Nov 16, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; General view of a Penn State Nittany Lions helmet prior to the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

4-star WR Saeed Blacknall commits to Penn State


New head coach James Franklin continues to clean up on the recruiting trail.

Franklin, who left the Vanderbilt Commodores to become head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, landed a commitment from four-star wide receiver Saeed Blacknall on Monday.

The 6’3, 210-pound Blacknall attends Manalapan High School in Englishtown High School in New Jersey and originally pledged to sign with the hometown Rutgers Scarlet Knights in  August.

Sean Fitz of 24/7 Sports first reported the story.

I have officially committed to THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY,” Blacknall tweeted a few minutes ago.

Ranked No. 137 in the 247Sports Composite, Blacknall made an unofficial visit to Penn State last weekend. He followed it up with an official visit to Rutgers, the school he’s been committed to since Aug. 10, before switching to the Nittany Lions Sunday night.

Not only is Blacknall considered the 137th best prospect in the class of 2014, but, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings, he is the country’s 21st best wide receiver and the third best player in New Jersey.

Blacknall was also interested in the Alabama Crimson Tide, Boston College Eagles and Clemson Tigers, among others.

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