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Penn State Adding Minnesota Transfer RB Trey Potts

Minnesota transfer RB Trey Potts is coming to Penn State, he announced via Twitter Wednesday night.

Potts, a Williamsport native, played four seasons for the Gophers, ending his time in Minneapolis with 1,195 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He spent most of his time as a reserve.

Mohammed Ibrahim, who finished third in the nation in rushing this past season, got most of the carries and headlines for the Gophers. Potts’s best season at Minnesota came in 2021. He rushed for 552 yards and six touchdowns, averaging almost five yards per carry. Based on Potts’s numbers, the addition might not seem like a huge deal. But he’ll fill a need for Penn State. Had Penn State not added in the transfer portal, it would have gone into the season with two true freshmen—London Montgomery and Cam Wallace— as its best options at third-string running back. Last season, walk-on Tank Smith was in that role for almost half the year due to Keyvone Lee being injury.  Now, Lee is in the transfer portal.

Potts gives Penn State a solid option should anything happen to Nick Singleton or Kaytron Allen, who are both capable of rushing for 1,000+ yards even as sophomores.

Against Penn State last season, Potts rushed for five yards on seven carries in Penn State’s White Out win. Potts didn’t get any carries in Minnesota’s upset win over Penn State in Minneapolis in 2019.

This is good news for coach James Franklin and company as spring practice approaches its home stretch. The team has one more full week of spring ball left before the annual Blue-White Game, scheduled for Saturday, April 15 at 2.

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