Houston (Texas) Stratford High School's Andrew Luck is the next big thing in Texas. He will be one of the top quarterbacks in the country in 2008 and he only has three official offers. Has only Houston, Baylor and Nebraska recognized the talented 6-3, 210-pound quarterback who has an NFL pedigree?
"Luck is the real deal," opposing coach Bob Jones of Aldine said. "He's the best player around here, maybe in the state or the nation. He's just that good and I've seen some good ones. If he's at Southlake Carroll, he throws for 10,000 yards in three years and rushes for 1,500 yards. He'd be the top quarterback in the country with the exposure he'd get there.
"I'm friends with Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald and told him to offer him right now," he said. "Right now, site unseen."
Kansas State and Oklahoma State are nearing according to Stratford coach Eliot Allen, but where are the nation's BCS teams?
"I'm a little surprised that he doesn't have more offers but they will come," Allen said.
Luck, who's father Oliver starred at West Virginia before playing for the Houston Oilers, has the size, mechanics, football IQ and leadership qualities to be one of the top quarterbacks in 2008. He has Ivy League grades and an humble, team-first attitude to boot.
The two-year starter leads the city of Houston in passing with over 1,500 yards and is virtually mistake-proof. Stratford is 5-1, 3-0 in district