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Saquon Barkley signs with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports

The Penn State star running back continues a run of great backs represented by the rapper's growing sports representation business.


Kahron Spearman


Once again, business mogul/rapper Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports has signed the top collegiate running back available for the upcoming NFL draft.

Penn State back and consensus top-three overall talent Saquon Barkley informed ESPN on Wednesday that he has signed with Shawn Carter's burgeoning sports representation company.

"It was a really easy decision," Barkley said.

A lot of people came around my way, but they were focused on me and they did a great job at selling my family on setting me up for life, bringing value outside of football. I felt like it was harder for other agencies to pitch that family feel when they were working with 30 or 40 guys.

Saquon Barkley
Running back, Penn State

Barkley is the top-rated player on Mel Kiper's 'Big Board,' ran for 1,271 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns in his junior campaign. 

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