Warrior QB attends junior day

Pittsburgh hosted their second junior day session of 2005 on Saturday (2/26). The Panthers hosted several recruits, including several WPIAL standouts. Penn Trafford quarterback Tyler Huether was one of the standouts invited to attend.

Zach Frazer, Pat Devlin, and Jeremy Ricker are the three junior quarterbacks who seem to get the most attention in Pennsylvania. Most fans are unaware that there could quite possibly be six or more D-1A quarterbacks in the state this year. One of the top gunslinger's in Western (Pa.) is Penn Trafford's Tyler Huether (pronounced: Heater).

Huether, 6-1 and 190 pounds, had a stellar junior season completing 127 of 209 attempts, for 2,209 yards and 21 touchdowns. He only threw six interceptions. Huether earned first-team All-Conference (Quad East), Pennsylvania Football News Honorable Mention All-State, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" honors as a junior.

Several teams have shown an interest in the WPIAL quarterback including, Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Boston College, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Purdue, Louisville, Kentucky, Akron, and Notre Dame.

Huether was scheduled to attend junior day programs over the weekend at Pittsburgh and Maryland. This spring he plans on attending the Nike combine at Penn State (4/30), the Adidas Elite Combine at the University of Pittsburgh (5/14), and the MSL Combine at Gateway high school in Monroeville (Pa.) on (5/7).

What attributes does Huether possess that make him an elite quarterback?

"I think I am accurate, I read defenses well, and I call most of my own plays or have the ability to audible at the line of scrimmage," Huether said.

There are still a few things Huether would like too improve with his game as well.

"I'd like to improve my running ability, I think I need to get a little faster," Huether said "I would like to improve my arm strength also."

As far as early favorites go, Huether appears to favor the local schools.

"I like Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Purdue, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa," Huether said. "I'd like to be closer, but you just have to weigh out your options."

PantherReport.com will have an update on Huether and other's who attended the junior day festivities.


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