Rumors and Wires: Week of May 17, 2010

May 21st

The University of Minnesota is the latest school to extend an offer to St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) quarterback Jake Rudock.

May 20th member DeAnthony Thomas from Crenshaw High School has committed to the USC Trojans.

May 17th

University School (Florida) cornerback Devin Gaulden continues to add to his list of offers.  Gaulden has picked up an offer from Marshall to go along with offers from Wisconsin and Buffalo.

Mastrole Passing Academy: Building QB Fundamentals from the Ground Up

Offense has taken over the game of football over the last 5 to 10 years and the share numbers that quarterbacks can put up seems to have no bounds.  This occurrence has placed even greater emphasis on the position of signal caller in the game and there has developed a need for quality quarterback instruction.  That’s where a guy like Ken Mastrole comes in.

Mastrole runs a Quarterback Instruction Academy based out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where he aims to return fundamentals to the quarterback position.

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5/11/10 Video of the Day: Tommy Padavick – DL – Geneva H.S. (Ohio)

Tommy Padavick is not your ideal size for a defensive lineman but he brings more than your ideal production.  Talk about hard to block!  Padavick is what F-bombs from offensive coordinators are made of.  One minute he’s swimming your best lineman and dancing into your backfield,  the next minute he’s standing up a double team and clogging up the middle.  A great get off, lightning quickness and good technique make Tommy a major pain in the arse.  You’ll have fun watching him ruin play after play if you are into that kind of thing.  If you are offensive minded,  you won’t enjoy this film and Padavick breaks down play after play.  He’s a valuable asset to the defensive unit and a person that requires a double team.   Padavick used his skills to earn all District,  All County and State of Ohio special mention honors in 2009.   He came away with 63 tackles, seven sacks and one safety.  On offense he reacked up 1,002 yards rushing with 15 TDs while averaging 5.7 yards per carry.  View Tommy Padavick’s highlight video, click here now.

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5/10/10: Video of the Day: Ronnie Daniels – RB – La Cueva H.S. (NM)

College football talent typically is not nested in the state of New Mexico but there’s an outstanding talent in this corner of the U.S. that everyone’s been talking about.  In all fairness,  La Cueva High School running back Ronnie Daniels is originally from Texas but it doesn’t matter what part of the Earth he’s from,  the kid can tote the football.  From the first few clips,  you will be instantly reminded of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  Daniels runs with that same kind of wreckless abandon and disregard for body.   Daniels hits the hole hard and grabs yards in a hurry.  You will love the way he breaks tackles,  keeps the play alive and makes something out of nothing.   California, Minnesota, New Mexico and New Mexico St. all agree and have offered Daniels scholarships already.   More are sure to follow.  View Ronnie Daniels’ highlight video, click here.

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5/07/10: Video of the Day: Lance Baretz – QB – Franklin H.S. (Wisconsin)

Spread offenses are all the craze now not only in college football but in high school and youth football as well.   Not all spread option QB’s are the same and not all spread offense quarterbacks should be spread offense QBs.   You can’t say that about Franklin High School’s Lance Baretz.  Milwaukee is not known as a hotbed for college football talent but there are some players in this area and Baretz is one of them.  Early on in his highlight video,  you will notice his athleticism.  He runs the shotgun option plays with precision and is a dangerous ball carrier.  He also has a live arm and throws the deep ball very well.   Along with that, Baretz is pretty good throwing on the run which makes him difficult to defend.  Baretz can throw from the pocket,  throw on the run and can certainly pull the ball down for big yardage.  If you are a high school defensive coordinator dealing with that,  you will stay up late every night the week you are playing Franklin H.S.  Baretz reminds me a lot of Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka who who had a very successful senior season for the Wildcats in 2009.  Baretz passed for 2,339 yards and 21 TDs last season along with rushing for 784 yards and 11 TDs.   Click here to view Lance Baretz’s highlight video.

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