2011 QB Garners Interest From Boise State

Centennial HS QB Cody Kessler (Bakersfield, CA) is projected to be one of the top QB prospects in the 2011 recruiting class. He already holds one offer and is receiving interest from powerhouse programs across the country. Kessler took an unofficial visit to Boise State in early December and spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his trip to the Blue and his junior season in general.

Centennial HS QB Cody Kessler (Bakersfield, CA) is projected to be one of the top QB prospects in the 2011 recruiting class. He already holds one offer and is receiving interest from powerhouse programs across the country. "I have an offer from New Mexico State," he said. "Pretty much all of the Pac-10, Alabama, LSU, Duke, Utah, and Boise State are showing interest right now," he added.

Cody (6'2, 210, 4.77) took an unofficial visit to Boise State in early December as he watched the Broncos dominate the Aggies on The Blue. Kessler enjoyed watching Kellen Moore lead the Bronco offense up and down the field. "Kellen is great," he stated. "He doesn't look big at all. He can just make every throw. He has a strong arm and puts it where it needs to be."

The next day he attended the annual banquet held for the football program. "I was able to talk to the coaches that afternoon and we went to the award banquet on Sunday night," Kessler said. "I like Coach Petersen a lot. He said that night at the banquet that he wanted to give everyone an award. It was nice talking to him."

The 2009 season included a lot of ups and downs for Centennial. The Golden Hawks finished with a record of 9-5 and they went nearly a month without their standout QB due to an injury. "I was in a cast for four weeks," he said. "I rolled my ankle in game four. We ended up losing in the sectional championship against Bullard. Our RB fumbled the ball in the championship and the LB took it back for a TD. They scored again after that and we couldn't catch up. We just had a lot of injuries too," Kessler added. Cody still had a very productive season for Centennial even with the injury. "I threw for 2,100 yards and rushed for around 400. I had about 15 TDs passing."

The 2010 season is still a long ways away, but Kessler has some goals in mind. "I want to win a championship," he said. "We got so close and we've never won one. I want to be a good leader and do what I have to do to win."

The standout QB has developed a strong sense of leadership that began following his sophomore season. "I wanted to be the best leader I could be after my sophomore year," he stated. "I wanted to control the game and not force it. I think it's a lot easier to just throw eight yard passes and manage the game."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Cody Kessler.

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