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July 24, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN JAMES Franklin hopped off the plane in State College in January, he brought a tangible energy, highlighted by a "We are" chant just minutes after deplaning. His second message was just as clear as the first. He wanted to get back to Penn State's roots and keep the best players in the state of Pennsylvania. "Dominate the state" became the slogan that he ran with as he started putting together the class of 2015, the first totally his as Penn State's coach. Franklin has done well to keep his promise to Nittany Lion Nation, bringing in what is the fifth-best recruiting class in the country for 2015, according to Rivals.com.
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October 5, 2012
PENN STATE'S 2013 RECRUITING CLASS Adam Breneman Position:  Tight end Rivals.com ranking:  4 stars Committed:  March 9 High school:  Cedar Cliff, Camp Hill Christian Hackenberg Position:  Quarterback Rivals.com ranking:  4 stars Committed:  Feb. 29 High school:  Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy Brandon Mahon Position:  Offensive line Rivals.com ranking:  4 stars Committed:  March 17 High school:  Randolph (N.J.)
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February 18, 2014
Archbishop Wood High junior offensive lineman Ryan Bates has committed to play football at Penn State. The 6-5, 285-pound Warrington resident was a Daily News first-team All-City selection last season for the Class AAA PIAA champion Vikings. Bates is rated a four-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, and had offers from Miami, South Carolina, Ohio State, Auburn, Virginia, Temple, Boston College, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Pitt and Duke. - Aaron Carter
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July 18, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Penn State has lost another highly rated recruit from the Class of 2012 on the defensive line, at least for now. Tackle Jamil Pollard, from West Deptford, N.J., has decommitted and re-opened his recruiting. He originally committed to the Nittany Lions in April. His decision follows that of five-star defensive lineman Jarron Jones, from Aquinas Institute in Rochester, N.Y. Jones, ranked No. 2 in the country by Rivals.com at his position, decommited earlier this month. He is considering Notre Dame, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, along with Penn State.
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November 26, 2006 | By Don Steinberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wide Tube of Sports There's no all-sports version of YouTube, the insanely popular Web site where regular people send in amateur video clips for the world to watch. But a few sports sites are tinkering in the weird world of "user-generated content. " Rivals.com has a site called TailgateTV (tailgatetv.rivals.com) that allows college football fans to upload videos and photos from tailgate parties. Fans are forbidden from posting anything inappropriate - or, more important, any images from games.
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November 29, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Rutgers true freshman offensive guard Anthony Davis has been named a first-team freshman all-American by rivals.com and a second-team freshman all-America selection by scout.com. Davis has played in all 11 games for the Scarlet Knights, including six straight starts at right guard. In his six games starting at right guard, Rutgers has averaged 210.7 rushing yards per game. Davis has yet to allow a sack this season. Davis and the Scarlet Knights finish the regular season tonight at Louisville.
NEWS
August 10, 2010
In a Rivals.com ranking of the top 100 high school football teams in the country, North Penn, coached by Dick Beck, was listed at No. 43, and defending PIAA Class AAAA state champion La Salle, coached by Drew Gordon, was positioned at No. 76. On Sept. 3, in the season opener for both teams, the Knights (13-1 last season) will host the Explorers (14-1) at Crawford Stadium in Lansdale. Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt (Class AAAA; 12-1 last season) was ranked No. 24 in the Rivals 100.   - Rick O'Brien      
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January 30, 2013
Zaire Williams, a 5-11, 190-pound running back from Timber Creek High in Sicklerville, N.J., has committed to play at Temple, sources said. He orginally had given a verbal to West Virginia. Rivals.com has him rated as a three-star prospect, and the 16th-best player in the state. This obviously is a good thing for new Owls coach Matt Rhule, who will unveil his entire 2013 recruiting class at next Wednesday's national signing day. By rule, he isn't allowed to comment until then.
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January 11, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State continued its late surge in recruiting for the Class of 2011 during the weekend, getting oral commitments from offensive tackle Donovan Smith of Owings Mills, Md., and kicker Sam Ficken of Valparaiso, Ind., according to multiple reports. Since Christmas, the Nittany Lions have received commitments from a trio of highly regarded offensive linemen - Smith, Anthony Zettel of West Branch, Mich., and Ryan Nowicki of Glendale, Ariz. Smith and Zettel are rated as four-star recruits and Nowicki received three stars from both Rivals.
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November 17, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's signed three basketball players ranked among the nation's top 150 prospects by Rivals.com, and La Salle, which announced two signings Saturday, added a highly regarded point guard to next season's class. The weeklong fall period for recruits to sign binding NCAA letters of intent ends tomorrow. The Hawks announced the signings of C.J. Aiken, a 6-foot-9 center from Plymouth Whitemarsh; Langston Galloway, a 6-3 combination guard from Baton Rouge, La.; and Daryus Quarles, a 6-7 forward from Paulsboro.
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July 24, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN JAMES Franklin hopped off the plane in State College in January, he brought a tangible energy, highlighted by a "We are" chant just minutes after deplaning. His second message was just as clear as the first. He wanted to get back to Penn State's roots and keep the best players in the state of Pennsylvania. "Dominate the state" became the slogan that he ran with as he started putting together the class of 2015, the first totally his as Penn State's coach. Franklin has done well to keep his promise to Nittany Lion Nation, bringing in what is the fifth-best recruiting class in the country for 2015, according to Rivals.com.
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February 18, 2014
Archbishop Wood High junior offensive lineman Ryan Bates has committed to play football at Penn State. The 6-5, 285-pound Warrington resident was a Daily News first-team All-City selection last season for the Class AAA PIAA champion Vikings. Bates is rated a four-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, and had offers from Miami, South Carolina, Ohio State, Auburn, Virginia, Temple, Boston College, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Pitt and Duke. - Aaron Carter
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February 7, 2013 | Associated Press
ALABAMA. Ohio State. Michigan. Florida. Notre Dame. Mississippi? Ole Miss muscled in on the powerhouses that usually dominate national signing day, landing some of the most sought-after prospects in the country on college football's annual first-Wednesday-in-February frenzy. The Rebels, coming off a promising 7-6 season in their first season under coach Hugh Freeze, had the experts swooning by signing three of the bluest chips still on the board and building a well-rounded class otherwise.
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January 30, 2013
Zaire Williams, a 5-11, 190-pound running back from Timber Creek High in Sicklerville, N.J., has committed to play at Temple, sources said. He orginally had given a verbal to West Virginia. Rivals.com has him rated as a three-star prospect, and the 16th-best player in the state. This obviously is a good thing for new Owls coach Matt Rhule, who will unveil his entire 2013 recruiting class at next Wednesday's national signing day. By rule, he isn't allowed to comment until then.
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October 5, 2012
PENN STATE'S 2013 RECRUITING CLASS Adam Breneman Position:  Tight end Rivals.com ranking:  4 stars Committed:  March 9 High school:  Cedar Cliff, Camp Hill Christian Hackenberg Position:  Quarterback Rivals.com ranking:  4 stars Committed:  Feb. 29 High school:  Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy Brandon Mahon Position:  Offensive line Rivals.com ranking:  4 stars Committed:  March 17 High school:  Randolph (N.J.)
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June 26, 2012 | BY DANIEL CARP and Daily News Staff Writer
CONTINUING ITS traditional excellence in high school basketball, Philadelphia garnered two selections for the 19th annual NBPA Top 100 High School Basketball Camp last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., though only one was able to participate. Ss. Neumann-Goretti's Ja'Quan Newton and Vaux Roberts High's Rysheed Jordan were selected to attend the camp as one of the 100 best high school basketball players in the nation. The players were on display for scouts from the most prestigious college programs in the country, participating in both drills and live-game action over the course of the camp's 4 days.
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March 14, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some Villanova alumni and fans, it seems, are acting more immature than your average college student. Posters on a popular college sports message board, rivals.com, took potshots at residents who oppose the Catholic university's proposed $200 million expansion, which includes three dormitories, a six-story parking garage, stores, and a performing arts center. The residents belong to a newly formed group called Right Plan for Radnor. Rivals.com commentators singled out members of the group and their families for ridicule, using terms such as "overweight oaf," "gross," "imbecile," and "wild and horny" to describe them.
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March 1, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Penn State reportedly has landed two top recruits - a quarterback and cornerback - for the class of 2013. Christian Hackenberg has made a verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions, according to Lions247.com and Bluewhiteillustrated.com. Hackenberg, who is attending Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, is a 6-4, 210-pounder. He is the first verbal commitment of the Nits' 2013 class. He is rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247 Sports. The cornerback is 5-11, 180-pound Ross Douglas, a speedster from Avon.
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July 18, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Penn State has lost another highly rated recruit from the Class of 2012 on the defensive line, at least for now. Tackle Jamil Pollard, from West Deptford, N.J., has decommitted and re-opened his recruiting. He originally committed to the Nittany Lions in April. His decision follows that of five-star defensive lineman Jarron Jones, from Aquinas Institute in Rochester, N.Y. Jones, ranked No. 2 in the country by Rivals.com at his position, decommited earlier this month. He is considering Notre Dame, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, along with Penn State.
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June 27, 2011
Temple's football program has received its ninth verbal commitment for the recruiting class of 2012, tight end Jameson McShea. The 6-4, 240-pound senior at Boston College High School had drawn interest from, not surprisingly, Boston College and also Connecticut. According to Adam Kurkjian of ESPN Boston, McShea has "good hands and is a load to bring down once he gets a head of steam. " Kurkjian also wrote that McShea could possibly be moved to interior lineman at the college level.
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