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Penn State Gives Hometown Quarterback Tommy Friberg A PWO Offer

Penn State players run out onto the field.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 18: Terrell Golden #4 and Maurice Evans #48 of Penn State celebrate as they enter the field before the game against Michigan State at Beaver Stadium November 18, 2006 in University Park, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Penn State football has had a pretty tumultuous off-season, after a 9-4 campaign that ended with a Citrus Bowl berth.

Five Nittany Lions are leaving the school early for the 2019 NFL Draft.

The deadline for early entrants came down earlier this week, and we now know that the team will be without a number of important players, including offensive guard Connor McGovern and running back Miles Sanders.

Both Penn State lines will see a number of new faces next season.

Transfers may be the bigger issue for James Franklin's program, however. The team could lose up to 11 players who are, as of now, in the NCAA transfer portal.

That all comes before we remind fans that three-year starter Trace McSorley is graduating, so whomever inherits that position will have to fill in for one of, if not the best quarterback in Nittany Lions history.

Penn State football may be adding to its depth at the quarterback position, with State College native Tommy Friberg.

On Wednesday, Friberg announced that he has received an offer to be a preferred walk-on.

If he joins the Nittany Lions, he'll have some familiar faces as teammates.

One of his teammates, four-star cornerback Keaton Ellis, is committed as a scholarship player in the 2019 class, while fellow State High quarterback Jaden Seider, son of Penn State running back coach Ja'Juan Seider, is joining as a preferred walk-on.

The post-McSorley quarterback room is going to be a full one. Tommy Stevens and Sean Clifford are expected to compete for the starting job, while four-star signal callers Michael Johnson Jr. and Taquoan Roberson are members of the 11th ranked 2019 class.