Today’s Penn State football news features a mix of recruiting fodder and a look back at the 2018 regular season as the Nittany Lions await their bowl fate on Sunday.
CommunityNews.org has a nice feature on four-star Princeton, N.J., guard Caedan Wallace, who is a long time Nittany Lions Class of 2019 commit. The lineman had his in-home visit with head coach James Franklin on Wednesday night, and Wallace will next hit the field at January’s All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla., before playing in the Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii a couple of weeks later.
“It feels like home to me [at Penn State],” Wallace said. “Every time I step on campus I always get like a loving family type atmosphere from the coaches and the people on campus, and it’s just a really loving environment.
“The coaches and most of the players are like family to me now, it just feels like home.”
Wallace is expected to sign with the school on Dec. 19, which is the first day of the early signing period, before enrolling next summer.
In other news, Statecollege.com rewound the tape to pick out the 10 best plays of the 2018 season, stating with Amani Oruwariye’s overtime interception in the end zone to secure a Lions victory over Appalachian State way back in September.
“To be sure Penn State’s season hasn’t been short on heartbreaking moments or things not going the Nittany Lions’ way, but there are at least two interceptions in the end zone on this list that are the difference between nine wins and seven,” author Ben Jones writes.
“Nobody expected this game to be so close, but as both teams have played out their seasons, maybe it’s not such a shock that App State gave Penn State everything it could handle.”
See the full list at the link below.
Elsewhere, there are a number of stories about the Lions who made the All-Big Ten teams, and Saquon Barkley is making headlines for a ‘Good Morning America’ appearance. Freshman safety Isaiah Humphries has opted to leave the program, and Lions247 reports that Ricky Rahne recently visited with both of the program’s Class of 2019 quarterback commits recently.
Those stories and more highlight Thursday’s Lions news roundup.
Penn State Football: 10 Of The Best Plays From The Nittany Lions’ Regular Season: Jones [StateCollege.com]
WATCH: SAQUON BARKLEY DEBUTS AS GOOD MORNING AMERICA INTERN, SHARES STORY OF HIS NEW CLEATS: Polak [Roar Lions Roar]
Penn State next step for football All-American Caedan Wallace: Fisher [Community News]
Penn State’s Trace McSorley reaches an all-Big Ten milestone: Wogenrich [Morning Call]
Redshirt Report: Regular Season Finale Edition: Black Shoe Diaries
Lions OC Rahne visits QB recruits: Donahue [Lions247]