Penn State football got a piece of good news late on Sunday night, as rising junior safety Lamont Wade announced his decision to return to Happy Valley for the 2019 campaign. Wade had previously submitted his name into the NCAA's transfer portal, which gave him the opportunity to pursue a transfer if he so wished.
However, the portal also lets players remove their names if they decide to return to their original schools. In a letter posted on his Twitter account, Wade made clear his decision to do just that, saying he is looking forward to "making an impact on the field for the 2019 Penn State Nittany Lions."
Thats that... See you guys in the National Championship pic.twitter.com/89r3WOv6AS— LaMont Wade (@Goony_38) January 28, 2019
Wade came to Penn State as a high four-star cornerback, playing the position as a freshman before moving to safety as a sophomore. In two years in Happy Valley, Wade has recorded 48 tackles. He's expected to compete for a starting safety job next season, as the team has a vacancy left by Nick Scott's departure due to graduation.