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Watch: Dynamic WR Winston Eubanks discusses transferring from DII Shippensburg to Penn State

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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.”

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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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Career Statistics

Career Receiving Statistics
Career Receiving Statistics
Season GP REC YDS TD Long REC/G AVG/C AVG/G
2017 12 45 1202 12 83 3.8 26.7 100.2
2018 11 43 755 8 75 3.9 17.6 68.6
2019 11 60 896 8 76 5.5 14.9 81.5
Total 34 148 2853 28 83 4.4 19.3 83.9

 

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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  1. Eric Reinke

    October 27, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Great story, I hope Winston finds his way on to the field for Penn State. After listening to him, I know that whatever happens in football, he is going to be successful in life. He is an impressive young man. And if he becomes a regular at wide receiver for Penn State, what a story. There might be a book in that story!

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