Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Devlin officially to Delaware

Former Penn State quarterback Pat Devlin will officially be announced as one of Delaware's incoming recruits tomorrow, according to Delaware team sources.

Devlin officially to Delaware

Former Penn State quarterback Pat Devlin will officially be announced as one of Delaware's incoming recruits tomorrow, according to Delaware team sources.

Over a month ago, it was reported here that Devlin was headed to the Blue Hens. But the Downingtown native had not publicly stated so nor had the team confirmed his commitment. Delaware could not comment until Devlin signed a binding letter. He has done so and will start class next week. He will be able to participate in spring practice and will compete for the quarterback position in the fall.

Actually, Devlin is already living on campus and has participated in team meetings for a few weeks, according to a source close to Devlin. Delaware cannot set up an interview with Devlin because of NCAA rules, but he may be willing to talk tomorrow. I'm not sure if he would be willing to talk about his decision to leave Penn State in early December.

Devlin was the backup to Lions quarterback Daryll Clark during the season after a close competition for the position before the season. He was not happy in the No. 2 role, and with Clark back for another season Devlin was looking at another year on the bench.

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He came to Penn State a ballyhooed recruit out of Downingtown East. He set the Pennsylvania scholastic record for passing yards and was a Parade all-American. But he was redshirted as a freshman, hardly played as a sophomore and watched as Clark led Penn State to a Big Ten title as a junior.

 

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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