A transfer portal WR with an offer from Penn State is taking an official visit to one of college football’s most legendary programs.
Washington State transfer wide receiver Josh Kelly will be in South Bend on Tuesday, taking a visit to Notre Dame, a source tells @On3sports.
— Pete Nakos (@PeteNakos_) December 4, 2023
Kelly finished this past season with 923 yards and eight touchdowns on 61 catches.
It’s impossible to say exactly what Kelly would have done against Big Ten defenses. But hypothetically speaking, if Kelly put up the same numbers for Penn State this season as he did for Washington State, he’d have been Penn State’s No. 1 receiver. Before Washington State, Kelly played at Fresno State for four seasons.
His best statistical year came in 2021 when he finished with 778 yards and three touchdowns on 52 receptions.
A Fresno native, Kelly played high school football at San Joaquin Memorial, where he was a three-star according to 247Sports.
247 has Kelly as a four-star transfer option and lists him as the No. 30 overall player and No. 9 receiver.
Since entering the portal, he has offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Penn State, Texas Tech, Tennessee and Utah.
The receivers room was generally thought to be the biggest weakness during Penn State’s 2023 regular season. Aside from KeAndre Lambert-Smith (53 catches, 673 yards, four TD), no Penn State WR had more than 246 yards. But Penn State’s had quality options at receiver throughout the James Franklin era. Players such as Chris Godwin, Jahan Dotson and KJ Hamler all became high-round NFL draft picks.
Penn State is sure to address the receivers room in some facet in this transfer portal window. While all this is going on, the team also has to worry about Lane Kiffen’s Ole Miss team. That’s who PSU plays in the Peach Bowl Dec. 30