Kolar Talks About Unofficial Visit, OSU Offer

Norman (North), Okla. quarterback John Kolar and his parents made an unofficial visit last Friday to Oklahoma State. He spent time with head coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, was given a full tour of the football facility and campus, and had a dutch lunch at Karsten Creek. Kolar was offered a scholarship as one of OSU's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class.

"I really liked it," Kolar said of the day with OSU football. "It was a good experience. No, it was a great experience."

Asked if there was any negative he felt or spotted. "No, absolutely not," he answered. "It was impressive in every way, and I really enjoyed meeting with Coach Gundy and Coach Yurcich."

Some fans, even recruiting crazy fans, might not be as familiar with Kolar. With celebrated Alabama signee David Cornwell ahead of him at quarterback last season for the Timberwolves, Kolar started out the season at receiver.

"I started those games at the first of the season at wide receiver, but in my mind I was a quarterback," Kolar explained. "I was preparing after the last season to compete for the quarterback job and then Cornwell moved into the district.

"I was still practicing each week and we would switch off. I always wanted to be first team quarterback and quarterback was my main position, so when I was able to jump in there it worked out pretty well."

The 6-4, 190-pound Kolar stepped in this past season when Cornwell was injured and he proceeded to keep the Timberwolves offense in high gear. He actually threw for a better completion percentage and posted a stunning 15 touchdowns to 2 interceptions ratio that was the best in the state.

Kolar actually finished with 65 percent completions on 109-of-169 passing for 1,693 yards and the 15 touchdowns to 2 interceptions. He also ran 56 times for 287 yards with three touchdowns (5.1 ypc average). Before taking over for the injured Cornwell, Kolar caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown.

His most impressive game at quarterback came in the season-ending contest for Norman North as he completed 22 of 32 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff loss at Mustang.

Now with Oklahoma State being the first school to offer Kolar a scholarship, what is he looking for in a school?

"First, a good program and one where my relationship with the coaching staff is really strong and where I feel like I fit," Kolar explained. "I haven't decided what I want to study in school, but academics are very important, and it has to be a school where I feel comfortable overall."

Both his parents attended Notre Dame, his father for graduate school in Civil Engineering. His dad is now a professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

"My parents and I are all new to this (recruiting)," Kolar said. "We're working to figure this out and find the best way to go about making a decision. I am enjoying it and I really enjoyed last Friday at Oklahoma State."


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