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Stout remains on fire

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Dublin (Ohio) Coffman is loaded with plenty of Division I prospects, but the true sparkplug is quarterback Zack Stoudt. Few players in the Midwest – let alone in the nation – have been as efficient, effective and impressive as he has as a senior.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder has led Coffman to a perfect 12-0 record, including a 35-9 victory over Pickerington Central on Saturday in the second-round of the Ohio Division I playoffs. Stoudt started the game off with a bang when he connected with Rivals100 tight end Jacob Stoneburner on the game's second play.
He then led four straight scoring drives in the second half, leading Coffman to the big victory.
"I feel really comfortable out there," Stoudt, the nation's No. 30 quarterback, said. "I've got 12 games under my belt now, and I know the offense really well. When you know what everybody is doing, it makes things easy."
Stoudt has definitely been making it look easy this season, but what's not easy is figuring out the recruiting process for him.
Stoudt, the son of former NFL quarterback Cliff Stoudt, still is sitting with only three scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan. But other schools have kept up in communication and it seems like it's only a matter of time before other schools officially offer.
"I still haven't sent a lot of tape to other schools, but maybe my father has," Stoudt said. "But I'm still talking to a bunch of schools that haven't offered me yet. I'm hearing from Alabama, Tennessee, Louisville, Purdue and Michigan State's quarterback coach came to one of my games a couple of weeks ago."
Stoudt said he's not rushing the process, especially now that Coffman's got a state championship in its sights.
"That would be a perfect way to end the season," he said. "But we have to worry about Hilliard Darby first. I'm on my way up to school now to watch film on them, but I know they have some good offensive weapons to work with."
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