Quarterback Impresses At MVP Camp

ACA quarterback Austin Grammer was impressive at Saturday's MVP Camp in Prattville.

Tuscaloosa, Ala.--One of the most consistent passers in Alabama in the last decade took a trip to Prattville on Saturday for the MVP Camp at Prattville High and showed why he's already receiving interest from several schools and has an offer from the Temple Owls. American Christian standout Austin Grammer put throw after throw on the money in Saturday's camp and said overall it was a great experience for him.

"The quarterback group was really deep," Grammer said. "I feel like I had a really good camp. There were four or five guys at the top in my opinion. I felt like I did a good job. It was a great camp. I liked how it worked. I learned a lot of things from the quarterback coach."

Checking it at 6-1, 205, Grammer isn't going to wow you with arm strength, but he possesses something that most young quarterbacks struggle with and that is accuracy and touch. It showed in his play as a junior last season.

Helping his team to a playoff run before falling to eventual champ Leroy just a few hours after the Iron Bowl, Grammer was almost perfect for the entire year with more than 2,500 passing yards and 33 touchdowns and just one interception. That came on his last throw of the year on a hail mary that was snagged by Auburn signee Sammie Coates. He also added 600 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

With numbers like that it's no surprise that he got some early interest from schools and one early offer from Temple. Moving from Florida to the Philadelphia school, offensive coordinator Scott Loeffler made the offer and Grammer said it's the first of what he hopes is several.

"Coach Loeffler called about a month ago and offered me up at Temple because he had just gotten there from Florida," Grammer said. "That was really exciting for me. I'm getting a lot of attention from Houston and Southern Miss as well. Houston is coming in this spring and I'm hoping they offer because I really like Houston."

In addition to those schools Grammer said he's also hearing from Clemson, Kentucky and Louisville as he prepares to finish his junior season. Saying he's hoping to attend several camps over the summer, Grammer noted there are some particular things he's hoping to improve before his senior season.

"I have been working a lot on my footwork," Grammer said. "When you get to college in a pro-style offense your footwork needs to be good. Everyday I have been throwing and doing my five and seven-step drops and things like that."

In addition to football, Grammer also plays basketball and baseball for American Christian.


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