Penn State Recruiting - National Signing Day Open Thread


National Signing Day is finally here. For college football fans, this is almost as good as Christmas morning. Today is the day that the future is built. Penn State, though still in the middle of damaging NCAA sanctions, has done very well over the past two seasons under Bill O’Brien. Now, James Franklin, who showed a knack for recruiting at Vanderbilt, has done a great job in just a short amount of time as head man of the Nittany Lions.

This post will be updated as the Penn State verbal commitments send in their official letters of intent. Throughout the day. VBR will also keep you posted of news that is of interest around the entire college football landscape.

If you have questions, or just want to talk about what is going on today, feel free to leave a comment below. You can also comment on our Facebook page or contact lead editor Barry Leonard Jr. on Twitter.

Be sure to check out our Signing Day Primer, as it will be updated all day as the verbal commitments become official. On that page, you will also find links to individual posts about each recruit.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy what is always one of the more entertaining days of the college football season!


2:09PM — Adoree’ Jackson – the No. 3 CB and No. 9 recruit overall has committed to USC

2:06PM — Check out VBR’s recap of the 2014 Penn State Recruiting Class.

1:50PM — So we’ve taken a break from this thread since the class was finalized. Be sure to check out VBR for analysis of the class today and in the coming days. In other news, former recruit Lloyd Tubman, who flipped to Penn State from Vanderbilt, then flipped again, has officially signed with Kentucky.

11:18AM — With the Penn State class complete, you are now all free to go out and enjoy the snow.

11:11- Marcus Allen is now official- meaning the 2014 class is now complete.

11:03- Though the report earlier was that DB Marcus Allen faxed his letter in, Penn State has yet to officially announce it. He is the only reaming one.

10:57AM — This is old news by now, but Torrence Brown, a 3-star ATH from Alabama is now officially a Nittany Lion

10:43- The class is beginning to get finalized as there are just a few letters left to come in. The most recent is from RB Jonathan Thomas.

10:34AM — 5-Star OL Damian Prince, who was once considering Penn State has chosen Maryland. The Nittany Lions knew they were out of the running when Prince canceled a visit to Happy Valley.

10:32AM — The string of DB’s today continues, as Koa Farmer has now signed.

10:15AM — DB Christian Campbell, who was a late addition this week is now official at Penn State.

10:03AM — There has been no letter yet, but Lions247 is reporting that Athlete Torrence Brown from Alabama has committed to Penn State. He was previously committed to Southern Mississippi.

9:51AM — Another break in the action. VBR will update you when we get any more information. So far, things are going as expected today.

9:26AM — OL Brendan Brosnan, one of the five flips from Vanderbilt is now official.

9:05- Things have calmed down for the moment. There are just five verbal commitments yet to sign.

8:52AM — Not a surprise, CB Lamont Simmons, who Penn State was interested in, has chosen USC

8:43AM — The receivers start to build, as Chris Godwin becomes the third WR to send in his letter today.

8:31AM — This class has a lot of guys who can play in the secondary- an area that was weak for the Nittany Lions in 2013. DB Daquan Worley is now official.

8:22AM — 4-Star WR Saeed Blacknall who flipped from Rutgers has now signed. Penn State is building a lot of talent and depth at receiver.

8:13AM — It’s just an hour into NSD, but Penn State has already received letters from 11 recruits:

7:56AM — Gesicki has also sent in his letter. He’s the top tight end and is a major pick up for the Nittany Lions

7:45AM — Trace McSorley and Nick Scotthave now sent in letters

7:40 — News is coming in fast this morning. More letters since the last update: Troy Reeder, Troy Apke

7:23AM — So far, according to Ryan Snyder of BWI- there have been four letters faxed in- Beh, Oruwariye, Chance Sorrell and Cabinda

7:17 AM — Linebacker Jason Cabinda announces on Twitter that he is the first letter to officially arrive.

7:15 AM — This should be the busiest hour of the day, as most recruits planned to fax their letters in right at 7. Sounds like Beh, and Amani Oruwariyeare both in the process of faxing.

7:05 AM — Good morning Penn State and Happy National Signing Day. It looks like OL Noah Behwill be the first letter to arrive at Penn State.

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