With Drew Allar set to take over as quarterback for the 2023 season, Penn State fans are hoping that he can lead them to the College Football Playoff for the first time in program history.
As the highest rated quarterback recruit since Christian Hackenberg, the expectations are high.
While no one may have their eye on the incoming quarterbacks, the recruiting machine never stops. It’s also more important than ever to have good quarterbacks in the program so step in and produce at a high level.
Jayden Bradford, a four-star quarterback in the class of 2024 has narrowed his list to three schools according to Ryan Wright of Rivals.
Those schools are Penn State, South Carolina and NC State.
Bradford is originally from South Carolina, but is currently enrolled at IMG Academy in Florida.
The 6’0″ 190 pound quarterback is listed in the On3 database as a top 300 player and 16th best QB in the country.
Max Preps listed Bradford’s stats last season as throwing for 1,071 yards, 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions in nine games played.
The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine has projected a close race between South Carolina and Penn State to land the four-star. South Carolina is currently in the lead with a 48.9% chance to land Bradford, while Penn State sits at 36.5%.
This could prove to be an important signing for the Nittany Lions if they manage to get a commitment from Bradford. Their top quarterback target in the 2024 class is five-star Jadyn Davis, who is expected to sign with rival Michigan.