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Franklin Announces Penn State Football Class of 2014

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Feb. 5, 2014

VIDEO: James Franklin Signing Day Interview


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., February 5, 2014 - Penn State head coach James Franklin announced the Nittany Lions' 2014 recruiting class on today during a Signing Day celebration in the Lasch Football Buildng.

Penn State welcomed 20 student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to join the football program. They join five Nittany Lions who enrolled in classes in January.

Penn State's Class of 2014 hail from 12 different states, spanning from Pennsylvania to Florida to Alabama and California. The Nittany Lions had three signees from New Jersey and Pennsylvania and two signees from Alabama, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Eleven offensive and nine defensive players signed with the Nittany Lions today.

Franklin, who was named Penn State's 16th head coach on Jan. 11, will meet with the media at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the Class of 2014.

Bios on all the Penn State football signees are available at Signing Day Central at

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Marcus Allen DB 6-2 200Upper Marlboro, Md./ Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr.
Mark Allen RB 5-7 190 Hyattsville, Md./ DeMatha Catholic
Troy Apke WR 6-2 195 Mt. Lebanon, Pa./ Mount Lebanon
Tarow Barney DL 6-2 300 Bainbridge, Ga./ Bainbridge/NW Mississippi CC
Noah Beh OL 6-6 260 Scranton, Pa./ Scranton Prep
Saeed Blacknall WR 6-2 210 Manalapan, N.J./ Manalapan
Brendan Brosnan OL 6-6 285 Park Ridge, Ill./ Maine South
Torrence Brown DL 6-4 240Tuscaloosa, Ala./ Tuscaloosa Academy
Jason Cabinda LB 6-1 240 Flemington, N.J./ Hunterdon Central
Christian Campbell DB 6-1 195 Phenix City, Ala./ Central
Koa Farmer DB 6-1 205 Lake View Terrace, Calif./ Notre Dame
Mike Gesicki TE 6-5 245 Manahawkin, N.J./ Southern Regional
Chris Godwin WR 6-2 205 Middletown, Del./ Middletown
Grant Haley DB 5-10 185 Atlanta, Ga./ The Lovett School
Trace McSorley QB 6-0 190 Ashburn, Va./ | Briar Woods
Michael O'Connor QB 6-5 225 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada/ IMG Academy (Fla.)
Amani Oruwariye DB 6-1 185 Tampa, Fla./ | Gaither
Troy Reeder LB 6-2 235 Wilmington, Del./ Salesianum School
Nick Scott RB 6-0 190 Fairfax, Va./ Fairfax
Chance Sorrell OL 6-6 270 Middletown, Ohio/ Middletown
Johnathan Thomas RB 5-11 220 Danvers, Mass./ St. John's Prep
De'Andre Thompkins WR 6-0 175 Swansboro, N.C./ Swansboro
Antoine White DL 6-2 280 Millville, N.J./ Millville
Daquan Worley DB 5-10 180 Coatesville, Pa./ Coatesville
Chasz Wright OL 6-7 310 Woodbridge, Va./ C.D. Hylton




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