The Western team defeated the East team 34-14 in the All-American Bowl on Saturday. Despite the loss, the four recruits representing Penn State shined in Saturday’s game.
Drew Allar threw for both of the team’s touchdowns, one was on a beautiful deep ball to Texas A&M commit Deyon Bouie for a 30-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Then Allar showed his athletic ability by scrambling out the pocket and evading defenders and throwing off his back foot to another deep pass to Bouie. Allar showed poise in the pocket, but he did overthrow receivers on a few occasions.
Nicholas Singleton only had a few carries due to the East team falling behind but he was the 2021 All-American Bowl Offensive Player of The Year Award recipient. Singleton was shining all week in practice by salvaging broken plays and using his speed and vision and showed chemistry in the backfield with Allar.
Dani Dennis-Sutton was consistently getting pressure on Cade Klubank (Clemson) and Justin Martin (UCLA). Dennis-Sutton completely overpowered George Fitzpatrick and got a sack on Devin Brown, both of whom are Ohio State commits. He was using the swim technique and ripping inside to make offensive linemen and quarterbacks difficult.
Keon Wylie was not as highly regarded as the other three prospects and is switching from playing on the defensive line to a stand-up linebacker. Wylie was working all week with former 12-year NFL veteran Jeremiah Trotter all week to help with the transition. He did look a little lost at times during the game, but he showed promise by securing an open-field tackle on a wide receiver.
Allar and Singleton will be early enrollees in school as they will participate in spring practice, while Dennis-Sutton and Wylie will not be seen until fall camp.