Penn State received some great news late Sunday night, as defensive back Lamont Wade announced that he would be returning to the program despite putting his name in the transfer portal at the end of the season.
Wade made his announcement through a message on Twitter Sunday night. He had entered his name in the NCAA transfer database after the 2018 season to explore other opportunities outside of Happy Valley.
“After long thoughts, prayers and conversations, I’ve come to the decision that I will be removing my name from the transfer and continue to pursue my degree, which I’m 3 semesters away from completing and getting back to work with my brothers,” Wade wrote. “I look forward to making an impact on the field for the 2019 Penn State Nittany Lions.”
That’s that… See you guys in the National Championship ✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/89r3WOv6AS
— LaMont Wade 🦍 (@Goony_38) January 28, 2019
Wade, a rising junior at Penn State, played in 13 games last season and registered 18 tackles, with two stops for loss. He played in 12 games in 2017 and totaling 31 tackles.
Penn State has seen a slew of players leave for the NFL or enter their names into the NCAA transfer portal. While the Nittany Lions have lost a good chunk of talent, returning Wade to the secondary is a huge relief for James Franklin and Co. The defensive back is expected to have a huge role next fall.
The Nittany Lions finished the 2018 campaign with a 9-4 record.