Sirmon and Lewis: Super Seattle QBs

If college football recruiters looking for quarterbacks that are difference makers have not yet made their way to Seattle, they soon will be. There are not one, but two up-and-coming QBs in the Pacific Northwest with NFA ties and incredibly bright futures. Meet Jacob Sirmon and Zach Lewis, who are both preparing for big sophomore […]

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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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How to get recruited

How to get recruited When you watch a college football game now days, it looks much the same as it did a decade or two ago. The players are bigger and faster, but the collegiate game goes rolling along. Getting to State U., however, has changed. Specifically, the recruiting process has become almost as difficult […]

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Brad Maendler back where he belongs

Brad Maendler back where he belongs After playing his college football at Bemidji State in Minnesota, quarterback Brad Maendler embarked on a career in sales and he’s risen to National Accounts Director for Corporate Visions, Inc. But when he started coaching his son’s youth football team, Maendler caught the bug. “I had so much fun […]

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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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Jacob Sirmon a big talent in Washington

Jacob Sirmon a big talent in Washington It has been a tremendous past few months for a bumper crop of NFA trained quarterbacks. Morgan Mahalak is headed to Oregon. JaJuan Lawson is going to New Mexico. John Wolford is headed to Wake Forest. Colby Moore is off to Kansas State. Austin Fort is going to […]

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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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Chip Bennett a college guru

Chip Bennett a college guru You can say this about Coach Chip Bennett – he is a dual threat. Not only does he have nearly 30 years of experience training quarterbacks, Bennett is equally adept at helping them get to the collegiate level. Let’s start at the beginning and follow Bennett’s football path. In 1984, […]

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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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