Redshirt freshman kicker Alex Barbir is transferring from Penn State, according to Sean Fitz of 247Sports. Barbir had been part of the 2016 recruiting class and was a scholarship player for the Nittany Lions. For the last two seasons, he was behind Tyler Davis and Joey Julius on the kicking depth chart.
Barbir was the most obvious candidate to replace Davis after 2017 until the commitment of Jake Pinegar. With Pinegar coming on board as a scholarship kicker with the 2018 recruiting class, it appears that Barbir was not in the plans of the coaching staff moving forward.
Barbir participated in three games in 2017 as a kickoff man. He attempted no extra points or field goals, and as Fitz pointed out, no longer appears on the Nittany Lions' roster.