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Penn State Moves Up Recruiting Rankings After Latest Commitments

James Franklin walking onto the field with his Penn State players.

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: (L-R) Grant Haley #15, Nick Scott #4, head coach James Franklin, Marcus Allen #2 and Troy Apke #28 of the Penn State Nittany Lions walk out to field arm in arm before the start of the second half of the Playstation Fiesta Bowl against the Washington Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Nittany Lions defeated the Huskies 35-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After going through a rough path in terms of recruiting, Penn State finally had a few breaks go its way on Friday. James Franklin landed a pair of commits heading into the weekend to give the program a much-needed boost.

In recent weeks, Penn State dealt with Aaryn Parks' decommitment and Grant Toutant's flip to Ohio State. Obviously losing two recruits of any kind is a tough pill to swallow.

With Ohio State putting together an outstanding 2020 class, the pressure is on for Penn State to add future talent. Luckily for fans in Happy Valley, the coaching staff is up to the challenge.

On Friday, the Nittany Lions received commitments from three-star safety Ji'Ayir Brown and four-star wideout Jaden Dottin. Both recruits should make an impact for the team, but landing Dottin might be an even bigger deal due to Penn State's need for offensive weapons.

The additions of Brown and Dottin helped Penn State rise in the latest recruiting rankings.

According to 247Sports' recruiting rankings, the Nittany Lions have jumped up to the No. 20 recruiting class in the country.

Penn State fell to the No. 26 class in the country after dealing with several losses. However, the program has made a remarkable recovery in such short notice.

Expect the recruiting rankings to change drastically in the coming days, as schools around the country host their biggest recruiting weekend of the summer.