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Penn State football: Drew Allar’s arm is getting national recognition

Drew Allar has been recognized as one of the biggest arms in all of college football.

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Penn State Blue/White game; April 15th, 2023. Credit: Gracie Carella//Basic Blues Nation

We are eagerly counting down the final 99 days until the commencement of the highly anticipated 2023 college football season. This forthcoming season holds immense promise for Penn State football as it is poised to mark the beginning of the much-awaited Drew Allar era.

Allar, a former five-star recruit, showcased his exceptional skills during his limited playing time in 2022, and the upcoming fall is expected to witness his remarkable growth as he assumes the coveted position of QB1 for the Nittany Lions.

In recognition of his exceptional arm talent, Drew Allar has garnered well-deserved acclaim from 247 Sports, earning a spot among college football’s “biggest arms.”

Penn State football QB getting national recognition for elite arm talent

This week, 247 Sports unveiled its highly anticipated list of the top 10 quarterbacks with the most powerful arms in college football for the upcoming 2023 season. Among the esteemed names featured on this exclusive roster is none other than Drew Allar, who secured an impressive position at No. 7.

While some fans may argue that his ranking should be higher, I personally find it to be a commendable achievement considering that Allar has yet to start for an entire season. To be recognized as one of the top 10 quarterbacks in terms of arm strength is undoubtedly a testament to Drew Allar’s arm talent and holds great promise for his future endeavors on the field.

Here is what 247 Sports had to say:

“Notice the trend developing with former five-stars and strongest arms? There’s a reason Allar was the top quarterback and No. 3 prospect nationally in the 2022 cycle. This is the first time in James Franklin’s tenure at Penn State that he’s had a quarterback of Allar’s stature when it comes to velocity and arm strength. The Nittany Lions just hope concerns at wide receiver are figured out by the time this potential preseason top-10 team hits the meat of the schedule this fall. In limited duty as a freshman behind Sean Clifford last season, Allar showed glimpses of why his arm is considered one of the nation’s best.”

While we await the opportunity to witness Drew Allar’s transition into the demanding role of a full-time starting quarterback for the Blue and White, his exceptional arm talent has been widely acknowledged since his high school days. As part of the 2022 recruiting class, this talented young quarterback earned a remarkable status as a composite five-star recruit, securing the coveted position of the nation’s top-ranked quarterback and the third overall recruit in his class.

In just a matter of months, the stage will be set for Drew Allar to substantiate what Penn State fans and the coaching staff have long recognized: his arm stands among the best in the nation. The upcoming season promises to unveil his immense potential and solidify his reputation as an outstanding quarterback.



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Chris, a Penn State University student, founded Basic Blues Nation in 2022. He remains a co-owner of the website today. Throughout a six-year writing career, Chris has been a beat writer, a staff writer, an Editor-In Chief, and more, serving as a member of the credentialed media for a number of Big Ten schools. He has covered everything from non-revenue sports to CFP National Championship matchups, as well as some professional and high school sports.

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