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Mornhinweg impressed with Penn State visit, decision near

Could Skyler Mornhinweg be the next big-time Philadelphia-area quarterback to head to Penn State?

Mornhinweg impressed with Penn State visit, decision near

St. Joseph´s Prep senior Skyler Mornhinweg could head to Penn State. (Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel/Staff Photographer)
St. Joseph's Prep senior Skyler Mornhinweg could head to Penn State. (Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel/Staff Photographer)

Could Skyler Mornhinweg be the next big-time Philadelphia-area quarterback to head to Penn State?

The St. Joseph's Prep senior has the Nittany Lions among his short list of finalists and is expected to announce his decision next week, a source close to Mornhinweg said.

Mornhinweg orginially gave a verbal committment to Stanford as a sophomore but opted out when coach Jim Harbaugh took the 49ers job. Stanford remains a contender, but Penn State, Tennessee, Alabama and Illinois have emerged as the leading candidates for the 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback.

Mornhinweg and his father, Marty, the Eagles offensive coordinator, took an official visit to Penn State last month. They met with coach Joe Paterno and his staff and came away very impressed with the program, the source said.

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The Lions have had previous success luring quarterback talent from the region when they bagged Pat Devlin of Downingtown East several years ago. That relationship, however, ended in divorce when Devlin transferred to Delaware.

Mornhinweg has been recruited by Penn State linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden.

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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