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.