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‘I’m Staying Here’: Penn State RB Nicholas Singleton, QB Drew Allar Debunk any Transfer Portal Speculation

Nick Singleton celebrates a first half touchdown.

Most Penn State fans wouldn’t have bet that QB Drew Allar or RB Nicholas Singleton would enter the transfer portal after this season.

But there’s always theories out there.

“Is it possible,” some might wonder, “that Singleton would want to go to a school where he’s the undisputed No. 1 back, which isn’t the case at Penn State because of Kaytron Allen?”

Now, Allar’s spot at QB1 isn’t in danger.

But, with the man who recruited him, OC Mike Yurcich, now fired and Penn State’s offense being criticized as bland all season and not setting Allar up to succeed— along with the fact that Allar, like Singleton, was a five-star signee that schools would be all over— there were some rumblings from the social media world.

But after Allar (17-for-26, 292 yards, two TD, no INT) and Singleton (18 carries, 118 yards, TD, two rec, 68 yards) did their things in a 42-0 stomping of Michigan State at Detroit’s Ford Field Friday night, they shut down any of that talk.

“I don’t think there’s any decision,” Allar said. “I’ve been committed here. Coach (James) Franklin is a huge influence in my life, not only on the field, but personally. I’ve definitely grown a lot since I’ve stepped on campus. So I have no thoughts of anything like that.”

“I’m committed for sure,” Singleton told the Athletic’s Audrey Snyder. “I’m committed to the whole team next year. I’m committed to Coach Franklin. I’m committed to Coach (Ja’Juan) Seider. The whole coaching staff. I’m telling you I ain’t leaving nowhere. I’m staying here.”

If Penn State is to win the Big Ten in 2024, both Allar and Singleton will have to play major roles.

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