Cameron Wallace needs to be a part of Penn State's game plan

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With the loss of London Montgomery to the transfer portal, Penn State's depth at running back has created an opportunity for redshirt sophomore, Cameron Wallace. Wallace displayed his abilities during the Blue-White Game, with a 13-yard run. Wallace matched that with a 13-yard reception from Drew Allar. While Wallace is fourth on the depth chart at running back, Penn State still needs to get him involved in their game plan.

A two-way player in high school, Cam Wallace was also an accomplished track star. Wallace ran a 10.56 in the 100-meter dash. For context and comparison, former Penn State running back Journey Brown ran it in 10.42. With that kind of speed, Wallace simply can not go unused and must be a part of Penn State's game plan. With questions looming at the wide receiver position, Wallace could be someone that Penn State also has the option of putting in the slot. He was used at receiver high school, creating another weapon for Drew Allar.

Another option is having Wallace involved in either the kick return or punt return game and with the departure of the speedy Daequan Hardy, he could easily fill that role.

Cameron Wallace flew under the radar in his recruiting and according to Blue White Illustrated's Ryan Snyder, Wallace was a "late riser". While Wallace will likely add size to his frame to go with his speed, Snyder mentioned the one common thing people he would speak with about him (Wallace) is "Cam Wallace is a damn good football player." Indeed, Penn State thought the same thing too.

Now James Franklin and the coaching staff just need to make sure Wallace can showcase his speed, which is what Snyder mentioned was the main reason he was scouted and recruited by the Nittany Lions

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