"Our staff is so appreciative of the heart-felt welcome from Nittany Nation. The overwhelming support is unrivaled," said Franklin, who was introduced as head coach on Jan. 11. "We are very excited about the response we have received from recruits, their families and high school coaches. February 5th can't come soon enough; we are looking forward to welcoming the new additions to our football family."
Franklin was named the Nittany Lions' 16th head football coach on Jan. 11. A product of Langhorne, Pa., Franklin led Vanderbilt University to unprecedented success during his three years as head coach, including a pair of nine win seasons and bowl victories the past two years.
Franklin will introduce the members of his coaching staff and speak about each of member of Penn State's Class of 2014, including the five student-athletes who enrolled in classes earlier this month. Video highlights and biographical information on each signee will be shown on the Jordan Center videoboards while Franklin speaks about each future Nittany Lion.