The early enrollees have arrived on campus, getting an extra semester of practice, workouts, and classes under their respective belts. The first day of classes can stir up a lot of emotions, from excitement and an eagerness to learn to heartache.
Zack Kuntz, Nick Tarburton, Jesse Luketa, Trent Gordon, and Isaiah Humphries are five of this year’s early enrollees, pictured here in their new swanky jackets.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) January 7, 2018
Isaiah Humphries, the safety out of Texas, got on James Franklin’s good side early on in the semester. Humphries sat right in the front of his class, posting his stellar seat for all of the Twitterverse to see.
First Day, Front Row.. Time to get to work! pic.twitter.com/i11nq5aJUn
— Isaiah Humphries (@TheHumphries23) January 8, 2018
Of course, Coach Franklin was very happy with the early enrollee’s choice of seat. Maybe this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, given Franklin’s love for sending his players to the front of the class. In any case, Humphries tackled his first day with style.
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 8, 2018
Not every early enrollee had such a great start to the semester, though.
Micah Parsons was the sixth early enrollee to arrive on campus, hailing from Harrisburg and bringing with him a whole lot of talent. We all know how tough it is to leave home and everything else that we’ve known growing up. For the 5-star defensive lineman (or possible linebacker), leaving home was not easy.
Y'all don't understand how hard it was for me to say goodbye to my mom man! That's really my best friend 💔
— BLESSEDMVP (@Micah_parsons23) January 8, 2018
Don’t worry, Micah, because it should get easier. You (probably) have a fantastic career ahead of you.