The reviews are in — and yes, Lamont Wade’s teammates give him a hard time.
Wade released a rap single and music video a month ago. Wade’s song is titled, “Up,” and the music video has more than 16,000 views on YouTube.
Ever since its release, Wade’s fellow Nittany Lions have had fun with it.
“We play it in the locker room,” senior cornerback Grant Haley said with a laugh. “We’re probably going to play it at practice. We play it in the team room before we have meetings.”
Haley said he and redshirt junior cornerback Amani Oruwariye sing lyrics of the song to Wade all the time.
“It’s hilarious,” Haley added. “He’s having a great time, having fun, and I have no problem with that.”
As for senior safety and rap guru Marcus Allen, what are his thoughts on Wade’s single?
“Oh, he cranks.”
Redshirt senior offensive lineman Andrew Nelson suffered a serious knee injury against Maryland in 2016, making only six starts before being shut down for the remainder of the season.
But the outlook for Nelson — while vague — is positive.
“We don’t really like to discuss injuries obviously,” the redshirt senior said. “...but things are going well for me. I’ll leave it at that.”
“I remember when (James Franklin) first told us, I thought we were in trouble. I don’t know why. Anytime coach Franklin says, ‘Come to my office,’ you think you’re in trouble. Me, Mike (Gesicki) and Jason (Cabinda) are in there sitting down, he tells us what we’re doing, and at first we were in there trying to be serious. ‘Ok, ok, thank you, thank you.’ But as soon as we got out, we were just excited, like, ‘Oh, we in here.’” — Marcus Allen, on being selected to represent Penn State at Big Ten media days