Penn State Football adds running back to loaded 2023 recruiting class

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions rings the victory bell after the game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium on September 10, 2022 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions rings the victory bell after the game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium on September 10, 2022 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Penn State Football is trying to close out the 2023 class strong with the early signing period just days away. 

Penn State Football received more good news on the recruiting front on Monday with the commitment of 3-star RB Cameron Wallace.

The 6-foot running back from Georgia chose the Nittany Lions over offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, Michigan State and others.

Wallace was a newer offer for the Nittany Lions, as their search for a second running back in the 2023 class expanded. He came up to Penn State for a visit back in November for the Nittany Lions’ matchup with Maryland.

Wallace later visited Georgia and Florida State, according to his 247 Sports profile. He does not have a reported offer from either school, however.

Rated as a 3-star and the No. 86 athlete in the country, Wallace is the definition of a senior riser, he didn’t even have a ranking until this past November. His big senior season is why Wallace came onto Penn State’ radar.

Wallace carried the ball 127 times for 1,221 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. Those are impressive numbers, especially when playing in a competitive high school football state like Georgia.

The last time Penn State took a senior riser late in a recruiting cycle at running back was back in the 2017 class. That running back was Journey Brown. That move worked out well, and now the Penn State staff may have struck gold again with an underrated move.

Adding a second running back to the 2023 class felt like a necessity after Caziah Holmes transferred, Devyn Ford left the program and fellow 2023 RB commit London Montgomery suffered a serious knee injury back in August.

These factors, along with the uncertainty surrounding Keyvone Lee’s future with Penn State football, would mean the Nittany Lions could possibly start the 2023 season with just Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen as healthy scholarship running backs.

While those two receive the majority of the reps, there needs to be depth behind them.

With Wallace now on board, Penn State is guaranteed at least four scholarship running backs for 2023, and possibly five if Lee returns. That is quality depth.

The early signing period is just two days away and Penn State Football is finishing strong. The Nittany Lions now have 23 commits, and the class ranks 12th in the nation.