After a strong series last week against Purdue, Penn State freshman quarterback Drew Allar already had NIttany Lions fan excited. His first touchdown pass in a Penn State uniform on Saturday only added to that.
🦁 First career TD pass
🦁 First career TD catch
@PennStateFball freshmen @AllarDrew and @_realmar13 connect for the first time. pic.twitter.com/JK9foXEgnR
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 10, 2022
then, he threw another, this time showing pocket presence well beyond his 18-year-old age.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Penn State's got a good one coming in QB Drew Allar. 👀<a href=”https://twitter.com/AllarDrew?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@AllarDrew</a> x <a href=”https://twitter.com/PennStateFball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@PennStateFball</a> <a href=”https://t.co/uE36RwVnGn”>pic.twitter.com/uE36RwVnGn</a></p>— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) <a href=”https://twitter.com/BigTenNetwork/status/1568677811468255234?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 10, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Penn State Fans are loving what they are seeing
Make no mistake, a lot of Penn State fans are tired of watching four-year starter Sean Clifford play. Enter five-star freshman Drew Allar. He was the top-rated quarterback and third player overall in the 2022 recruiting class according to 247sports and has been compared to Josh Allen.
Allar, who played his high school ball at Medina High School in Ohio was a late bloomer as a prospect, and Penn State offered him when he was just a three-star. He shot up the rankings due to a good junior season and an excellent senior season. He stands at 6’5, 240lbs with good mobility and a rare arm
Expectations were obviously high, but has exceeded them already, and Nittany Lion fans are very, very excited.
Watching Drew Allar throw a football brings the most delicate and beautiful tears to my eyes
— Caroline (@_supcaroline) September 10, 2022
@exitkerb uses some Gen-Z slang to show his appreciation for Allar so far.
Drew Allar is HIM
— S (@Exitkerb) September 10, 2022
Bill Difillippo of Uproxx is one of those that see a lot of Josh Allen in the young kid.
told some bills fans allar gets compared to josh allen and after seeing that TD throw one of them went “yup”
— Bill DiFilippo (@billdifilippo) September 10, 2022
It remains to be seen if Allar will win the job this year from Clifford, but many Penn State fans want him to.