NoCal QB wide open

The Wildcats are pursuing a number of talented quarterback. One Northern California signal caller has the intangibles that they desire, but do the Wildcats have what he is looking for in a school? Although it is early, they very well could have what this prospect is looking for.

T.C Ostrander is a 6-2.5, 175 pound quarterback from Atherton (Calif.) Menlo-Atherton. Last season he threw for 1.305 yards and 12 touchdowns with just four interceptions.

Ostrander is a serious student and academics are a major lure for him. He carries a 4.0 and is looking at Ivy League schools and strong academic institutions like Virginia and Michigan. He is also still considering most of the Pac-10, including Arizona.

"I'm looking at Arizona," Ostrander said. "I'm still keeping them on the list. They are right there."

Although academics are a key ingredient, Ostrander is looking at other factors as well.

"Education is important," Ostrander reiterated. "Also temperature, weather is important. Size and location, also. I'd like a bigger school."

Ostrander was impressive at the Nike NoCal Camp and is an incredibly sought after quarterback. He has been working with a personal quarterback coach and got to work with quarterback guru Bob Johnson at the camp.

"It was exciting to work with Coach Johnson," Ostrander said. "I've heard great things about him and I learned a lot. It was cool to work with another coach."

Ostrander has good arm strength and footwork to go along with intelligence. He still feels like he has to work on a lot of the little things to go to the next level, but that the major components are in place. One thing that he does not need to improve is his academics. Ostrander carries a 4.0 GPA and scored a 1460 on the SAT.

Arizona has a lot of the ingredients Ostrander is looking for, but it won't be easy to lure the talented signal caller. Right now he is planning on Camping at Virginia, Stanford, Oregon and Washington over the summer. Although he did not signal out any schools when I interviewed him, he has listed Virginia as a leader in the past. He did note that the Nike Camp was good because, "it exposes you to a lot of schools."


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