Poe Set for Busy Camp Schedule

We've talked a lot about the loaded 2015 quarterback class out West and one more name to watch closely this fall is Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral signal caller M.C. Poe.

M.C. Poe played behind LSU signee Hayden Rettig last year so he's not the household name several other current sophomores are. He has looked very good at several spring 7 on 7 tournaments and Cathedral just won a big tournament at Fresno State last weekend.

"He was incredible," Phantoms coach Kevin Pearson said. "He's so advanced for a sophomore and his command of the offense is better than any quarterback we've had here at the same stage. He doesn't have Hayden's arm but he definitely has Pac 12 arm strength and he's actually ahead of Hayden in terms of his ability to go through his progressions and his understanding of the position.

"He's a very intelligent, has great feet and has a great frame. Last year, we had him on the head set and he was the one who would signal in the plays. So he was able to process the offense and all the checks and reads. I've never done that before but it has really helped him learn what we're doing and he picked everything up so quickly."

On the recruiting front, Poe is hearing from a handful of programs and has a busy camp schedule coming up.

"I already attended California's Camp last Sunday and that went really well," Poe said. "It was the day after the Fresno State 7 on 7 so my arm was a little tired but I thought I threw pretty well. I was in the top group and the OC, Coach Franklin, told me he liked me a lot.

"The Fresno State coaches said they liked me as well after the 7 on 7 event and told me they'll be watching me this year. This Saturday I'll be going to Tennessee for their camp and I have the UCLA camp on July 21st as well. I might go to USC's Rising Stars Camp too but our team is already playing in a 7 on 7 there so I'm not sure if I'll do both."

Poe said several programs including Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Fresno State, USC and Washington have been by the campus this spring.

"I'm trying not to worry too much about recruiting right now," Poe said. "Of course I see all the other sophomore quarterbacks getting offered but I haven't played as much as those guys.

"I'm looking forward to the season and I think once schools see me in the pads and get some tape, then I think a few could go ahead and offer. Like I said, right now, I'm not worried about it, I'm just enjoying playing and trying to get better."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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