Neal Pawsat is one of many quality prospects who are coming out the the 2011 class in the state of Kentucky. Pawsat is probably the best pure quarterback in the state this year. "I think he throws the most accurate long ball of any high school kid I've seen," said David Buchanan, head coach at Mason County High.
"He's got tremendous ball velocity. He can throw the ball a long way. He's really got the intangibles and the leadership. Those areas are as important as his skill," continued Buchanan.
Pawsat also has good size for a quarterback at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. He'll need to get stronger at the next level, but he's well on his way to becoming an outstanding prospect. "He needs to work on his quickness and his foot speed," said Buchanan. "I think he needs to just get better overall. But he can make every throw and make them accurately," he continued. "He's very athletic. He's part of our basketball team and he's dunked on a few teams this year."
While he still has much work to do, he's an ever-improving prospect. "When he started out, he wanted to throw to a guy based on coverage. I got him to understand to throw the ball to the guy who is open after going through his reads," said Buchanan. "I think that was a big improvement. He has also great job in getting us into the right play at the line."
Pawsat doesn't currently hold offers, but that will change in the near future. "Off and on he's heard from Louisville and Cincinnati. Northwestern, Illinois, Texas Tech, and Kentucky have been in contact regularly. Everybody wants to see him this spring and summer. The big thing they want to see is his arm strength, in person."
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