Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Can Colt McCoy Really Lead the Horns? or: Is Colt the Best Texas 2A High School QB Ever?

Well we know he can swim, but can a guy from a 2A high school actually be the starting quarterback for the defending national champs?

Colt McCoy, from Jim Ned HS (Tuscola, TX), is the all-time leading passer in Texas 2A history and also ran 206 times for 1,575 yards (7.65 ypc) and 21 TDs. In his last two seasons at Jim Ned, Colt threw for 7,745 yards with 97 TDs (the 50 TDs in his junior year is an all time Texas 2A record). He was a two-time Associated Press 2A Offensive MVP and first-team all-state selection. The Texas Sports Writers Association twice named him to the first-team all-state team and made him the offensive player of the year after his senior year.
I'd imagine we'll know a whole lot more after the Ohio State game, but his impressive resume and these videos should bring comfort to even the most worried fan.

You can see from these Zapruder-quality high school highlights that McCoy is comfortable under pressure, he can throw with touch, he can scramble and he has the poise to consistently march his team down the field.

From the 2005 THSCA All-Star Game