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Top 2024 QB Prospect to Visit Penn State Football

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.


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.

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.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.