Aurora Central's football fortunes have been rough at best over the past few years, but a talented young signal caller may help alleviate those issues. 2016 prospect Deron Harrell looks to have many of the attributes not only to help Aurora Central get wins but also draw the attention of college recruiters.
At 6-3, Harrell has the prereq size needed for the position. Further and potentially most importantly, Harrell self-reports a 4.4 forty that is supported by his athletic play on the field. The southpaw has fixable mechanical issues throwing the ball that are inherent to many young QBs, but potential arm talent is there, making this dual threat signal caller even a greater threat as he matures as a thrower. Further, Harrell likes to throw the ball. Many young, athletic quarterbacks take off the first sign of trouble, Harrell takes his time, finds space in the pocket and waits for receivers to come open.
Aurora Central Head Coach Taylor Calvert is aware of the talent on hand regarding Harrell and is focused on making him a better player and recruit, talking about his protégé Calvert says, "His game needs work in all aspects, we are mostly trying to get stronger and master the system." Breaking down Harrell Calvert goes on to say his strengths are, "athletic ability and natural football IQ. First year as QB never backed down, no matter score or comp." Regarding weaknesses Calvert says they are, "forcing big plays, trusting his reads. All fixable with film, board work, and reps."
A junior to be, watching Harrell mature and perform over the next two seasons will be exciting. Possessing key elements for the college game, Harrell is a prospect to watch that will garner college attention.