Printz picks up UK offer

Kentucky has handed out a couple of dozen offers to underclassman prospects in recent weeks. One of those players is sophomore quarterback Eddie Printz Jr.

Kentucky has handed out a couple of dozen offers to underclassman prospects in recent weeks. One of those players is sophomore quarterback Eddie Printz Jr.

Printz played behind one of the quickest rising quarterbacks in the south, Hutson Mason. But last season he made his own mark. Printz's talents are apparent. He's been competing in Badger Sport 7 on 7 tournaments and has been a standout.

"We finished second in the Badger Sport Elite in Alabama and qualified for Nationals in Dallas," he said. "I threw 30 touchdowns in seven games. I won the quarterback MVP for the Elite 100 VTO Showcase. I also was mention as the top underclassman quarterback at the NFTC combine in Miami," he said.

He's shown a high level of skill and he's continuing to improve his abilities as the spring goes along.

"My strong points are my size, arm strength and accuracy," said Printz. "And I love to compete. I am trying to be more mobile. I have to improve my running game so I can beat defense with my feet and arm," he said.

Printz's father handles his son's recruiting and mostly keeps it under wraps. So it's difficult to say who has offered the younger Printz, but one offer than he can boast is from the Kentucky Wildcats.

"My dad keeps most of the college contact hidden from me because he doesn't want me to get a big head," he said. "I found out about UK because I heard Coach (Greg) Nord tell my dad and Coach Irwin (about the offer)," he said.

Printz is well aware of Kentucky and has many opinions and connections to the Wildcat program.

"Kentucky has a high powered offense that fits my style of play," he said. "They also have great coaches with very passionate fans. My dad's best friend went to UK and he is really cool and a very successful person," Printz said.

But for Printz it doesn't stop there.

"I know (UK signee) Nile Daniel from my 2010 7 on 7 team. He loves it there. Coach Phillips is a good friend of our Linebacker Coach, Butch Burden and he said he is a great coach," said Printz. "Tee Martin is a good friend of my Quarterback Coach, Ron Veal. My Head Coach, Jep Irwin, said Coach (Randy) Sanders is one of the best Offensive Coordinators in the country," he said.

But Printz has much more he wants to learn about the Wildcats in the future.

"I am looking forward to getting to know them a little better when I camp there this summer," he said. "My dad says UK is the first SEC school to offer, so I am very excited and honor. UK being the first means a lot to me. I camped at UK for basketball, but not for football. That will change this summer," finished Printz.


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