McGuire Throws for Wisconsin

Looking for his first scholarship offer, Franklin (WI) quarterback Sean McGuire has been busy going through workouts for a number of Midwest coaches, including Wisconsin on Thursday.

Playing quarterback and accepting all of the demands of the job, Franklin (WI) quarterback Sean McGuire has no problem constantly working on his game by throwing hundreds of passes to receivers.

He also has no problem with college coaches coming in an analyzing every aspect of his game to find out if he's worthy of a scholarship offer.

"I'm an under-the-radar kid, an underdog type, and I like trying to prove myself to other players by doing what I do," McGuire told Badger Nation. "Coaches appreciate that and notice that when they come in. When they come, I am in a good routine and I'm ready to get going."

With head coach Gary Andersen unable to travel and offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig unable to attend, secondary coach Ben Strickland came armed with a video camera to tape Thursday's workout and watch McGuire go through his drills to relay that information to the coaches.

"It went real well," said McGuire. "I threw routes for probably an hour. It was basically me throwing different routes, different footwork, doing some rollouts, five-step drop under center and a couple forward drills."

McGuire visited with Strickland when the quarterback took in an intrasquad scrimmage almost three weeks ago. Since being on UW's campus, McGuire estimates he's added about 10 pounds and is up to around 210.

"He was impressed with my size and how I've gotten bigger," said McGuire. "He said the biggest thing was that he wanted to get that video to show Andersen and Ludwig."

McGuire says he expects 20 more schools to come watch him throw during the spring evaluation period. He's already thrown for Illinois State, Iowa State and Northern Illinois and plans to throw for coaches from Central Michigan today. He is still waiting for his first scholarship offer.

"To be honest, everyone would like to speed up the process, but for me it's the way it is," said McGuire. "I believe that whatever you are ranked, if you are good enough you'll stand out. I am just looking forward to getting this process over with, whether it's soon or February. It doesn't matter to me. I'd be fine with one offer. They'll come when they come."

McGuire threw for 1,500 yards, rushed for over 400 yards and had 23 touchdowns responsible for during his junior season.

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