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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Land Five-Star Cornerback

by on December 17, 2016 8:13 PM

Penn State has landed one of the most coveted recruits in the nation, signing 5-star cornerback Lamont Wade on Saturday night. The Clairton, PA native is rated the third best cornerback in the country and the 17th best prospect in the 2017 class.

Perhaps more importantly, Wade will enroll early with the Nittany Lions this January. NCAA rules allow for five incoming freshman to do so, Penn State has so far announced the official enrollments of Wade, as well as offensive lineman Mike Miranda and linebacker/safety combo Brelin Faison-Walden.

Wade comes in at five-foot-10 and 180 pounds and currently would join Grant Haley and Marcus Allen in the secondary in 2017 if both NFL eligible players decide to return for their senior seasons.

Penn State's 2017 recruiting class now sits at 18 players and is 12th best in the nation according to The Nittany Lions recently landed the services of cornerback Donovan Johnson just four days prior to Wade's own commitment. Both join fellow early April cornerback commit in DJ Brown along with a host of other defensive players.

Wade is the second five-star commit in the past two seasons with offensive line specialist Michal Menet committing last cycle. The freshman did not play during the 2016 campaign.


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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