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HOT: Penn State receives two crystal balls for four-star Texas running back

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Sep 8, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Amani Oruwariye (21) and running back Miles Sanders (24) and safety Nick Scott (4) and quarterback Trace McSorley (9) accompany James Franklin (C) to the field to play the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

STATE COLLEGE, PA — On Sunday and Monday, the Nittany Lions received some great news for their 2025 recruiting class. Two 247 Staff writers — one for Penn State and one for Texas A&M — believe that 2025 four-star running back Kiandrea Barker will commit to play for Penn State football.

Penn State football receives good news with Kiandrea Barker

According to 247 Sports, Kiandrea Barker is rated as a four-star running back recruit from The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, TX. Barker is ranked as the No. 68 player in the 2025 recruiting cycle, the No. 9 running back in his class, and the No. 11 player in the state of Texas. Additionally, Barker could become Penn State’s first running back commit in the 2025 class — thus far, the Nittany Lions have pulled one player (Jaelyne Matthews, OT) and have a top-5 class, though are obviously still without a running back.

Despite being a 2025 recruit, Barker has an impressive 6-foot, 190-pound frame and loads of talent to match.

Two crystal balls are placed on Sunday and Monday for the Nittany Lions

Both of the crystal balls placed for Penn State football come with a confidence level of six, and were placed over the past 24-hours. On Sunday evening, Brian Perroni placed his crystal ball, which was followed by an identical crystal ball from Tyler Calvaruso on Monday morning. This is great news for Penn State football and James Franklin looks to recruit the next great wave of Nittany Lions to State College.

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