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Has anyone heard of New Mexico QB Easton Bruere?


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I wasn't sure whether to ask this here or in the open forum, I just thought it's a very odd story. '15 6A QB, 6'3", 200#s with a 4.0 GPA, 3.75 cumulative average, zero scholarship offers. I understand NM isn't exactly a football hotspot but zero offers?

 

Easton Bruere should be having the time of his life right now.

 

He just finished his senior season as quarterback at Rio Rancho (New Mexico) High School by leading it to a 13-0 record and a 6A state title.

 

According to MaxPreps, Easton threw for 4,567 yards and 49 touchdowns with only six interceptions this season. In the process, he became the state's all-time leader in passing yards.

 

Easton should be getting ready to enjoy his final semester of high school before heading off to college to resume his playing career.

 

But there's one small problem.

 

He has zero scholarship offers less than a week before national signing day.

 

How could he find himself in this situation?

 

The primary reasons for his present circumstances are largely beyond his control.

 

Given that he checks in at 6'3", 200 pounds—measurements that place him bigger or equal to 24 of the nation's top 50 pro-style passers in the 2015 class—his measurables aren't an issue like they were for Desmon White last year.

 

According to his father, Carl, Easton attended numerous camps—including those held at schools in the Big Ten, Big 12, Mountain West and the Pac-12—prior to his senior season.

 

"They've all really loved him," Carl told Bleacher Report. "They showed him a lot of love when he visited. They thought he had great size and a good arm and things of that nature. They all said he's definitely a Division I quarterback."

 

Carl said that at first, Easton would get excited when mail would arrive from colleges. That joy faded over time, when he realized there was nothing of substance enclosed.

 

"He's got tons of letters," Carl said. "It's funny, because he stopped opening them because he knew it was filler mail. He got letters from 20 or 30 colleges, and once in a while, there would be a handwritten letter from a coach. But it's really strange, because they came from places all over the country. But he knew what they were. He was excited at first. But then, it's like, 'OK, I know what this is.'"

 

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Read this earlier unreal....no Tulsa, north Texas, New Mexico, NMSU, SMU, SDSU, Idaho, Kansas, UNLV, SJSU, Colorado, Wyoming, UTEP, UTSA, Texas State, Fresno, Houston .....none of those schools saw anything worth offering

 

I'll be interested to see if he gets an offer in the next week after this blows up a little

 

It's not odd to see great numbers not rewarded with an offer, but very odd that numbers measurables and grades couldn't earn him one

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I read this article too and feel bad for the kid. Sounds like he is doing as much as he can, but maybe needs to try another route - e.g. go D1A or FCS, show what he can do and then look to transfer or try the walk-on route.

 

I'm sure there are lots of other kids every year in the same boat.

 

Kickers and QBs are tough in that teams only take a limited number each year.

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I read this article too and feel bad for the kid. Sounds like he is doing as much as he can, but maybe needs to try another route - e.g. go D1A or FCS, show what he can do and then look to transfer or try the walk-on route.

 

I'm sure there are lots of other kids every year in the same boat.

 

Kickers and QBs are tough in that teams only take a limited number each year.

 

While not an expert on QB's his release looks really funny, the ball is slow, and he looks like he has limited arm strength. He seems accurate though and a good leader.

 

Anyone elese who know's more about QB mechanics who can do a better assessment than me. I played D.

 

He deserves a look at least at smaller schools.

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While not an expert on QB's his release looks really funny, the ball is slow, and he looks like he has limited arm strength. He seems accurate though and a good leader.

 

Anyone elese who know's more about QB mechanics who can do a better assessment than me. I played D.

 

He deserves a look at least at smaller schools.

 

His accuracy is very good on short and intermediate throws. On the other hand, his longer passes float a bit and would be picked off regularly if he was playing better competition. I wouldn't say his arm is super weak, considering some of his throws go 50+ in the air in the video, but they are clearly lofted and slow to get there. Also, like you mentioned his release is very awkward. A great deal of those huge numbers, are due to poor to mediocre competition and a good offensive scheme. I'd say he's really a DII player, not DI

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His accuracy is very good on short and intermediate throws. On the other hand, his longer passes float a bit and would be picked off regularly if he was playing better competition. I wouldn't say his arm is super weak, considering some of his throws go 50+ in the air in the video, but they are clearly lofted and slow to get there. Also, like you mentioned his release is very awkward. A great deal of those huge numbers, are due to poor to mediocre competition and a good offensive scheme. I'd say he's really a DII player, not DI

 

Tommy Reese 2.0

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Tommy Reese 2.0

 

I thought this to a degree as well but it looks like he moves better than Tommy. I'm sure his mechanics, arm strength and competition level factor in but the same can be said of players that are highly regarded coming from lower level programs in states with "meh" competition.

 

I can see him being more of a Div. ll/ FCS type but evidently he's not even getting those offers.

 

Anyway, I wish the young man well and hope he gets a shot somewhere. It has to be frustrating for him although I'm fairly certain his situation isn't that uncommon, not with all the HS teams and players that never even sniff a scholarship offer. It just makes me wonder how many kids are completely overlooked.

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Tommy Reese 2.0

 

 

He runs better than Rees, is bigger than Rees, and threw only 6 interceptions. Rees was throwing that many INT per game in high school. He won a state championship and was 13-0 where as Rees' high school team lost consistently. Other than that he is just like Rees.

 

All kidding aside, this kid can play. QB is the one position that obviously has not been figured out by talent evaluators. Things such size (which the kid has), arm strength (which is still obviously important), running speed, and accuracy (which is also obviously important too), get rated as important and field vision and decision making don't even get listed. This is why guys like Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Joe Montana get drafted so low where as guys like Jay Cutler, Jeff George, Cade McNown, Rex Grossman, Akili Smith, Jamarkas Russell, and Ryan Leaf all get drafted so high. The "can't miss"busts always have great arm strength and great accuracy but the total lack of field vision is not considered. Jeff George may be one of the most talented QB ever from an accuracy and arm strength perspective. But the dude just couldn't function as a QB.

 

Some program will finally take this kid and I wish him luck.

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