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SAQUON BARKLEY      RB   5-11   210
Rivals ★★★★   ESPN ★★★★   247 ★★★★   Scout ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Boston College, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Rutgers

ABOUT BARKLEY
A Coplay, Pennsylvania, native, Barkley was rated a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com. 247Sports.com rated Barkley as the ninth-best running back prospect in the class and the top overall prospect in Pennsylvania. Rivals.com and Scout.com also ranked Barkley among the top five prospects in Pennsylvania. Barkley played at Whitehall High School for coach Brian Gilbert. In the summer of 2014, Barkley participated in The Opening, an all-star prospect camp held on Nike's campus and was selected to play in the Offense-Defense Bowl. As a senior, Barkley was named first-team All-State (AAAA) by Pennsylvania Football News after rushing for 1,856 yards, 8.6 yards per carry, and recording 29 total touchdowns. The two-time All-Lehigh Valley Conference running back tallied 24 rushing touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns and two scores off of returns. Barkley also plays basketball and runs track.

FROM BARKLEY'S HEAD COACH BRADLEY GILBERT
"Saquon wasn't always a superstar growing up. He lacked confidence when we got him on the varsity level sophomore year. But what set him apart is that he set goals early in his journey to greatest. Then he went to work on achieving those goals. Over the past three years he has done the required and all the little things we asked but more importantly he did the extra things that need to be done in order to be GREAT. For a coach, a player of his caliber doesn't come around too often. He truly represents what type of player you want on your football team."



Barkley Highlights | 2015 Signing Day Central


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