Craighead hopes to find a home

A JUCO player who came out of nowhere to wow scouts was Long Beach QB Ryan Craighead (6-0, 215). Now, the talented gun-slinger is hoping to find a home, but because of his clock he will need to find a home at a D-2 program looking for a quarterback...

Craighead went to the University of Redlands after enjoying a solid prep career at Wilson High School in Long Beach.

After spending two years there, he decided he needed to find a new home and headed to home to play for the Vikings.

This season, as a first-time signal-caller for the Vikings, Craighead completed over 56% of his passes while throwing for nearly 3,300 yards with 28 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

"I think the best thing I do is I throw on the run well," Craighead told recently. "I grew up as a baseball player, so I was used to throwing from different body positions and angles and that really helped me a lot."

At this point, his future home is up in the air as he awaits news from a scouting service for the Canadian Football League as well as some D-2 programs who have been showing interest.

"I just want to keep playing so I'm keeping my options open," Craighead said. "I'll figure it out, but right now, I'm not really sure what is going to happen."

Craighead said that wherever he ends up, that school will have a chance to get two years of eligibility back if they submit an appeal for him.

"I can possibly get those two years back from when I was at Redlands, but I'm not sure yet," Craighead said.

We will continue to keep track of Craighead's status and we'll update news as it happens.

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