Lamont Wade could have played anywhere in the country and he chose to attend Penn State. He started getting offers during his first year of high school at Clairton. Eventually he chose to stay in-state, enrolling in January at Penn State.
The extra time with the team, in the weight room and acclimating to college life, should have him ready from day one.
With the injury to returning starting cornerback John Reid, an opportunity has opened up for the freshman to step in and play immediately. And while the injury to Reid is unfortunate, it could set up a situation where Reid and Wade are paired at cornerback for 2018 and 2019. That would be a pretty impressive tandem.
Wade’s accolades are too many to count. He is all-everything and his arrival has been much-anticipated. We won’t have to wait very long to see what he is capable of doing on the football field, just 38 more days!