Jantz is ready to show what he can do at CCSF

Last season, City College of San Francisco was lead by dual-threat QB Darius Bell. He's since enrolled at UCLA, so there will be a new trigger-man this fall for the Ram offense and Steele Jantz (6-4, 215), a Hawaii bounceback, hopes to show he can take over and lead them to the playoffs yet again. JCFootball.com spoke with the talented signal-caller recently and here's what he had to say...

Jantz played both quarterback and safety in high school, but didn't play his senior year due to a stress fracture in his leg.

"I was ahead in school and could graduate in January (of 2008) so I decided to do that and I walked on at Hawaii thinking I could possibly get a scholarship," Jantz told JCFootball.com recently. "I wanted to have a chance to play D-1 football, but after redshirting there, I felt like I had some better opportunities if I came back to California and went to City.

"Last year, with Darius here, I only got time during the end of games, basically garbage time, so this year I need to show schools what I can do because they really haven't seen me do much for a while."

This spring, Jantz was solid for the Rams and met with coaches from across the country who came by to take a look at the CCSF prospects for the 2010 football season.

"They all said they liked me, but they wanted to see me during the season before they did anything," Jantz said. "I understand, so I know I have to go out and perform like I know I can."

Jantz is an outstanding athlete, possessing ideal size and speed (4.6) to run the spread offense, but he said he also likes to stand in the pocket and let his receivers do the work.

"I'm working on my footwork and accuracy right now," Jantz said. "I mean, I feel like I'm pretty accurate already, but you can always be better and I really want to be stronger mentally within the game of football.

"I'm watching film all the time and studying defenses, so it will be that much easier for me this fall when I get the chance to make plays."

Jantz is a solid student and will be done with his AA this fall and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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