This was when Gattis was at Penn State. Allen Trieu's blurb:
The Nittany Lions signed a highly ranked class and Gattis was responsible for several in the group, including highly-regarded cornerback John Reid and wide receiver Juwan Johnson. Honorable mentions go to Kerry Coombs (Ohio State), Luke Fickell (Ohio State) Alex Golesh (Illinois) Terry Smith (Penn State) Brad Salem (Michigan State).
Longer write-up from the PSU school paper.
Gattis, a three-year starter and two-time All-ACC safety during his playing days at Wake Forest, was responsible for securing several notable commits, including highly-regarded four-star cornerback John Reid and wide receiver Juwan Johnson. The first year coach also successfully lured wide receivers Brandon Polk and Irvin Charles and defensive ends Ryan Buchholz and Shareef Miller, all of whom signed with the Nittany Lions on National Signing Day.
“The whole recruiting process is down to relationships,” Gattis said on Wednesday. “Last year’s class came from a lot of different background areas that we were familiar with (at Vanderbilt), and this year, we were able to come in and build the relationships in-state. So you see predominantly, our class is in our footprint.”
“We feel like, within a six hour radius, we could get any kid in the country.”
Following a two-year stint on Franklin’s staff in Vanderbilt from 2012-13, Gattis joined Franklin in Happy Valley and immediately made his presence felt. Freshman wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton finished the season leading the Big Ten in receptions per game (6.3) and fifth in yards per game (69.2), while Eugene Lewis caught a career-high 55 catches for 751 yards. True freshmen Saeed Blacknall and Chris Godwin also contributed mightily in just their first year in the program. Blacknall hauled in 11 receptions for 112 yards on the season, including a leaping touchdown catch against Ohio State, while Godwin caught 25 passes for 321 yards and two scores, most notably his 72-yard touchdown in Penn State’s dramatic win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.