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Signing Day Preview From The Recruits’ Twitter Accounts

With National Signing Day less than 24 hours away, the new recruits are all over Twitter letting the world know when and where they’ll be announcing their decisions, showing support for fellow classmates, or even throwing some serious shade at other players. Here’s a compilation of some tweets from Penn State verbal commits and other targets for whom James Franklin will have to sit tight and wait on their decision.

The big news yesterday was that Penn State landed four-star linebacker Ellis Brooks. It was a quick process for James Franklin and the rest of the coaching staff after Dylan Rivers flipped from Penn State to Virginia Tech last week — only offering Brooks a scholarship after the Rivers news.

Penn State commit Brailyn Franklin was fairly happy with Brooks’ decision in wake of a certain player’s decision to shy away from the Nittany Lions.

Early enrollee Lamont Wade was excited when some potential future teammates were on campus last week for an official visit. He made sure that everyone who is committed or still considering Penn State was visible in the picture. As for the others…well, he let the folks know who wasn’t part of 2017 class anymore.

Offensive lineman CJ Thorpe peeped the other linemen in his class, and he’s certainly not lacking any confidence when it comes to looks.

2017 quarterback Sean Clifford is seen here signing a helmet much to the amusement of Franklin. Wednesday he’ll be signing his letter of intent when he officially becomes a Nittany Lion.

Four-star defensive tackle Fred Hansard is trying to do some last-minute recruiting to bring another member to the Wild Dogs in four-star recruit Elijah Conliffe.

Potential four-star cornerback recruit Tariq Castro-Fields was originally slated to make his announcement last week but tweeted instead that he’ll keep everyone in suspense until signing day in order to be completely positive about his decision.

Penn State hosted four-star wide receiver Mark Webb this past weekend on an official visit. The wide out from the Philadelphia area is already committed to Georgia, but decided to check out Penn State anyway. It’s probably safe to say he couldn’t be flipped.

An interesting recruit to watch out for tomorrow is Mac Hippenhammer. The three-star wide receiver is a verbal commit to Penn State but was recently offered by Notre Dame. 247 Sports currently has its crystal ball prediction set on Hippenhammer flipping on signing day, but his last tweet is him at State College for a visit. Stay tuned for this one.


Signing day is an exciting time for players, coaches, and fans alike, and Penn State football has made it easy for fans to follow along with the action Wednesday. Stay tuned for any potential last-minute fireworks from recruits leading up to their official signatures.


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Dylan Coughlin

Dylan is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Penn State. Growing up near Philadelphia, he's a life-long Philly sports fan who #TrustsTheProcess and thinks the Sixers will run the league in five years. You can follow him on Twitter @DCoughlin25 for some okay content or e-mail [email protected]

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