After an off year as far as depth goes at the quarterback position the state of California looks to once again be strong at the signal caller position. One of the state's best is Ronnie Fouch (6-2, 180, 4.7) from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley.
Fouch received his first offer last Friday (April 28th).
"Ronnie received offer from East Carolina," East Valley coach Kurt Bruich said. "Defensive Coordinator Greg Hudson is coming out to see him next Friday (May 5th)."
"Ronnie looks to be back at full strength," Bruich said. "The arm looked stronger than ever at the Elite 11."
Fouch proved how tough was in last game as junior in a game against talent rich Colton. He a lethal hit from Colton cornerback and USC bound Shareece Wright and actually separated his shoulder. Somehow he gathered himself together to finish the drive that culminated in a score for East Valley. He even threw a pass with his dangling wing after escaping the rush. It was pure guts.
When Fouch saw coach Bruich before the surgery last November, he joked with coach saying, "Now I know why you want me to slide."
In an earlier interview with Bruich he had the following to say about Fouch.
"Ronnie is a big time leader," Bruich said. "He almost wills us to win."
"Ronnie has a strong arm, he can easily throw the ball sixty yards," Bruich said. "He can throw the out, throw on the run and put the ball wherever it needs to be. He's the complete quarterback."
Fouch led East Valley to a 9-0-1 record while throwing for 2,379 yards and 34 touchdowns. Talk about a touchdown to interception ratio, Fouch only threw four interceptions on the season. He completed 62.4% of his passes in 2005.