Jadon Brisendine: The Right Stuff

Multi-sport and incredibly talented student-athlete is looking to reach the same pinnacle as a quarterback as he has in a sport that doesn’t always come to mind   Airing it Out When we first heard about Jadon Brisendine of Vanden (Fairfield, Calif.) the thought was the title of the story should be “Airing it Out.” […]

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Will Hewlett breeds QBs on The Range

(Photo courtesy of Berry Evans) Home on The Range: Breeding College-bound Quarterbacks “Its a Northern California quarterback factory,” Scott Jimison, the father of Folsom (Calif.) Vista del Lago junior quarterback Matt Jimison, who threw for 3,238 yards and 37 TDs last season “Home on the Range” is the state song of Kansas, and while its verses talk […]

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Jonathan O’Brien: Under the radar

Farm town quarterback making big noise in the Big Valley Although he’s one of the top quarterbacks in the southern portion of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sac-Joaquin Section, it hasn’t been hard for Jonathan O’Brien of Hilmar (Calif.) to be flying under the radar. Since nearby Castle Air Force Base in Atwater was decommissioned […]

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Zach Simons: Go west young man

Backup to top QB in Wisconsin gets a start he only dreamed of, and a trip to the West Coast in April he really anticipates When you’re the backup to the Wisconsin Gatorade State Player of the Year, the only playing time sophomore quarterback Zach Simons of Xavier (Appleton, Wisconsin) usually got was in mop-up’s […]

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Hunter Triplett: Thrown to the Wolves

Sophomore named starter in Northern Nevada’s toughest league despite being undersized The big football team in the “Biggest Little City in the World” is the University of Nevada-Reno Wolf Pack, and wolves are known to roam the snow-capped mountains that surround Reno, however the kind of wolves sophomore Hunter Triplett of Earl Wooster of Reno […]

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Jonathan “JoJo” Hillel: Best back-up no more

Jonathan Hillel of Mount Si High in Snoqualmie, Washington, actually got more time at free safety on defense, and most recently as a starter on the basketball team, than he did last season at quarterback. Much like NFA standout Morgan Mahalak (Marin Catholic, Kentfield, Calif.), who received an offer from Oregon before starting a varsity […]

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JaJuan Lawson: Undaunted by the doubters

Oh Boy, were the doubters and the naysayers wrong about this New Mexico-bound star shown with his quarterback coach and mentor, and NFA Director of Player Development Will Hewlett JaJuan Lawson of Casa Grande (Petaluma, Calif.) has always been a quarterback and always wanted to be a quarterback from the time he began playing football […]

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Trent Banner: Young, tough and ready to start

Trent Banner: Young, tough and ready to start Despite not being able to do much in the way of workouts due to a broken fibula, Trent Banner of Foothill High (Palo Cedro, California) came into the OpC4 camp in early January determined not to let his lack of activity or the pressure of the camp […]

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Tyler DeSue: young but wants to lead

One of the other 19 quarterbacks from around the country that participated in the NFA’s first annual OpC4 camp held in Tampa from January 1-4, admirably called Tyler DeSue “a freak of nature.” The eighth-grader that many consider has the best all-around athletic package from the class of 2018 has definitely been turning some heads, […]

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Part II – Executing Your Off-Season Plan

Before beginning to put in work this off-season, you must look ahead to next season. Football is a game that consists of rapid changes in direction on the field, and off the field as well. These changes can vary from moving up in level of play, a philosophical change by coaches, or moving to a […]

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Introduction to Off-Season Planning – Part I

We are now far removed from the days where merely playing a second or third sport provided adequate preparation for the next football season. Now, athletes must strike a balance between their current in-season sport while still investing time and energy in sport specific training for their off-season sport(s). To achieve this balance, athletes must […]

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Nebraska QB Has Breakthrough Season

Bayard, NE – When Brandon Stuart began his junior season at Bayard High School he and his head football coach Philep Willey had high hopes for the season but it turned out to be much better than either expected. “Our offense really exploded this year.  I knew we had the potential to put big numbers up, […]

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