STATE UNIVERSITY – There’s a clear headliner on the Friday night college football slate that has direct ramifications for the Penn State No.4 this season when the Iowa No.5 faces Maryland at 8 p.m. ET. The Nittany Lions will visit the Hawkeyes next week with a visit to see the Terps on the schedule. for later in November.
But if Penn State fans want to live a little further into the future, there is another option.
The signing of Nittany Lions quarterback Drew Allar is one of the fastest growing rookies in the country, and his team from Medina, Ohio takes on Mentor (Ohio) on ESPN2 at 7pm.
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Allar is a four-star rookie in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and he is ranked as the No. 4 player in Ohio, the No. 7 quarterback nationally, and the No. 92 player nationally in the class of. 2022. In the ranking of the 247Sports house, Allar is the No. 63 overall prospect.
Allar signed up to Penn State in March.
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In the first six games of the season, Allar has 129 of 205 passes (62.9%) for 1,977 yards and 20 touchdowns with just three interceptions. Medina is undefeated and Allar also leads the team with 198 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
“He will not only lead the offense, but ultimately he will be one of the leaders of the football program there,” Medina coach Larry Laird told PennLive earlier this year. “He just has what you call the ‘it’ factor, and he sure does.”
Medina’s offense has five players with at least three touchdowns, while wide receiver Jajuan Jackson averages 29.4 yards per take and Brennen Schramm leads in catches (36) and yards (533).
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Mentor has his own talent. Defensive lineman Brenan Vernon is a five-star rookie who signed up for Notre Dame in the class of 2023, and he’s the No. 27 prospect at home in his class.
Mentor beat Medina twice last season, including in the 2020 Division I, Region 1 championship game, according to The News-Herald.
When Allar and Medina come to an end, there will be more Penn State connections in action on ESPN2 when St. Frances (Md.) Kicks off in De La Salle, Calif. At 10 p.m. ET.
St. Frances includes three-star offensive lineman Andre Roye, who signed to Penn State in September, and four-star linebacker Jaishawn Barham, who visited Penn State last month, in the Class of 2022. Class of 2023 Safety Christian Garrett also holds an offer from the Nittany Lions.
St. Frances still has a significant amount of Mid-Atlantic talent and plays a national schedule, so there will be plenty of interesting players to watch out for until late Friday night.
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