Penn State is just days removed from inking its 2014 recruiting class. In that case, it's time to look ahead to 2015.
Next year's recruiting class will be the first full one at Penn State for head coach James Franklin and his staff. It's important that they make a statement by bringing in one of the school's better classes in recent memory.
Currently no players are committed to Penn State's 2015 class, but Franklin and his staff are already hard at work. While letters of intent were coming in from the Nittany Lions' 2014 signees, the coaches were already calling 2015 recruits, per USA Today.
With a full season to assemble the class of his liking, Franklin could do some serious damage. Before he took the Nittany Lions' job, an unnamed ACC coach told Bruce Feldman of CBS that Franklin would "kill it in recruiting" at Penn State. It's time to see if those words ring true.
Here are a handful of the top targets—with mutual interest from both sides—for Penn State in 2015.
Note: Star rankings and recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.