PSU welcomes four early enrollees

The Penn State football program welcomed four early enrollees for the spring semester that started Monday, the school said in a statement. They are hybrid linebacker Brelin Faison-Walden of Greensboro, N.C., defensive back Lamont Wade of Clairton, offensive lineman Mike Miranda of Stow Ohio, and wide receiver KJ Hamler of Commerce, Mich.

Faison-Walden, at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, ia 4-star player from Rivals and 3 star from ESPN, 247, and Scout.  He picked Penn State over Alabama, Clem­son, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, and others. His cousin is Keenan Allen, a receiver for the Chargers.

Hamler, at 5-9 and 165 from the IMG Academy where he missed the 2016 season with an injury, is a 4-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, and Scout, and 3-star from 247. He picked PSU over Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Pitt, Wisconsin, and others. He went two years to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s High School, the alma mater of former PSU receiver Allen Robinson.

Miranda, at 6-3 and 295, is a 4-star for ESPN and 3-star for Rivals, 247, and Scout. He chose PSU over Maryland, Nebraska, Pitt, and others.

Wade, at 5-9 and 180, is a 5-star player from Rivals and Scout and 4-star from ESPN and 247. He picked PSU over Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and others. He was the Pennsylvania Sportswriters Class A player of the year and set the WPIAL record with 117 touchdowns.