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JUCO QB Tyler Ferguson Commits to Penn State

One day after losing out on Iowa Western’s Jake Waters, Penn State has found its junior college quarterback in the form of Tyler Ferguson.

From Bakersfield, California, Ferguson decided to join the Nittany Lions last night in news first reported by Ryan Snyder of Blue-White Illustrated. The 6-4 190 lb. signal-caller spent this past season playing at The College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California where he threw for more than 2600 yards and 26 touchdown passes.

Ferguson’s ratings are all over the place. 247 Sports is the highest,rating him as a 4 star prospect while Scout gives him 2 stars. He is not rated according to the Rivals database. Schools including Akron, Florida Atlantic, and Houston also showed interest in Ferguson. It even appeared he was bound for Houston before an offer from Bill O’Brien after Waters’ decision to attend Kansas State made him reconsider his options. Ferguson had previously been visited by quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher and is expected to enroll at Penn State next month when the spring semester begins.

He will have three years of eligibility remaining after spending a season at the junior college level and will join rising sophomore Steven Bench as the only two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster until the highly touted Chrisitan Hackenberg arrives in the summer.

With only Bench, the Nittany Lions were one injury in spring practice away from a very scary situation. Depth is now less of an issue than it was a day ago with Ferguson’s decision to join the Blue and White.

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Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.


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