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Feb. 5, 2014
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 http://www.gopsusports.com/signingday/2014.html.
|Marcus Allen||DB||6-2||200||Upper 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||240||Tuscaloosa, 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|