Penn State Football recruiting: Drew Allar big riser in ESPN 300

Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports)
Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports) /

ESPN recently updated their 2022 player rankings, and one future Nittany Lion saw a huge jump in his ranking.

Quarterback Drew Allar is now the No. 37 player in the country according to ESPN. His ranking places him as the third best pro-style quarterback behind Quinn Ewers and A.J. Duffy.

With the ESPN update, Allar is now the 140th player in the nation according the 247 Sports composite, which takes all of the three main recruiting services rankings into consideration.

Allar’s rise has been quite remarkable. Just two months ago he was a 3-star prospect with a composite ranking of .8628, he is now a Penn State commit with a ranking of .9435.

He is now comfortably the highest ranked quarterback that James Franklin has brought in, assuming he does in fact sign with Penn State.

Between a Summer full of camps and a senior season still to be had in the Fall, it is likely that Allar will continue to climb up the rankings. His next increase could come from Rivals, who still has him as a 3-star. A bump to a 4-star by them should push him into the top 100 in the composite.

Other Nittany Lion commits in the new ESPN 300 include:

OT Drew Shelton (64th)

WR Kaden Saunders (146th)

ATH Mehki Flowers (169th)

TE Jerry Cross (200th)

WR Anthony Ivey (240th)

LB Ken Talley (298th)

The only commit not included was quarterback Beau Pribula. Unfortunately, not being included dropped his composite ranking out of 4-star status, but he is still in striking distance to get it back with a ranking of .8892.

Between the updated rankings and other schools landing commits, Penn State has the No. 7 ranked class in the 247 composite.

Penn State has been quiet on the recruiting trail lately, but that should change in June when visits are allowed.