5 Transfer Portal Landing Spots for Peny Boone: Kentucky, Miami Options for the Louisville RB?

    Peny Boone transferred to Louisville this offseason, but after spending the spring with the program, he has once again entered the portal. Where will he end up?

    With last season’s leading RBs Jawhar Jordan and Isaac Guerendo off to the NFL, Louisville brought in 2023 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Peny Boone from Toledo. However, Boone has re-entered the transfer portal and is looking for the fourth collegiate program of his career. Which landing spots make the most sense?

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    Landing Spots for Peny Boone

    After starting off as a four-star recruit at Maryland, Boone transferred to Toledo in 2022 for more playing time. He exploded as the full-time starter in 2023, rushing for 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns, adding another 219 yards and one score as a receiver.

    The 6’1″ and 230-pound back decided to take his talents back to the Power Five, joining Maurice Turner, Kejuan Brown, freshman Isaac Brown, and Miami transfer Don Chaney in Louisville’s backfield this offseason.

    Yet, whether due to allegedly being No. 2 on the depth chart or NIL misgivings, Boone is once again on the market. He isn’t the only Cardinal on the way out, with four other players (OLs Lance Robinson, Trevonte Sylvester, Reuben Unije, and DT Jermayne Lole) also entering the spring transfer window.

    Kentucky Wildcats

    The running game is Kentucky’s offensive identity, and with Ray Davis leaving for the NFL, head coach Mark Stoops needs a new lead back. Chip Trayanum transferred in from Ohio State, but Boone would instantly usurp him as the starter.

    Florida State Seminoles

    Florida State’s backfield will look quite different in 2024, with QB Jordan Travis and RB Trey Benson entering the NFL Draft. Lawrance Toafili returns, and the Seminoles added Alabama’s Roydell Williams and Indiana’s Jaylin Lucas. However, Boone fits the team’s gap/power scheme and is a bruising force.

    Miami Hurricanes

    Four Hurricanes saw 70+ carries last season, and two are returning in 2024. The team rode the hot hand, but Boone could help stabilize the committee. There’s also his connection with Kevin Beard, who left Toledo after five years to become Miami’s WRs coach.

    Ole Miss Rebels

    Ole Miss already has Ulysses Bentley IV and LSU transfer Logan Diggs in the RB room. Yet, they lost Quinshon Judkins to Ohio State, vacating 271 carries. Lane Kiffin could spread the touches between Boone and his two incumbent backs.

    Boone’s size adds a dynamic Kiffin hasn’t had in recent seasons, and his skill set meshes well with Bentley’s third-down ability.

    Michigan State Spartans

    Nathan Carter served the previous staff well last year but will need to endear himself to Jonathan Smith and Co. Former Oregon State RB Damien Martinez is also in the portal and could follow his HC, OC, and QB to East Lansing, but if he decides to go elsewhere…

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    Boone’s downhill style fits perfectly with Brian Lindgren’s offense and would take pressure off Aidan Chiles in his first year as a starter.

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