July 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM
NCAA sanctions announced against the Penn State football program earlier in the week haven't stopped at least one player from deciding to play for the Nittany Lions.
Brennan Franklin, a linebacker recruit from Peoria, Ariz. gave his commitment to the program on Thursday night, becoming a late addition to the 2012 recruiting class and the first prospect to accept a Penn State offer following the announcement of the sanctions, according to Lions 247's Steve Wiltfong.
Provided he doesn't redshirt, Franklin will not play for a postseason-eligible team during his entire Penn State career.
Neither Scout nor Rivals designate Franklin with a star ranking. They also do not give him a position ranking.
He fielded scholarship offers from Eastern Kentucky, Robert Morris and Wofford, according to his Rivals profile.
Franklin joins a 2012 recruiting class that was ranked No. 51 by Rivals when it's players signed letters of intent in February. All members of that class, however, are eligible to transfer without penalty following the NCAA sanctions.