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Penn State Player Announces Transfer Destination

Penn State's Ayron Monroe pumps up the crowd.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Ayron Monroe #23 of the Penn State Nittany Lions waves to the crowd as he runs out for the game against the Indiana Hoosiers on September 30, 2017 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Indiana 45-14. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

With one year of eligibility remaining, Penn State safety Ayron Monroe has decided to try getting more playing time at a different school. After identifying his transfer destination, it looks like he won't be moving too far though.

Taking to his Twitter account on Thursday, Monroe announced that he will be spending his final year of college football at Temple. The announcement makes Monroe the seventh Penn State player to enter the transfer portal and find a new school.

Monroe didn't have to travel far to find his new school. Penn State and Temple are less than four hours away from each other.

Over the last three seasons at Penn State, Monroe recorded 40 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two passes defended and one fumble recovery.

As a recruit in 2015, Monroe was a three-star prospect ranked No. 587 in the country. He was the No. 37 ranked safety in the country, and the No. 5 prospect from Washington D.C.

Per Penn Live, Monroe is expected to be immediately eligible for the Owls.

Temple is coming off a fourth-straight bowl game, and will be entering the 2019 season with new head coach Rod Carey.