Louisville football is updating its summer roster to include many of the newcomers and freshmen for the 2011 season. The newest update includes most of the members of Louisville's 2011 recruiting class, the highest-rated class in UofL history. Along with official heights and weights, the roster...[details]
Notes: Prepped in California and spent two years at Santa Rosa (Calif.) Junior College where he was a backup quarterback and wide receiver in 2007. Was named California Offensive Player of the Year in '08 after completing 278-of-440 pass attempts (63.2 percent) for 3,842 yards with 39 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Also ran for 126 yards and four TDs. With the Cardinals in '09, started 7-of-8 games in which he played and passed 111-185-1,354-6-5 (60.0). Missed the first two games (back) and did not play against Arkansas State or West Virginia after spraining his left (non-throwing) elbow against Cincinnati. Started the first eight games of the '10 season and tossed 132-218-1,633-11-4 (60.6) before a thigh injury shelved him for the rest of the season.
Positives: Excellent size. Nice athletic ability for the position - can move the chains with his legs. Good footwork and can sidestep the initial rush. Throws well on the move to his right. Good ball-handler. Intelligent. Praised for his intangibles - tough, competitive and dedicated in the film room. Short-shuttle time of 4.08 seconds would have ranked first at the Combine.
Negatives: Average arm strength - struggles to drive the ball on a line downfield. Could stand to tighten up his throwing motion. Locks on to receivers. Takes some unnecessary sacks. Durability is an issue - missed 10 games in two seasons at Louisville. Relatively inexperienced -started only one year in junior college and 15 games at Louisville.
Summary: Missed the last five games as a senior and did not receive a Combine invite but showed well at his pro day and possesses workable size, athletic ability and intangibles. Lacks deep arm strength but has some upside and the type of makeup to be viewed as a developmental backup quarterback.