— Ryan Barker (@RyanBarker111) June 29, 2022
“After what has been a thrilling recruiting process,” Barker tweeted. “I am beyond grateful to say I am committing to Penn State University. I would like to thank my family for always pushing me to be great, my coaches for always believing me and my friends for always supporting me on Friday nights.”
Barker went on to thank Penn State head coach James Franklin and special teams coach Stacy Collins for “giving a small town kid a chance.”
Kennett Square’s population was less than 6,000 as of July 1, 2021, according to the US Census Bureau.
”This is truly dreams turned into reality,” Barker wrote. “I am excited to get to work and see where this journey takes me.”