Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds
Hometown/High School: Pike Road, Alabama (Pike Road H.S.)
Ranking: ★★★ (0.8734 247Sports Composite)
Notable Offers: Duke, Houston, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia Tech
The recruitment of Harrison Wallace has been a wild one this fall. 247Sports rates him as a four-star prospect, but he did not hold a single Power 5 offer until Duke offered on October 17th. Wallace immediately committed to the Blue Devils, but shortly after other programs came calling.
Penn State offered Wallace on November 18th and the Nittany Lions immediately became players in Wallace’s recruitment. It did not take the Nittany Lions long to become the leaders in Wallace’s recruitment, which led to them flipping him. Credit to wide receiver’s coach Taylor Stubblefield here for identifying — and flipping — Wallace.
Wallace will arrive in Happy Valley next summer and be on track for a redshirt year. This is due to a combination of what Penn State has returning at wide receiver, as well as Wallace needing a year in Dwight Galt’s strength program.
Wallace is smooth and runs crisp routes. This is not always the case with high school wide receivers. He also does an excellent job of attacking and high pointing the ball, instead of letting it come to him. While he will never deceive anyone as being some sort of track star, he is a plus athlete who can make plays when he gets the ball in the open field.
Depending on how things shake out, Wallace could see the field as a redshirt freshman in 2022. By then, KeAndre Lambert-Smith and Parker Washington will be entrenched in the starting lineup but the rest of the receiver group beyond 2021 is a question mark behind these two.