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Penn State receiver Jahan Dotson confirms he’ll return

From staff reports

With this busy offseason of player movement, Penn State got some good news Thursday with the announcement that standout receiver Jahan Dotson will return for another season.

Dotson, who was weighing whether to enter the NFL Draft, confirmed his plans on Twitter.

The Allentown product led the Nittany Lions with 52 catches for 884 yards and eight touchdowns.

He also returned eight punts for 197 yards and a touchdown.

Previously, cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields, who missed most of the season with injuries, announced he’s returning.

Meanwhile, offensive guard C.J. Thorpe has entered the transfer portal.

Thorpe, who played on the defensive and offensive lines during his PSU tenure, started three games at guard in 2020 but missed the rest of the season with an injury.

He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

“These past four years at Penn State have taught me unforgettable lessons,” Thorpe wrote Thursday on Twitter. “There have been trials and tribulations that helped me grow into the person I am today. For all of these things, the good and the bad, I am thankful.”

The 6-foot-3, 313-pounder is the third Lion to enter the transfer portal, following defensive linemen Antonio Shelton, who has landed at Florida, and Judge Culpepper, who transferred to Toledo.

Thorpe played his high school football at Pittsburgh Central Catholic.

His father, Chris Thorpe, is a former Nittany Lion linebacker (1985-88).

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