Penn State coach James Franklin continued to reap the benefits of his first "junior day" when running back Saquon Barkley of Whitehall, Pa., flipped his commitment from Rutgers to the Nittany Lions for the freshman class of 2015, Barkley confirmed Wednesday to several media outlets.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Barkley, a four-star recruit, is rated the No. 7 running back in Pennsylvania and No. 21 in the United States by 247Sports. He committed last September to Rutgers before rushing for 1,506 yards and 23 touchdowns in his junior season.