Penn State Football: Live National Signing Day 2014 Coverage
Over a year of recruiting, phone calls, visits, and scouting comes to an end today as prospects sign the dotted line, committing to various programs across the country. For Penn State, the 2014 recruiting class will showcase the efforts of two separate and very different coaching staffs.
No matter who recruited these players though, almost 20 new Nittany Lions are expected to make it official Wednesday. The process is as simple as a signature on a National Letter of Intent that is then faxed to Penn State. As soon as the fax comes off the press it is run past the compliance department and once it's approved the athletic department will announce the news to the Penn State faithful.
A National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a binding document to the program that essentially states that a student athlete agrees to play a sport for a program in exchange for a scholarship. Once a NLI is signed a recruit closes his recruitment process and is essentially a member of program. Penn State can carry 75 scholarship players on the roster for the 2014 season per NCAA sanctions, 10 shy of the total allotted to any major Division I football program.
Signing Day can be an exciting time for any athlete who hasn't yet decided where he is going to attend school and any fan following the process. For the most part though things should run smoothly for Penn State who is expecting everyone to stay true to their verbal commitments.
Anything can and often does happen though, so stay tuned to StateCollege.com as we let you know who has sent in their faxes. By the end of the day all 19 prospects should be listed below heading into Penn State's first annual Signature Event. The event will feature head coach James Franklin speaking about all of the recruits as well as guest speakers and former Nittany Lions Michael Mauti and LaVar Arrington.
Letter of Intents in as confirmed By Penn State:
The first fax in came from Jason Cabinda
Latest Update 11:03 AM
Troy Apke: 3 star receiver, 6-foot-2, 175 pounds out of Pittsburgh, PA. Committed on April 13, 2013.
Amani Oruwariye: 3 star cornerback, 6-foot-1, 175 pounds out of Tampa, FL. Committed on January 30, 2014.
Grant Haley: 3 star cornerback, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds out of Atlanta, Ga. Committed on January 20, 2014.
Trace McSorley: 3 star quarterback, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds out of Ashburn, Va. Committed on January 20, 2014.
Jason Cabinda: 3 star OLB, 6-foot-1, 215 pounds out of Flemington, NJ. Committed on October 23, 2013.
Noah Beh: 3 star OT, 6-foot-5, 290 pounds out of Scranton, PA. Committed on June 1, 2013.
Troy Reeder: 3 star MLB, 6-foot-3, 232 pounds out of Wilmington, DE. Committed on February 26, 2013.
Chance Sorrell: 3 star OT, 6-foot-6, 250 pounds out of Middletown, OH. Committed on January 11, 2014.
Saeed Blacknall: 4 star receiver, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds out of Englishtown, NJ. Committed on January 26, 2014.
Daquan Worley: 3 star cornerback, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds out of Coatesville, PA. Committed on May 10, 2013
Chris Goodwin: 4 star receiver, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds out of Middletown, DE. Committed on April 23, 2013
Mike Gesicki: 4 star tight end, 6-foot-6, 230 pounds out of Manahawkin, NJ. Committed on October 17, 2013.
Brendan Brosnan: 3 star OT, 6-foot-6, 275 pounds out of Park Ridge, Ill. Committed on January 14, 2014.
Nick Scott: 3 star running back, 6-foot-1, 215 pounds out of Fairfax, VA. Committed on February 23, 2013.
Torrence Brown: 2 star OLB, 6-foot-4, 230 pounds out of Tuscaloosa, AL. Committed on February 5, 2014.
Christian Campbell: 3 star safety, 6-foot-2, 180 pounds out of Phenix City, AL. Committed on February 3, 2014.
Koa Farmer: 3 star OLD, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds out of Sherman Oaks, CA. Committed on January 25, 2014.
Johnathan Thomas: 3 star running back, 5-foot-11, 210 pounds out of Danvers, MA. Committed on October 20, 2013.
Marcus Allen: 4 star safety, 6-foot-2, 188 pounds out of Upper Marlboro, MD. Committed on May 10, 2013.
Mark Allen: 3 star running back, 5-foot-8, 185 pounds out of Hyattsville, MD. Committed on October 16, 2013.