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Being from Mobile, I got to see him several times last year. This kid is a hell of an athlete.
He is a great athlete. Good pick up
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I think more than likely offense/WR
Werent we recruiting him as an athlete? Thought AU sold him the pitch of being a QB.
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With the situation we are in at QB he will get a shot. Frazier is going to be the starter next season and if Mosley sticks around another 2 years I would be surprised. After that, Pike is pretty much not on the team at this time. So next fall you could have:
Kiehl Frazier, JR
Jonathan Wallace, sFR/SO (depending on if he has to play next year)
Jeremy Johnson, tFR
Jason Smith, tFR
In that scenario he would certainly get a shot at playing QB.
He's not IMO but then again I don't know much. I think he can be dynamic with the ball in his hands and that's why I think he eventually ends up at WR. He's certainly not as polished a passer as JJ at this point.
Most people would say he is not a legit quarterback on the college level. However, Auburn will probably give him a shot anyway for a couple of reasons:
1. We have not exactly recruited any sure things at the quarterback position after Cam, so this will give him a chance
2. We could always move him to another position if things dont work out
That's what I thought. Good pickup for AU.
Thanks for the comments guys. I'd love to see Smith playing DB for us a couple years from now. I like to have DBs over six feet tall and he looks like he can put on a few more pounds and maintain his athleticism.
Huddles are for rookies.
What percentage of plays do you see the AU offense taking snaps from under center? I was under the impression they were headed more towards a proset/multiple than what we have seen recently. If true and the QB will be under center a decent percentage of time, does it concern AU fans that you are not recruiting traditional prostyle pocket type passers?
Serious question/football discussion.
Only thing we really have to go on is the spring game and they were under center the majority of the time. Frazier looked comfortable. Jeremy Johnson is a pro style QB.
Think you need to re watch it... They were out of the shotgun a bunch. I think it was a 50/50 under center compared to shotgun from what I remember. Maybe I need to re watch it though....
Jeremy Johnson is a pro-style QB.
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We're honestly not sure what the percentage will be like. Coach Chizik and Coach Loeffler have been playing it pretty close to the vest. At the A-Day Game, I'd guess we ran about 55/45 under center to shotgun.
As far as recruiting goes, Frazier and Pike were recruited under Malzahn. Jonathan Wallace was just a late addition last year when we had an extra spot. Jason Smith will get his shot at QB, but really the coaches envision him at WR/DB. Jeremy Johnson IS a pro-style QB though. For sure.
That said, if we don't sign one or two good QB prospects next year, I'll be concerned.
I only stayed for the first half but I remember more under center. I honestly don't know what our offense will look like other than I think there will be a huddle.
If Jason Smith is a very good QB it won't matter in the system as much. I think this system will be more of an Al Borges system then a system like Bama runs or like What Auburn used to run under Gus. Either way I see Jason Smith being at QB one year. If he doesn't crack the top two with Zeke Pike out he will re think some things. He is a great athlete and that's why you recruit players like him. Same thing was said about Calloway a few years ago.
Haha I think that could be said for any fan. I think we all have ideas on how it will look but the only thing we know for certain is the huddle.
6'1 and he wants to play QB?
I mean, 6'1 is slightly short for a QB, but it's not unheard of.
Not at all but it's also hard to trust any published heights and weights in sports. He doesn't look 6'1 to me. I remember when Kiehl Frazier was 6'4 before he got to campus.
That's true, but it's irrelevant anyways. If he's good enough to play QB, he will. If not, we can try him at WR/DB.
6'0 for a college QB is possible, but it's extremely rare. He's a 4* so I'm assuming he has the athletic ability to switch to DB or WR and succeed.
Drew Brees is even shorter than that and he is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. It can be done, but I dont think this kid will do it
Thanks for the good football talk and responses. I saw Carver play Prattville a few years ago and thought I remembered them being a spread O. Makes sense then.
If Pike doesn't make it back to campus, do you guys think the AU staff goes after another QB this recruiting season? Maybe a late bloomer or something since so many are committed elsewhere?
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