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Written by: Billy Splain on Monday, August 3rd, 2020
— Beau Pribula (@beauprib) August 3, 2020
— Beau Pribula (@beauprib) August 3, 2020
With that announcement, Central York quarterback Beau Pribula has declared his commitment to Penn State. In his first season as a starting quarterback for the 77 for 135 (57%) for 1,244 passing yards. He also rushed 62 times for 365 yards, averaging nearly 6 yards per carry and 11 tds. The 6′, 2″, 200 lb quarterbacks offer sheet was impressive for a junior, with offers from Sacred Heart, Temple, ODU, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Penn State, Nebraska, Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia Tech. He’s the first 2022 quarterback to commit to Penn State.
Beau Pribula – Central York High School–>>Penn State
PFN: How long have you played football?
Beau: I joined my first organized youth football program in 3rd grade.
PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the Nittany Lions?
Beau: There are so many opportunities as a Penn State graduate. They have one of the largest alumni networks in the nation and are a highly-rated academic school. Not to mention the tradition, the incredible fan base, the great coaching staff, and the fact that I just love it there.
PFN: Why commit early/commit to them?
Beau: After talking it over with my family and coaches, I was very confident in my decision. There was no need to wait. I wanted to focus on my current team and the remaining years I have left with my teammates.
PFN: Who was your biggest influence at Penn State, who recruited you?
Beau: Coach Bowen had been recruiting me since my freshman year and he never let off the gas. He is such a great guy and was with me through the entire process. Coach Ciarrocca recently came to Penn State in December. We bonded right away and communicated face-to-face via zoom weekly since my offer back in March. Coach Frankin has been in contact with me and involved more than any other head coach. There were many Penn State coaches who made an impact on my decision.
PFN: What are they getting in player like you?
Beau: They’re getting a player with passion who is determined to help Penn State win. I consider myself a strong leader who can lead a team and my goal is to help win the Big 10 and National Championship. I am very excited for this opportunity.
PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?
Beau: The recruiting process was actually quite fun. I hear many guys say it is stressful, but I didn’t find it to be that way at all. I enjoyed getting to meet all of the coaches and learn about how they run their programs from the inside. It was a good learning experience for me and really helped me make my decision.
PFN: How did the Covid 19 pandemic affect your decision?
Beau: “The quarantine actually made it a bit easier. The coaches were more accessible and I spoke to many coaches often face-to-face on zoom more than I would have in a normal recruiting environment. This really helped form relationships quickly.”
PFN: What position were you recruited for?
PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?
Beau: I plan on majoring in Business.
PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?
Beau: Both of my parents really helped me a lot, but didn’t really tell me what to do. They would only ask me questions to keep me focused on what I wanted. They did a really good job of not giving their opinion either way. My brother, Cade, was also a huge help to me, since he had to make this decision not too long ago himself. I’m glad he was home to talk to through this process.
PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the Nittany Lion program?
Beau: I have been a Penn State fan since I can remember. Beaver Stadium is home to the greatest show in college football. There aren’t many places that can beat it. I’m very excited to represent my state and be a part of Penn State Football.
PFN: What are you most looking forward to while playing for Penn State?
Beau: I am most looking forward to being a part of winning a National Championship for Penn State.
PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?
Beau: I would have to say my Dad, for sure. I saw his love for football at a very young age. I instantly understood and developed the same love and passion for the game. He always made sure that football was fun for me and my brother, whether it was watching a game, playing in a game ourselves or practicing. He always made sure it was something we looked forward to and remained fun for both of us.
PFN: What is it you’d like all your high school teammates and fans to know about your decision that you might have a hard time saying in person?
Beau: My teammates are some of my best friends that I call brothers. Every teammate, from every team, has contributed one way or another to where I am today. I am thankful that I have two more years left to play football with my lifelong friends in front of my community that has supported us all so much.
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