Penn State Football commit Drew Allar headed to Elite 11 finals

One of Penn State Football’s top commits, Drew Allar, will take part in one of the premier quarterback showcases, the Elite 11

Penn State Football quarterback commit Drew Allar received another honor on Wednesday when he was named a finalist for the Elite 11.

Allar is one of twenty 2022 quarterback recruits who will take part in the competition that will take place at the end of June and run into early July.

The name Elite 11 comes from the competition organizers choosing the 11 quarterbacks who performed the best during it and deeming them as elite prospects at the quarterback position.

Numerous Penn State Football quarterbacks have taken part in the Elite 11 finals before, including Christian Hackenberg and Sean Clifford. Allar will aim to be the first future Nittany Lion to take home MVP honors from the competition.

Allar has had a wild few months and this invitation only adds to that. Less than six months ago, Allar was ranked as a 3-star recruit with not a lot of attention from big name programs. Since then, he had two college football blue bloods in Penn State and Notre Dame battle over him and saw his ranking explode all the way up to the 89th best player in the country according to 247 Sports.

The Ohio native has been a welcomed addition to the Penn State community since his commitment in early March. He is on pace to be the highest rated quarterback James Franklin has signed during his tenure in Happy Valley.

New offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich was a driving force behind Penn State’s interest in Allar and he was ultimately the reason Allar chose to come to Penn State.

Allar has a chance to further his development as a quarterback while at the Elite 11. It will also be an opportunity for him to increase his ranking even more and display the abundance of talent he has, while giving offensive recruits in 2022 and 2023 a reason to want to come to Penn State.