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St. Joseph’s Prep QB Skyler Mornhinweg issues oral declaration to Penn State

Written by: on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


Skyler Mornhinweg first raised eyebrows when, in July 2009, he issued an oral declaration to Stanford prior to the start of his sophomore season of high school.  But after opening his recruitment back up, the Cardinal will not be benefitting from adding the services of the St. Joseph’s Prep High School athlete to its 2012 recruiting class.

Mornhinweg instead will be staying in-state.

Nearly two years to th day that he orally declared to Stanford, Mornhinweg, a 6’3, 215-pound quarterback for the Philadelphia Catholic League rep Hawks, issued an updated oral declaration to Penn State, according to national recruiting service  He made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.  The Hawk field general also had offers from Stanford, Alabama, Tennessee and Illinois after reopening his recruitment.

Rated as a three-star prospect and the #44 overall quarterback in the 2012 recruiting class, Mornhinweg becomes the eighth prospect in Penn State’s 2012 recruiting class rated as three stars or better, and is the third such prospect from Pennsylvania, joining Valley View tight end/linebacker Nyeem Wartman and Pennsbury offensive lineman J.J. Denman.

Mornhinweg is one of four Pennsylvania quarterbacks ranked among’s top-45 prospects at that position in the 2012 class., meanwhile, rates the Hawk senior-to-be as a three-star prospect and ranks him as the #29 player in the state.

Mornhinweg had a respectable junior season for the Hawks, leading the team to the Philadelphia Catholic League AAAA semifinals after connecting on 110-of-229 passes (48 percent) for 1,546 yards and 13 touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in a game seven times and for 200+ yards on two occasions.  He also added 83 rushes for 134 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, finishing as St. Joe Prep’s third-leading rusher.

For his career, Mornhinweg has thrown for 3,089 yards and 31 touchdowns, connecting on 208-of-433 passes (48 percent), throwing for 100+ yards 15 times and 200+ yards four times.  He’s also run for 496 yards and 11 touchdowns on 159 carries.

St. Joe’s Prep finished 4-7 overall in 2010, stringing together a three-game winning streak to remain in contention for second place in the PCL AAAA division.  The Hawks’ playoff run ended with a 27-19 loss to Roman Catholic in the PCL AAAA semis.

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One Response to “St. Joseph’s Prep QB Skyler Mornhinweg issues oral declaration to Penn State”

  1. eastbetterthanwest says:

    Good Job Penn State,this kid is a great ball player and I predict the best QB since Kerry Collins.