Tyler Ferguson was all set to go to Houston, a JUCO transfer to the Cougars, and then Jake Waters chose Kansas State. Ferguson quickly withdrew his commitment, to consider the scholarship offer from Penn State and Bill O’Brien. Initial plans were for Tyler to visit State College, but by the following day, he had committed to the Lions, and was planning to enroll in school just a few weeks later.
Ferguson filled a huge need for PSU, as they were in danger of entering spring practice with just 1 scholarship quarterback, Steven Bench, and the regular season with 1 more (Christian Hackenberg) on the roster in the fall for the season. Ferguson’s commitment and subsequent early enrollment not only calmed a lot of nerves, but gave Penn State a pretty talented player.
Ferguson is a 6’5″, 210 lbs., with the arm to match the body, judging by the video below. Not highly recruited out of high schoo, due in part to a collarbone injury suffered that season, he enrolled at California’s College of the Sequoias. All he did during his first season at the JUCO level was throw for over 2,600 yards, and 26 touchdowns.
247 Sports rated Ferguson at 4 stars. In addition to Houston, he also held offers from Akron and Florida Atlantic.
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