White Bear Lake(Minnesota) High School forward Jake Wahlin made waves in the college hockey recruiting world this past March when it was announced that he had decommitted from UMass and was re-opening his recruitment.(To no one's surprise, a few weeks later after UMass' season had ended, it was announced that Wahlin's older brother Brandon was leaving the UMass program).
Today, Wahlin announced via his protected Twitter account that he will be staying closer to home by committing to play hockey at St. Cloud State.
Wahlin, a late-'96-born high school junior this past season was one of the most dynamic forwards in Minnesota high school hockey. He finished second overall in Minnesota Class AA scoring with 70 points in 25 regular season games. Wahlin has elite-level speed and good scoring touch.
It is expected that Wahlin will play his senior season of high school with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. The Huskies have had tremendous success in recent years with smaller, faster forwards, and Wahlin is an exceptional talent that would seem to fit that mold perfectly.