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Penn State makes offer to JUCO quarterback Jake Waters, report says

Penn State has made an offer to junior college quarterback Jake Waters, several recruiting sites reported.

Penn State makes offer to JUCO quarterback Jake Waters, report says

Penn State has made an offer to junior college quarterback Jake Waters, several recruiting sites have reported.

The reports say Penn State quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher was in Iowa on Tuesday scouting Waters at practice. Waters plays for Western Community College, the nation’s top-ranked junior college. 
 
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback has put up pretty nice statistics through six games this season: 1,696 yards, 22 touchdowns and a 73.7 completion percentage. Waters, who did not receiver any scholarship offers out of high school, currently has bids from Kansas State, North Carolina State and Akron.
 
Waters might not be the only junior college player Bill O’Brien and his staff check out in the near future.
 
“We’ll be interested in recruiting and taking a look at post-graduate guys at prep schools and junior college guys,” O’Brien told reporters before practice on Wednesday. “The number one thing is they have to be good students and high character guys. That’s number one.”
 
Adding Waters for 2013 would give Penn State depth at quarterback, which the Nittany Lions need. Since Paul Jones left the program, Penn State has only one scholarship quarterback -- freshman Steven Bench -- on its roster returning next year. 
 
Five star quarterback prospect Christian Hackenberg is committed to Penn State. National signing day is on Feb. 6, 2013.
 
-Emily Kaplan


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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