With the Early Signing Period just days away, Penn State has flipped three-star wide receiver Harrison Wallace's commitment. The Alabama-native had been committed to Duke since mid-October.
Wallace only came onto the Nittany Lions' radar in November when wide receiver coach Taylor Stubblefield offered him a scholarship. They were hardly alone in coming on board late for the former basketball prospect. The Blue Devils were the first major-conference program to extend an offer in mid-October, followed by South Carolina. Wallace jumped on his chance at Duke just four days later.
The Wallace File
- Class: 2021
- Size: 6-1/180 lbs
- Pos: WR
- School: Pike Road High (Pike Road, Ala.)
- Composite Rating: ★★★ (.8734)
- Composite Rank: No. 550 overall (No. 88 WR)
In addition to the Gamecocks and Blue Devils, Maryland and Houston are the other notable programs to extend scholarship offers, as well as a number of group of five teams.
Wallace is the prototypical late-riser. As a senior at Pike Road High School in Alabama, he has put up 27 catches for 696 yards and seven touchdowns, as well as 13 carries for 115 yards and another touchdown.
It is not hard to see what had the Nittany Lions quickly fell in love with during Wallace's senior season. He displayed the type of athleticism that first got him noticed on the basketball court and a 6'1 frame that figures to only get stronger and faster once Dwight Galt and the strength staff get an opportunity to work with him.
Stubblefield and James Franklin were not the only ones to take notice either, as 247Sports bumped Wallace up to a four-star prospect, and their No. 35 receiver nationally. His composite score figures to improve as well once Rivals and ESPN are able to complete their own evaluations of his senior film. He is the third four-star receiver in the class according to 247Sports, joining Lonnie White and Liam Clifford.
Penn State's 2021 recruiting class now stands at 15 members, climbing to No. 20 nationally, and fourth overall in the Big Ten. At 15 commitments, the class is tied with Oklahoma for the smallest in the top 20.