It was only a matter of time until former Shippensburg University wide receiver Winston Eubanks found his new home.
The Raider standout entered the NCAA transfer portal in July and officially announced his commitment to Penn State University via his Twitter Oct. 23.
Throughout his SU career, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, native wreaked havoc on Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) secondaries. He racked up an overwhelming 2,853 career receiving yards on 148 receptions and 28 touchdowns over three seasons.
The 2017 Red Raider “Impact” Player of the Year and Three-Time All-PSAC Eastern Division First Team member will now get the opportunity to showcase his talents on the Big 10 stage.
According to Eubanks, there were a few schools that offered him scholarships and adequate playing time. But he chose Penn State for one reason – it is a school with character.
“I chose Penn State because they are a school that has people I can trust and if I get injured, I know they will take care of me,” Eubanks said. “And in all honesty, I value that above all else. I’d take that over money or popularity any day, and I think it doesn’t get much better than that when it comes to Penn State.”
Eubanks will not see the field until the 2021 season and until then, he is excited to meet his new teammates and coaching staff.
“I’m excited to build that culture and comradery with my teammates,” Eubanks said. “Because I think a team that’s tight, is a team that really wins, and I’m ready to go up there and do that with them.”
Eubanks joins a young receiver corps that does not have much experience on the field. With his flashy moves and scary playmaking abilities, Eubanks will fit right in. He added that he hopes to transition some of his game with the Raiders up to the Division I level.
“I think my football IQ is what helped me be successful at Shippensburg,” he said. “I put a lot of work and time into learning the offense and learning the technical side of the game. I wasn’t just out there playing football, and I think if I can transfer that into my time at Penn State, I’ll be successful.”
On the other hand, Eubanks knows this will be another opportunity to continue to grow his game — something he preached during his days at SU.
“No matter what, there’s always some way I’m looking to improve my game,” Eubanks said. “My speed and route running are something I’ve been looking to improve on for a while. But as a whole, I haven’t perfected anything, and I’m looking at my game from all aspects and viewpoints and just kind of homing in on everything.”
With the move to Penn State, Eubanks’ dream of becoming an NFL wide receiver, becomes more of a reality. If he proves he can hang with the “big boys” of the Big 10, his chances are as good as any.
But for now, Eubanks main goal is to help the Nittany Lions in anyway he can. He has never been one to eye statistical goals. He wants to be the best receiver he is capable of being.
“I don’t just want to be a guy that says I want 1,000 yards. I think if you put in the work, the results will come,” Eubanks said. “If I can go out there and improve every day and not just say I’m improving every day, I think my possibilities of being successful are endless.”