Winston Eubanks had a fantastic three-year run at Division II Shippensburg in the PSAC, catching 148 passes for 2,835 yards and 28 TDs.
But the PSAC isn’t playing football this fall because of the coronavirus. So, Eubanks entered the transfer portal looking to find a good fit for his senior season.
The 6-foot, 185-pound receiver was being looked at by the likes of Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Indiana. He had some scholarship offers, but he decided to transfer to Penn State as a preferred walk-on.
Eubanks will not be playing for the Nittany Lions this season, but instead will enroll in the spring and be eligible for the 2021 season.
“It was definitely tough on me not being able to go out there with my teammates once last go-around,” Eubanks said. “I committed to Shippensburg, and I take my commitment seriously. I intended to finish out my career there.
“But everything happens for a reason, and I just tried to make the best out of the situation. So I made the decision to enter the transfer portal to try to put myself in a good position to set myself up nicely for the future. And I think Penn State is a great spot for me to be at.”
Trying to transfer during a pandemic when it’s also a recruiting dead period has its challenges, even for a receiver who had put up terrific numbers.
“It definitely was tough,” Eubanks said. “At times it was frustrating because you just kind of never know. You’re kind out of in limbo, and you just have to trust that things will work out. That’s something that I did. I prayed about it, trusted that things would work out, trusted the process, trusted my gut especially, and they did. They worked out.”
See what Eubanks has to say about the talent level in the PSAC, his goals when he gets to Penn State, James Franklin and the coaching staff, what PSU fans should know about him and much more in the video above.
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