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Central York standout sophomore quarterback receives more offers from Power Five programs

ROB ROSE
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  • Beau Pribula has received recent offers from Penn State and West Virginia.
  • Pribula now has six scholarship offers.
  • Pribula now holds three offers from Power Five football programs.

The list of NCAA Division I football teams after Beau Pribula just keeps getting longer, and more impressive. 

Central York High School's sophomore quarterback picked up a scholarship offer from West Virginia University on Wednesday night, his second offer from a Power Five conference and his fifth D-I offer. That was quickly followed by an offer from James Franklin and Penn State.

Pribula announced both of the offers on his Twitter site.

Penn State, of course, is the most popular college football program in Pribula's home state. James Franklin's Nittany Lions are coming off an 11-2 season in 2019, including a 7-2 mark in Big Ten action. They finished No. 9 in the final Associated Press poll. The Lions are the first top-10 team from the final AP poll to make an offer to Pribula.

West Virginia is a member of the Big 12 Conference, while Wake Forest University, which offered Pribula earlier this month, plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Pribula also holds offers from Old Dominion University (coached by former Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne), Temple University and Sacred Heart University. WVU, Wake Forest, Temple and Old Dominion are Football Bowl Subdivision programs. Sacred Heart is a Football Championship Subdivision school.

The 6-foot, 2-inch sophomore comes off his first season playing varsity quarterback, when he was 77 for 135 (57%) for 1,244 passing yards. He also rushed 62 times for 365 yards, averaging nearly 6 yards per carry. He scored 11 touchdowns.

Central York's Beau Pribula is hit by West York's Avery Handy during football action at West York Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Bill Kalina photo

Pribula led the Panthers to a 9-1 regular-season record, a York-Adams League Division I title and District 3 Class 6-A playoff berth.

West Virginia went 5-7 in 2019 in its first season under head coach Neal Brown. Before he joined West Virginia, Brown was the head coach at Troy University and spent time as the University of Kentucky offensive coordinator. 

Pribula will likely see even more NCAA D-I offers come his way after his junior season at Central York, which has a new head coach in Gerry Yonchiuk.

The Panthers' new leader is regarded as a talented offensive mind for quarterbacks and has been an instructor at the prestigious Manning Passing Academy run by the legendary NFL family that bears its name.

New Central York football coach Gerry Yonchiuk is not really an outsider to the program

In addition to Pribula, the Panthers return his top two targets from a season ago in wideouts Judah Tomb and Taylor Wright-Rawls. Tomb has also received interest from West Virginia. 

Reach Rob Rose at rrose@yorkdispatch.com.