Bobby Eveld is a quarterback to watch in the Class of 2010. Eveld, 6-5 and 190 pounds, is from Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit High School. He has played in nine games this season, throwing for 970 yards (69/130) with five touchdowns and five interceptions.
"Bobby has a chance to be a tremendous quarterback," Jesuit head coach Joe Ross said. "This kid works extremely hard and he has a burning desire to be a top-notch quarterback. He's got size and great arm strength."
Eveld shared time with the previous starter but took over the job full time mid-way through the season. Jesuit finished up their regular season with a big win against rival Tampa Catholic last Thursday. In that game Eveld was impressive, throwing some great passes to senior wide receiver Erick McGriff. Eveld showed nice touch on a fade pass for a score. He also showed very good arm strength with some nice throws over the middle on intermediate routes. What people don't realize is that he was playing with a fractured thumb on his throwing hand.
"Bobby had that injury several weeks ago and never told us. He had surgery yesterday (Monday). Bobby should be ready to go in about six weeks."
Although Eveld doesn't have any scholarship offers at this time there are teams showing interest with Miami and Notre Dame inquiring over the past week.