Watch: Damion Barber and His Family Face Time with James Franklin

By Nick Polak on February 1, 2017 at 11:09 am

Damion Barber committed to Penn State back in late-February of 2016. At the time, he was a lower-level three-star prospect who didn't have a ton of fanfare surrounding him yet. But he attended a camp in Happy Valley and earned an offer from the coaching staff after an impressive performance. They chose to bet on the potential they saw in a raw, but powerful defensive end from Harrisburg.

Fast forward nearly a year, and Barber is a four-star prospect and one of the best players in the 2017 class. He never wavered from his Penn State commitment and will now spend his next four or five years in State College, living out his dream of playing college football.

On Signing Day, Barber got the call that every commit receives- the congratulatory message from James Franklin and the staff. Luckily, PennLive was able to get video of Barber's call, and the joy on his face the entire time makes it way too good to not share. Enjoy, and welcome, Damion.