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Penn State helicopter recruiting targets two Franklin football prospects
Penn State helicopter recruiting targets two Franklin football prospects

It's not every day a helicopter lands near a high school football field to drop off a major college football coach on a recruiting trip. Thursday afternoon, Penn State coach James Franklin made such a splashy entrance at Woodlawn to see a couple of Franklin's top prospects. While recruiting by helicopter is nothing new for the Nittany Lions coach, it was something new for the Franklin high school players he was there to see. Indians coach Anthony Burgos said Franklin was looking at senior offensive lineman Patrick Allen and junior wide receiver Steven Smothers. Allen, a 6-foot-5 offensive tackle, is committed to Georgia but still making official visits. Smothers, a 5-11...

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