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No Offensive Coordinator, No Problem, Penn State Football Lands Quarterback Commitment

Penn State Football added to its 2025 recruiting class on Tuesday with the addition of quarterback Bekkem Kritza.

The 3-star from Colorado picked the Nittany Lions over the likes of Colorado, Kansas, Texas A&M and Miami. He is rated as the No. 30 quarterback in the 247 Sports Composite.

The timing of this commitment is quite interesting considering Penn State currently does not have an offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach after Mike Yurcich was fired on Sunday after a 15-point effort against Michigan on Saturday.

Kritza did have this commitment date planned beforehand, but it’s still notable to see that the staff change did not alter his mindset at all.


Listed at 6-foot-5 and 182 pounds, Kritza will definitely need to add weight before playing Big Ten ball, but he has the frame to do just that.

When James Franklin eventually finds his new offensive coordinator, that individual will certainly want to do his own quarterback evaluations, so that will be something to keep an eye on.

Drew Allar may be gone after the 2024 season and the Nittany Lions are slated to bring in only one quarterback in the 2024 class, so a two quarterback class is 2025 is not out of the question at this point.

Kritza is the sixth member of Penn State’s 2025 recruiting class, which currently sits inside the top ten in the country. Obviously there’s a long way to go before this class ends and the upcoming staff changes could shape this class differently in the coming months.

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