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Mon. February 3, 2014 | Bob Putnam | Email

If patience is a virtue, consider Palm Harbor University quarterback Tyler Kaminski's commitment to Concord his reward.

After an offseason in which several skill players transferred to other schools, Kaminski stayed and continued to put up solid numbers, throwing for 1430 yards, rushing for 885 and accounting for 26 touchdowns.

But there was only lukewarm interest from colleges.

He continued to shine in showcase games, earning MVP honors at the Pinellas senior all-star game and was one of the offensive stars at the Florida Athletic Coaches Association all-star game.

Still, there were not many offers.

Last week, things changed. Concord, a Division II school in Athens, W.Va., came though with an offer. Kaminski visited the school this past weekend and committed on Monday.

"I liked the coaches, players, facilities, but the thing that got me were how the players were like a family," Kaminski said. "That and the coaches. On my visit we talked about football, but they talked to me about getting a degree and making sure my grades are good. That really went a long way."

Kaminski is the third straight PHU quarterback to play in college, joining Sean Shelton (William Jewell) and Billy Pavlock (Webber). 

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