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Penn State 2014 recruiting class

Written by: on Monday, February 10th, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


PennStateOn National Signing Day, the Nittany Lions announced twenty-five student-athletes joining the Penn State football program this fall.

This will be new head football coach James Franklin’s first class at Penn State.

The incoming group features three players from Pennsylvania, including two from Eastern PA. 

Coatesville’s Daquan Worley was a key, two-way player who excelled for the Red Raiders at running back and cornerback. He helped lead Coatesville to the 2012 Class 4A PIAA State Championship game.

Worley suffered a serious knee injury last year against West Chester East and missed the rest of the season.

So, in just eight games, Worley rushed for 1,246 yards and 11 touchdowns. He caught three passes for 34-yards.

In 2012 he rushed for 1,779 yards and 20 touchdowns and on defense he had 45 tackles and three interceptions.


Mount Lebanon’s Troy Apke is a talented wideout from Western PA. He caught 40 passes for 728 yards and seven touchdowns.

Apke had a breakout year his junior season, catching 54 passes for over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In his career he caught 103 passes for 1,958 yards and 21 touchdowns.


Scranton Prep’s Noah Beh is a 6-foot-6, 245-pound two-way player that dominated on both sides of the ball for the Cavaliers.

Beh is looking to compete as an offensive lineman for the Nittany Lions.

In 2013 he had 53 total tackles, 28 solo tackles and five sacks. His junior year he had 70 total tackles and 10 sacks.


Class of 2018

Name Pos Ht Wt School
Marcus Allen DB 6-2 200 Dr. Herny Wise
Mark Allen RB 5-7 190 DeMatha Catholic
Troy Apke WR 6-2 195 Mount Lebanon
Tarow Barney DL 6-2 300 Senatobia
Noah Beh OL 6-6 260 Scranton Prep
Saeed Blacknall WR 6-2 210 Manalapan
Brendan Brosnan OL 6-6 285 Maine South
Torrence Brown DL 6-4 240 Tuscaloosa Academy
Jason Cabinda LB 6-1 240 Hunterdon Central
Christian Campbell DB 6-1 195 Central
Koa Farmer DB 6-1 205 Notre Dame
Mike Gesicki TE 6-5 245 Southern Regional
Chris Godwin WR 6-2 205 Middletown
Grant Haley DB 5-10 185 Lovett School
Trace McSorley QB 6-1 190 Briar Woods
Michael O’Connor QB 6-5 225 IMG Academy
Amani Oruwariye DB 6-1 185 Gaither
Troy Reeder LB 6-2 235 Salesianum
Nick Scott RB 6-1 190 Fairfax
Chance Sorrell OL 6-6 270 Middletown
Johnathan Thomas RB 5-11 220 St. John’s Prep
De’Andre Thompkins WR 6-1 175 Swansboro
Antoine White DL 6-2 280 Millville
Daquan Worley DB 5-10 180 Coatesville
Chasz Wright OL 6-7 310 Milford Academy

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