College football fans tend to get way ahead of themselves, especially during the long national nightmare known as the offseason, and I'm about to do that right now.
Georgia Southern has added three-star quarterback Yafari Werts of Newberry High School in South Carolina. At 6'1", 175 lbs he's the the size of a prototypical Eagles quarterback.
I'm proud to say that I'm committed to Georgia Southern University. pic.twitter.com/IvzmnIsbfv— Shai Werts #⃣1⃣ (@_shaiwertss) June 3, 2015
Leading his high school's offense out of the shotgun formation, Werts both threw and ran for more than 1,000 yards last season and racked up eight offers (including one from App State) by the time he committed to GSU.
Werts drew interest from Georgia Tech and Clemson but no offers came from either. Luckily for him, he'll face off against the Yellow Jackets as a freshman and the Tigers as a Junior.
Check the film:
I don't know about you, but I took me all of one play to get excited about Werts. Shades of Jayson Foster, Kevin Ellison et al. Also, a surprising number of the highlights were passing plays and seemed to be aimed at showing off his dual threat abilities.
It's widely believed coach Willie Fritz would like to pass a bit more in the future and Werts appeared to confirm that:
"They've got two junior quarterback and in my first year they will be seniors and I can redshirt and get used to everything," Werts said. "Then I can compete for the job and that will make me a four year starter, and it doesn't get much better than that. I love the offense. They are looking to throw the ball 25 times a game if they get the quarterback they want, which was me."
Can't wait to see him in action at Paulson Stadium a few seasons from now.