Penn State defensive lineman Rodney McGraw will enter the transfer portal Monday, he announced via Twitter Sunday morning.
Thank you Penn State for an incredible experience. I learned a lot playing for Coach Scott and Franklin. I’m extremely appreciative of my time in Happy Valley. I believe it’s in my best interest to enter the transfer portal at this time. With 3 years of eligibility remaining. pic.twitter.com/oHCo4sCCsD
— Rodney McGraw ⚪️💙🤍 (@Rodney_Mcgraw99) December 4, 2022
In the tweet, he thanked Penn State for “an incredible experience,” and mentioned head coach James Franklin and defensive line coach John Scott Jr.
“I leaned a lot playing for coach Scott and Franklin,” McGraw wrote. “I’m extremely appreciative of my time in Happy Valley. I believe it’s in my best interest to enter the transfer portal at this time. With three years of eligibility remaining.”
On a deep and talented defensive line, McGraw struggled to get playing time and only played 12 defensive snaps according to Pro Football Focus. McGraw’s time at Penn State will end after two seasons.
After a successful career at Elkhart High School in Indiana, McGraw came to Penn State as a four-star signee, according to ESPN, and was a consensus top 10 player in the state, with ESPN ranking him No. 3. He redshirted the 2021 season and played little more in Year 2, although he did get his first college tackle in Penn State’s White Out win over Minnesota Oct. 22.