Penn State lands elite quarterback recruit for James Franklin's 2026 class

California native Troy Huhn has announced his commitment to play for Penn State. Huhn is a top ten quarterback recruit in the 2026 recruiting class, and is now the second 2026 commit for the Nittany Lions
Penn State quarterback Drew Allar and Penn State quarterbacks coach Danny O'Brien
Penn State quarterback Drew Allar and Penn State quarterbacks coach Danny O'Brien / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

Another James Franklin “#WeAre…Better” tweet means that Penn State has picked up another recruit, this time in the 2026 class. 

On3 Sports reported that Penn State has received a commitment from Troy Huhn. Huhn is a four-star recruit from San Marcos, California. He stands at 6-foot-4 and is ranked as the 10th quarterback recruit in the 2026 class by 247sports’ composite rankings. On3 has Huhn as the 6th-ranked quarterback and 60th overall-ranked player in his class. 

Greg Biggins, a National Recruiting Analyst for 247sports, composed a scouting report on Huhn. Biggins stated that Huhn is a “big, strong framed QB,” and is a “pure pocket passer and has one of the strongest arms in the class.” Biggins concluded with “it’s easy to see why he’s among the most coveted recruits in the ‘26 class.” 

At the quarterback position, Penn State seems like they are in a comfortable situation. Drew Allar will play at least one more season, then must decide if he wants to stay or enter the 2025 NFL draft, but that will depend on his performance in the upcoming 2024 season. Along with Allar, Penn State has redshirt sophomore Beau Pribula, and freshman Ethan Grunkmeyer, who will ultimately be competing for the starting job in 2025 if Allar departs for the NFL draft. 

With the commitment from Troy Huhn, it gives Penn State more flexibility and options as the program progresses through the next few years. It is a key pickup for Franklin and quarterbacks coach Danny O’Brien. Look for recruits to keep committing through this hectic time in the college football offseason.