Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 3/31/14
Penn State had a pretty eventful weekend in the recruiting world. First, the Nittany Lions added offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, Penn State added talented inside linebacker Josh Barajas to the Class of 2015 mix. The buzz continues to swirl around the Penn State program with James Franklin leading the recruiting the charge. Dominate the state? Franklin has begun to make a push to dominate the region, and he could be in the early stages of building a team that could be ready to make a run in the Big Ten as soon as the NCAA’s postseason ban on the program is lifted. It is easy to get carried away when a new coach comes in to town and starts taking to every microphone possible. Franklin says all of the right things, and so far he has been backing it up every time he gets an opportunity to do so. Penn State currently sits on a Class of 2015 that includes eight players given a four-star ranking by the 247 Sports composite rankings. Franklin’s recruiting cla...
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