What Penn State Football transfer Zack Kuntz brings to Old Dominion

Zack Kuntz #82 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Zack Kuntz #82 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Former Penn State Football tight end and Zach Kuntz will be reuniting with his old tight ends coach and offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne at Old Dominion 

Old Dominion has become a popular destination for Penn State Football transfers.

Sunday night, former Nittany Lions tight end Zach Kuntz announced on twitter that he will be transferring to Old Dominion.

Kuntz will reunite with his former coach Ricky Rahne who is the head coach at Old Dominion, who served as a quarterbacks coach, tight ends coach and offensive coordinator for Penn State Football for six seasons.

Old Dominion opted out of playing football last season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so Rahne has yet to actually dawn the headset for the Monarchs, however Kuntz is the second former player he has now recruited away from Happy Valley, as running back Ricky Slade transferred there last offseason.

Kuntz, a product of Camp Hill High School in Camp Hill Pennsylvania was a highly touted four-star recruit in head coach James Franklin’s 2018 freshman class. The six-foot-seven and 258 pound tight is a redshirt sophomore who will have three years of remaining eligibility.

It never really clicked for the Pennsylvania native in State College, catching only three passes for 26 yards in his three seasons on campus. His decision to transfer was not all that surprising considering last season younger tight ends, redshirt freshman Brentan Strange and freshman Theo Johnson, surpassed him on the depth chart.

Despite his lack of production and playing time, Kuntz brings a big target who can run and stretch the field to Old Dominion, and because of his size, is a good red zone target.

Taking a step down in competition to the FCS level should do him good as he looks to be a safe bet to be the Monarchs starting tight end and could be heavily utilized in Ricky Rahne’s offense, the way Pat Freiermuth was while he was calling plays for Penn State Football.

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