2. Romello Brinson (Miami)
Miami transfer wide receiver Romello Brinson visited Penn State last weekend but did not commit to Penn State or anywhere else since the visit.
A former 4-star recruit, Brinson was recruited to Miami by its then head coach Manny Diaz. Diaz is now the defensive coordinator of the Nittany Lions. That relationship may have been a reason why Brinson was at least interested enough to visit.
Unlike Cephas, Brinson does not have a ton of production at the college level. In two seasons with the Hurricanes, Brinson caught 14 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown.
He likely wouldn’t be an instant impact, possible WR1 like Cephas, but he still has the tools to develop into a productive player. Brinson has high-end speed and big play potential, two things the Penn State receiver room could also use more of.
With three years of eligibility remaining, Penn State can afford to be at least somewhat patient with Brinson in 2023 if needed, but the Nittany Lions would rather have instant results.
Ideally, Penn State can land both Cephas and Brinson, but with the Nittany Lions having to potentially wait for Cephas, landing Brinson in the meantime wouldn’t hurt at all.