Northern California has an abundance of quarterbacks for 2002 and you can add another one to the list of highly sought after signal-callers in T.C. Ostrander.
Ostrander sure passes the look test as a quarterback, standing 6-foot-3, weighs 205 pounds and runs a 4.8 40-yard dash.
A true student of the game, Ostrander works overtime on learning every nuance of the game of football. “T.C. knows what every players assignment is on every play,” Menlo-Atherton head coach Martin Billings said. “He is also an outstanding reader of defenses and has the intelligence to audible at the line of scrimmage.”
Ostrander is a drop-back quarterback who has excellent feet and who is terrific as a rollout passer. He passed for 1,501 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He also rushed for 84 yards and one TD. Ostrander was selected 1st-team all-league for his junior season.
A superb athlete, Ostrander also punts and averages a whopping 46 yards per punt, with a long of 65 yards.
“T.C. has tremendous leadership qualities,” Billings said. “His teammates believe in him and he believes in his teammates.”
Ostrander is also getting attention for his baseball abilities and he’s attracting scouts from both pro and college scouts. He throws a 90 MPH fastball and when he’s not pitching, he’s hitting .450 as a center fielder.
Ostrander comes from great athletic stock. His dad was a pole-vaulter for Stanford. His mother competed on a national level in long-distance running and his sister is a scholarship athlete as a soccer player at Georgetown University.
Ostrander will be the next in-line for a D-I scholie. He already has an offer from Oregon State and he’s getting solid recruiting action form Cal, Stanford, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, Kansas State, Nebraska and Dartmouth. Michigan is showing a lot of attention for his exploits on the diamond.
Ostrander is very open regarding school choice and is already qualified to go to any school in the country with a very heady 4.1 GPA and 1460 SAT.
Coach Martin Billings has another player at Menlo-Atherton who is getting looks and he Ostrander’s battery mate, wide receiver Alex Houge. Houge stands 6-foot-4, weighs 190 pounds and runs a 4.7 40-yard dash.
Houge was selected all-league after catching 19 receptions for 394 yards while averaging 20.7 yards per catch and six touchdowns.
Houge is also an outstanding baseball player.
Oregon and BYU (two schools that know a thing or two about wide receivers) are showing interest…