We Are! 4-star QB verbally commits to Penn State over Michigan, Notre Dame
Penn State’s 2022 recruiting class just got better.
On Monday morning, the Nittany Lions received a verbal commitment from 4-star quarterback Drew Allar out of Medina, Ohio. He becomes the eighth player in the 2022 recruiting class to pledge to Penn State. All of the team’s current commitments in the class have a 4-star rating.
Allar made his announcement with a post on Twitter.
“Growing up in Ohio it has always been a dream of mine to have the opportunity to play an compete in the Big 10,” Allar wrote. “With that being said, and after many great conversations with my family, I am very excited to say I’ll be committing to Penn State University! Thank you to Coach Yurcich and Coach Franklin for believing in me enough to give me the opportunity to play football for such an incredible program.”
— Drew Allar (@AllarDrew) March 8, 2021
Per 247Sports, Allar is listed as a 6-foot-5, 220-pound pro-style passer who ranks as the No. 10 player at his position in the 2022 recruiting cycle. He’s also listed as one of the Top 300 overall prospects in the class, sitting at No. 257.
During his 2020 season at Medina High School, Allar led his team to an Ohio Division I Region I runner-up campaign while throwing for 2,962 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior.
Nearly two dozen programs offered Allar during the recruiting cycle. He picked Penn State over other big-time programs like Michigan, Notre Dame, Ole Miss,Texas A&M, Washington, Indiana, Iowa and Iowa State.
With Allar’s commitment, Penn State jumps up to No. 5 in the national recruiting rankings. The Nittany Lions are still at No. 2 in the B1G, behind Ohio State.