Penn State Football lands Harvard transfer Eric Wilson

Members of the Harvard Crimson(Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
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Penn State Football landed their fifth transfer of this offseason today out of the portal in the form of former Harvard offensive linemen Eric Wilson.

Penn State Football continues to be aggressive in the transfer portal as former Harvard offensive linemen Eric Wilson announced on his twitter this morning he will be grad transferring to Happy Valley.

Wilson is listed at six-foot-four and 315 pounds, and was a second team All-Ivy selection at left guard in 2019. But, the Ivy League cancelled fall sports and did not play football in 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns.

The linemen was originally committed to play at Auburn, however after coach Gus Malzahn was fired he reopened his recruitment. According to reports from 247 sports the former Ivy Leaguer’s decision was going to come down to Auburn, LSU and Penn State football.

Wilson ultimately chose the Nittany Lions and immediately bolsters two-deep along the interior part of the offensive line.

Penn State Football will have to replace starting center Michael Menet and starting right guard Will Fries from this season. Left guard Mike Miranda will most likely make the move to center, leaving holes at both guard positions for 2021.

Redshirt sophomore Juice Scruggs who was battling back from injury due to a car accident early in his career saw significant snaps at left guard and played well, making him a candidate to start their next fall for coach Trautwein. Wilson figures to compete with both Scruggs and redshirt junior Des Holmes who saw playing time in 2020 along the interior of the offensive line.

The Minneapolis native was a three star recruit coming out of high school in 2017 and only had one power five offer from Iowa State. Unlike some of the other players Franklin has acquired this offseason via the portal, he did not have an offer from Penn State Football in the past.

Wilson does fit the mold of a player who has over achieved in his college career and should immediately make Penn State Football better along the offensive line whether it is as a starter or adding much needed depth.

Projecting roles for each of Penn State's transfers in 2021. light. Must Read