James Franklin could very well have a new contract with Penn State on the way. One recruit said that Franklin already had a new five-year deal on Friday.
The Nittany Lions are not making anything official just yet, though. Saturday, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour issued a statement about the possibility of a contract extension for Franklin.
“Keeping James at Penn State for a long, successful tenure is a priority. We will announce these details when appropriate,” Barbour said in a statement to StateCollege.com.
All signs point to Franklin getting a new deal from Penn State before the start of the 2017 season, which will be his fourth in Happy Valley. Franklin initially signed a six-year, $25 million deal in January 2014. He led Penn State to a Big Ten title and appearance in the Rose Bowl during the 2016 campaign.