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Penn State WR Enters Transfer Portal

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin November 12, 2022 David Hague/NSN

On the day the NCAA transfer portal officially opened, a Penn State receiver entered it.

Cristian Driver, who played at PSU for two seasons, has entered the portal, the Athletic’s Audrey Snyder first reported Tuesday morning and Nittany Sports Now has since confirmed.

Driver played in four games each during those two seasons, being used primarily on special teams.

In 2022, he played defensive back but switched to offense toward the end of the regular season.

If this is the end of his Penn State career– which appears likely– Driver will leave Happy Valley with one catch for eight yards, which took place against Delaware Sept. 10. Driver is the son of Green Bay Packer great and fellow receiver Donald Driver.

Driver— who also ran track— was a four-year letter winner at Liberty Christian High School and twice won team MVP, playing at both defensive back and wide receiver. He made the All-State team all four years and, after his senior season, was invited to play in both the Navy and Grey and Under Armour All-American games.

247Sports, ESPN, On3 and Rivals all listed Driver as a four-star recruit and Rivals had him as the No. 10 athlete nationally in the 2022 recruiting class.

He committed to Penn State in late July of last year, picking coach James Franklin’s program over Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M and Wisconsin, among others.

Driver isn’t the only player who entered the portal Monday morning.

Backup punter Alex Bacchetta, also from the Class of 2022 has done the same. Bacchetta played behind Barney Amor in Year 1 and Riley Thompson this season.

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