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Penn State Coach's Son Makes College Decision

Penn State's mascot leads the band onto the field.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

James Franklin's hire of JaJuan Seider as running backs coach is paying off in even more ways. Now, his son Jaden Seider is set to join the program.

The younger Seider, a dual-threat quarterback, was not a major FBS recruit. He did draw interest from a number of programs though.

According to, Miami, Oregon State, Syracuse, and West Virginia were among the Power Five programs that inquired about the quarterback.

Instead of heading elsewhere, he is joining his father's program.

Jaden Seider announced his commitment to Penn State football late last night.

Via his Twitter account:

Seider's a pretty great story, beyond his father's connection to his college program.

Back in 2015, he beat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after nine rounds of chemotherapy. Just a few years later, he is set to join a major college football program.

Penn State's recruiting class is ranked No. 14 in the country and third in the Big Ten, and as a walk-on, Seider joins a stacked quarterback class as well.

The Nittany Lions have commitments from a pair of four-star quarterbacks in Michael Johnson Jr. and Taquan Robinson.