Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

By Matt de Bear on November 24, 2020 at 9:01 am
Nov 23, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave (17) has the touchdown pass broken up by Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Trent Gordon (19)during the second quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
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Following a move from cornerback to safety after the 2019 season, redshirt sophomore Trent Gordon has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal. Rivals was the first to report the news.

Gordon had played sparingly this season, appearing on special teams in the first three games. He did not register any statistics in that limited time. He did not crack the four-man rotation (Lamont Wade, Jaquan Brisker, Ji'Ayir Brown, Jonathan Sutherland) at safety after making the position change over the offseason.

For his Nittany Lion career, which began as an early enrollee in 2018, the Spring, Texas native recorded 21 tackles, and five pass breakups. The bulk of that action came during Gordon's redshirt freshman season in 2019, when he appeared in 10 games. 

Gordon is now the fourth member of the No. 6 ranked 2018 recruiting class to transfer out fo Penn State, joining Justin Shorter (Florida), Ricky Slade (Old Dominion), and Isaiah Humphries (Cal). In addition to those four, Micah Parsons opted out prior to this season and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, while Nana Asiedu and Jordan Miner never got the opportunity to suit up due to the discovery of medical issues after enrolling.