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The QB conundrum: How Clifford’s future will shape so much in years to come

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Sean Clifford

You can never have too many good quarterbacks. I want to start by pointing that out, because all of what you’re about to read could be a good problem for Penn State to have in the coming years.

Still, there could be a good bit of behind-the-scenes drama, for lack of a better word, with how everything plays out for the Nittany Lions at the quarterback spot.

Sean Clifford will be the starter this season. Everyone knows this. And most people probably know by now that Clifford will have another year of eligibility left after this year, thanks to the NCAA granting ALL players another year.

So, what happens if Clifford wants to stay at Penn State for two more years?

This is where a lot of dominoes ultimately could fall.

Let’s go through all the particulars here:

** Penn State received a committment today from 4-star QB Drew Allar from Ohio. If the top 10-rated pro-style quarterback does sign with PSU later this year, he would be the highest-rated QB recruit James Franklin will have signed in his tenure at Penn State.

** PSU also has a commitment from 4-star recruit Beau Pribula from York, Pa., for the class of 2022. So with Allar and Pribula, the Lions have two QBs committed in the same class, which is somewhat unusual, although not unprecedented during Franklin’s tenure.

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Ta’Quan Roberson

** QBs currently on the roster are: Clifford, the two-year starter; 4-star dual-threat Ta’Quan Roberson, a redshirt freshman; and 3-star freshman Christian Veilleux, who enrolled early this semester.

** Penn State may or may not go out and get a QB from the transfer portal

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