BPN Goes 1on1 With TCU Recruit Casey Pachall

After throwing for 1,339 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2007, Casey Pachall is on a pace to throw a little over 2,000 yards with 30 touchdowns in 2008. Can he get there? BigPurpleNation.com goes one-on-one with the 2009 TCU recruit. If you don't have a BigPurpleNation.com premium membership you are missing out.

When most quarterbacks throw for 15 touchdowns in four games, their team is undefeated or close to. In the case of TCU recruit Casey Pachall, the Brownwood High School star's team is 1-3.

"When you look at our record you couldn't tell we are building as a team, but we are getting way better," said Pachall to BigPurpleNation.com. "I promise you we are getting better and when districts hit we are going to be ready to go. I feel we are going to be unstoppable."

After throwing for 1,339 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2007, Pachall is on a pace to throw a little over 2,000 yards with 30 touchdowns in 2008. Currently he is rated by Scout as the 33rd quarterback in the 2009 class, but with numbers like that there is a chance that he could go up.

Last week Pachall put up career highs against Liberty Hill. The senior threw for 478-yards with 6-touchdown passes. He also added one in on the ground. Yet, Brownwood lost 59-45.

"Going into the game we knew they were going to be a powerhouse and tough to beat. Right off the bat I made a big mistake which put us in a ditch," said Pachall.

Right now the secret to success at Brownwood might be closely rest with their play in the second and third quarter. In both quarters their opponents have out scored them.

"I have been disappointed that we have lost our focus in the second and third quarters. It has allowed teams to go up on us and get the momentum," said Pachall. "We need to keep our intensity throughout the entire game. That is what wins ball games. Who ever has momentum and wants it the most wins. There is no doubt that we are very capable of being the best. We have just to get it in our minds that we can be."

Pachall has not taken an official visit to TCU, but he could not be any happier with his decision to go. The 2009 recruit has been following the Frogs all season long including last week against SMU.

"I was pretty impressed. They are pretty solid," said Pachall. "We are going to give them (Oklahoma) a run for their money next week."

At 6'5, 190 pounds, Pachall runs the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds. He can bench press 245 pounds, and squats 385. He has a GPA of 3.2 and turned down offers from Notre Dame, Flordia, Nebraska, Arizona, Baylor, Houston, and Iowa State.

"Its very excited. I feel that TCU doesn't get the respect the deserve. They are a high power program that can compete with about anybody on the field. Right now I think they are finally starting to get some respect that they deserve. Hopefully this weekend they show against Oklahoma that they belong with the top dogs."

Look for more Casey Pachall updates from BigPurpleNation.com throughout the season.

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