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QB Commit Jake Zembiec Invited To The Opening Regionals

One of Penn State’s prized commits will attend one of the most prestigious high school football camps in the country this offseason. Quarterback pledge Jake Zembiec (Aquinas Institute/Rochester, N.Y.) received an invite to The Nike Football Opening Regionals yesterday.

The Nike Football Opening Regionals is widely regarded as the premier camp available for high school football players, providing them some of the best coaching and training available. Players go through position-specific drills, where coaches and trainers offer them some of the top training knowledge, all with the goal of maximizing their abilities in an extremely competitive environment. The camp boasts a lengthy list of current and former NFL players who attended the camp during their high school days, with names like Chris Johnson, Calvin Johnson, and Tim Tebow.

Zembiec is not the first Nittany Lion to attend the camp. Christian Hackenberg also took part, reaching the finals of the Elite 11 Quarterback Competition, which is held for the nation’s top rising senior quarterbacks. Zembiec will be evaluated at The Nike Football Opening Regionals, where he will have the opportunity to land a spot in the Elite 11 Finals in conjunction with The Opening Finals.

The finals will be held July 5-10 in Beaverton, Oregon — Nike’s headquarters — where finalists showcase their talents on a monumental scale in front of the top names in recruiting, while competing against some of the best high school passers in the country.

It’s considered quite the honor to attend these camps, and the numbers seem to back it up. Thirty-five of the top 49 NFL signal-callers in 2014 attended either an Elite 11 regional or final prior to their collegiate careers. Considering Zembiec’s lofty status and skillset, it’s not too far-fetched to see Zembiec land a spot in the finals in Beaverton.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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