Penn State Quarterback Commitment Drew allar needed only half the job to deliver another memorable performance when his Medina, Ohio, high school team started their state playoff run last Friday night. Recently elevated to five-star status by 247Sports, the 6-foot-5, 228-pound senior racked up the points early against Shaker Heights in the opening round of the OHSAA Division I post-season competition.
Allar completed 13 of 17 attempted passes, totaling 252 yards and five touchdowns. He did this damage before half-time and eventually became a spectator as Medina put the finishing touches on a 54-0 win, which pushed the Battling Bees to 11-0 this season.
You can see Allar’s highlights in the video above. It was the third consecutive competition in which he had recorded at least five scores. At the end of Game 3 this season, he set a new career touchdown passing record in Medina County and has since buried the former top mark of 57.
Last month, 247Sports lifted Allar to a 98 (out of 94) and 12th overall (from 63rd) in the Top247 rankings. Texas standout Quinn Ewers previously led the QB rankings, but he reclassified for entry in 2021 at Ohio State. Allar defeated Clemson commit Cade Klubnik to become the new number 1 among position peers.
“When it comes to his physical traits, I thought Allar was unique to what we’ve seen in the NFL,” noted 247Sports national analyst Cooper Petagna. “He’s got a 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame and the way he plays the game, the tools are there for everyone to see with the strength of their arms and the play in the game. These are areas. where it continues to progress. we saw him with his improvement and his physical development as a passer got us excited about him. “
Allar entered the last offseason considered a three-star rookie before things took off, his bid sheet exploded and Penn State secured a massive entry in early spring. Notre Dame pushed ahead of her PSU pledge, and the State Buckeyes have since extended an offer following the Ewers’ development, but Allar has remained firm in his decision.
As a senior, Allar completed 65.3% of passes for 3,430 yards and 40 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He added seven floor scores along the way.
“I saw a lot of improvements between his junior year and his last year in accuracy and touch,” 247Sports National Analyst Chris Singletary said. “It was really the touch and the ability to throw in narrow windows. He looked better athletic in terms of movement, pocket presence and ability to escape rushing. He’s an ideal height, can throw out of the pocket on the move. He wasn’t a guy who was born and raised to be a quarterback, I think he only played the position for a few years. I think he is a bit like Sam darnold that way because Sam hasn’t always been a QB; he had played in other positions. “
An Elite 11 finalist this summer, Allar will end his All-American Bowl prep career before moving to the quarterback room at Penn State. He is one of the first two registrants expected at QB, with Beautiful Pribula, who finished an unbeaten regular season with Central York (Pa.) last Friday, totaling six touchdowns (three assists, three rushing).
Allar and Medina advance to the regional quarterfinals on Friday night, against Cleveland Heights.