Decision time: Will Matt Zollers, a top national QB, ‘stay’ with Penn State football?


The wait is nearly over for Penn State football: It will learn Thursday afternoon whether one of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks plans to join it.

Matt Zollers, a Top 10 QB prospect, will announce his decision at his Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, Pa., about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. He is reportedly picking between Penn State, Pitt, and SEC schools Georgia, Missouri and Alabama.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Zollers is regarded as a 4-star prospect by the major recruiting sites during the 2025 recruiting cycle. He’s considered the nation’s No. 3 quarterback and No. 17 overall prospect by On.3, for example, and the nation’s No. 6 QB by 247Sports.

He made final recruiting visits last week to Missouri, Pitt and to Penn State, during the middle of the Nittany Lions spring workouts. His final visits this week went to Alabama and Georgia.

Could head coach James Franklin be landing a top QB from Pennsylvania? He hopes Spring-Ford High’s Matt Zollers picks Penn State on April 4, 2024. Here, Franklin talks with his players during Penn State’s Pro Day in March.

Penn State offered him a scholarship last fall during his remarkable rise at Spring-Ford, where he threw for a school-record 2,917 yards, 37 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He’s thrown 60 TDs to just five interceptions over the past two seasons combined.

He is regarded as Pennsylvania’s No. 1 overall recruit in this class.

Matt Zollers: The Penn State football appeal

Zollers and family have made the short drive to State College several times since the Nittany Lions offered him a scholarship last fall − enabling them to develop a strong relationship with graduate assistant and quarterbacks coach Danny O’Brien and new coordinator Andy Kotelnicki.

Head coach James Franklin has repeatedly talked about the importance of routinely keeping…

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Publish date : 2024-04-03 16:55:48

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