Sunday I spent the day at Rocky River High School testing at the Next
Level Combine. I have been attending Next Level combines since I was a
freshman in high school. Coach Ryan Nolan and his staff run a premiere
combine. They are always well organized and competitive.
Sunday I spent the day at Rocky River High School testing at the Next Level Combine. I have been attending Next Level combines since I was a freshman in high school. Coach Ryan Nolan and his staff run a premiere combine. They are always well organized and competitive. Next Level coaches interact and coach the players in attendance. I always walk away a better player. Next Level stresses the importance of not only being a great player but a great person.
This was my center, Cody Hickey’s first combine. He has been snapping the ball to me since seventh grade. Cody was able to work with former All-Pro offensive lineman, LeCharles Bentley.
I am happy with my testing as my scores improved from Steubenville. I ran my best electronic 40 time. This transitions me to my recruiting update for this week.
The big question…can he run? My junior season proves that I can throw (3,122 yards this past season is a pretty good number). My preference is to sit in the pocket and throw the ball, but I can run. In youth football, I was a running back because quarterbacks tended to hand off. Youngstown State, Ohio University and the Air Force Academy came to see me this week. Both OU and Air Force want to know if I can run. I am proud of my reputation as a pro-style quarterback but I look forward to proving that I can be more. Proving this has motivated me to improve my speed this offseason.
The Air Force Academy intrigued me. Playing in the Mountain West Conference in front of 60,000 people and serving our country is something to think about. I am proud that they are recruiting me.
Interest has picked up from the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova and Davidson this week. The offensive staffs like the way I play the quarterback position.
This transitions me to my summer season. Now I have to make the decisions on which camps to attend this summer. Last summer was for the experience and exposure, this summer is for real.
In a busy summer, time only allows me to travel to colleges that show serious interest. I will be there, throwing…and running!
Installment 1: Ashland
quarterback ready to take us on recruiting ride
Installment 3: Prom,
Vanderbilt, NIKE, Elite 11 and Boise State?
Installment 4: ESPN
Elite 11 camp, NIKE camp and more coaches calling