Penn State football has extended an offer to Montana Lemonious-Craig, Lemonious-Craig tweeted Monday afternoon.
Penn State offered! pic.twitter.com/uTWPtGQoGR
— Montana Lemonious-Craig (@Montana_L_Craig) April 24, 2023
Lemonious-Craig played at Colorado up until this past weekend, catching three passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite that big performance— or perhaps partially because of it— Craig put his name in the transfer portal the next day.
Since entering the portal, Craig has received offers from schools such as Arizona, Auburn, BYU, Cal, Cincinnati, Mississippi State and Washington State in addition to Penn State. Lemonious-Craig (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) played at Colorado for three seasons. He finished 2022 with 359 yards and three touchdowns on 23 receptions. Before Colorado, Lemonious-Craig was a three-star recruit out of California’s Inglewood High School.
Penn State hasn’t gotten any players of out the transfer portal since the spring window opened up Saturday, April 15. Coach James Franklin’s program was in the top six for Georgia defensive lineman Bear Alexander, who was one of the most coveted players in the portal. But Alexander ended up committing to USC.
The program lost a guy who could have been a prominent player for it late last week. Word got out that Storm Duck, who transferred to Penn State from North Carolina this past winter, was re-entering the portal. Duck was an All-ACC defensive back who was expected to play a role in coordinator Manny Diaz’s defense. But it looks Duck like he’ll be taking his talents— and unique name— elsewhere.
If Lemonious-Craig commits to Penn State, he’ll be joining a receivers room that’s looking to account for the losses of its top two receivers, Parker Washington (declared for NFL) and Mitchell Tinsley (out of eligibility). Lemonious-Craig has two years of eligibility left.