After recovering from quite an injury the ninth game of his junior season, quarterback Nick Prochak is finally getting back what many people believed he could not, including his athleticism and speed.
The 6-foot-4, 207-pound Spartanburg (S.C.) quarterback Prochak suffered both an MCL and ACL tear during his junior year and many coaches believed that it would be hard for him to do the things he was most known for in moving around in the pocket and making the quick throw. However, according to the three-star rated dual-threat prospect, he can do that now and more.
"I've come back and I weigh 15 pounds more than I did last year and increased my 40-yard dash time to 4.6 seconds," Prochak said. "Hopefully that has solved any questions that coaches had about my recuperation from the injury."
Prochak, in an effort to show coaches what he could do, took in a variety of camps at schools such as Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Clemson, and Tennessee. A few of those schools stuck out and look to be interested enough to offer in the near future.
A few of those schools are in the works for visits as well.
"Maryland made it clear that if they take another quarterback in this class, I would be it," Prochak said. "Clemson said I did real well at their camp but they also have picked up a few quarterbacks. I also can play safety and I think a lot of schools realize that. So I'm just kind of looking around."
"I had a trip set up for South Carolina for their first game, but we have a game that conflicts with that so I had to move it. Maryland, Clemson, and Vanderbilt are also in the works right now for official visits."
His decision timeframe will depend on when the offers come. If the offers come late, Prochak said it will probably take until February to make his decision. If offers come soon, then it may be sooner that expected.
"It won't be too early," he said. "I just have to see who comes at me first and who gives me an offer. That will dictate how I go about it."