Lamont Wade was one of the highest-rated recruits in the country when he committed to Penn State. A consensus top-20 ranking overall in the class of 2017, Wade was also considered the top prospect coming out of Pennsylvania by Rivals and Scout.
During his freshman season Wade played in 12 games and made 31 tackles while playing mostly special teams and seeing time at cornerback. The 5’9, 195 pound defensive back was moved to safety and will compete for a starting spot alongside Nick Scott this season. While there remains the detail of winning the starting job, many people expect Wade to be Penn State’s 2018 breakout player. Time will tell.
The move could benefit Penn State in the near future by allowing other talented cornerbacks to bump one spot up the depth chart. It may benefit Wade by giving him a couple of seasons to prepare for what may have been an inevitable move to safety when he tries his luck in the NFL.
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