James Franklin’s program has capitalized on its midseason turnaround.

The increased exposure of Penn State’s nine-game winning streak certainly helped in the recruiting world, where the Lions appear to be hitting their stride.

Penn State already has the No. 1 overall class in the 2018 rankings. After adding another four-star commitment to its 2017 class, the Lions are getting closer to that in 2017, as well.

On Friday night, the Lions picked up a commitment from four-star wide receiver KJ Hamler. He chose Penn State over the likes of Michigan State and Oregon.

The 5-9, 156-pound slot receiver attends IMG Academy, but is originally from Michigan. He’s the No. 44 wide receiver and the No. 309 player overall.

For Penn State, that was the seventh four-star pledge for the 2017 class. That’s one short of the four- and five-star recruits Franklin landed in his entire 2016 class.

The Lions are now No. 3 in the B1G and No. 17 overall in the 247sports class rankings. That trails only Michigan (No. 8) and Ohio State (No. 2) in the conference.

If recent history is any indication, Franklin’s staff will make a strong push in the final two months until signing day.