Penn State remains in pursuit of a 2018 quarterback, and the Nittany Lions very well may have found their guy, as Will Levis will be making the trek to Happy Valley to camp for the staff this weekend, according to Sean Fitz of Lions247.
Being from Connecticut, Levis was a little late breaking into the recruiting scene, but he’s made up for lost time during the spring and summer evaluation periods. After marking the highest SPARQ score in the country for a quarterback, the 6-foot-4, 222 pounds Levis landed offers at just about every place he camped — Iowa, Florida State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and UConn. He’ll hope to land another offer this Friday as he throws in front of James Franklin and Joe Moorhead.
Levis is an interesting fit in the offense. Ideally, the quarterback of Moorhead’s offense would have some wheels. While Levis did post a ridiculous 4.10 20-yard shuttle time, his 4.8 forty isn’t exactly blazing. Add in that he didn’t use his legs a ton in high school (152 rushing yards), and his mobility becomes a fair concern.
We’ll see what comes of Levis’ camp performance. There is something to seeing a quarterback in person, and running him through the gauntlet. Penn State has shown it’s being selective here, so if Levis does get offered, I think that would speak to his ability and — despite the questions — his fit.
How Many Stars? Five
247 updated their rankings Monday afternoon, and the time has finally come: Justin Shorter is a five-star. The New Jersey wideout made a big jump in the rankings, moving all the way up to No. 7 overall and being rated as the No. 1 wide receiver in the country.
Three other members of the class also find themselves in 247’s Top 100 — Nana Asiedu (No. 76), Ricky Slade (No. 80), and Zack Kuntz (No. 89).
And now, let’s check in on the former Penn State commits. Oh look, Justin Fields is the No. 1 overall player in the country. And would you look at that, Micah Parsons is No. 4. Man, isn’t that neat?
Links & Notes
- CB Trent Gordon told Land of 10 that he’s not shutting the door completely on other visits, but that Penn State is “on top.”
- It’s a VIP article, but Steve Wiltfong has a great rundown on Penn State’s potentially big July.
- Rivals ($) talked with Isheem Young, who discussed his final six schools. He’ll be announcing on July 18th, with the Nittany Lions being the heavy favorite.