This 6'2" 190, gunslinger from Fremont Ross H.S. (Ohio) has quickly racked up five offers. And after watching him last week at the Cincinnati camp it's become apparent why he has those offers. Opelt, the self proclaimed ‘underdog', has a big arm while maintaining pinpoint accuracy. This is certainly a prospect we will keep a close watch on in the coming months.
"So far I have five offers, from Toledo, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, and Kent State." "Cincinnati and Bowling Green are expressing major interest in me as well."
So does Opelt have an interest in the ‘Cats as well? "Yes, most definitely, the coaches want me and my parents to come back down to campus." "And I plan on coming down later this summer."
"Opelt has hit many stops already on the summer camp circuit. "I have been to Cincinnati, Ball State, Miami (Oh), Bowling Green, Toledo, West Virginia, and will go to Kent State, Ohio State and Akron as well."
Does Opelt have any favorites at this time? "No favorites right now, I still need to see all the campuses."
So what will be the most important factors in Opelt's decision? "The type of offense that's run will be important; in high school we ran a shotgun spread offense." So does that mean Opelt is ruling out any school that does not run the spread offense? "Not at all, I just want to find a place and a system I can be successful."
So how does Cincinnati fit into all of this? Do the ‘Cats have a shot at this self proclaimed underdog? "The coaches were great, they helped me a lot." " I left camp with so many new things that will help my game." "I learned the most from the Cincinnati coaches than anyone one else." "They mentioned they wanted me to come back to campus later this summer." "I am coming back for sure."
So how does he compare himself to the other quarterbacks in Ohio? "I am the underdog, a lot of people have never heard of me." "I think its fun, as for the others, I have no idea." "I don't get into all that; I am just trying to work on my game."
"Opelt also excels in baseball as well. "I play centerfield, I hit .411 this past year." "My summer baseball schedule is brutal so that's why I can't get back down till later this summer." Opelt plays for Underwood Orr, his traveling team. He has also made it clear that football is his number one sport. "Football is my favorite sport; I want to play football in college."
So does Opelt have a timeline on his decision? "I want to see all the campuses and find the best one for me." ‘So there is no timeline."
Both of Opelt parents are Bowling Green graduates and his sister attends BG as well. So will distance or family tradition play a factor in his decision? "Absolutely not, I don't really care; I just want to find the best place for me."
In the coming weeks we will have much more on Aaron Opelt, including a breakdown of his film plus a BearcatInsider exclusive video clip for our premium members. So stay tuned for the latest information on one of the most promising quarterbacks in the buckeye state.
Aaron Opelt: Underdog or Unknown?
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