There is another quarterback from SoCal to keep your eye on for the class of 2010 in Cody Fajardo (6-2, 195, 4.7) from Anaheim (Calif.) Servite. He was at the recent NIKE Camp up in Palo Alto and was very impressive. He has obviously worked very hard in the offseason and has shown great improvement.
As a junior, Fajardo threw for 1,588 yards and 15 touchdowns, while hitting on 65.1 percent of his passes, which is now a new school record. He can also hurt you with his feet as he rushed for 575 yards and scored nine rushing touchdowns.
Servite coach Troy Thomas spoke very highly of his young signal caller.
"I believe Cody is one of the best quarterbacks, if not the best, I have ever coached," Thomas said. "He's as good or better, than Dan Klein (class 2006), who had offers from Cal, Washington State, and Utah, but is now pitching at UCLA on scholarship."
"Cody is as good, or better, than our quarterback last year, Johnny McEntee, who is at the University of Connecticut and is third on the depth chart after his freshman campaign," Thomas said. "Cody has the "IT" factor that you do not see very often."
"(USC linebacker) Chris Galippo has "it". I have had only a couple of guys that have had that quality. He definitely is one of them."
"I believe Cody has all the intangibles," Thomas said. "He is very physical, tough, competitive, calm in pressure situations, loves the game and smart. His teammates, teachers and coaches love him. He is a leader."
"Cody's JV team won a league championship as a sophomore, the first since the 80's at Servite," Thomas said. "He also won a league title on the varsity as a junior."
"Cody is the guy you want playing quarterback for you," Thomas said. "He is a big time leader and he gets it done."
"Cody is a baller," Thomas said. "He has done it on the field against, what many called, the toughest schedule in California last season. We played the likes of Clovis West (Central Valley Div. I champs), Edison, Crespi, Notre Dame, Mater Dei, Orange Lutheran, St. John Bosco, Lakewood, and Santa Margarita."
"In our playoff loss to Lakewood High school in overtime," Thomas said. "He led our offense to two scores in four minutes to tie the game."
"Cody can throw on the run and can make all the throws," Thomas said. "I thought he had good touch and accuracy throwing deep last year, but he has really improved over the off season.
"I hired a quarterback/offensive coordinator that I believe will take him to another level this year," Thomas said. "I already see a difference in the first few practices in spring."
Schools such as Cal, Stanford, USC, Washington State, Hawai'i, Oregon State, Wisconsin, Boise State, South Florida, and Iowa State.