Fordson QB Having Great Summer

Michigan Varsity caught up with Dearborn Fordson QB Mohammed Bazzy to talk about his successful run of summer camps and passing tournaments. It was also an opportunity for Bazzy and his go-to WR Hassan Abdullah to put on a mini-workout session.

Even though Dearborn Fordson won the 40 team passing tournament at Ann Arbor Saline recently, the critics are still out there. But QB Mohammed Bazzy is focused on making this season a success.

"We won it last year too," he said, "we just have to try to carry it over to the season."

By all reports, the senior QB had an outstanding tournament impressing and worrying coaches who will have to see him again during the season. Bazzy threw for us for about an hour, showing good arm strength and improved mechanics, the result of coaching he received in camps this summer.

"I've been to a couple NIKE camps, one in Missouri even, Eastern Michigan, Michigan. They're all pretty much the same. The only thing they told me was to not drop the ball [on my release]."

Bazzy is hearing from most of the MAC as well as 1-AA and Division II schools. An outstanding student with a 4.0 and a 26 ACT score, education is as important to him as athletics. At 6'2, Bazzy has put on muscle and strength and was one of the top performers in the bench press at a recent combine.

His go to wide receiver Hassan Abdullah is also hearing from several schools and the pair have built a rapport which they hope will carry them deeper into the playoffs this year.

"We've played together since little league," Abdullah said regarding Bazzy, "so we're used to playing with each other."

Playing in a primarily running offense the past two seasons, this year will mark a changing of the guard at Fordson as longtime head coach Jeff Stergalas has left to become an assistant coach and athletic director at rival Dearborn.

"We will throw the ball more this year," Bazzy reported. As for his former coach he said, "It's going to be different. He really was the guy who built up this program."

As for him going to their rival, both Bazzy and Abdullah know that they will all see each other again and that is game they will certainly be ready for.

"October 5," Abdullah said, "we're already expecting like 10,000 people at that game, cause they had that many last year. That's definitely a game everybody has circled on their calendar."

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