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Seven Penn State Commits Selected For Big 33 Classic

As further indication of how strong James Franklin’s 2015 recruiting class is, seven of its members were selected for the prestigious Big 33 Classic that pits the finest recruits of Pennsylvania and Maryland against one another.

The seven selected for the game are running back Saquon Barkley, safety Johnny Petrishen, defensive end Kevin Givens, defensive end Ryan Buchholz, linebacker Jake Cooper, defensive end Shareef Miller, and quarterback Jan Johnson, who will be a preferred walk-on at Penn State. Penn State’s 2015 class, which finished ranked in the nation’s top 15 by most recruiting websites, claims the most commitments of any school with commits in the game, a spot ahead of Maryland (six).

The Big 33, this year scheduled for June 20 in HersheyPark Stadium, is considered one of the elite high school All-Star Games in the country. But as PennLive’s Greg Pickel writes, it’s not clear how many of the seven commits will risk injury to showcase their talents. While Miller and Johnson confirmed to PennLive they’ll be playing, Petrishnen and Buchholz were up in the air. As Pickel points out, James Franklin is probably fine with the latter information.

“We’re going to support these guys because I want them to have a great high school experience and then go on but I think they have to take those things into consideration, the kids, the parents, the high school coaches and just understand, is this game worth the risk of possibly getting injured?” he said during last National Signing Day.

Regardless of how many prospects decide to play, congratulations to them all on the honor. You can check out the full rosters for Team Pennsylvania and Maryland here and here.

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Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

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