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Quarterback Ryan Katz (6-2, 197, 4.6) from Santa Monica, Calif., is another signal caller who has an excellent chance to receive a D-I scholarship out of the class of 2008.
Katz is earned first-team all-league as a junior after throwing for 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns against only four interceptions. He also rushed for 300 yards and had four touchdowns on the ground. He was second-team all-league selection as a sophomore.
On the recruiting front, Katz has letter from UCLA, Arizona, Oregon State, Stanford, Purdue and Duke.
Katz runs from a balanced offense and didn't pass the ball as much his junior season as they did his sophomore year because Santa Monica had a back who rushed for 1,500 yards.
As a senior, Katz is going to throw more because his team won't have a dominant back.
"Look for us to open it more this coming season than we have been," Katz said. "That's fine with me. I like to throw the ball.
The scouting report on Katz is he's more of your traditional drop back quarterback, but he does have good feet. He can make things happen by tucking the ball under his arm and running the football.
Katz is very athletic, which is a very important trait for today's modern quarterback.
What is Katz looking for in a school?
"I'm looking for a school with excellent academics," Katz said. "Of course I would like to attend a school with a good athletic program and the overall feeling of the coaching staff. The campus environment will also be a consideration.
"I'm planning on attending the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp in June and the Elite 11 Camp in May," Katz said. "I will also be attending the NIKE Camp at USC in April.
"Regarding team camps I'm very open at this time," Katz said. "I will probably go to at least one or two.
"I would like to go to as many as I can."
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