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A pair of future Nittany Lions starred on the camp circuit this past weekend

NCAA Football: Penn State Spring Practice Mark Alberti-USA TODAY Sports

NITTANY LION COMMITS SHINE ON CAMP CIRCUIT

Last spring/summer the COVID-19 pandemic stole the high school football camp circuit from players and coaches. With the national camp circuit back in business, a pair of Nittany Lion commits impressed over the weekend.

Mehki Flowers participated in the Under Armor regional camp in Baltimore. Working out as a wide receiver Flowers was named as one of the top participants at the camp by Andrew Ivins of 247Sports.

While Flowers did not take home alpha dog status he was named one of the ‘next five’ top performers on offense. Ivins reported that Flowers had the best catch of the day when he hauled in a touchdown pass on a post route.

Quarterback commit Beau Pribula also participated at the camp in Baltimore. Ivins was impressed with the zip that Pribula was able to put on his throws and also was complimentary of Pribula’s consistency.

You can read the entire breakdown of the even from Ivins here.

Speaking of Penn State quarterback commits, at the Elite 11 Regional in Indianapolis future Nittany Lion signal caller Drew Allar put on a show. The Ohio native showed why he is a top 100 prospect and one of top quarterbacks in his class by flashing tremendous arm strength and touch. Most impressively, he did it on a windy day in Indianapolis.

With his performance Allar was named the alpha dog of the event by Allen Trieu of 247Sports. While it is not official yet it is impossible to imagine Allar not earning an invite to the Elite 11 Finals later this summer. Allar has the ability to make any throw on the field and his release his effortless. He has the ability to put zip on the ball from any arm angle. His performance over the weekend even caught the attention of Sports Illustrated.

Assuming Penn State closes out in his recruitment and signs Allar he will be the highest rated quarterback to sign with the Nittany Lions since James Franklin took over the program. He will also be the most talented and gifted passer Franklin has signed at Penn State.

One of the biggest reason Penn State has not been able to make the College Football Playoff during Franklin’s tenure despite being close has been the lack of a truly elite QB (sorry, Trace). Allar has all of the tools needed to be that QB.

NEW 2022 RUNNING BACK OFFER

While the Nittany Lions are still looking for their first running back commit in their 2022 class, they will look to sign two running backs this cycle. Late last week JaJuan Seider extended another running back offer with all-name team candidate Major Everhart earning an offer.

Everhart attends Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas. The next step for the Nittany Lions and Everhart would be to get him on campus for a visit this summer. If that happens, as Seider has proven time and time again, you can not count out the Nittany Lions.

GEORGIA PUNTER SCHEDULES OFFICIAL VISIT

The Westminster School in Atlanta has been good to Penn State with punters in the past. Current New Orleans Saints punter, and arguably the best punter in Penn State history, Blake Gillikin is a Westminster alum. Westminster now has another highly touted punter in Alex Bacchetta.

On April 22 the Nittany Lions offered Bacchetta. With that offer they appear to have quickly become one of his top schools as the Atlanta native has scheduled an official visit to Penn State for the weekend of June 18.

Due to Gillikin the Nittany Lion coaching staff has a good relationship with Westminster. If the Nittany Lions push for Bacchetta, which it appears they will, he very well could end up being a member of their 2022 class.