The 5-foot-11, 185-pound quarterback, and this year's Mr. Football recipient for Tennessee Division II Class AA, didn't take long to say yes to the Navy coaches after the offer was officially extended on Friday.
"Navy was the first school to start showing interest in me during my junior year of high school," Cole Euverard told GoMids.com. "They were intrigued by my duel-threat capabilities at quarterback. I can run, but I can also throw a little bit as well. They also liked the toughness I showed as a competitor on the field.
"After the offer came through on Friday, I talked it over with my parents that night then decided to call my area recruiter, Coach (Ashley) Ingram on Saturday to commit.
"The Naval Academy is a great school, one of the country's best. To be able to serve your country after graduation is, I feel, something special. And after serving my country, I'll be on a path towards a great career. I'm really excited about being able to play against some great football teams at the D-1 level.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for me. We're all very excited. I think my mom even cried a little bit and my dad's just very proud of my decision."
A two-year starter for his father, Marty Euverard, at Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA). Euverard threw for 1868 yards with 17 touchdowns against six interceptions. He added 768 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. For his efforts Euverard was named first-team All-State and All-Midstate and helped MBA to a state championship, their first in seven years.
"I learned a lot this season," he said. "I feel like I'm a better quarterback, that I did a good job of throwing the ball throughout the season. The thing I improved most in was just having confidence in myself and my ability to make all of the throws.
"We ran a lot of reads and jet sweeps with our offense. I'm not totally acclimated yet to running the triple-option, but once I am, I think it's an offense I'll do well in. I got to know Coach (Ivin) Jasper at summer camp. Even though it was just for a short time, I enjoyed our one-on-one time and feel like he's someone who I can develop under and learn a lot from.
"I'll be going in direct (to USNA). They're going to have one of the best quarterbacks in the country returning in Keenan Reynolds, so I'm going to use that first year as a learning experience with Coach Jasper and try to keep getting better."
Euverard quick to accept Navy offer
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