Former Penn State defensive lineman announces transfer decision

The dust may be settling on the Class of 202, but the transfer portal is still the place to be for daily college football player movements across the country. And now, one of the players who have entered the transfer portal this offseason from Penn State has determined where he will be heading next.

A day after the late signing period opened up, Joseph Appiah Darkwa announced where he will be continuing his college football career. Darkwa announced his commitment to the Temple Owls and new Temple head coach Stan Drayton.

Darkwa announced his decision on his Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.

Darkwa, who jumped in the transfer portal in mid-January, was a three-star recruit in Penn State’s Class of 2019. Darkwa did not appear in a game for the Nittany Lions in the 2021 season, nor did he get on the field for the Nittnay Lions during the 2010 or 2019 season. Darkwa will have three more seasons of eligibility with two remaining years on a typical redshirt career and the additional year of eligibility granted to all student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic, should he choose to utilize that extra year.

Penn State’s defensive line depth is certainly drawing some attention this offseason after some notable departures to the NFL and retirement by another player. Losing Darkwa, a player who has yet to step on the field, may not seem like a big hit but there was still some untapped potential for the athletic project of a player. Penn State did address the defensive line with some success in the Class of 2022, including the addition of five-star Dani Dennis-Sutton.


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