Alonso QB Helms now at TC (updated)

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Thu. June 24, 2010 | Joey Knight | Email

Alonso junior quarterback Luke Helms, the backup to Guy Toph Award winner C.J. Bennett last season and a candidate for the starting job in 2010, has transferred to Tampa Catholic.

Helms' father, Randy, confirmed his son was accepted into TC earlier this week and began working out with the Crusaders on Wednesday.

Randy Helms, who watched his son get limited action in the Ravens' one-half jamboree victory against Leto last month, said the move was based on two factors: a better academic setting, and better opportunity for Luke to get quality snaps at quarterback.

Converted receiver Dylan Fisher got most of the work in the 22-0 triumph against Leto. TC, meantime, is seeking a successor to FSU signee Christian Green. Former Crusaders JV quarterback Conner Louis threw for nearly 250 yards in a 20-13 spring-game win against Nature Coast.

"No. 1, let's just be honest, the classroom at Tampa Catholic is much smaller, and (Luke's) GPA needs to go up," Randy Helms said. "No. 2, we feel like TC is a better opportunity for him to play both sports (baseball and football), especially quarterback."

Tampa Catholic coach Bob Henriquez said Louis, who enters this season with two varsity seasons --mostly played wide receiver and defensive back -- under his belt, enters the preseason as the starter  and said Helms would have to "blow us away" to prove otherwise. But the addition of Helms would add to the team's depth, especially since backup quarterback Derek Martin is leaving the team to concentrate on baseball.

A 6-foot left-hander, Helms completed six of 11 passes for 55 yards last fall. He was a reserve on Alonso's 2009 state championship baseball team, but got no at-bats, coach Landy Faedo said.

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