Drew Allar Signs with Penn State
Five-star quarterback from Medina, Ohio, Drew Allar, signs with Penn State Wednesday morning. Early signing day is like Christmas morning for college football fans and Nittany Lion fans are no different. A thing that is important to Penn State is recruiting young men that are a good cultural fit with high character. Playing well on the field is important, but so is a young man with good character. Allar has both. The six-foot-four-inch, 228-pound prospect is the third-ranked player in 2022, ranking first at quarterback and in Ohio according to 247Sports.
The Penn State quarterback position is thin but will be full of young talent in January. Sean Clifford stated this week that he will be returning to Happy Valley for his sixth year. Further, former backup Ta’Quan Roberson has announced that he will transfer. That leaves Christian Veilleux as the other quarterback on the Penn State roster with game experience. Allar plans to enroll at Penn State in January to hit the ground running. He was named Ohio’s Mr. Football for 2021, awarded to the top high school football player in the state. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow earned the honor in 2014. He has also been named to the All-American Bowl and Elite 11 Finals.
Allar committed to Penn State in March 2021 before an offer from Ohio State in September 2021. He received over 20 offers, including from Notre Dame, Michigan, Tennessee, and Pitt. Allar threw for 4,443 yards and 48 touchdowns in 2021. He only threw seven interceptions and rushed for nine more scores.
Scouts compare Allar to Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills. He is built like an old-school quarterback. Has pocket presence, but can work on the move. In addition, he has the arm strength and velocity to hit receivers all over the field. It will be hard for Penn State to keep him off the field early.
— Drew Allar (@AllarDrew) June 28, 2021