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Five-star CB Lamont Wade makes game-changing commitment to rising school 247Sports

Lamont Wade is the nation’s No. 1 cornerback according to Rivals.com, and on Saturday, Wade (5-foot-9, 182 pounds, Clairton, Pa.) made a potentially game-changing commitment. The highly touted defensive back fields offers from most of college football’s top schools, but it looks like he will be attending Penn State in the future.

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The video that Wade tweets out features him trying out gear of several different teams that he was considering: Tennessee, Pitt, West Virginia, and UCLA. In the end, though, Wade reveals a Penn State hat and shouts out the iconic “We Are” chant.

Wade is an absolutely enormous commitment for Penn State, as he is now their highest-rated recruit by far. Penn State is currently ranked third in the Big Ten in recruiting, and while Wade isn’t the first five-star commit on head coach James Franklin, it is a good sign that Penn State won’t be dropping off any time soon after an 11-2 season and a Big Ten title this year.

With Wade, Penn State now has 18 commitments for the 2017 recruiting class.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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