Harvard offensive lineman Eric Wilson will transfer to Penn State. Wilson's arrival gives the Nittany Lions some much-needed depth along the interior offensive line. He is expected to graduate from Harvard this spring, and enroll in Penn State over the summer.
A lot can happen in a few months, especially in 2020. Unexpected changes have led me to commit to Penn State where I will play for the Nittany Lions as a grad transfer next year. Looking forward to getting to Happy Valley and working with @CoachTrautFB ! #10000menofharvard #WeAre pic.twitter.com/RRqDNb2QZX— Eric Wilson (@ejwilson38) January 27, 2021
Originally from Minnesota, Wilson was a second-team All-Ivy League selection in 2019 and was looked at as one of the top offensive linemen in FCS heading into last season. The Ivy League was one of the first leagues to postpone their fall season, meaning Wilson did not compete in what would have been his fourth season of college football.
Wilson originally entered the NCAA Transfer Portal last summer and committed to Auburn last November. He decommitted not long after Gus Malzahn was fired by the Tigers. That moved open the door for the Nittany Lions to swoop in. He will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer, regardless of the NCAA decision on one-time free transfers.