Penn State’s stock may be on the rise in possibly signing a future star quarterback.
Bekkem Kritza, a current four-star recruit from Orange County, California, will be at Penn State for a visit this weekend, according to a post on his Twitter account, making the more than 2,000-mile trip to University Park.
I’ll be at Penn State university this weekend!!@coachjfranklin @Coach_Yurcich @adamgorney @SWiltfong247 @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/Z2hPCrpPsU
— Bekkem Kritza (@stretch2025) March 16, 2023
Kritza is a member of the Class of 2025 at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound signal caller is ranked within the Top 100 recruits for his class, checking in at No. 61 overall and the No. 2 quarterback.
While only a sophomore, Kritza already boasts five Division I offers on his resume, including Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas, Miami and Texas A&M. He has visited the likes of Ohio State, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana State, North Carolina and Southern California.
Kritza was a participant in the NPS National Combine and was named Most Valuable Player of the quarterback group, as well as taking part in the ESPN 300 Elite Underclassmen Camp.
Kritza attended Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado, where he had a standout freshman season prior to transferring to Santa Margarita. He threw for 3,192 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions, becoming the only freshman in the country to lead their state in passing yards, regardless of classification.
At Santa Margarita, Kritza completed 24 of 35 passes for 267 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while playing in five games this past fall.