Furrha Talks GVSU Experience

Ann Arbor Pioneer QB Nader Furrha came to Allendale not knowing what to expect as he had never been to Grand Valley before. After spending a day at the campus for the Lakers' summer camp, we caught up with him to get his thoughts on his first brush with GV football.

One of the top performers at GVSU's camp last Friday was Ann Arbor Pioneer's QB Nader Furrha. The 6'0, 180-lb Furrha has received interest from several schools including Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and received an offer to be a preferred walk-on at Michigan.

His trip to Allendale this weekend was his first and he was impressed with what the school had to offer.

"It is really nice there, I liked the facilities better than [some MAC schools]," Furrha said.

The Lakers were similarly impressed with rocket armed quarterback who recently ran a 4.62 forty yard dash at Eastern Michigan. Furrha received good feedback from the GVSU coaches following the camp.

"They were nice," he said of the coaching staff, "they were telling me I could come there and redshirt a year and then be the guy."

Furrha did see the campus, but was unable to check out the new indoor facility saying, "I forgot to ask coach if I could go in." He should have an opportunity down the road though as he plans to make it back up to see Lubbers Stadium during game day.

"I want to [come up for a visit]," he said, "Coach Martin said he will find some way to get me up there for a game."

With a recent lineage of quarterbacks that has included All-Americans Cullen Finnerty, Curt Anes and current starter Brad Iciek, Furrha says the potent offense and the success the Lakers have had under center are big time plusses.

"They get quarterbacks that get into the NFL, that's a good thing," he explained.

As a junior, Furrha passed for 1537 yards, 16 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He also rushed for 531 yards and six scores.


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