Latest DAWG News: Top Talented Five-Star QB Now Ready To Make Commitment After Georgia Visit

It’s decision time: Will Penn State football’s top quarterback, Matt Zollers, “stay” with the team?
The wait for Penn State football fans is almost over as they will find out on Thursday afternoon if one of the best high school quarterbacks in the country intends to play for them.

Top-10 quarterback prospect Matt Zollers will make his announcement at his Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, Pennsylvania, which is located about thirty miles northwest of Philadelphia. According to reports, he is debating between Pitt, Penn State, and SEC teams Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri.


During the 2025 recruitment cycle, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Zollers is rated as a 4-star prospect by the major recruiting sites. For instance, On.3 ranks him as the nation’s No. 3 quarterback and No. 17 overall prospect; 247Sports ranks him as the No. 6 quarterback in the country.

Amidst the Nittany Lions’ spring training, he paid his final recruiting visits to Penn State, Pitt, and Missouri last week. These were his last travels this week, to Georgia and Alabama.

During his incredible ascent at Spring-Ford last autumn, when he passed for a school-record 2,917 yards, 37 touchdowns, and just two interceptions, Penn State offered him a scholarship. Over the last two seasons combined, he has thrown 60 touchdown passes to just five interceptions.

He is thought to be Pennsylvania’s top recruit overall for this class.

Matt Zollers: The attractiveness of Penn State football

Since the Nittany Lions awarded him a scholarship last autumn, Zollers and his family have made the short drive to State College multiple times, which has allowed them to build a solid rapport with new coordinator Andy Kotelnicki and graduate assistant and quarterbacks coach Danny O’Brien.

Head coach James Franklin has made it clear time and time again how important it is to keep Pennsylvania’s top prospect “at home.”

Even though Miami Central, Florida’s Bekkem Kritza is a quarterback in the Lions’ 2025 recruiting class, the team’s staff is reportedly driving as hard as anybody in an effort to add Zollers to the roster.

Matt Zollers: The attractiveness of Missouri football
According to On.3 national commentator Steve Wiltfong, the Missouri Tigers, who finished in the Top 10 last season, might not be receiving the attention they deserve for their late-decision play. Kirby Moore, the offensive coordinator, and Eli Drinkwitz, the head coach of the Tigers, seem to have made an impression.

“With that coaching staff, Zollers has really clicked,” Wiltfong stated in a recent On.3 article. “Finished in the top 10 last year, loves the offense, and has a good chance of playing in the College Football Playoff this upcoming season.” When he’s in Columbia, he just has the best time.”

Matt Zollers: The attractiveness of Georgia football
Crucially, head coach Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs won Zollers’ last recruiting visit. Additionally, Zollers made a return visit, presumably having more time to spend with the Georgia players this time.

The nation’s top quarterback prospects are being pursued by the Bulldogs, an undefeated College Football Playoff force. On Thursday, Zollers will make the initial decision.

Matt Zollers: The appeal of Pitt football
Another in-state choice that has special familial appeal is Zoller’s older brother, a defensive tackle who plays walk-on for the Panthers.

For the foreseeable future, the quarterback position of the Panthers is also available. Only two games were led by spring starter Nate Yarnell last season, while Christian Veillieux, a former Nittany Lion, had trouble during his half-season rule in 2023. Eli Holstein, a true freshman transfer from Alabama, has joined the Panthers.

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