Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Falcon Football Gets 2nd QB in '17 Class

The Falcons have landed another QB committment...this one is Chris Katernick of Harry Jacobs HS in Algonquin, IL (north-central part of the state).  He's a highly sought-after young man.  He's a composite 3-star recruit on 24/7 who had offers from Buffalo, UT, Miami, North Dakota State and Virginia.  He had drawn Big 10 interest as well, making unofficial visits to UC, Indiana, MSU, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.  Miami had been considered the favorite for him, but the Falcons were able to land his commit.

He's the #38 Drop back passer in the country (24/7) and the #17 player in the entire state.  He's 6'2" which is a nice neight for a MAC QB.

According to this, BG's area recruiter is Benny Morrison, who played HS ball with Katernick's current coach, Bill Mitz.   Katernick has been talking to both Jinks and Andy Padron as well.

This is BG's 2nd high profile QB commit in the '17 class, joining Jarrett Doege of Lubbock.  Those two young men will join James Morgan, who is battling for the starting job in '16, and highly-regarded Elijah Cunningham from here in Ohio.  He is part of the '16 class.  These four men have the potential to represent more depth than BG has ever had at the QB position, and FWIW, two are Jinks recruits and they had to go down and keep Cunningham on board after Babers left.

Welcome to the Falcons, Chris.

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