For those of you who aren't familiar of the Inland Empire its brand of football but were able to catch the Colton, Calif., vs. Redlands (Calif.) East Valley game last Friday on Fox TV you received a heck of introduction.
While most recruitneks know Colton's highly recruited trio of Allen Bradford, Shareece Wright and Jimmy Smith are, they were introduced to a good number of players from East Valley.
Rivals.com introduced you to three stellar recruits from East Valley who have seen their stock soar over the week in tight end Lance Evboumwan, wide receiver Isaiah Burrel and offensive lineman Carl Wilson.
Another star was born that night and that was junior quarterback Ronnie Fouch (6-2, 180, 4.7) from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley.
Fouch will be someone to keep an eye on for the class of 2007. He has the tangibles and the intangibles that you love to see in quarterback.
This is as tough as they come. He took a lethal hit from Colton's Wright during a key late game drive and somehow his head stayed attached to his body, but he did suffer a shoulder injury.
To give you an indication on how tough Fouch is he didn't that he had a separated shoulder and somehow gathered himself together to finish the drive that culminated in a score for East Valley.
Fouch even threw a pass with his dangling wing after escaping the rush. It was pure guts.
The young single caller did not return, but he earned the admiration of everyone in the audience.
Fouch had surgery on Monday and everything points to a speedy and full recovery.
When Fouch saw his coach Kurt Bruich on Sunday, he joked with coach saying, "Now I know why you want me to slide."
Bruich can't say enough about his talented field general.
"Ronnie is a big time leader," Bruich said. "He almost wills us to win."
"Ronnie has a strong arm, he can easily throw the ball sixty yards," Bruich said. "He can throw the out, throw on the run and put the ball wherever it needs to be. He's the complete quarterback."
"Ronnie has great poise as a quarterback," Bruich said. "He has a great pocket presence. He is also real good in the huddle, a sign of a good leader, Ronnie keeps everybody positive."
The Arizona Wildcats may have a head start on Fouch's recruitment.
"Ronnie went to the Arizona one day camp last summer," Bruich said. "The Wildcats love him."
Though Fouch's season is over for 2005, he led East Valley to a 9-0-1 record while throwing for 2,379 yards and 34 touchdowns. Talk about a touchdown to interception ratio, Fouch only threw four interceptions on the season. He completed 62.4% of his passes in 2005.
Fouch is a name to remember and jot down for your recruiting lists for the class of 2007.