All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. Here is a profile of true freshman quarterback Beau Pribula.
Weight: 200 pounds
Hometown: York, Pennsylvania
Before Penn State: Pribula had an excellent high school career at Central York. Pribula became Central York’s first three-year captain and, as a junior, led his school to both its first district championship win and state championship game appearance.
Pribula led Central York to a second straight undefeated regular a season as a senior, but this time the team fell in the district semifinals. Pribula’s play earned him Pennsylvania Player of the Year honors in both his junior and senior seasons.
Pribula ended his high school career with a county-record 108 touchdowns. He committed to Penn State in August of 2020 as a three-star recruit.
Where he stands:
The hype surrounding Pribula’s commitment and signing to Penn State probably isn’t as strong as it’d normally be, simply because of Drew Allar.
Allar is a five-star signee, and a a five-star signee at any position, let alone quarterback, is going to have more hype than a three star.
That’s the case at Penn State. Allar’s talent and promise makes him, in the eyes of many, the future of Penn State football, and it’s not clear yet what that will mean for Pribula’s prospects.
As it stands, Sean Clifford will almost certainly be the starter Week 1 at Purdue and redshirt freshman Christian Veilleux will likely back him up.
If these projections hold true, Pribula and Allar will be behind Veilleux, and both will either be distant backups, or one will redshirt his freshman season.
A quote about Pribula:
“This is my 38th year as a high school coach, and Beau’s the best leader I’ve been around. He makes everyone around him better. He loves the chance to compete and brings something special to the position. He’s always finding ways to get better.” — Central York head coach Gary Yonchiuk