The Penn State Nittany Lions have done well recruiting the state of New Jersey

Penn State's James Franklin is not shy about recruiting New Jersey, saying “it's been a great state to Penn State for a long time. It will continue to be that.”

  • Penn State's “Jersey guys” lead the way in James Franklin's “wear white” goals against Rutgers
  • Franklin is not shy about recruiting NJ, saying “it's been a great state to Penn State for a long time. It will continue to be that.”
  • A headliner from Mount Laurel, John Reid is an impact sophomore DB & Penn State's top punt returner
  • The LB room is stacked with NJ talent, including Brandon Bell, Manny Bowen, and Jason Cabinda. They've combined for 154 tackles & 15.5 TFLs
  • Cabinda of Hunterdon Central is focused on Rutgers, “We're going back to Jersey, we've got to go back there and put on.”
  • Led by TE Mike Gesicki, New Jersey players are responsible for 46 catches, 795 yards & 4 TDs
  • Red Bank's Garrett Sickels leads an impressive Penn State defense with six sacks and 10.5 TFLs
  • Penn State's OL room includes Brendan Mahon, Steven GonzalezWendy Laurent, and Will Fries
  • Once a Rutgers commit from Whitehall (Pa.), PSU star RB Saquon Barkley ran for 195 yards and two TDs in last year's 28-3 beat down


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