Finally out of the shadows for Visciglia

As a high schooler, L.A. Valley QB Bret Visciglia (6-3.5, 180) sat behind one of the top quarterback prospects in the country, so he didn't get much of a chance to show what he could do. However, as a freshman in 2008, the talented signal-caller put up big numbers and now D-1 schools are eyeing his talents and how he can fit into their systems...

Visciglia prepped at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California and was in the same class as current Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist who understandbly got most of the hype.

"With Dayne in front of me, I really didn't get much of a chance to play," Visciglia told recently. "That's why I headed to Valley because I liked the system they ran here and the coaches here were great."

As a freshman, Visciglia completed over 60% of his passes for 2,899 yards, 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while earning All-Conference and All-State honors.

"It was a lot of fun last year, but I feel like we're really going to have a great season this fall," Visciglia said. "I'm working on my strength and adding muscle, so that has been my focus."

At last month's So Cal combine at Orange Coast College, Visciglia was impressive in the one-on-one and passing drills while posting a 5.1 forty time.

"I'm not a speedster that's for sure, but I can move around and escape when I need to," Visciglia said. "I mean, I'd rather keep a play alive by sliding away from pressure and then completing a long pass instead of running for a few yards.

"I think I'm smart and I play faster than I run, so I don't think that should be an issue."

Two schools who it appears that his speed is not an issue for are UCLA and Tennessee.

"Both of those coaching staffs have been in touch with me," Visciglia said. "I'd love to play for either of them, but right now it's just starting up so I'm not sure how interested they really are yet."

Visciglia was a full-qualifier out of high school so he could leave at any time, but he expects to play for Valley this fall and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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