Wednesday, July 22, 2009
QB Chuckie Rooney
As Victor Sweet said in Four Brothers, "Damn! I like the way you do bidnesss!" In all of my columns, I am going to try and search for the unknown players who truly 'handle their business'. We all know of the Jeff Luc's, The Matt Elam's, and The LaMarcus Joyner's of the world. Here, you are going to get some damn good football players, who are, for some reason or another, rated as a 1 star players by the major recruiting services. Just wait and see...these kids are going to end up being the best players in the class of 2010. In the end, how do you want to evaluate a player? By stars, or by true evaluation? Let's do the latter.
For the purpose of sanity, I am going to go down the road here in sequential order, starting with QB. Not gonna' lie, QB isn't the most heralded position in Florida this year. No doubt there are a couple interesting prospects, but no one really jumps out at me. HOWEVER, after a little research, take a look at Chuckie Looney from North Marion High School in Citrus, FL. First of all, Chuckie? Is their a better name in high school football?! At first when I was looking through some kids, I passed him up because of his measurements. 5'10 154 is stick and bones type skinny, but when I took a look at his film I came to the following conclusion: If the kid can make all the throws, why should he be punished for something he can't control (his size)? Not only does he play against quality competition (i.e. Nease, Gainesville, etc.), at a Scout.com combine he ran a 4.63 40. Couple that with his arm (which from what I can see is certainly above average), I think he is a steal for a small D1, maybe even a mid-major. Check out the film and tell me what you think. Am I off base?
Posted by SF Football Coach at 9:42 PM