Neyer plans to prove himself at L.A. Pierce

When you walk on to a program like USC, it can be very tough to earn a scholarship, especially at the quarterback position and that's why current L.A. Pierce QB Anthony Neyer (6-3, 212) decided he needed to make a change and this fall he hopes play well enough for the Bramahs to get them to the post season as well as earn some recruiting attention...

Neyer prepped at Xavier College Prep in Palm Desert, Ca. and had some looks from some smaller schools, but opted to join USC as a preferred walk-on in the hopes of earning a scholarship.

"I really enjoyed my time there and I can't thank coach (Lane) Kiffin and all of the people there enough for the chance to be a part of such a special program," Neyer told recently. "I just thought it was time for me to move on. This spring I had my chance to earn a scholarship, but I just didn't get the reps I was looking for and with some of the other talented guys there, plus Matt (Barkley), I just felt like it was the smarter move for me to make a change."

So, Neyer decided to head to a program that, while it hasn't had a lot of success on the field the past couple of years, has sent plenty of prospects to D-1 schools.

"Pierce's coaches were really cool and with the talent they have here, it's a great opportunity for me to come in and throw to them and work with them," Neyer said.

So far this spring and summer, Neyer has been hard at work, getting the Pierce offense down while working on the timing with his receivers, tight ends and running backs.

"I just want to have the best season I can here," Neyer said. "I think if we do well and I have a good season, then I can draw some attention. I know I can play at the next level. I learned so much at USC and now I can take that experience, especially since they run a pro offense, and translate that to here where we run more of a spread.

"After this season, I'll have experience in two different types of offenses, so that should help me at the next level and get me ready for anything I could see there."

Neyer redshirted in 2010, so when he finishes up his AA degree in December he will have two years to play two following the season.

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