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Penn State Target, 4-Star QB Cutter Boley Picks Kentucky

Cutter Boley, a four-star quarterback who had Penn State in his top five, has committed to Kentucky, he announced Thursday morning.

Boley had Penn State as a finalist along with Florida State, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Kentucky was the favorite to land the state’s top player.

All seven of 247Sports’ Crystal Ball projections had the Lexington Christian Academy star picking the Wildcats. According to 247’s composite ratings, Boley is the top player in Kentucky. He’s also the No. 6 QB in the country and the No. 72 overall player from the 2025 Class. But those ratings will likely change. Boley is going to reclassify and join the 2024 class ahead of what will now be his senior season.

Penn State offered Boley last October, and he last visited the school in late April.

Boley told ON3Sports before his commitment that he feels he could fit in Penn State coordinator Mike Yurcich’s offense “very well.”

“Their tradition, their stadium, all that stuff is really crazy,” Boley said. “I really like coach Yurcich and coach (Danny) O’Brien. I also like coach (James) Franklin, and he can really lead a team. They’re going to compete for national championships every year.”

Despite missing out on Cutter Boley, Yurcich’s offense is in solid hands at QB for now, with former ’22 five-star Drew Allar projected to become the starter, and classmate Beau Pribula, a three-star, projected to back him up. Penn State also has three-star Jaxon Smolik signed to its ’23 Class.

Penn State has 13 players committed to its 2024 Class, and none of them are quarterbacks. Some heavy, un-committed Penn State QB targets from the ‘24 Class include four-star Michael Van Buren (St. Frances Academy), four-star Jayden Bradford (IMG Academy), four-star Maj Jones (St. Joseph’s Prep), and three-star Trever Jackson (Winter Garden, Florida.)

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