Penn State has its 2021 quarteraback. Four-star signal caller Christian Veilleux has verbally committed to the Nittany Lions. He chose the Lions over offers from Clemson, Duke, and Tennessee.
Veilleux, a native of Ottawa, Ontario, has been one of Penn State's top targets at the game's most important position for nearly two years. He made his first appearance in Happy Valley back in June of 2018 for a camp. He returned a year later and earned his offer.
The VEilleux File
- Class: 2021
- Size: 6'3.5/201 lbs.
- Pos: QB
- School: The Bullis School (Potomac, MD)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★ (.9022)
- Composite Rank: No. 15 pro-style QB, No. 295 overall
In addition to the three other finalists, Veilleux held offers from LSU, UCLA, Syracuse, Louisville, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech. With Duke receiving a commitment from a quarterback prospect earlier in the month, this ultimately came down to the Nittany Lions and Clemson.
Veilleux has been a regular in State College over the last six months especially. He was on campus in November for Penn State's win over Indiana. More critically, he returned in early-February to meet new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kirk Ciarrocca. With recruiting visits shelved until at least June 1, that trip proved critical.
While he is ranked as a pro-style quarterback, Veilleux is plenty mobile. However, unlike true dual-threat signal callers, he primarily uses his athleticism to buy time for a solid, and very accurate throwing arm. His big 6'3 frame will allow him to add plenty of strength, and likely a little additional quickness, as he continues to develop.
Penn State's 2021 class now stands at 10 members and ranks No. 14 nationally according to 247Sports.