Penn State has plenty of youth on its side when it comes to the quarterback position. One of the newest pieces of the quarterback grouping in Happy Valley in the Class of 2024 is Ethan Grunkemeyer, a three-star recruit out of Ohio who committed to the Nittany Lions in May 2023.
Grunkemeyer joined a recruiting class that was already sitting with a top 10 ranking in the nation in late May, and he did so likely knowing he was not going to be asked to take on a major leading role for the offense by offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich any time too soon. Penn State has Drew Allar being broken in as the team’s starting quarterback for the 2023 season, and likely that will be the case for 2024, and perhaps 2025. If that is the case, then the three-star commit will have two seasons working as a backup learning how the system works and better preparing his body for being a potential successor to Allar down the line in a few years.
Here is a snapshot profile look at Ethan Grunkemeyer.
Lewis Center, OH
Offered on April 20, 2023
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Committed to Penn State on May 20, 2023.
Middle Tennessee State
After a great conversation with @Coach_Yurcich I’m blessed to say I’ve received an offer from Penn State University!! @coachjfranklin @DannyOBrienQB @OHSBravesFB @CoachBart11 @AllenTrieu @MickWalker247 @SWiltfong247 @OhioPrepsRivals @Mark__Porter @adamgorney @AllenTrieu pic.twitter.com/zuudc83Jvs
— Ethan Grunkemeyer (@e_grunkemeyer) April 21, 2023
'24 QB @e_grunkemeyer with a little zip on the short throw today at the Under Armor Camp💪
— Nick McGrail (@nick_mcgrail270) May 7, 2023
— Brad Maendler (@BradMaendler) May 15, 2023
— Ethan Grunkemeyer (@e_grunkemeyer) May 20, 2023