Deerfield Beach, Fla., dual-threat quarterback Brent Schaeffer is one of the top quarterback prospects in the nation, and it’s no surprise that his top sevens consists of teams that are known for great quarterback play.
“I’m into Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Iowa State and Kansas State,” Schaeffer said. “I’m also thinking about Auburn and South Florida some, but those others are the top teams on my list for now. I’m talking to all of their coaches and listening to what they have to offer.”
Schaeffer, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 8 dual-threat quarterback, said he’s going to look hard at a program that uses it quarterback in a non-traditional role. He said he just doesn’t want to sit back in the pocket on every play and hopes to get to roll out and run the option some.
“But I can hurt you with my passing,” Schaeffer said. “I’m a passing quarterback that just happens to be fast.”
He’s fast enough to run the 40-yard dash consistently in 4.5 seconds, but he’s also accurate enough to complete more than 55 percent of his passes like he’s doing this season. For example, against Ft. Lauderdale Dillard earlier this season, Schaeffer completed 17 of 30 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
“That was kind of fun,” Schaeffer said. “There were two head coaches there. Coach Fulmer from Tennessee and coach Leavitt from South Florida was there. I really liked that excitement.”
Schaeffer said he’s not in any kind of rush to make a decision and will begin to set up his five official visits here in the next few weeks and months. When asked if he has a leader he had a great reply.
“All of them,” he said. “I could easily see myself at all of them.”