OPS TALKS WITH NORTHMONT QB ABOUT FIRST OFFER

One of Ohio's top QB Prospects for the Class of 2005 gets first offer and talks about it and what is ahead.

While you can find out just so much about a prospect from film or talking to them on the phone, there is a major advantage to seeing a player considered a top prospect in person. I have done just that with this prospect and I feel he's going to see his recruiting take off during the next few weeks.

PLAYER: TYLER HORNER

SCHOOL: CLAYTON NORTHMONT HS

POSITION: QB

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 185

OPS POSITION RANKING: 2

WHAT I HAVE SEEN: When I first saw Tyler it was during a Northmont 7 on 7 outing last July. I could tell right away what I had been hearing about the signal caller was correct. Going against 4 other teams I had the chance to watch as Tyler shred each of them with his passing skills. With one of Ohio's top receivers, the T-Bolts had no problem going against such D-I prospects like Brandon Underwood & Marcus Freeman (OSU) & Clayton Mullins (Miami Ohio). I then followed that up by seeing Tyler against Dayton C-J and again later in the season. Each time I became more impressed with the quarterback Mike Schnieder says is the best he's had.

EVALUATION: Tyler controls the game with his arm and knowledge of the game. The 2004 season could be a little harder on him with the loss of Kansas State recruit Romunn Grigsby, but the offense he plays in should allow him to succeed at a high rate. Running out of shot-gun almost all the time allows Tyler to see the field and adjust to what the defense is showing. Tyler shows great arm strength and can make all the throws; he's got good feet and gets set fast to deliver the ball (No Wasted Motion). While he doesn't have blazing speed he's able to move around the pocket and avoid getting sacked.

OPS RANKING: #2 QB - I have ranked Tyler the second best quarterback prospect in Ohio. While the QB class isn't as deep as last year, Tyler just misses getting the #1 spot from us. At this time I feel there are three sure-fire quarterback prospects in Ohio and Tyler is as good as any of them. Tyler is a passer but not a drop back passer. He is better suited for any offense that runs out of spread formations. He can run, but that isn't his strong suit. Snap him the ball and watch as he hits open receivers or receivers in tight coverage.

OPS Talks with Tyler on 6/10/04

OPS: I heard you received your first D-I offer?

Tyler: Yes, West Virginia offered me.

OPS: What do you think about West Virginia?

Tyler: I really liked what I saw when I was there for camp the other week. Things looked real nice.

OPS: What else is going on in your recruiting?

Tyler: I'm hearing from several schools. Eastern Kentucky wants me to come on Saturday for a camp, but I'm headed to Cincinnati and don't think I will be able to make it down there. I'm also hearing from Bowling Green, Toledo, Miami of Ohio, Kentucky, Purdue, Tennessee and Indiana. Each school has been in contact with me.

OPS: Where else are you headed for to camp?

Tyler: I'm going to Purdue on June 24th - 26th and I'm really looking forward to going there.

2003 SEASON STATS FOR TYLER HORNER

Stats provided by Northmont Coach Lance Schnieder

 

2003 SEASON STATS

REGULAR SEASON 10 GAMES ONLY

ATTEMPTS

253

COMPLETED

154

YARDS

2,208

YARDS PER COMP.

14.99

YARDS GAME

230.80

COMP. AVG

60.87%

TOUCHDOWNS

14

INTERCEPTIONS

9

RUSING ATTMEPTS

61

RUSHING YARDS

279

AVG. PER-ATTEMPT

4.57

AVG. PER GAME

27.90

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

4

 

 

 


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