One of the visibly taller prospects at the Chicago area Elite 11, Rockford (Ill.) Boylan Catholic quarterback Demry Croft had a pretty good day.
"It went well, a couple balls went in the ground, but I am just working on my weaknesses like the coaches were talking about," Croft said. "I am going to carry this into the spring."
Croft stands a legitimate 6-foot-5, and weighs 180 pound, and is working on several things from his technique to footwork to ensure that his senior season is better than the rest.
"I learned to stay calm when things aren't going well," Croft said. "And then to leave my arm up when I throw the ball, I also learned a lot of footwork stuff today."
Croft is only a junior, and will head up one of the best programs out of the Chicago area next season.
"Heading into next season, it's senior year so it will be a lot of fun. But I want to win conference first, then hopefully we can make a nice run to the playoffs," Croft said.
Plus, Croft wants to make a name for Rockford ball.
"What makes it special is that we come out of no where," Croft said. "We are usually the underdogs most of the time. Teams never talk about us, we are normally in the shadows and we come out and teams are like 'where did they come from?' That is what I like about it, just trying to shock the state."
Recruiting is starting to pick up for Croft as well.
Plus, Croft recently returned from a visit to Illinois State.
"I was excited to meet all the coaches and get a feel for it, it is in state so just to see if I liked it," Croft said.