As I wrote last week, Penn State has a lot of talent coming in at the wide receiver position. If those players develop their talents, the Nittany Lions may be on their way to earning a reputation as a great landing spot for big-time wide receivers. Penn State’s 2014 recruiting class has four wide receivers, including three who are 4-star recruits. Troy Apke was the first receiver to sign today, Saeed Blacknall was the second.
This is where it starts…Blessed to be able to sign to become a D1 Student Athlete and represent the PSU nation.
— Saeed RaaShad (@RaaShad_TTG) February 5, 2014
Blacknall ending up at Penn State is a bit surprising, seeing as how just a short time ago, the talented receiver reaffirmed his prior commitment to Rutgers even after a coaching change at that school. However, after James Franklin took over at Penn State, Blacknall became interested in the Nittany Lions. Franklin had been interested in the wide reciever when he was the coach at Vanderbilt.
Though this just came together last week, Blacknall is surely going to be welcomed at Penn State. With top wide receiver Allen Robinson declaring for the draft, the Nittany Lions will look to find the next great wide receiver. Blacknall gives an immediate boost to the recruiting class and will battle for a spot at a now-crowded position.
The Nittany Lions are getting a talented receiver who’s decision proves that under Franklin, Penn State will be able to make a run at some of the best talent in the nation.
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