Zakee Wheatley makes position change before Penn State’s spring practices

The start of Penn State’s spring practice schedule is creeping up, but one player is already working on a new position to keep an eye on this spring. Zakee Wheatley, a second-year player for the Nittany Lions, has reportedly made a move from cornerback to safety.

Penn State’s official roster online has noted the position change, but, as noted by Lions 247, it was a comment by safeties coach Anthony Poindexter that generated a stir about the position swap for Wheatley.

The move to safety is not one that seems to come across as shocking. Penn State’s situation at the cornerback position appears to be pretty solid with the return of Joey Porter Jr. and the rise of Kalen King likely providing the starting tandem at the positions. But Penn State has a bigger question mark at the safety position following the departure of Jaquan Brisker.

Penn State does still have Ji’Ayir Brown to anchor the safety position in 2022 after a stellar 2021 season. But locking down who will share the field with the three previously named players could be one of the big topics on the agenda for Penn State’s spring practices.

Penn State’s Blue-White Game is set for Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET. We’ll be paying close attention to the safety position during the spring game.


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