WR Dante Cephas
Kent State wide receiver Dante Cephas is in the portal and is looking to take a jump up in competition.
The 6-foot-1 Cephas came on the scene in 2021, catching 82 passes for 1,240 yards and nine touchdowns. His production dipped a bit in 2022 due to an injury, but he still caught 48 passes for 744 yards and three touchdowns.
Cephas is originally from Pittsburgh and did have some contact with Penn State during his original recruitment. He was high school teammates with current Penn State cornerback Daquan Hardy.
This prior relationship and proximity to home makes Penn State Football the logical choice for Cephas, but there’s even more the Nittany Lions have going for them.
Playing time will be there for the taking with Mitchell Tinsley and Parker Washington moving on. Losing the best two wide receivers from the 2022 squad will leave a big void.
Lastly, the chance to play with a talented quarterback like Drew Allar cannot be overlooked. If Cephas wants to go pro, he needs to make sure he has a quarterback that can elevate his game. Many in the college football world expect Allar to be that kind of talent.
Cephas to Penn State almost makes too much sense.