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Big-Name Transfer QB Visiting 2024 Penn State Opponent

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Boston College Eagles defensive lineman Khris Banks (13) unable to make the tackle on Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (9) during the college football game between Miami Hurricanes and Boston College Eagles on November 24, 2023, at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA. (Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire)

One of Penn State football’s 2024 opponents is reportedly getting an official visit from a big-name QB out of the transfer portal.

Tyler Van Dyke spent three seasons at the University of Miami and had mixed results.

Now, he’s taking an official visit to Wisconsin according to Pete Nakos of On3Sports.

Penn State normally doesn’t play Wisconsin. But next year will be different. Not only is Wisconsin on the schedule, Penn State’s supposed to play that game at Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium. That place is thought by many to be one of college football’s toughest environments. Along with passionate fans, Wisconsin’s also known historically for sub-par QB play. Aside from Russell Wilson’s one season (2011), Wisconsin hasn’t had much luck with star QBs.

If Van Dyke A. Picks Wisconsin B. Returns to his 2021 form or succeeds it, he could be that guy. That season, Van Dyke threw for 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions, completing more than 62 percent of his passes for 2,703 yards. But that’s been about it as good as it’s got for TVD so far. He threw for under 2K and just 10 touchdowns in 2022. This season, he threw for 19 touchdowns but a career-high 12 interceptions and ended up being one of about 525,600 QBs to enter the portal. Many thought the combination of Van Dyke and HC Mario Cristobal would help lead Miami back to glory, but it didn’t turn out that way. With that said, he’s still a big-time talent.

Wisconsin’s 2024 QB remains to be seen, but there’s no such mystery in Happy Valley. Barring something shocking, Drew Allar will again be the guy.

Allar squashed any speculation on entering the transfer portal and leaving Penn State after the team’s regular-season finale against Michigan State in Detroit.

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