Four-star quarterback Michael Van Buren out of Saint Francis Academy in Maryland has scheduled an official visit to Penn State Football for June 16th, according to Rivals.
The 6-foot, 175-pound quarterback led Saint Francis Academy to a 9-1 record and finished ranked 8th in MaxPreps Top 25.
Van Buren is a composite four-star quarterback and is the 11th ranked quarterback, the 128th ranked player overall, and the 3rd ranked player in the state of Maryland in the 247sports composite rankings.
— Michael Van Buren (@mike3k_) March 30, 2023
How Penn State Football Stacks up For Michael Van Buren
Van Buren has visited Penn State many times throughout his recruitment, including a recent visit in March and a visit last season for the Ohio State game.
The Baltimore product expects to commit to a school before his senior year. In December, Van Buren released a top 8 that included Penn State along with Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon, Maryland, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, and Cincinnati.
— Michael Van Buren (@mike3k_) January 17, 2023
Penn State Football is looking to add two quarterbacks in the 2024 class, with the quarterback room down to just three scholarship quarterbacks for the 2023 season.
Via Seth Engle at the Daily Collegian, Penn State head coach James Franklin mentioned in February that he would love to add “a little bit more experience and a little bit more age” to the quarterback room via the transfer portal, but also noted in other interviews that adding a transfer quarterback when your expected starter is a sophomore or younger is a tough sell.
Expect Penn State to add two quarterbacks in a recruiting class for the second time in three classes, after adding expected starter Drew Allar and expected backup Beau Pribula in the 2021 recruiting class.
James Franklin said he’d love to add “a little bit more experience and a little bit more age” to the quarterback room via the transfer portal.
— Seth Engle (@bigsengtweets) February 7, 2023