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Penn State football welcomes 2014 recruiting class

Updated: Saturday, February 8 2014, 12:11 PM EST

By: WJAC Web Staff

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State University football program welcomed a new batch of recruits to their ranks as part of college football's national signing day.

Penn State head coach James Franklin welcomed Wednesday the 20 student-athletes who signed letters of intent to join the program, the university said in a release. Eleven of those are offensive and nine of them are defensive players. Those 20 join five others who enrolled in classes last month.

Penn State's class of 2014 are from 12 difference states, including signees from Alabama, California, Delaware, Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Penn State Football Class of 2014


Name                           Pos.        Ht.        Wt.       Hometown/High School

Marcus Allen                 DB         6-2        200        Upper Marlboro, Md./ Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr.

Mark Allen                    RB         5-7        190        Hyattsville, Md./ DeMatha Catholic        

Troy Apke                      WR        6-2        195        Mt. Lebanon, Pa./ Mount Lebanon

Tarow Barney                DL         6-2        300        Bainbridge, Ga./ Bainbridge/NW Mississippi CC

Noah Beh                       OL         6-6        260        Scranton, Pa./ Scranton Prep

Saeed Blacknall            WR        6-2        210        Manalapan, N.J./ Manalapan

Brendan Brosnan          OL         6-6        285        Park Ridge, Ill./ Maine South

Torrence Brown            DL         6-4        240        Tuscaloosa, Ala./ Tuscaloosa Academy

Jason Cabinda                LB         6-1        240        Flemington, N.J./ Hunterdon Central

Christian Campbell       DB         6-1        195        Phenix City, Ala./ Central

Koa Farmer                   DB         6-1        205        Lake View Terrace, Calif./ Notre Dame

Mike Gesicki                  TE         6-5        245        Manahawkin, N.J./ Southern Regional

Chris Godwin                WR        6-2        205        Middletown, Del./ Middletown

Grant Haley                   DB        5-10       185        Atlanta, Ga./ The Lovett School

Trace McSorley             QB         6-0        190        Ashburn, Va./ | Briar Woods

Michael O’Connor        QB         6-5        225        Ottawa, Ontario, Canada/ IMG Academy (Fla.)

Amani Oruwariye          DB         6-1        185        Tampa, Fla./ | Gaither

Troy Reeder                   LB         6-2        235        Wilmington, Del./ Salesianum School

Nick Scott                      RB         6-0        190        Fairfax, Va./ Fairfax

Chance Sorrell               OL         6-6        270        Middletown, Ohio/ Middletown

Johnathan Thomas        RB        5-11       220        Danvers, Mass./ St. John’s Prep

De’Andre Thompkins    WR        6-0        175        Swansboro, N.C./ Swansboro

Antoine White               DL         6-2        280        Millville, N.J./ Millville            

Daquan Worley             DB        5-10       180        Coatesville, Pa./ Coatesville

Chasz Wright   OL        6-7       310      Woodbridge, Va./ C.D. Hylton

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