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Blessed & Honored: The Weekend of Julian Fleming and James Franklin

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These two are getting to know each other pretty well.

NCAA Football: Appalachian State at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

FRANKLIN AND FLEMING VISIT EACH OTHER

With the way Penn State is recruiting, there aren’t any “must-have” recruits. However, landing 2020 five-star Julian Fleming would be pretty sweet, so it is no surprise that James Franklin is going all out for the PA product.

Yes, that is James Franklin at Southern Columbia’s game on Friday night. And yes, that is James Franklin wearing a No. 4 Penn State jersey, which just so happens to be the number of one Julian Fleming.

That wasn’t the end of Franklin and Fleming’s weekend though. The PA five-star made the hour and a half drive up to Happy Valley the next morning to take in his second Penn State home game of the season. Of course, Fleming received “midfield” treatment.

Fleming is expected to be back in Happy Valley for the third time this month when the Nittany Lions welcome the Ohio State Buckeyes.

RASHAD CHENEY, MICHAEL CARMODY ALSO IN TOWN

Julian Fleming wasn’t the lone big time prospect on campus, with Georgia four-star (and Alabama DT commit) Rashad Cheney making the long trek to Happy Valley, while 2020 Pennsylvania four-star OT Michael Carmody was also in town. You can check out a gallery of the rest of the prospects here:

NEBRASKA OT COMMIT LANDS OFFER

Since Zachary Franks bolted to Northwestern, Penn State has been on the market for two more offensive tackles. One of those spots is hopefully for Jakai Moore, while five-star Darnell Wright and four-star Trevor Keegan also remain in the mix. But late Sunday night, Penn State threw its hat in the ring for Nebraska offensive tackle commit Michael Lynn.

The 6-foot-6, 291-pound Lynn is a three-star prospect from Englewood, CO, and chose the Cornhuskers over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Oklahoma State, and Utah back on August 5. He’s already taken his official visit to Lincoln, being in town for Nebraska’s 33-28 loss to Colorado.