Counter Intel: Drew Allar Picks Penn State, Evan Stewart De-Commits from Texas

By David Wertheim on March 13, 2021 at 8:56 pm
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Counter Intel is the smart Ohio State fan's look at recruiting action taking place within the Big Ten and top national programs.

Drew Allar Commits to Penn State

We talked last week about how Notre Dame fans weren't exactly thrilled with the team accepting the commitment of three-star gunslinger Steve Angeli over Ohio four-star Drew Allar.

Well, Allar didn't take much longer than Angeli to find his new home as he elected to end his recruitment and pledge to James Franklin and Penn State.

The Medina native is rated as the No. 205 overall prospect, No. 9 pro-style quarterback, and No. 9 player in Ohio in the 2022 class. He would be a reasonable prediction for Ohio State's 2022 quarterback had the Buckeyes not landed the No. 1 overall prospect Quinn Ewers.

As it stands, though, Allar will play against the Buckeyes and join a Penn State class that is currently ranked as the No. 5 group in 2022. Allar is one of two Ohio natives in Penn State's 2022 class, joining wide receiver Kaden Saunders of Westerville. 

Evan Stewart De-Commits from Texas

After being one of the first commitments of the Steve Sarkisian era, it now appears that four-star wide receiver Evan Stewart may have felt he rushed his decision and has decided to re-open his recruitment. 

Stewart is rated as the No. 40 overall prospect and No. 5 receiver in the 2022 class, so his departure is obviously significant for a Texas program that is trying to get back to being a national title contender under Sarkisian. 

Stewart, in addition to being a stud wide receiver prospect, is also a famous personality on the social media app TikTok, with 1.5 million followers on the app. 

Texas' 2022 class is currently ranked eighth and still features commitments from blue-chip prospects such as quarterback Maalik Murphy and wide receiver Armani Winfield

Kwan Williams Picks Boston College over Penn State

In a big victory for Jeff Hafley, 2022 three-star defensive lineman Kwan Williams picked Boston College over the Nittany Lions earlier this week.

Williams, a Maryland native, was projected to end up in State College, with all three 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions pegging him to commit to Penn State. He is rated as the No. 401 overall prospect, No. 31 defensive tackle, and No. 8 player from Maryland. Williams is exactly the player Hafley needs to land in order for Boston College to take the next step and compete with programs such as Penn State. 


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