The best part of National Signing Day is seeing the reaction from the recruits as they finally end their long journeys to their new schools. There is always a mix of relief and joy that's nearly impossible to emulate. Many coaches across the country like to keep Signing Day low key and give each of their commits a simple phone call, but James Franklin likes to turn the day into a more festive event. This includes face timing with each of his new players.
One particularly special moment on Signing Day came when Franklin spoke with his new offensive lineman, C.J. Thorpe. The big-time guard prospect has surely been hearing about Penn State since he was little, and seeing the the father and son duo get to share this moment together was fun to watch.
Take a look and a listen as C.J. Thorpe is officially welcomed to Penn State by James Franklin and Matt Limegrover.