Penn State has set itself up nicely for the future at the quarterback position.

Last season when Sean Clifford got hurt, the Nittany Lions offense took a massive step back. Their depth at the position was lackluster.

2022 recruit Drew Allar just arrived on campus and 2023 commit Jaxson Smolik will be arriving on campus early to get a jump start on the likely 2023 quarterback competition.

A four-star signal caller per 247Sports out of Des Moines, Smolik made waves this summer with an appearance at the Elite 11 final and had offers from both Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

Smolik arriving on campus in January gives the Nittany Lions their third-straight recruiting class where a quarterback made his way to campus in January.