Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
College football news: Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a source #PennState
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 17, 2019
Stevens was the presumed starter heading into the 2019 season, but offseason foot surgery kept him sidelined throughout the winter and limited during the spring. He did not attempt a pass during any live media sessions during spring practice and did not play in this Saturday's Blue-White game.
Sean Clifford took the first-team reps in his place and performed well. The staff praised the young quarterback's development throughout the offseason, leading many to believe he had closed the gap and we were heading for a much closer quarterback battle than expected.
Stevens had previously vied for the starting job back in 2016, where he eventually lost out to Trace McSorley. Stevens went on to play a jack-of-all-trades role over the past three seasons, rushing for eight touchdowns and catching two touchdowns. As a backup quarterback, he threw 41 passes for 304 yards four touchdowns, and one interception.
It's important to note that Stevens could still pull his name from the transfer portal and return to Penn State for his final season. Safety Lamont Wade and wide receiver Cam Sullivan-Brown have already done that this offseason.
This story is still developing and we'll have more information as it becomes available.