Penn State Football’s top ranked backfield tearing it up in the playoffs

Medina quarterback Drew Allar throws a pass against Stow on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Stow, Ohio. [Phil Masturzo/ Beacon Journal]Stowfb9 11 20
Medina quarterback Drew Allar throws a pass against Stow on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Stow, Ohio. [Phil Masturzo/ Beacon Journal]Stowfb9 11 20 /

Two of Penn State Football’s prized commits in the 2022 recruiting cycle, quarterback Drew Allar and running back Nick Singleton are crushing the competition

Penn State Football’s 2022 recruiting class includes the No. 1 quarterback in the 247 Sports rankings in Drew Allar and the No.1 running back in the 247 Sports rankings in Nick Singleton.

While Nittany Lions fans impatiently await the arrival of this elite duo on campus, they have some business to take of in high school first.

Allar and his Medina High School squad are in the middle of a deep run in the Ohio state high playoffs. The Battlin’ Bees are 13-0 and will face off against St. Edward on Friday, with a trip to the state semifinal on the line.

Last week, Allar and Medina defeated St. Ignatius 27-14, with Allar going 30-54 for 386 yards and three touchdowns. For the season, Allar has gone 278-450 for 4,146 yards with 47 touchdowns and four interceptions with another nine touchdowns on the ground.

As for Singleton, his Governor Mifflin team is 9-0 and just defeated Warwick 63-35 in the first round of the Pennsylvania state playoffs. In the game, Singleton had one of the greatest playoff performances imaginable, carrying the ball just 15 times for 325 yards and seven touchdowns. Up next in the playoffs is a matchup with Spring Grove on Friday.

Penn State Football’s future bright with Drew Allar, Nick Singleton’s impeding arrival

These two are the offensive headliners in Penn State’s 2022 recruiting class, which currently ranks fourth nationally with 25 commits.

Fans are hopeful that these two elite prospects will be the ones to get Penn State Football to the next level and give the team one of the most dangerous offense in the nation.

Joining them in the class is another talented quarterback in Beau Pribula, whose high career came to an end last Friday.

Pribula and Allar will have one of the fastest wide receiver groups in the country in Kaden Saunders, Omari Evans, Tyler Johnson and Anthony Ivey.

Evans has been clocked running a 4.30 40-time, while Saunders and Johnson have both been registered in the 4.40’s.  Another target for the two quarterbacks will be a big-frame tight end Jerry Cross, who is listed at 6-foot-6 and 257 pounds. Singleton isn’t the only big-time running back in the class, as 4-star Kaytron Allen, a bruiser and tough runner, is also currently in the fold.

Penn State Football’s current offense has struggled, but this group may be the one to return the Nittany Lions to their explosive ways of 2016 and 2017.