Meet the New Mids: Quarterbacks part II

GoMids.com continues its review of the incoming Midshipmen football freshmen. In this segment we discuss quarterbacks Troy Thompson, Will Worth and Nick Fabrizio.

Troy Thompson (5-11, 185) is a direct admit recruit who was a two -year starter at Hillgrove high school in Georgia. The dual threat quarterback with 4.6 speed in the forty-yard dash. He produced over 2,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards for a combined 24 touchdowns his senior year. Thompson earned honorable mention All-County honors. Thompson had offers from Harvard and Yale. Georgia Tech showed late interest prior to his commitment. This was Thompson's first year as the starting signal caller after sitting out most of his junior season with an injury, and he made the most of it taking Hillgrove to the playoffs. Thompson was named an academic All-American by Atlanta's In the Game magazine. A top student, he is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club, and an honor student in Spanish.

Troy Thompson II, nicknamed T2, has a very good accurate arm for an option quarterback. He can throw off his back foot and deliver the ball in some tight spaces. He can really zip the ball outside the hash marks which many option quarterbacks struggle to do. He is obviously mobile and can throw the ball on the move. Thompson is a quick, shifty runner with average speed. As a spread passing quarterback he will need time to learn the system and to play under center.



Will Worth (6-1, 210) is the younger brother of current Navy linebacker Joe Worth. Worth was a four year starter and a standout linebacker and quarterback at Newsome high school in Florida. He was named the Hillsborough County Offensive Player of the Year. Worth threw for 1,051 yards and 11 touchdowns. He rushed for 1,537 yards and 19 more scores. He led the team with 104 tackles. Worth started first as a freshman linebacker and then as a sophomore quarterback. In his high school career Worth produced over 5,400 yards of offense and scored 57 touchdowns. He chose Navy over interest from a few Ivy League schools. Worth is a very good athlete who could play on either side of the ball. He might end up as a linebacker like his brother.

Nick Fabrizio is an experienced option quarterback who committed after signing day in 2012. He was the third string quarterback at the Naval Academy Prep School last season. Fabrizio is a 5-11, 185 pound quarterback from Durant high school in Florida. In 2011 as a senior he rushed for 1,085 yards and scored 19 touchdowns while averaging 8.4 yards a carry. Nick completed 49 of 97 passes (50.5%) for 733 yards and nine touchdowns.

Fabrizio didn't see much playing time behind Mouton and Fish Smithson last season. Fabrizio's best attribute is as a runner. He is pretty fast and has the ability to accelerate in and through a hole. His arm strength is below average. Fabrizio played his football at the same high school that produced former Army quarterback Chip Bowden. Nick chose Navy over offers from Wofford, Citadel and Georgetown.



Next: A look at the new Mid Fullbacks.

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