We’ve all heard the term diamond in the rough. Is it overused? Perhaps but I feel it is appropriate in this case. West Covina is hardly anyone’s powerhouse in Southern California football. Over the last five seasons, they have managed just two above .500 and last year they were a mere 1-9. However, as is this case all across the nation, not so hot programs will have undiscovered talent. Victor Flores may be one of those talents.
The 6’4′ Flores passes the all important eyeball test when it comes to height. Ask any college football coach and he’ll tell you that you can’t teach height. Flores may be a bit on the thin size but I’ll chalk that up to a fast growing adolescent body that has not yet been through the rigors of a strenuous weightlifting program. Flores also did not put up good numbers last season at all as you would expect with a team that managed just one win in a highly competitive area in the country for high school football. What Flores lacks in both weight and numbers, he makes up for in skill.
What I like the most about Flores’ video is that he shows every facet of his game early on in his highlight video. Within the first two minutes you will see Flores in the shotgun and under center. You will see him throw from the pocket and roll out. You will also see Flores execute RPO’s as well as your typical zone reads. You will even see Flores scramble and execute designed QB runs. There’s something there for almost every coach running any system. This is a fancy way of me saying that Flores has a wide range of skills. He stands tall in the pocket and is adept at rolling out both to his right as well as his left.
Southern California is crawling with prep football talent so it can be quite easy to get lost if you are not at a premier program like Mater Dei or St. John Bosco. However, if you’re into combing the land for underrated talent, Flores is worth a look. It does require you to look beyond his circumstances though and focus on his skill set. Coaches from Division I to Division II should be taking an interest in the rising senior signal caller with an eye on offering him a scholarship.
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Author: Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years. Wilson’s older son Quincy plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his younger son plays cornerback for the University of Florida. Email: email@example.com.