James Franklin was at the forefront of the movement of coaches and programs that made National Signing Day a full fledged production that brought both casual and hardcore fans into staff rooms during his first head coaching job at Vanderbilt.

Now, in his fifth season leading the Penn State program, Franklin has continued to capitalize on that idea, perhaps better than any other program that has tried to do the same.

This year, the signing day at Penn State had an NFL Draft theme with some special Christmas touches around the facility. Special guests, including one signee’s own mother, approached the podium after the letter of intent came in with all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed to hear “Penn State selects…” or “Nittany Nation selects…”

The video includes some great behind the scenes content, conversations, and reactions with Penn State’s coaches as well.

This is one type of video that a lot of folks, including myself, look forward to every year after national signing day.