Rivals100 OL Caedan Wallace commits to Penn State
Penn State’s Class of 2019 picked up its biggest commitment to date Saturday, as Rivals100 offensive lineman Caedan Wallace officially joined the Nittany Lions.
The nation’s third-ranked offensive guard, Wallace emerged in the fall of 2016 as one of the mid-Atlantic region’s top up-and-coming lineman. Head coach James Franklin wasted little time extending a scholarship, offering Wallace in February 2017 during his first unofficial visit. He went on to visit University Park another half-dozen times, more than any other school.
“Penn State is the school I felt most comfortable with in my recruitment," Wallace said. "They made me feel like family when I came to campus the first time and that stuck with me. Penn State is also a great academic school and can propel me to where I want to be. I see my teammates and I working hard and bringing a national championship to Happy Valley in the near future.”
Wallace ultimately earned 30 scholarship offers. Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Stanford, Tennessee and Wisconsin were just a few of the top programs to verbally offer. Oklahoma was also a serious player, as Wallace took an official visit to Norman just last weekend, April 14-15.
In the end, relationships played a key role in his decision. He said that, in addition to Franklin and offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne, offensive line coach Matt Limegrover played a big part.
“I like Limegrover on the field because he’s a great coach and he’s good at developing players,” said Wallace. “I like him off the field because he’s a great guy. You can tell by his player interactions that he really cares.”
Wallace is currently ranked No. 66 in the country and second-overall in New Jersey for 2019. He’s the second prospect from the Garden State to commit to Penn State's 2019 class, joining quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson.
“Going to Penn State means a lot to me considering that they have amazing football tradition and they put players in the league,” said Wallace. “Like I said before, I’m looking forward to building a strong recruiting class and winning a national championship at Penn State.”