Andrew Luck: Star QB in the Making

Houston Stratford quarterback Andrew Luck may be the best pure passer in the state of Texas for the class of 2008. He has been lighting it up this season with pinpoint accuracy and a great arm. He already has two scholarship offers from Big 12 schools and more are on the way. Head Coach Elliot Allen talked about what his star quarterback brings on and off the field.

"He is a drop back passer that can run it out of the shotgun. He doesn't run a lot because he is such a good passer," Allen said. "He has a great arm and can make all the throws. The biggest thing he brings is his competitiveness and his accuracy. He completed 15 of 18 passes this past weekend for 314 yards and three touchdowns."

The 6-foot-4, 205 pound Andrew Luck runs the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds. He has all the tools to be a successful college football quarterback and is putting together an incredible junior season at Stratford this year. In only four games, Luck has completed 66 of 100 attempts for 1,079 yards and nine touchdowns. He has also added 134 yards and five touchdowns with his feet.

"He is an extremely high character guy," Allen said. "He is a valedictorian and is very well respected off the field. On the field, he is a warrior."

Just about every major college football program is all over this kid. He has already received offers from two Big 12 programs and many more are sure to follow.

"He has already been offered by Nebraska and Baylor," Allen said. "He is talking to a ton of them. A bunch are getting ready to offer."

The Texas coaching staff has been in contact with Luck as of late. He was in Austin last Saturday to check out the atmosphere inside Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.

Stratford High School has started the 2006 campaign 3-1 thanks in large part to the play of Luck. The Stratford Spartans take on the Aldine Mustangs this Friday night.

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