Land O' Lakes quarterback Drew Weatherford is big, strong and smart. In 13 games this past season, Weatherford completed 162 of 249 passes for 2,645 yards with 39 touchdowns and six interceptions. The junior led his team to an undefeated regular season before falling to eventual state champion Palm Bay in regional action.
The 6-3, 200-pound Weatherford was named second-team all-state in Class 4A, not to mention the county and district Player of the Year. He's one of those unique talents who started his freshman season in high school. Weatherford obviously made a lasting impression on the Auburn coaching staff at the Tiges' summer camp.
"He was offered right on the spot at the Auburn camp last summer," Land O' Lakes head coach John Benedetto told TheTerritory.
"He's a great accurate arm and he's a great drop back passer. He stays in the pocket and he's not going to take off running scared. Drew will sit back there looking for receivers to get open and not being worried about getting hit."
Benedetto said other schools showing interest in Weatherford include Florida State, Florida, Miami, Penn State, Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Southern Cal and Washington. Weatherford, who grew up a fan of the Seminoles, attended the FSU-Notre Dame showdown at Doak Campbell Stadium last season.
When asked to compare Weatherford's style to any other quarterbacks he had seen, Benedetto said, "You can't compare Drew to anyone. He's Drew."