Two more members of the Nittany Lions' 2019 recruiting class will begin their collegiate careers on Monday. Freshman offensive lineman Caedan Wallace and JuCo safety Jaquon Brisker will be on campus for the start of Penn State's first summer session.
Happy Sunday morning to all.
Safety Jaquan Brisker and freshman O-lineman Caedan Wallace are slated to enroll today ahead of the May semester that starts this week.
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) May 12, 2019
Brisker, a JuCo All-American last year, is expected to compete with Lamont Wade for the starting safety spot aside from Garrett Taylor. Getting to campus ahead of the usually scheduled June arrival should allow him to make up some ground. Regardless of if he wins the starting job or not, he will be a key cog in the secondary rotation and should factor in heavily on special teams.
Wallace arrives as a top-100 prospect nationally and the No. 3 guard in the nation. He'll need to add on a good amount of weight before he's ready to see the field, but Dwight Galt and strength staff could have him well over 300 by the time camp rolls around. He's almost definitely heading for a redshirt but he has the chance to see a good amount of action in his four allotted games.
Enrolling in May instead of June has proven to help some players looking to make a splash as true freshmen. Pat Freiermuth and PJ Mustipher both arrived for the first summer session last offseason and made instant impacts when the season rolled around.
They join the 11 other early enrollees who arrived back in January, meaning Penn State now has over half of it's 2019 recruiting class on campus.