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LB Brailyn Franklin Bonded With Future Teammates On PSU Visit

The Virginia standout also received a very specific message from another Franklin — Nittany Lion coach James.

Penn State may have lost one linebacker commit from Virginia over the weekend when Dylan Rivers flipped to Virginia Tech. But the Nittany Lions’ other LB commit from the state remained firm in his allegiance to PSU.

Battlefield High three-star Brailyn Franklin visited Happy Valley over the weekend, along with the rest of State’s Class of 2017. http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/story/1745379-penn-state-countdo...

"Loved it,” he said. “I really enjoyed seeing and bonding with all the commits. I felt like the other commits and I bonded like brothers. It felt like we've known each other for a long time and we all really get along with each other."

He also had a chance to spend time with another Franklin — James. The Nittany Lion coach said he appreciated the player’s loyalty to the program since he committed back in early August.

"We talked about how I stayed committed to Penn State, saying this is like a family here and be ready to come to work,” Brailyn Franklin said. “He was just really proud that I didn't de-commit or flip my decision."


The younger Franklin was asked who might round out PSU’s Class of 2017.

"If I had to guess who finishes the class, I would say Tariq Castro-Fields and Henry Ruggs,” he said.

Castro-Fields is a defensive back from Maryland who is also considering the Terrapins and Alabama. He will be making his decision known Monday night.

Ruggs is a receiver from Alabama who will be making an official visit to PSU later this week. The Lions and Crimson Tide are among his favorites.

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