James Franklin and Ricky Rahne have a further long run quarterback in the fold.
Micah Bowens — a 2020 a few-star twin-danger quarterback — announced his verbal motivation to Penn State on Tuesday evening.
Bowens is the fifth member of Penn State’s 2020 course. 3-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant obtained the ball rolling in November, starting to be the 1st 2020 prospect to verbally dedicate to Franklin’s method. 4-star Florida linebacker Derek Wingo chose Delighted Valley on Xmas Day, adopted by 4-star cornerback Joshuah Moten and 4-star linebacker Curtis Jacobs on Feb. 2.
All of all those players are ranked higher than Bowens. The Nevada indigenous is 247 Sports’ No. 712 in general prospect and No. 23 twin-danger quarterback in the place.
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Nonetheless, one of Franklin’s recruiting philosophies is to often indication at the very least one quarterback in every single course. Turnover at the posture is higher, especially presently with the transfer portal.
But Franklin will not have to be concerned about depth at quarterback in the coming many years. Tommy Stevens, the front-runner to land the 2019 commencing work, is out of eligibility pursuing the period. But redshirt sophomore Sean Clifford features a big arm, 2018 signee Will Levis impressed on scout team this previous calendar year, and 4-star potential customers Michael Johnson and Ta’Quan Roberson signed in December and enrolled early.
And in 2020, Bowens will be a component of Rahne’s QB home, assuming he stays true to his motivation. The 6-foot-1 passer experienced gives from the pursuing courses: Arizona, BYU, Duke, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ole Overlook, Oregon, San Diego State, UNLV and West Virginia. And when he arrived to Penn State for an unofficial pay a visit to on Feb. 1, he received an present from Franklin and his employees.
With five verbals, only 4 groups in the Major Ten have a lot more players fully commited in the 2020 cycle. Ohio State leads the way with seven, though Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin all follow fit with 6.