisAsh @RUGlobalSports
— KP (@kyle_penniston) May 7, 2019
Penniston spent the last four seasons at Wisconsin and was a member of the Badgers’ 2015 recruiting class. He appeared in all 13 games for the Badgers last season, hauling in three receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown.
After being redshirted as a true freshman in 2015, Penniston played in 38 games over the last three seasons. He totaled 176 yards and four touchdowns on 16 catches.
It’s been a good week on the transfer market for the Scarlet Knights. Chris Ash has been able to add some quality depth for the roster, which is much needed. Rutgers finished last season 1-11 and was winless in B1G play.
The addition of Penniston and Carter could be huge boosts to the offense this fall.