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Tubman flips from Vandy to PSU

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After being committed to Vanderbilt for nearly six months Louisville (Ky.) Seneca defensive end Lloyd Tubman made the decision to follow James Franklin from Nashville, Tenn. to Happy Valley.
Tubman officially made the flip Saturday night, the same day Franklin was introduced as Penn State's new coach.
"I believe in his vision and I believe in what he's selling 100 percent," the 6-foot-3, 228-pound Tubman said.
Tubman had been expected to visit Vanderbilt on Jan. 24 and also was planning an official visit to nearby Kentucky as well. Now those plans are off the table.
"I'm only visiting Penn State," Tubman said.
As far as Franklin's message to Tubman about what to expect at Penn State, it's not much different than the selling point he used to get Tubman to Vanderbilt.
"He said he's gong to put the program back on top," Tubman said.
Growing up just three hours away from Colubmus, Ohio, Tubman grew up as a fan of Ohio State and the Big 10. He said he can't wait to face the Buckeyes on the field.
"It will be great," he said.
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