Jake Waters To Decide Thursday

Following a weekend visit to Kansas State and an in home visit on Monday from Penn State head man Bill O’Brien, Iowa Western QB Jake Waters has made up his mind….on when he will make his decision.  The highly sought after JUCO quarterback will announce his college choice on Thursday.  Despite a late push by Texas, and a brief flirtation from Alabama, Waters is expected to heat to the Little Apple or Happy Valley.

Waters will be making a decision between the Wildcats, who boast an 11-1 season, Big 12 title, and Heisman finalist Collin Klein, and a head coach in Bill Snyder who has a long history of success with junior college transfers.  On the other side, the Nittany Lions are coming off an emotional 8-4 season, but are of course ineligible for post season play for the next three seasons.  Bill O’Brien’s NFL track record and coach of the year honors might be enough for the Nittany Lions though.

PSU’s quarterback situation is dangerously thin headed into spring practice and the 2013 season.  As things currently stand, current freshman Steven Bench will be the only quarterback on the Lions’ roster when spring ball opens in March.  Top recruit Christian Hackenberg will arrive on campus in the summer, but that gives State only 2 scholarship QBs.  Waters would enroll in January, and immediately enter into a competition with Bench for the starting spot, as well as open up a redshirt possibility for Hackenberg.

There has not been much indication which way Waters is leaning, but we will soon have an answer.

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Topics: Football, Jake Waters, Penn State Nittany Lions, Recruiting

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  • AP

    He really can’t go wrong with either school. ESPN is making it sound like he’s been leaning heavily one way the past few weeks, but then again it is ESPN.

    • PSUMatt2005

      From a purely depth standpoint, he’d be a great addition, but the rumblings about Bench make me optimistic even if Waters ends up elsewhere. It does, however, make QB a requirement for the 2014 class.

      • AP

        I think they need someone this year more than next. I believe Bench can be a good QB, but he’ll be a true sophomore next year. I’d like a starter with a little more experience and I’d also like a redshirt year for Hackenberg. If Waters chooses KSU, we likely get neither.