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New Penn State coach James Franklin was not kidding when he said he would start right away especially with recruiting.
The Nittany Lions have had a busy weekend on the recruiting front with new offers and commitments, and former Vanderbilt quarterback commit K.J. Carta-Samuels said he's talked with Franklin about joining him in State College.
A visit is already being worked on.
"We talked (Saturday) and he basically said we would talk again and he told me what he was thinking about Penn State and that he wants me there," Carta-Samuels said. "I have to set up a visit to go out there and see what the situation is like and go from there. That was basically the conversation. He's getting used to it up there and he wants me to be a part of it.
"He made it pretty clear he wants me there."
Franklin has received resounding praise from his opening press conference Saturday and Carta-Samuels, from San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep, said he was not surprised. That energetic, go-getting Franklin is the coach he fell in love with and why he was committed to Vanderbilt for so long.
"He's always going to be that guy, that fired-up guy no matter which program he gets in to," Carta-Samuels said. "That's why I like him a lot, because he's a really passionate kind of guy. In any situation he's going to be excited about what he's jumping in to."
No date has been finalized for an official visit but the four-star quarterback, who's also heard from Boise State recently, said the sooner, the better. It could happen at any time in the next few weeks.
"He said as a coaching staff, they don't know the area all that well so I'm not sure they can set one up that quickly but whatever date works in the next coming weeks they want me to get out there for a visit," Carta-Samuels said.
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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