Welcome New Recruits!


Coach Franklin and  LaVar Arrington along with Michael Mauti welcomed Penn State’s new recruits at “The Signature Event” held last night at the Bryce Jordan Center.  Fans, including students, alumni, former letterman, and current players welcomed all  twenty – five of the new members of the 2014 Penn State Signing Class.

“I’m excited for the future of Penn State football”, said Michael Mauti.  When asked about what he thought about Coach Franklin, Michael responded ‘It’s pure energy right now. A shot of adrenalin into the Penn State program.” “I’ve got no doubt in my mind that he is going to bring a National Championship to Penn State” Both he and Lavar Arrington were greeted with a standing ovation from the crowd.

“We are a family that nothing or no one will ever, ever break” said Lavar. ‘It’s time to bring the family back together, and I am here to represent that piece .”

Coach Franklin and Lavar then went through the rundown of each member of the signing class, accompanied by a clip of their high school highlight film.

Christian Hackenberg and Jordan Lucas also took the floor to welcome the new recruits.  Lucas joked with LaVar about DBU  joining the ranks of LBU.

Coach Franklin ended the evening by addressing the crowd. “United we cannot be stopped”. “You’re not going to find a coaching staff or  a group of assistants that’s going to work harder to make you guys all proud both on and off the field.”

You can learn more about each member of the 2014 signing class at GoPSUsports.com