Penn State receives commitments from 4-star QB, nation's top-ranked kicker minutes apart
Penn State received two huge commitments within minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon, giving the program a huge boost with the 2021 class.
Four-star pro-style quarterback Christian Veilleux out of Potomac, Maryland gave his verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions on Wednesday afternoon after receiving offers from nearly two dozen programs on the recruiting front. But he wasn’t the only one to commit, as the nation’s top-ranked kicker Sander Sahaydak also verbally pledge to Penn State.
Both made announcements via Twitter on Wednesday. With the two additions to the 2021 class, Penn State is now up to 10 commitments for the cycle.
— Christian Vei11eux (@VeilleuxQB11) April 29, 2020
WE ARE!! 🦁 pic.twitter.com/IPZPm9Nr4m
— sander (@SanderSahaydak) April 29, 2020
According to 247Sports, Veilleux is ranked as the No. 15 pro-style quarterback in the 2021 class and is one of the top 300 prospects overall. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound gunslinger selected Penn State over offers from Clemson, LSU, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and UCLA, among others.
Veilleux’s evaluation from 247Sports tabs him as a good pocket passer with excellent mobility. He’s got an accurate arm and has solid footwork, though his throwing power could use a little work.
Sahaydak received the No. 1 ranking as a kicker from the Kohl’s Kicking Camp and brings a strong leg to Happy Valley. He has the ability to knock down field goals from 55-65 yards, which sets him apart from other kickers in his class. He held offers from Penn State, Army and Rutgers.
Penn State’s 2021 class now ranks 14th nationally and sixth in the B1G.