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Highest-rated Pennsylvania QB has Penn State in top four

Penn State is coming out of a weekend where they hosted their final Junior Day that welcomed multiple recruits from different classes to visit the campus and meet with the coaching staff.

Plenty of high-profile players were in attendance during the three events.

One of their most important visitors was in-state quarterback, Matt Zollers, who the Nittany Lions are heavily recruiting.

The 6’3″ 200-pounder is rated as a four-star and is the No. 6 overall player in Pennsylvania according to On3’s Industry Rankings.

Zollers is seen as an important recruit for James Franklin and his staff as there hasn’t been a priority quarterback in the state for some time. Landing him would be a huge win for the program.

His recruitment began to become national and he skipped the second Junior Day in Happy Valley to take visits down south.

However, that seemingly has not deterred him away from Penn State as he has included the Nittany Lions in his top four schools.

The three others on his list are Pittsburgh, Georgia and Missouri.

Zollers doesn’t have a frontrunner as of now according to Greg Pickel of BlueWhiteIllustrated. He was playing basketball for his high school in the winter and was waiting until after the season to take visits.

But, he does like the offensive set up that the Nittany Lions have, telling Pickel, “It’s great to have a coach that is just the OC and a coach that is just the quarterback coach, and both of them work very well together in developing quarterbacks.”

It will be very interesting to see how this process plays out.

Zollers is clearly a major target of Penn State. Them making his final four should allow them to push even harder to land a commitment from the four-star in-state quarterback.

Story originally appeared on Nittany Lions Wire