Mornhinweg Looking at Lions

St. Joseph's Prep standout QB Skyler Mornhinweg has officially re-entered the recruiting scene. The 2012 prospect has taken a step back from his commitment to Stanford and is now considering other options.

Top 2012 QB prospect Skyler Mornhinweg had been off the recruiting market for some time – until now.

Mornhinweg committed to Stanford as a freshman. And since then, plenty of things have changed for the talented signal caller.

Most notably? January's departure of former Cardinal head Coach Jim Harbaugh to the San Francisco 49ers.

The coaching change became the main catalyst for the Philadelphia QB to reconsider his early decision.

This time around, Mornhinweg is racking up more offers – including one from Penn State.

The Lions offered the talented 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect Thursday afternoon, adding to his impressive resume of several other heavy-hitting schools.

"I have other offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Illinois, and Stanford," Mornhinweg said of his recent recruitment. "I am keeping my options open right now, so we will see what happens."

So is he considering the Lions?

"Of course," Mornhinweg said. "I think Penn State is a great school and football program."

Wherever the Saint Joseph's Prep standout ends up for college, one thing is for sure – he is ready to make a difference on the gridiron. The son of Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, he grew up around the game.

"I just love playing football," Mornhinweg said. "There is nothing like playing in the last couple minutes of a close game."

He added, "You just have to trust your team that it works out. It's a great game to play."

Another thing he trusts is his judgment off the field, especially in an unexpected situation like his recent recruitment.

"I thought I was so lucky because I didn't have any other schools to worry about," Mornhinweg said of his initial commitment. "But I think it is good for me to look around at other schools."

And this time around, Penn State is definitely one of the schools in contention for Mornhinweg.

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