Thomas Vincent is doing everything he can for his team to win and to get noticed by colleges and even though recruiting is still going slowly the Seattle (Wash.) Kings dual-threat quarterback is putting up huge numbers.
Like last weekend when Vincent, a 6-foot, 195-pound prospect, rushed for five touchdowns and threw for two scores in Kings' 46-43 victory over Lakewood.
So far this season, Vincent has thrown for 1,168 yards with 16 touchdowns and one interception and rushed for 684 yards and 13 scores. Kings is undefeated through six games.
"It was a pretty good game for me and a big win for the program," Vincent said. "I might have run a little bit more than I usually do but I've had a couple games with 40 carries so it wasn't new for me.
"I had no idea I had those numbers. I thought I had like three rushing and then two throwing and then they told me I had five and I was like holy cow.
"It's pretty cool. I'm just doing my job. I get mad when I don't have a five-touchdown game. It's what I expect of myself. It was definitely encouraging to have that game and get that win."
Vincent is no stranger to putting up mind-boggling statistics. In his junior season, he finished with 2,584 passing yards with 41 touchdowns and he rushed for 1,621 yards and 21 touchdowns on 205 carries.
Still, his recruitment has been slow. Despite interest from lots of schools across the country, no offers have arrived yet and Vincent said he's a little surprised.
For now, though, he's focused on his senior season, winning more games and leading Kings to the playoffs. Recruiting will take care of itself, Vincent said, as long as he continues to win and put up big numbers. That has not been a problem so far for the dual-threat standout.
"It's slower than I though it would be," Vincent said of his recruitment. "I'm not really worried about it right now. I'm trying to stay focused on my team and trying to stay focused on the season. After the season I'll worry about where I'll be next year. It's still mainly the smaller schools."