On the field, a QB has to be patient.
As Hudson’s Zack Wynn is finding out, that’s also true off the field.
Wynn is an excellent player (he has more than 5,000 career passing yards) and an excellent student (his GPA is above 4.0), but to date his recruitment has been slower than Wynn and his coach, Mark Nash, would like.
“It can be a little frustrating,” Nash said.
Wynn, who was named to the Times' first-team all-North Suncoast squad last season, led Pasco County with 2,035 passing yards in 2008.
During the summer, the 6-foot, 205-pounder camped at Duke, Florida, Harvard and Troy. Of that group, Harvard, a strong Division I-AA program, is the team that had shown interest.
But now, another I-AA program has gotten involved.
Robert Morris, which is located in Pittsburgh, contacted Nash recently after seeing video of Wynn in action. And the Colonials, who play in the Northeast Conference, appear genuinely interested.
Thus far in 2009, Wynn has thrown for 814 yards, 9 TDs and 2 INTs while completing 57.4 percent of his passes in three games. If he continues to play like that, more interest should come.
--KEITH NIEBUHR (firstname.lastname@example.org)