For one reason or another, Rivals.com wasn’t as high on Penn State quarterback signee Drew Allar as other major recruiting outlets were.
Allar is a five-star recruit in 247Sports’s composite rankings, the top-rated prep QB according to 247’s individual rankings and the third ranked player overall by the site.
ESPN.Com isn’t quite as high on Allar, giving him one fewer star and listing Texas A&M signee Carter Weigman ahead of him in the quarterback rankings. Still, ESPN has Allar as the No. 36 player overall, which is 35 spots ahead of where Rivals has him. Rivals also has five quarterbacks ranked ahead of Allar, and perhaps even more telling is that Allar had to move up 124 spots in the latest batch of rankings just to get to No. 71 on Rivals’s list.
Now, it looks like that site is starting to see more of what the other two see.
What have we learned this week @AABonNBC?
For one, Penn State QB signee Drew Allar is under ranked at No. 71 nationally.
— Rivals (@Rivals) January 7, 2022
On the second day of practices for Saturday’s game, the Medina, Ohio, native who was honored with the state’s 2021 “Mr. Football” distinction, caught the eye of Rivals national recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman, who listed Allar’s performance practicing for the East team as one of his Day 2 takeaways.
Spiegelman wrote that Allar is underrated at No. 71, and that he has a “fantastic deep ball” and “excels with off-platform throws.”
”He’s also calm from the pocket,” Spiegelman wrote, “and even more impressive on the move or buying time for his receivers.”
Spiegelman ended his spiel on Allar by writing that there’s “some shuffling to be done” at the top of the quarterback rankings.
“Allar put himself in the discussion in the next tier of quarterbacks in this 2022 cycle,” he wrote.