This is what the athletic department had to say:
With the start of the spring semester on Monday, Penn State head football coach James Franklin welcomed five new student-athletes, who are enrolled in classes and eligible to participate in spring practice.
The January signees are: defensive tackle Tarow Barney (Gainesville, Fla.), quarterback Michael O'Connor (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins (Hubert, N.C.), offensive tackle Chasz Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) and defensive tackle Antoine White (Millville, N.J.).
The five signees will join the returning Nittany Lions on campus for the winter strength and conditioning program. National Letter of Intent Day is on Feb. 5 and spring practice will culminate with the Blue-White Game on April 12.