It also applies to his newly announced coaching staff.
Three assistants are from Pennsylvania, with two more attending college in the commonwealth.....
None has more family ties to PA than linebackers coach Brent Pry.
The Altoona native says his family in the area is too big to count, stretching from Williamsport to Johnstown.
Those connections make this Pry's dream job.
“Growing up and understanding just what this program means to this state, how this program was run, what it embodied,” Pry says. “Those are things that are very important to me. A program that I identify with. So to come back at this point in my career is a dream come true.”
The next week and a half will be a recruiting scramble for Franklin and his staff leading up to signing day on Feb. 5.
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