DOTD: [Video] Franklin Mistakenly Video Chats A Fan

On Wednesday, we told you about the lucky fan that James Franklin mistook for a family member of Penn State’s new defensive end, Shareef Miller.

During Wednesday’s National Signing Day, Franklin attempted to FaceTime Miller, the 6-foot-5 Philadelphia product, but evidently dialed the wrong digits. Now, there’s video of the comical mixup.

The receiver of the call, Aleem Medley, tells Franklin, “I think you’ve got the wrong man, coach.” But Franklin, ever persistent, thought Miller was still somewhere in the car.

Medley again told Franklin that he was wrong, which caused the coach to ultimately realize his error and burst into laughter. At yesterday’s Signature Event, Franklin said he was able to secure the fan tickets for a game this fall. Medley is a longtime Penn State football fan, but has never had the chance to see team play at Beaver Stadium.

“I guess we were off a digit,” Franklin told ESPN. “This guy comes on the screen and we’re trying to call Shareef Miller and I’m thinking, ‘This must be Shareef’s older brother or someone I haven’t met yet,’ and the guy’s got a huge smile on his face. He goes, ‘Coach Franklin!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah! What’s going on? Congratulations!'”

Check out the entire exchange below.

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