Penn State Football: 2 Top 2026 QBs Visiting Nittany Lions This Weekend

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Penn State Football: 2 Top 2026 QBs Visiting Nittany Lions This Weekend

While top 2025 Penn State Football quarterback target, Matt Zollers, is still a week away from his final visit to campus before committing on April 4th, the Nittany Lions are hosting a pair of top quarterback targets on campus this weekend, 2026 quarterbacks Dia Bell and Troy Huhn.

Out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dia Bell is one of the top recruits in the country for the 2026 class according to On3, ranking as the number 2 quarterback and the number 14 overall recruit.

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Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions speaks with quarterback Drew Allar. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Bell’s visit was confirmed by Sean Fitz at On3 Sports for this weekend. In addition to his Penn State offer, the 6-foot-3 inch, 190 pound quarterback holds offers from national powerhouses Ohio State, LSU, and Texas, along with 22 other offers.

 

What Sets Dia Bell Apart for Penn State Football

Bell, a two-sport athlete that also plays basketball, is the son of a former NBA player Raja Bell who spent 12 years in the NBA. In 2023, as a sophomore at the American Heritage school in Florida, Bell passed for 1,929 yards and 20 touchdowns in 12 games.

The trip this weekend will be Bell’s third trip to Happy Valley, having previously visited for a camp last July where he received his offer and for a game last season against Indiana in October. Bell also visited Columbus last season for the Penn State Ohio State game as a visitor for the Buckeyes.

As Bell is only a sophomore, there is still plenty of time left in his recruitment and the staff will be looking to strengthen the connection with Bell, especially with new offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki, who was not with the Nittany Lions during Bell’s other two visits.

 

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Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin (Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Penn State Football Laying QB Groundwork

The second 2026 quarterback to get to campus this weekend is Troy Huhn.

Ranked 52nd overall in the 2026 class and the number five overall quarterback, Huhn travels to Happy Valley all the way from San Marcos, California.

The 6-foot-4 inch quarterback boasts 14 offers, including offers from Texas A&M, Texas, Oregon, and Notre Dame, in addition to the Nittany Lions. During his sophomore season in 2023, Huhn threw for 1,623 yards and 16 touchdowns. Unlike Bell, this will be Huhn’s first visit to campus after receiving his offer in September. This visit can go a long way to establishing Penn State Football on Huhn’s list and getting him comfortable on campus so far away from home.

By hosting both of these top targets this weekend, Penn State has set its sights high for the 2026 quarterback board, with a national focus on getting the top signal callers to campus.

With the recruitments of Drew Allar, Ethan Grunkemeyer, and recently Matt Zollers, Penn State Football is trying to establish itself as a top choice for elite quarterback prospects throughout the country.

With Allar leaving Penn State after either the 2024 or 2025 season, Franklin and staff are clearly looking to keep the competition in the quarterback room high for years to come with elite prospects.

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