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Lamont Wade Is Injured...But Should Still Be Officially Visiting For Iowa
The number one prospect on Penn State’s recruiting board, cornerback Lamont Wade suffered a knee injury in last weekend’s game, but it looks like Wade won’t miss too much time because of it.
Clairton's Lamont Wade had surgery today for torn meniscus. Lamont said he believes he could be back in a week or so. But might be longer.— Mike White (@mwhiteburgh) November 1, 2016
This also appears to be good news for Penn State’s chances of hosting Wade this weekend. The four-star cornerback confirmed on twitter that he’s still scheduled to take his official visit to Happy Valley, granted his knee feels well enough.
2nd Official Visit to Penn State this weekend for the Iowa game ‼️ God willing I feel good pic.twitter.com/1rBrLQAKxN— TreOcho® (@Goony_38) November 1, 2016
Wade has been to Penn State a number of times, and last visited the Nittany Lions for their 34-27 victory over Temple. But being that the atmosphere around the program has changed so much since then, it’s good to get Wade back on campus to experience it for himself.
This still remains a Penn State-Pitt battle with Tennessee being an option as well. Wade will announce on December 17.
Other Iowa Visitors
Greg Pickel of PennLive has a recruiting video out where he talks about a couple notable visitors for the Iowa game, Lamont Wade’s aforementioned injury, and the chances Penn State flips any of the current Notre Dame commits.
The two visitors that Pickel confirmed are current 2017 quarterback commit Sean Clifford and 2018 tight end Kyle Pitts. This will be Clifford’s first Penn State game this season, and being one of the stronger recruiters in the class, I’m sure Clifford will be active talking to other recruits throughout the weekend.
As for Pitts, the Pennsylvania tight end could be safely called a Penn State lean. And despite the Nittany Lions already having one tight end committed in Pat Freiermuth, expect Penn State to take two in 2018.
We’ll have more on the Iowa visitors in Friday’s Committany Nation.
Brian Asamoah Lands Offer
Ohio linebacker Brian Asamoah visited Penn State for the Nittany Lions’ upset over then No. 2 Ohio State. While he didn’t leave Happy Valley with an offer, it didn’t take long for the Penn State staff to eventually extend one to the 6-foot, 205-pound athlete.
If you take a look at his HUDL highlights, it’s easy to see why Penn State offered because goodness this kid can really play football. Asamoah also recently earned a Michigan offer, and should see his offer list only grow the next couple weeks.