Penn State Football opens the 2023 season with the highest expectations of at least the past decade, and Drew Allar gave a glimpse as to why those high hopes might be justified on the first day of training camp.
Allar, the former five-star and No. 1 ranked quarterback in his recruiting cycle, is the most highly touted signal caller of the James Franklin era, and on the first day of his first fall camp as the starter backed up the hype.
Despite significant turnover at wide receiver, Allar was seen throwing dimes on a drill emphasizing throws to the corner of the end zone, as you can see in the video below:
Drew Allar to Harrison Wallace III and Malik McClain pic.twitter.com/o0Acuyioa5
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) August 2, 2023
Franklin and staff did a nice job of getting Allar meaningful experience last season, inserting the true freshman into 10 games, in which he completed 35-of-60 passing attempts for 344 yards with 4 touchdowns, while adding one more rushing score.
Meanwhile, Allar is far from the only reason for so much optimism throughout Happy Valley.
WATCH Drew Allar throw to Nick Singleton on the first day of practice for Penn State Football pic.twitter.com/3IjI8xTN79
— Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman) August 2, 2023
While it’s only camp, the fact that Singleton appeared so sure-handed and quick with the ball in his hands triggers excitement for what could be to come for the Lions’ offense.
Singleton rushed for 1,061 yards with 12 touchdowns, while adding 11 receptions for 85 yards and one more score in 2022.
The duo of Allar and Singleton is a major reason why Penn State Football has legitimate Big Ten Championship and College Football Playoff aspirations in 2023.