2017 Glenwood Springs quarterback Dante Sparaco started the New Year putting in work, competing at the Army All-American Combine. Regarding his performance Sparaco said, I had a great day at the US Army Combine and threw really well!” Also very impressive, the 6-4 Sparaco weighed in at 237 pounds making him even tougher to defend next season as a thrower and runner.
Sparaco says right now he is, “gearing up to really start training hard. I’m going to train at NX Level performance in Wisconsin with J.J. Watt and some other high school All Americans in February.”
The already giant sophomore has set a goal of weighing in at 245 to 250 pounds by next season while improving his speed and quickness. Always a physical specimen that dominates opponents with his size and surprising speed, Sparaco wants to develop as a pocket quarterback stating, “I’m working on core strength so that the ball spins out faster. Mechanically I have a lot of work to do. At the end of the season when I was under duress my technique started to break down. I need to be better in dealing with it when the pocket collapses.”
Always a workout warrior willing to put his game on display, Sparaco will have a busy spring competing at NFTC and Elite 11. Sparaco will also hit camps at Notre Dame, Florida, Oregon, and Louisville this summer. Sparaco reports getting “a lot of mail” from all of these schools. Sparaco, who holds an offer from Colorado State, says he is excited to hear from new Ram Head Coach Mike Bobo.
Most impressive for a very young player, Sparaco wants to improve as a leader stating, “I really want to get better with leadership and I want to be a great teammate and team leader.” A very impressive athlete with great size and good measurables, if Sparaco does improve from the pocket and matures into a top flight leader he will see his college attention and offer sheet grow over the next few months.