Max Sortell: Scouting Report

Kevin Ledford breaks down game film of Gopher commit, quarterback Max Shortell.

Max Shortell

QB | 6'4" 205

Bishop Miege HS

Shawnee Mission, KS





Areas to Improve:


At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Max has the size you look for in a QB and his mechanics are well ahead of the curve at this stage. He shows excellent footwork, both in his delivery and his ability to move within the pocket. Squares his shoulders to the target well, even when on the move. Good pocket presence and field vision. Can feel the pass rush and move around in the pocket while keeping his eyes down field. Very poised. Good arm strength, but needs to improve velocity on short and intermediate throws. Inconsistent release point can lead to issues with his accuracy. Displays good understanding and feel for the position and the ability to play within the scheme. Led Bishop Miege to the State Championship as a junior.

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