Eubank Opening Some Eyes

While UCLA has a commitment from one of the best quarterbacks in the country, the prospect from Corona Centennial, Michael Eubank, still is considering UCLA, and has opened eyes to begin his senior season...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback Michael Eubank still sits on just one offer, from Northern Colorado.

With a few more games like the one he put together against Mater Dei on Friday, and that Northern Colorado offer could have some company.

Despite having great measurables, Eubank has lacked a lot of game experience, so he worked at just about every camp possible this spring and summer to prepare him for the Huskies season.

With Taylor Martinez off to Nebraska, Eubank split duties last year, but this year, he's the man for the Husky offense, and it's paying dividends on the field.

Now, Eubank hopes it pays off with recruiting.

"I've talked with Arizona State, Utah State and Idaho State the most recently," said Eubank. "And Oregon and UCLA told me before the season they wanted to see my first 3-4 games, and just see me in games. Teams wanted to see how I handled the offense as the full time guy."

Eubank said there are a lot of similarities to Martinez in his game, who had question marks coming out of Centennial, despite leading the Huskies to a 15-0 season and a state title.

"A lot of people didn't think Taylor could play quarterback, that he was more of an athlete, and now look at him," said Eubank. "They're saying the same thing about me, and I'm hoping for some offers because I think I'm showing that I can play quarterback. Taylor and I were a lot alike. I'm better at passing and he's just blazing fast, but we can do the other thing too. So I'm just going out each week and trying to perform like a D-I quarterback."

Eubank said that Oregon had seen some junior film, but wanted to get a better gauge of his talents offensively as a senior, so with one more non-league game, against a top team in Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral, he'll then have a good frame of work to present to college coaches.

"Oregon saw a little of me last season, and they are one of the schools who I think I'd really do well in their offense," said Eubank.

The 6-5, 220-pound Eubank has worked on his mechanics all offseason, despite not having a private quarterback coach, and the improvement is easily noticeable, considering where he was in February, more a physical specimen than a polished quarterback.

And while he admits he's still not where he wants to be as a quarterback, the work is being put in.

"I'm just doing what I can every day to improve and show I can be a big time quarterback," said Eubank.

He showed big signs of that over the weekend when he thoroughly outplayed Max Wittek from Mater Dei, a commit to USC.

"Max is a good quarterback, but I think I'm a good one too, so hopefully my game gets people to notice," said Eubank.

Eubank was 11-for-17 for 200 yards and two touchdown passes and ran for 180 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns, including an 84-yard touchdown run in the first series to set the tone for the game.

Academically, Eubank said he's in top shape.

"I've always worked on my academics just in case football didn't work out," said Eubank. "I wanted to be more well-rounded."

Brandon is in his sixth year with, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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