Penn State is a program on the rise.

This has been the case since James Franklin took over the program. Why is that though?

Recruiting has certainly played its part. Franklin recruits at maybe not the Alabama, Clemson or Ohio State level consistently, but at that next notch right below, you’ll find Franklin’s recruiting rankings.

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On Monday, 4-star 2021 DE Bryce Langston released his top 5 schools that he is considering at this point:

The 6-foot-2.5, 250-pound end from Ocala, Fla., has Penn State in his top 5 alongside Florida, Georgia, LSU and Oregon.

He is ranked by 247Sports’ Composite as the No. 38 player overall in his class, No. 4 in the state of Florida and No. 3 at his position.

Penn State’s 2021 class, currently, has one commitment — a 4-star tight end from Jacksonville, Fla. in Nick Elksnis.