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Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)

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Penn State football coach James Franklin arrives by helicopter at Southern Lehigh to visit Division I recruit | PHOTOS

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Penn State football coach James Franklin arrived by helicopter at Southern Lehigh High School on Friday to visit standout tight end and NCAA Division I recruit Andrew Olesh.

Olesh, joined by his parents George and Donielle, had a dominant performance last season that earned him a spot on 첥Ƶ Colonial League All-Area first team. He had 53 catches for 973 yards and 10 touchdowns.

In addition to Penn State, Olesh is receiving interest from Pitt, West Virginia. Rutgers and other colleges. He already has scholarship offers from Akron and Liberty.

It’s not the first time Franklin has flown into the Lehigh Valley via helicopter on a recruiting trip. Franklin and then assistant coach Sean Spencer flew in to see Whitehall’s Saquon Barkley play a game at Nazareth in 2014.

See photos of Franklin’s arrival below.

Andrew Olesh, with his parents George and Donielle, watch as Penn State football coach James Franklin arrives by helicopter to visit the Southern Lehigh tight end football standout Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh, with his parents George and Donielle, watch as Penn State football coach James Franklin arrives by helicopter to visit the Southern Lehigh tight end football standout Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh is all smiles as he watches Penn State football coach James Franklin arrive by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh is all smiles as he watches Penn State football coach James Franklin arrive by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout.(April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout.(April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh, with his parents George and Donielle, watch as Penn State football coach James Franklin arrives by helicopter to visit the Southern Lehigh tight end football standout Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh, with his parents George and Donielle, watch as Penn State football coach James Franklin arrives by helicopter to visit the Southern Lehigh tight end football standout Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout.(April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout.(April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout.(April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Penn State football coach James Franklin visits with Southern Lehigh student Andrew Olesh Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout.(April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh and his parents, George and Donielle walk with Penn State football coach James Franklin into the high school Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh and his parents, George and Donielle walk with Penn State football coach James Franklin into the high school Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh and his parents, George and Donielle walk with Penn State football coach James Franklin into the high school Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh and his parents, George and Donielle walk with Penn State football coach James Franklin into the high school Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh and his parents, George and Donielle walk with Penn State football coach James Franklin into the high school Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
Andrew Olesh and his parents, George and Donielle walk with Penn State football coach James Franklin into the high school Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Southern Lehigh High School. Franklin arrived by helicopter to visit the tight end football standout. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)

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