Already 6-foot-5, 232-pounds, Patrick Towles has great size for a high school quarterback that translates into excellent size for college as well. But Towles is just a sophomore who still has room to grow.
"I think what I need to improve on is my game management," said Towles. "I want to get a better tempo going. Our offensive line and wide receivers are in great shape. We just have to increase our advantages," he continued. But Towles strengths are very evident. "I think my downfield passing game is really good."
Fort Thomas Highland (Ky.) High won the state championship this season, going 15-0 and they were in the running for the mythical national championship. Towles was a big part of that success. "I think I did real good. There's always stuff I can get better at. I always think I can do better, though," he said.
Towles played in 10 games last year, throwing for around 1100 yards and 10 touchdowns. Most impressively he didn't throw an interception.
That kind of accuracy was on display again at the Elite 11 Camp in Columbus Ohio this spring. "I did really well. I got second out of 110 quarterbacks in the accuracy competition," said Towles. "I also went to the Football University Camp at Kentucky State. I went up to a 7 on 7 camp in Michigan a couple of months ago," he said.
Towles has more camp appearances coming in the future as well. "I'm going to a one day camp at Northwestern. I'm taking some of my offense and defense and going to a 7 on 7 camp at Notre Dame. I'm going to a camp at Cincinnati on June 17th," he finished.
Early interest has been high in Patrick. Several schools have inquired at this point. "Kentucky, Northwestern and Cincinnati are showing interest in me. Notre Dame is showing interest too," said Towles. "I'm getting stuff from them here and there."
Towles visited Kentucky earlier in the spring as well. "I went to Kentucky for an unofficial visit during spring practice," said Towles. "I was really impressed."
But with signing day for Towles almost two years away, he'll continue to get better and work on winning more state championships for Highlands.
"I just want to get better. I want to be a leader on my team. I want people to know that they can look up to me. We want to go 15-0 again and win a state championship and be in the running for a national championship," said Towles.