Iowa Eying '13 Ann Arbor QB

Mason Sarosi won't sign a national letter of intent with a school until February of 2013. That hasn't kept programs from building a relationship with the talented signal caller from Michigan. Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe is among those coaches working on Sarosi. He talks about Iowa and the other schools from which he's hearing in this recruiting update.

Mason Sarosi isn't one to sit around and let things come to him. He's proactive, to say the least.

The 2013 quarterback prospect sends highlight tapes to coaches, lots of them. He reaches out to websites like Scout.com in order to get his further his name. It's all working well.

Of course, if he stunk, none of it would matter. Sarosi can play.

"I'm a pro-style quarterback but I'm also a pretty good athlete," the 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-hander said. "I'm not going to rush for 1,000 yards, but I'm good on my feet and can keep plays alive."

Sarosi, who hails from Ann Arbor, Mich., also plays hockey. Football will be his sport in college, however.

"I'm hearing from about 20 schools pretty consistently," Sarosi said. "They're from all over the nation, UCLA and Cal to Midwest to Boston College in the East."

Sarosi is speaking Iowa. He'd like to make it to Iowa City for a visit or camp. He's planning on two or three camps and about a half dozen visits this summer, but hasn't set any dates.

"I've talked with (Iowa Offensive Coordinator Ken O'Keefe) on the phone," Sarosi said. "I get a good vibe from them. I think they're as interested in me as I am in them. They invited me to all of their camps, from the one days to the elite."

Sarosi visited San Francisco for spring break and spoke with coaches on the Cal campus. He also toured Virginia but did not meet with the staff at the school.

"I'm definitely going to Wisconsin, Northwestern and Notre Dame this summer," he said. "I'm not sure if those will be camps or they will be just visits."

Even though he won't sign a national letter of intent until February of '13, Sarosi is interested in making an early decision on college.

"If I'm lucky enough to get a few offers this summer, I would like to get it out of the way early," he said. "I'd like to be able to concentrate on my grades and my high school team."

Sarosi is looking to major in global business economics with a possible minor in language. He'd like to go into law and eventually practice corporate law.

Coaches are most impressed with Sarosi's consistent throwing motion, he said.

"I don't think I'll blow anybody away with my arm strength," he said. "But I think I do everything pretty well."

Like most signal callers, Sarosi is spending time focusing on improved foot work.

"I need more lower body strength," he said. "I'm trying keep working the legs. I've added about 20 pounds of muscle since last season."

Father Gabriel Richard High finished 10-2 last season, won its conference and finished second in its region. Sarosi split time between the varsity and junior varsity with a senior starting on the varsity.


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