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James Franklin had a list of positives that he took away from his second sign- ing day as head coach at Penn State. The Nittany Lions signed seven of the top 10 players in Pennsylvania. They signed three Under Armour All-Ameri- cans and two players from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Eleven of the players who committed to Penn State earned four stars from, and the re- mainder were three-star prospects. All in all, it was a highly successful ef- fort by Franklin and his staff, their first full recruiting class since arriving last January and finishing work on the 2014 class that Bill O'Brien had been assem- bling. Except for one thing. Although theirs was a consensus top- 15 class, the Nittany Lions were also a consensus No. 2 behind Ohio State in the Big Ten. "We finished second in the Big Ten, which I'm not happy about," Franklin said. Reiterating his motivation to always be better, the Nittany Lions' second-year head coach still overwhelmingly felt sat- isfaction from the year's effort. "I think it's exciting, because there are so many things right now that are falling into place," he said. "You look at the re- cruiting class, you look at the length and S I G N I N G D A Y R E P O R T F E B R U A R Y 5 N E W S L E T T E R N A T E   B A U E R | N B A U E R @ B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . C O M F E B R U A R Y 5 , 2 0 1 5 B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . C O M 1 WARM  WELCOME With 2015 recruiting class, PSU lays foundation for future success REASON TO CELEBRATE Franklin looks on as letters of intent arrive in the Lasch Building. "I love the guys we got," he said. Photo by Tim Owen

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