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Oh, Hello: PA RB Saquon Barkley Commits to Penn State

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The former Rutgers commit becomes the first running back in the 2015 class.

I could get used to watching Franklin flip players from Rutgers.

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Saquon Barkley, ladies and gentlemen!

Stats:

Home/HS: Whitehall, PA (Whitehall Hs)

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 190 lbs

Recruited By: Charles Huff

Starz 'n Sheetz:

Stars: 4* Rivals, Scout--3* 247Sports, ESPN

Offer Sheet: Rutgers (Committed 9/7/13), Pittsburgh

Cinema:

Check out Saquon's Hudl highlights right here.

The Tale:

Saquon's Crystal Ball has been turning very blue and white since Saturday leading up to this point. Having committed to Rutgers back in September, this was surely not the easiest flip for Franklin, but a necessary one to follow through on his Dominate the State mantra. While not holding offers from the long list of schools that you have come accustomed to seeing, you must remember that it is still February. National Signing Day 2014 was this month. He will surely pick up more offers as time goes on, especially given his skill set.

Outlook:

Saquon has a bright future at Penn State. He is rated as a four star in the 247Composite ratings for a reason. Simply put, Saquon knows how to run the ball. He displays good balance, elusiveness, strength, good decision-making, and fights for extra yardage. He uses his blockers well, and has good speed. During his junior season of high school he rushed for 1,506 yards and 23 touchdowns, as well as caught 21 passes for 353 yards. As you can clearly see, he is an extremely productive high school athlete.

Saquon will most likely play running back for Penn State, but has the athleticism to move around the field (similar to Penn State target Josh Adams). He has the physical tools to compete for a job early on, and likely will do just that. Saquon is the first piece of what could be an extremely talented running back class for 2015. You can follow Saquon on twitter at @saquonb21.

Saquon's commitment brings the class to four.

Welcome to Penn State, Saquon!