Jack Seymour Running On At Penn State

As we creep closer to February 6th, and college football’s national signing day, recruiting news for Penn State has slowed to a trickle, at best.  With limited scholarships to offer, and mostly high profile targets left on the board, PSU has started to shift much of their attention to the 2014 class, and beyond.  However, those limited scholarships mean the staff is looking at any and all means to improve the roster and add depth with some diamonds in the rough.  They think they might have found one in Indiana quarter back Jack Seymour.

The 2-star prospect on Rivals had scholarship offers from Southern Illinois, Western Michigan and Ball State, but has bypassed the free rides to run on at Penn State, and jump into the quarterback battle, that is suddenly very deep.  Just last month PSU had only one quarterback on the roster, rising sophomore Steven Bench, and was scrambling to find a second signal caller just to work spring practice.  Since then, PSU has not only added an additional scholarship QB in JUCO transfer Tyler Ferguson, but also two additional run ons in Boston area native D.J. Crook, and Connecticut product Austin Whipple.  All three of those players have already enrolled at Penn State, and will compete with Bench this spring.  5-star All American Christian Hackenberg arrives this summer along with Seymour.

With signing day less than two weeks away, don’t expect much in the way of surprises, at least as far as the Nittany Lions are concerned.  About the closest thing to drama on the 6th could be Tyler Boyd, but all signs still point to him signing with Pitt, where he verbally committed earlier this month.

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Topics: Football, Jack Seymour, Penn State Nittany Lions, Recruiting

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  • Willie Green

    It’s encouraging that O’Brien is attracting high quality “run-ons” like Crook, Whipple and Seymour. And it will be interesting to watch these young men compete with the scholarship recruits. They have the same opportunity of earning the starting QB position as Matt McGloin did.

    However, even if Bench and Hackenberg prove to be the better QBs, Crook, Whipple and Seymour will benefit from learning O’Brien’s “system.” Looking longer term, this could lead to successful careers within the coaching ranks moreso than as NFL superstars.