PSU interested in 2016 QB Brandon McIlwain 

November, 19, 2012
Brandon McIlwain (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) stood in line, jutting out slightly so he could watch other quarterbacks throw some long balls.

Here, at Stanford's football camp, he would go on to impress a few coaches. But, for now, he just stood in line -- in shoulder pads, shorts and a helmet -- and watched. His friend impressed on-lookers by heaving the ball 53 yards, while numerous other fresh-faced signal-callers, most a year or two older, stepped up to show off their arms.

McIlwain said he smiled when he walked up to the drill. He dropped back and hurled the pigskin as far as he could, watching it take off in a spiral while others in line looked toward the blue sky in awe. By the time the football came down, chased by coaches in T-shirts, he knew his friend's camp-best 53-yarder could be in trouble.
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