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Penn State football updates roster with new enrollees

Penn State gave us our first look at the newest additions to the Nittany Lions football team.



Penn State tight ends, Theo Johnson, Tyler Warren, James Franklin
April 15, 2023. Tyler Warren (44) and Theo Johnson (84) join the Penn State team in singing the alma mater following the 2023 Blue-White Game. Credit: Grace Carella // Basic Blues Nation.

Nearly halfway through the first summer session of classes, Penn State football has welcomed a slow trickle of new enrollees over the last month. Last week, the football program updated its roster with the numbers and measurables for the newest additions to the Nittany Lions football team. While the roster will likely be updated again before the start of the 2023 season, this update provides us our first glimpse at the progress made by these players since we last saw them on the field with a previous school or on the recruiting circuit.

Penn State football unveils numbers, lists heights and weights for new enrollees

Last week, Penn State updated its official roster for the 2023 season with the new enrollees who have arrived on campus recently. In addition to the four transfers who joined the team in May, Penn State also listed the eight freshmen from the class of 2023 who arrived in the last several days. The roster includes updated heights and weights for the new enrollees, as well as the number each will wear this fall for the Nittany Lions:

  • Tyriq Blanding (DT), freshman – No. 39; 6-1, 265 pounds.
  • Dante Cephas (WR), transfer – No. 3; 6-0, 180 pounds.
  • Audavion Collins (CB), transfer – No. 29; 5-11, 175 pounds.
  • Alonzo Ford (DT), transfer – No. 50; 6-2, 280 pounds.
  • Kaveion Keys (LB), freshman – No. 48; 6-2 195 pounds.
  • King Mack (S), freshman – No. 9; 5-10; 175 pounds.
  • London Montgomery (RB), freshman – No. 24; 5-10; 180 pounds.
  • Joseph Mupoyi (DE), freshman – No. 56; 6-5; 240 pounds.
  • DaKaari Nelson (S), freshman – No. 8; 6-3; 200 pounds.
  • Trey Potts (RB), transfer – No. 23; 5-9; 215 pounds.
  • Andrew Rappleyea (TE), freshman – No. 87; 6-4; 235 pounds.
  • Cam Wallace (RB), freshman – No. 26; 5-9; 175 pounds.

Some highlights of the roster update include transfer Alonzo Ford, who Penn State has listed as shorter and nearly 10 pounds lighter than Old Dominion had him last season. Incoming freshmen London Montgomery and Cam Wallace will need to bulk up to catch the rest of the running back room, with both weighing in at 180 pounds or less. Finally, Andrew Rappleyea comes in with a solid frame for an incoming freshman at 6-4, 235 pounds.

More on the way

The final pieces from Penn State’s class of 2023 will arrive on campus this summer before the start of fall camp. There are four more signees who will join the team before the 2023 season, including Jameial Lyons (DE), Chimdy Onoh (OL), Mason Robinson (DE), and Carmelo Taylor (WR).

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A third-generation Penn Stater, Matt is Editor-in-Chief for Basic Blues Nation, co-host of the podcast PSU Tailgate Talk, and a credentialed member of the Penn State football media. Matt also works as a staffer in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Matt lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and a small army of pets.