Penn State Recruiting: 2009 Commitment No. 12—Curtis Drake

Paul SalmanSenior Analyst IJune 11, 2008

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, 6'0", 175-pound quarterback Curtis Drake, from West Catholic High School in Philadelphia, has committed to Penn State.

Dual-threat quarterback

Philadelphia (PA) West Catholic
Ht: 6'0"
Wt: 175 lbs
Forty: 4.49 secs
Bench max: 235 pounds
Class: 2009 (High School)

Drake had an offer from Northwestern and was getting interest from Georgia Tech, Maryland, and Wisconsin, to name a few.  He had largely made up his mind prior to yesterday's visit and says he feels most comfortable at Penn State.

Drake has quarterbacked the Burrs to two straight Catholic League Blue Division championships.

Due to his size, quarterback at the college level may be tough, in my opinion.

However, Penn State coaches have assured him that he would have a shot at playing quarterback.  He is also being considered at wide receiver or even cornerback.  With all the corners that Penn State already has for the 2009 class, it seems some will have to switch to the offensive side of the ball.

"I'd rather be a quarterback," Drake said. "But if I have the opportunity to get on the field faster as a wide receiver, I'm fine with that."

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