Michael Eubank is excited for his senior season not only because his Corona (Calif.) Centennial team is loaded but it will give him an opportunity to show coaches he's worth a scholarship.
So far only Northern Colorado has offered Eubank, a 6-foot-5, 232-pound pro-style quarterback who performed well at numerous camps this summer. Coach Matt Logan said it's been a little mind-boggling on why Eubank hasn't garnered more offers.
"Michael has been looking great," Logan said. "He's had a great camp. We scrimmaged Friday night and he looked sharp. I'm looking forward to him having a big senior year.
"He picked up an offer from Northern Colorado and that's the only offer he has. He's drawing some interest but I have no idea why he's not being more widely recruited."
Logan argues that Eubank, a three-star recruit rated No. 25 at pro-style quarterback and No. 70 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, has proven multiple times that he's good enough. Maybe schools just want to see a little senior film before sending an offer his way.
"I think he will (get more offers) once they see him play," Logan said. "His development has been unbelievable every year and it's the same this year. He'll be a lot better player this year than he was last year.
"It's so particular with quarterbacks. Between kickers and quarterbacks, I think they're the hardest positions to get recruited at.
"That particular coach at that position might be looking for something very specific - you're too short, you're too tall, you can't throw the ball far enough, you can't take enough off it. I don't know why. He's a tremendously hard-working kid. He can run, he can throw at 6-5. I don't get it."
Eubank, who looked good at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and other stops in recent months, attended the San Jose State camp and although the coaching staff reportedly loved him decided not to offer yet. Nevada, Colorado and others have been showing interest but he still sits with only one scholarship offer.
"He's had some Pac-10 schools interested in him and then he's had the San Jose State's and Nevada's interested in him," Logan said.
"He went to San Jose's camp and I thought he'd get offered and it would be a good offer for him because they want to move to the Pistol-type offense and they didn't offer. The kid can't win. Nevada had a strong interest in him. Colorado has a strong interest. It's been kind of all over the board."