Penn State’s no fly zone got a little bit stronger on Wednesday as Penn State received a commitment from former North Carolina cornerback Storm Duck from the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. Duck will have one year left of eligibility remaining.
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— Storm Duck (@storm_duck) December 28, 2022
Duck (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) is a Boiling Springs, South Carolina native who started 11 games this past season for the Tar Heels. He recorded 46 tackles, nine pass breakups, three interceptions, one tackle for loss, and one forced fumble.
Duck, who earned a Second-Team All-ACC selection this past season, suffered an injury in North Carolina’s regular-season finale and missed the ACC Championship game against Clemson.
Duck had a strong start to his career at North Carolina when he started nine games as a freshman in a season that was highlighted by recording a pick-six in the 2019 Military Bowl. For the next two seasons, Duck was hampered by various injuries before his bounce-back season.
What Duck brings to the table is a veteran cornerback that can start next to Kalen King and replace the production of Joey Porter Jr. from the minute he steps into campus, or at the very least be a depth piece behind King and Johnny Dixon.
Duck is the second player that Penn State acquired through the transfer joining Riley Thompson, who came over in the portal from Florida Atlantic.