Lamont Payne chooses the White Out Game to commit to Penn State @Lamontpayne18 @CVColtsFootball
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Billy Splain | September 20, 2021
I don’t think I could name a better place to make your commitment to play college football than to commit to a team hosting 110,000 fans during one of the most accoladed events in the country. Chartiers Valley DB Lamont Payne used the “white out” game at Penn State to commit to the Nittany Lions during halftime, on the field. The 6-1, 170 pound athlete committed during halftime at the game. Payne passed over offers from Kent St, West Virginia, Rutgers, Pitt, Syracuse and Virginia Tech. Payne is the second commitment for Penn State in the class of 2023.
Here’s the moment after @Lamontpayne18 committed to Penn State coach James Franklin prior to the Nittany Lions’ matchup with Auburn: pic.twitter.com/1zCKQwOxKq
— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) September 19, 2021
We caught up with Lamont to ask him about his decision:
PFN: Why did you choose to commit to Penn State?
Lamont: it’s just home and I love everything about them and the way they run their program
PFN: Who was your biggest influence there. , who recruited you?
Lamont: Terry Smith
PFN: What are they getting in player like you?
Lamont: A hard worker who is willing to learn new things and bring a positive energy to the team
PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?
Lamont: Fun but sometimes stressful
PFN: What position were you recruited for?
PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?
PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?
Lamont: A big role they said it was my choice but we were both on board
PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the program?
Lamont: The unity between everyone
PFN: What are you most looking forward to while playing for them?
Lamont: The White out
PFN: Tell everyone out there in the football world something they’d never know about you until you told them:
Lamont: I started playing in 8th Grade
PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?
Lamont: My dad and Jalen Ramsey
PFN: What is it you’d like all your high school teammates and fans to know about your decision that you might have a hard time saying in person?
Lamont: That my love for this school is major, unmatched and there’s not even a possibility to me decomitting or leaving this school it is my future home
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