This Penn State Football Quarterback Prospect’s Recruitment Eerily Similar To Drew Allar’s
Penn State Football is still trying to find its quarterback for the 2024 recruiting class, but there’s reason to have faith in Nittany Lions offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich.
Yurcich is responsible for one the best talent evaluations we’ve ever seen Penn State pull off.
Back in the 2022 cycle, Yurcich identified 3-star QB Drew Allar from Ohio as a legitimate prospect. At the time, Allar only had offers from MAC schools and was not a highly sought after recruit.
That all changed when Yurcich offered him.
Power 5 schools from across the country started to show interest and the recruiting services did as well. Allar skyrocketed up the rankings to a 4-star and received offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Michigan and others.
It did not matter though, as Yurcich secured Allar’s commitment just two months later. Allar went on to be the No. 1 quarterback in the 2022 class and is now slated to start for Penn State this season.
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Now, fast-forward to the 2024 class, and Yurcich might be doing it again.
On April 20, Yurcich extended an offer to Ohio 3-star QB Ethan Grunkemeyer.
The 6-foot-2 quarterback held offers from the likes of Akron, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Northwestern, Indiana, Minnesota and Cincinnati before receiving one from the Nittany Lions.
Needless to say, Penn State Football has jumped to the front of the line in Grunkemeyer’s recruitment since entering the fray.
Penn State is still trying to figure out its quarterback board, but Grunkemeyer is certainly towards the top as things stand at the moment.
The next step is to get Grunkemeyer on campus for a visit, official or unofficial, before he makes any type of decision.
While Grunkemeyer likely won’t end up as the No. 1 quarterback in his class like Allar did, Yurcich extending an offer to another unknown 3-star from Ohio is giving plenty of déjà vu from Allar’s recruitment. The hope is that this recruitment ends just as well as Allar’s did for the Nittany Lions.