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Penn State RB Is Reportedly Considering A Transfer

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Five years at Penn State appears to have been enough for running back Mark Allen. But Allen still has some football to play, and plans on playing it elsewhere if necessary.

According to 247Sports, Allen has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. Despite being five years out of high school, Lions247 writer Sean Fitz says he is expected to apply for a sixth year.

Coming out of DeMatha Catholic in Maryland in 2014, Allen had a knee injury that cost him his entire freshman year. Another injury in 2018 reduced him to just three games. As a result, he does have a case to make for a sixth year of college football.

In four years for the Nittany Lions, Allen has 89 carries for 350 yards and four touchdowns. He has another 12 receptions for 93 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Also worth noting is that Allen has joined a seemingly extensive list of Penn State players who have entered the transfer portal.

There have been 16 different Nittany Lions placing their names in the portal this offseason, with nine of those players having already found a new destination.

Defensive back Lamont Wade is the only member of the team who has returned to Penn State after putting his name in the portal.

Among the transfers are six former four-star prospects, including recently-transferred wide receiver Juwon Johnson.