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James Franklin Loves What He's Seeing From Micah Parsons

James Franklin congratulating Saquon Barkley on the sideline.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts with running back Saquon Barkley #26 on the sideline during the second half against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Penn State's head coach loves what he's seeing from the five-star recruit.

There's often an adjustment period for college football recruits when they first step foot on campus as freshmen. The requirements both on and off the field (and in and outside the classroom) are often significantly higher than what they experienced in high school.

Things seem to be going pretty well for Micah Parsons, though. Penn State's five-star freshman is on campus and appears to be adjusting fine.

Parsons, the No. 4 overall recruit in the 2018 class, tweeted this morning about his life as a college football player so far. "From 6am run/lifts to the front of the classroom #weare student athletes," he wrote, also tagging head coach James Franklin in the post.

Franklin seems to be a big fan of what he's seeing from the first-year player, too. He responded to Parsons' tweet, praising the defensive lineman.

"My guy, I love it, proud of you!" Frankin wrote. "We have a STANDARD at PSU, you will leave here as an educated man and you will be prepared for LIFE!"

There will be big expectations for Parsons next fall. The five-star recruit out of Harrisburg, Pa. chose Penn State over Ohio State, Nebraska and Oklahoma, among other programs.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound defensive lineman will likely play right away. We've seen impressive stuff from first-year defensive linemen in the Big Ten before (Nick and Joey Bosa come to mind) and Parsons is of a similar build.

Watch out for this kid next fall.