Late Bloomer emerging in Greenwich

Greenwich HS in Connecticut has produced some talented players over the last couple of years. Going in to this year, it had two known D-1 commodities in players such as Jonathan Meyers and Chris BiSanzo. But you may have to throw one more name in to that mix as they have a QB that is just starting to blosson.

Tucker Stafford (6'5 220) out of Greenwich, CT has big time size for a college QB. He has a strong pocket presence and can move while in the pocket. He has an arm that can stretch the field, as displayed in his highlight tapes. He is a leader, as his team is now 7-1. He makes good decisions and has solid stats, passing this fall for 1370 yards, 9 TD's to 3 Ints, while completing 61% of his passes. On a team that showcases Jonathan Meyers, who is down to the University of Florida and Virginia as his final two schools, Stafford definitely stands out. What Stafford lacks more than anything is playing experience, and more so than that, junior tape.

"I have always loved football, but I was always known as a competitor in was lacrosse. I have always been a leader in lacrosse. It has also helped me develop better footwork….In terms of football, I suffered a bit of a freak injury (muscular) in my leg last year that really did not let me push off and throw the ball. I had no velocity on my throws".

Eventhough Tucker missed out last year, he considers himself a player that could compete at the next level. "I went to the Peyton Manning camp last year and was spinning it very well. I knew there that I could compete at this level. I was also a 7-on-7 tournament in NJ in the summer, that I felt I did real well at. The competition was high and it brought my game up even higher".

Tucker does see room for improvement. "I am a hard working kid. I feel that with the more I throw the ball and the more I lead the team, the better feel I get for the game. I just need to continue with the reps. I also think that while I am pretty accurate and have a strong arm, the more I work out and throw the ball, the more I will improve from a timing and arm strength standpoint. I think I can make most throws, but I also have noticed the more I play, the better I get at making those throws".

Stafford currently stands at a 3.5 GPA and has a qualifying score on his SAT. "I am at a 3.5 now, but I want to get that higher. I was at a 3.2 and got that up to a 3.5. Now that I am a 3.5, I want to get that even higher., around a 3.7. Once you reach your short term goals, you have to set new ones, go even higher".

Stafford has been recently visited by Duke, Uconn, and Syracuse. He has recently sent Sr. film to schools such as Virginia, Boston College, and Rutgers.

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