Franklin takes Penn State camp south

Penn State coach James Franklin wants a bigger presence in Georgia -- so what better way to recruit the Peach State than joining forces with another program?

Franklin and his staff plan to coach at Georgia State’s high school camp in June. Schools aren’t allowed to hold their own camps at a greater distance than 50 miles from their own campus, so this gives Franklin and his staff a chance to work one-on-one with prospects who normally wouldn’t make the trek to Penn State.

“It’s genius on their part. You get to get face time with the talent down here in the heart of SEC country,” said Georgia prospect Russell Ude. “They can sell their brand to recruits at a school that doesn’t compete with them.”