The immediate future of the Penn State quarterback position firmly belongs to Drew Allar.
However, with the talent that he possesses, it wouldn’t be a shock if Allar isn’t at Penn State all four years and takes his talents to the NFL prior to graduation.
Just like pitching in baseball, you can never have too many good quarterbacks. That’s why offensive coordinator Mike Yurich and the Nittany Lions are on the recruiting trail searching for Penn State’s potential quarterback down the road.
On Tuesday, Yurich spoke with a prospect that caught his eye and went ahead and showed how interested Penn State is in him.
Yurich extended an offer to 2025 quarterback Will Wilson from Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound dual-threat quarterback also holds offers from Arkansas, Duke and NC State.
— Will Wilson (@WillWilson__) January 18, 2023
“Getting that offer from Penn State was definitely big for me,” said Wilson. “Getting an offer from a school like that, with the long history that they have, it was big. To have Coach Franklin want to offer me with the history that he has means alot to me.”
“Coach Yurich was the one that gave me the news. He told me that he liked what he sees from me and sees a ton of potential. But he did tell me that there’s more work to be done in order to improve my game, but he likes my potential and can definitely see me playing there. He told me that he would like me to come up there so that he could work with me more and take my game to the next level.”
In our phone conversation, Wilson tells NSN that he feels blessed to already be receiving legitimate interest from Power Five schools, despite only being a sophomore. While appreciative, Wilson realizes that his game, while strong in some areas, needs to get better and that’s what he plans on working on over the next two years.
“I’m a guy right now that can beat you with my arm but also with my feet,” said Wilson. “One area of my game that I improved on this season was being able to read opposing defenses better. As I started to get better with that and seeing what the defenses were doing, the game started to slow down for me, and it was easier to play ball.”
“Next season, I want to pick it up and be a better student of the game. I want to try and learn and know the game better. So, the biggest thing next season that I want to get better at is being a better student of the game.”
“I’m looking at all of this as a big blessing. Just to be in the position I’m in, I realize that a lot of kids don’t get that. Despite all of that’s happened, I need to keep going and not stay complacent. I realize that I need to do more, get better and find ways to improve my game.”
“It’s a relief having received these offers so early because in a way I can just relax and play ball but I’m not going to settle because I know that all of this can be taken in a split second.”
As far as upcoming visits, Wilson tells NSN that he’s already made visits to NC State, Arkansas and has plans for an unofficial visit to South Carolina this coming weekend and Duke on January 28. Wilson would like to make his first visit to Penn State this spring or this summer and participate in a skills camp.