All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. Here is a profile of receiver Harrison “Trey” Wallace
Weight: 196 Pounds
Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Before Penn State: Wallace was a two-time team captain at Pike Road High School— also playing basketball— and was the team MVP for both his junior and senior seasons.
As a junior, he was an all-state performer. As a senior, he helped his team to a 10-1 record, catching 27 passes for 696 yards and seven touchdowns. He also ran the ball 13 times for 115 yards and a score. Wallace was a four-star recruit according to 247Sports and initially committed to Duke. But he flipped to Penn State in December, not long before Early Signing Day.
2021: Wallace redshirted the 2021 season and appeared in three games.
2022: Wallace played in all 13 games, ending the year with 19 catches for 273 yards and a touchdown. Wallace started Penn State’s last three games— including its Rose Bowl win over Utah— after regular starter Parker Washington went down with a season-ending injury.
Where he stands: Penn State’s receivers room has a different look coming into the 2023 season.
Washington and Mitchell Tinsley are gone, and aside from projected WR1 KeAndre Lambert-Smith, who’s entering his fourth season with the program, nobody whose expected to get playing time at receiver for Penn State played on last year’s team.
Dante Cephas (Kent State transfer) and Malik McClain (Florida State) both have solid chances to start, so despite his experience, getting playing time won’t be easy for Wallace. With that said, Wallace has an extra year under his belt and should be set to play a role whether he’s starting or not.
A quote by Wallace: “I really had an opportunity to do something good, and it really just clicked during the spring. The (receivers) room definitely pushed me.” — Wallace last season reflecting on his stellar work on spring ball.
A quote about Wallace: ”One of the things that really got us excited about him is if you watch his basketball tapes and his dunks. And to me, I’ve always felt like wide receivers and DBs that can play basketball, as well as football, and do it at a high level. The body control, the ball skills, all those types of things.” – James Franklin on Wallace ahead of his freshman season in 2021.