James Franklin received some pretty awesome gifts on his birthday, all of which will help his football program.
Penn State picked up three commitments on Saturday, two prospects from the 2020 recruiting class and one player in the 2021 cycle. All three players attended Penn State’s “Junior Day.”
Joshuah Moten and Curtis Jacobs are the two 2020 commits who gave their verbal pledge on Saturday, both are four-star talents. Moten is ranked as a top 20 cornerback in the class and ranks in the top 230 overall, according to 247Sports.
Jacobs is a four-star linebacker and is ranked No. 30 at his position for his cycle. He also ranks No. 159 overall in the class. Both players come from Maryland and they became the third and fourth players to commit to the class.
Dont’e Thornton became the first player from the 2021 class to commit to Penn State. Another Maryland prospect, the wide receiver doesn’t have any rankings on 247Sports’ website just yet, but he has received other offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Maryland and Rutgers, an implication he’s been one of the top targets at the position in his class.
Penn State’s 2020 recruiting class now as three four-star players and ranks 13th nationally and fourth in the B1G.
Not a bad way for Franklin to celebrate his 47th birthday.