On Friday morning former Penn State tight end Adam Breneman posted the latest edition of his podcast Next Up with Adam Breneman. In this episode, it was Penn State QB Drew Allar who joined him to share his experiences, goals, and life as a division one quarterback.
There were a few takeaways that I had from this conversation between the two, the first being Allar is super humble. During the majority of the interview, he speaks highly of his teammates, his coaches, and everyone around him. Breneman asked Allar “Who he thinks are some of the most underrated players who are going to pop off this season?” Allar quickly responded with “Dre and Trey” meaning KeAndre Lambert-Smith and Harrison “Trey” Wallace III who both play wide receiver at Penn State. It certainly felt like Allar had a lot of respect for both of these players and the work they have put in this summer.
Another takeaway from this interview was Allar’s willingness and desire to work on his body this summer. On the podcast, Allar mentioned that he wants to trim some body fat this summer and that he wants to be between 235-240 lbs when entering fall camp. Drew has some of the best pocket awareness I have seen in a young quarterback, but if he becomes more agile to climb the pocket more quickly, that will only add another weapon to his game.
It’s hard not to buy into the hype with the way Allar speaks about his family and his goals. Breneman asked Allar “How would you celebrate if you beat West Virginia” and Allar responded with “I’ll probably go to my parent’s apartment and eat some pizza. Then, get ready to watch film on Sunday.” Instead of going to a party, he would rather celebrate with his parents which is simply awesome to hear. At 19 years old, Allar is grateful for all of his parent’s sacrifices to help him get to this point. He even goes on to say that his why or his reason for waking up every morning is his family.
He also mentions how he isn’t big into going out for big social outings and how he enjoys playing golf in his free time. Allar is super mature at such a young age and you can hear his desire to be great. When he speaks about Penn State and Coach Franklin you can tell he is 100% bought into the culture, and he’s ready for the moment. I feel like after watching this interview that he will be a great ambassador of the Penn State brand for many years to come.
The more I learn about Drew Allar the more the fan in me roots for his success. He is a humble young man that is focused on football, family, and bringing a National Championship to Penn State. I cannot wait to watch his career unfold.