31southst wrote:Rock.O's evaluation of Walsh FWIW:Good kid, good athlete, good size. Average speed, slow release, strong arm. IMHO, he will end up at a different position. He was a good player in HS, but he was surrounded by other good players and all he had to do was distribute the ball, not carry the offense. He will be a solid citizen, but he was not even Ohio Univeristy's first choice at QB. And yes OU runs the spread read option. The same offense BC will be running. Lowrie will be Bordner's backup. They will recruit over Walsh in 2014.
As i said before Walsh's HS is in our league. My QB signed with Air Force Wednesday, and my back-up is a better QB than Walsh. Not a better athlete, but a better QB. He'll be a senior starter this year and he will end up playing in the MAC most likely, possibly low level BCS if he really lights things up.
BTW we have been running the read option as part of our package for at least 8 years. In my experience at the HS level we needed a different goal line approach and mentality so we would run a lot of 3 back stuff in the pistol near the goal line. All in all we had 7 kids sign D2 or above yesterday. That's a little more than usual for us. Air Force, Illinois, Miami were the headliners. Five more went D3 or NAIA.
Based on that description I think Walsh actually does make a lot of sense as a flier in a coaching transition class. He does not however warrant chasing off the best recruit in our class. I do hope I'm wrong though.
Not their first choice at QB? Walsh was the highest rated QB Ohio had ever gotten.