The early signing period for football prospects in the Class of 2020 is upon us, and Penn State is expected to bring in a larger-than-usual class throughout the day. On the Penn State blog today, I’ll be breaking down each of the signees. Here is my scouting report on the class’ lone quarterback recruit, Micah Bowens.

Penn State quarterback Micah Bowens

Penn State QB prosepct Micah Bowens. PHOTO BY PENN STATE ATHLETICS

Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
School: Bishop Gorman HS (Nev.)
Projected position: Quarterback

Rating: Four stars by ESPN; Three stars by and 247sports

Other offers: Arizona, BYU, Duke, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, West Virginia, Oregon State.

Projection: Bowens is a good athlete who does a lot of things that fit in with Penn State’s offensive philosophy. He runs the ball well and is comfortable in the open field. But, he keeps his eyes downfield for the big play at the same time. On deep throws, he displays nice touch and seems accurate, letting receivers run to the ball and make a play. He’s a consistent big-play threat who looks sound mechanically, even if his release can be tightened up a big. All that said, arm strength on the shorter throws into tighter coverage is a question. He’ll have to prove he can make all the throws, but Bowen will do no worse than provide good depth and some fresh legs at a position where the Nittany Lions will need them if quarterbacks continue to be a major part of the running game.