State College’s Jaden Seider Commits To Play For Father At Penn State
When James Franklin brought JaJuan Seider to Penn State last season, he thought he was gaining some experience and credibility recruiting down South where Seider had previously coached and played. Little did he know he’d also be getting help recruiting in his own backyard.
Seider’s son Jaden Seider committed to the Nittany Lions as a preferred walk-on Tuesday night. Although he didn’t earn any offers, Seider also drew interest from Miami, West Virginia, Syracuse, and Oregon State.
Seider transferred to State High this season after his father took the job as Penn State’s running backs coach. Serving mostly as a backup quarterback, Seider was 9-of-13 for 94 yards.
He is the second State High player in Penn State’s 2019 recruiting class, joining cornerback Keaton Ellis. The 5’10”, 175 lb. prospect also joins a loaded quarterback room that already includes four-star recruits Michael Johnson and Taquan Roberson and fellow preferred walk-on Isaac Rumery of Clearfield.
Seider’s path to college football seemed improbable when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January of 2015. His father tweeted in July of that year that he was in remission after immediately beginning treatment and nine rounds of chemotherapy.
One year after his diagnosis, Seider made headlines when John Wall and the Washington Wizards hosted him for his Make-A-Wish trip.
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Penn State has the fourth-most expensive student ticket prices in the country.
Every Penn State senior who thought, “This is my fourth time buying football tickets. It’ll be NBD.” was in for a shock when they logged on to the Student Ticket Account Manager this morning.
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