Free Story: Collin Klein a Keeper-Part 2

In the second installment of our look at Collin Klein, a 2008 K-State QB commitment already in the bag, we examine the potential he brings to the Wildcat Offense. We detail his strengths as well as cover the multiple formation/multiple set O he operates in high school. Not to mention how the QB recruiting situation is shaping up in the 2008 QB Class for the Cats, etc...

Collin Klein who checks in at 6-foot-6, 212 pounds(not to mention clock forty times in the 4.8-range) is expected to contend for the QB job once Josh Freeman vacates the starting QB position for the big bucks the NFL has to offer.

Having said that, lets delve deeper into the question of what exactly the Colorado QB brings to the table, or to the Wildcats, in the future. Running a very similar style of offense to the one Urban Meyer ran when he was the head coach at Utah, I can tell you that this kid is already demonstrating the ability to pick up a much larger playbook and execute well enough to expand it even further for his final season as a prep...

What else do we know about this kid's ability?

"I'd say I've got the arm strength to chunk it 65-70 yards," Klein breaking down his game for KStateFans.com said. "But (perhaps even more important) I've got the accuracy and the confidence to make every throw in our offense -- whether it's in our short passing game (i.e. flats, quick-hitting slants/hitches, swing passes, etc.), intermediate range-throws, as well as the consistency to get the ball to my receivers on deep routes. And, I've also got the ability to tuck it and run when there's nothing there, QB keepers/options, etc. We run a multiple system with a lot of different sets/formations."

I love the confidence oozing from the 6-foot-6, 212-pound field general. He comes across as a very confident kid, a competitor, a winner. Klein seemingly embraces the expectations and the level of performance required to challenge for a future starting QB job at K-State.

Back to the kind of offensive system the Loveland (CO) passer has studied, operated and executed in high school...

Klein said his offensive scheme has him lining up under center as well as in the shotgun, "mixing both about 50-50," before adding also that "we're extremely balanced when it comes to running and passing the ball as well."

"We're even going to open up the passing game a bit more this year by running some 5-wide/empty back sets and I'm excited about that," Klein continued, "Adding more variations (to probably what was already a relatively thick playbook for this year's Loveland offensive attack)."

Be sure to check out even more information regarding our interview with Collin Klein that will be a Wildcat Nation Members Only exclusive...

In that particular report (which will soon follow) we talk with Klein about how many quarterbacks the Wildcats are taking in this year's class not to mention what his take is on that (and needless to say you don't want to miss that). That kind of information is only privy to the Wildcat Nation Members Only forum where we continually divvy Die-Hard Wildcat fans recruiting scoop. As a matter of fact there is a plethora of recruiting scoop specific to K-State inside the Wildcat Nation Members Only premium message board, accessible simply by CLICKING HERE and is in fact where our Wildcat Nation Members Only reports originate from...


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