Penn State hosted approximately 20 juniors over the weekend for a junior day, including two of the top quarterbacks on the East Coast.
Quarterback is a need position for the Penn State class of 2006. It only seems logical that the Nittany Lions would pursue the two prized Keystone State signal callers: Pat Devlin and Zach Frazier. Penn State brought both prospects in over the weekend for their first junior day program of 2005.
Devlin (6-3, 205, 4.7), of Downingtown East, has collected written offers from Rutgers, Virginia, Maryland and Pittsburgh. The Panthers offered Devlin just a few days ago. Did Penn State offer Devlin?
No, they did not offer me, Devlin said.
With no home basketball game Saturday, how did the coaching staff entertain the prospects?
They took us on a tour of the campus, we got to see the sights. We also had a chance to meet the coaching staff, Devlin said.
What was the best part of the trip to Penn State?
We had a lot of fun, they took us to the stadium for an ice cream social, Devlin said. The view from the suites blew my mind.
Devlin estimates that there were approximately 20 recruits on hand; surprisingly Devlin, spent a lot of time with one of the other Pennsylvania quarterbacks to whom he is often compared.
I hung out with Zach Frazer most of the time, he seems like a nice person, Devlin said
Devlin was named first-team Associated Press Class AAAA All-State, first-team All-Chester-Montgomery County. He Passed for 2,913 yards and 27 touchdowns as a sophomore. He completed 147 of 231 passes for 2,237 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior.
Frazer (6-4, 217, 4.8), of Mechanicsburg, recently received a written scholarship offer from Georgia Tech. He has been receiving interest from Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Miami, Michigan, Virginia, Notre Dame, Purdue and Penn State. Did the Nittany Lions offer while Frazer was on campus?
They didnt offer me when I was there, Frazer said.
What did Frazer like about his trip to Penn State?
I really liked the campus, we got to meet the coaching staff, Joe Paterno is a really nice guy, Frazer said.
Frazer also acknowledged having fun with Devlin.
Its a friendly rivalry, its not like we dont have plenty of schools to choose from, Frazer said. Unless we pick the same school and then theres problems, it will be a competition then.
Both Frazer and Devlin are planning on attending the Nike Combine at Penn State in April.
Frazer was named Associated Press Class AAA Player Of The Year, Mid-Penn Keystone Conference MVP and first-team Associated Press AAA All-State. He broke a state record for passing yardage in a season. He completed 262 of 405 passes for 3,674 yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions.