Penn State Football recruiting: Quarterback commits showing off

Beau Pribula (1) scrambles with the ball against St. Joseph's Prep (Image via York Daily Record)
Beau Pribula (1) scrambles with the ball against St. Joseph's Prep (Image via York Daily Record) /

Penn State Football has a good problem on their hands, both of their quarterback commits are really good.

The pair of future Nittany Lions passers showed out in recent showcases.

This past weekend, 3-star Beau Pribula competed at the Elite 11 Regionals in Philadelphia. Pribula had the third highest rating in the athletic combine, posting a score of 89.85.

Meanwhile, the other quarterback in Penn State’s 2022 class, 4-star Drew Allar, was showing off for talent evaluators.

Allen Trieu of 247 Sports was able to see Allar throw in person, and seemed to come away impressed.

"He is very comfortable with throwing sidearm or from other angles. He never really looks uncomfortable or awkward when making any pass even from unusual positions."

You can read Trieu’s full evaluation, and see the video of Allar he posted here.

The successful weekend for both commits should be music to the ears of head coach James Franklin and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.

With quarterback depth on the roster in 2022 a concern, Franklin and Yurcich need Pribula and Allar ready to go if needed. The reports from the Elite 11 and Trieu are promising from that standpoint.

Although both of the quarterbacks are talented, they have very different skill sets.

Pribula is more of dual threat quarterback, who can beat you with his arm and legs. He doesn’t have the strongest arm, but he is accurate and his running ability makes it tough for defenses to contain him.

Allar is taller, with a rocket arm. He beats defenses with his ability to make just about every throw, as Trieu noted. He’s not the running threat that Pribula is, but he can move around the pocket and make things happen on the run.

The fact that the two are unique from each other is a good thing, because it gives Yurcich options on how to run the offense and if something doesn’t work, they can pivot.

These two should continue to impress in the Summer and Fall. Their talents should attract offensive weapons in both the 2022 and 2023 classes to Happy Valley.

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