September 30, 2009
Elite Jr QB talks Tide
Miami Northwestern has been one of the most dominant high school football programs in the America for most of the last decade, producing college prospects by the truckload. The latest superstar to emerge from Northwestern is junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound dual-threat prospect that has quickly captured the attention of top programs from around the country.
"I've got offers now from Florida, Miami, Tennessee, LSU, Rutgers and Florida International," Bridgewater said. "I'm not really concerned about my offers at this point. I don't want to make any decisions based on who has offered me now because I think there will be some more coming."
"I'm hearing a lot from Notre Dame, Indiana, Florida State and Alabama too. Alabama is one that I'm really excited about. I like what I've seen of them this year. They play a lot of young guys at pretty much every position and their quarterback is playing really good right now. That defense is one of the best I've ever seen."
Bridgewater showed last week why some recruiting analysts are calling him one of the best quarterback prospects of the 2011 class by setting a Dade County record with seven touchdown passes in a single game for Northwestern.
"We can definitely still improve as a team and I'm sure there are some things I can do to improve as a quarterback. I think we have a pretty special team this year but we have to keep pushing ourselves and trying to constantly get better. If we do that, we could go pretty far."
While Bridgewater says that most college coaches say they want him as a quarterback, he feels confident that if called upon he could succeed at a number of positions at the college level.
"So far, everybody is recruiting me as a quarterback. I've played quarterback pretty much my whole life but I'd be willing to change to another position if it helps me get on the field. I feel like I have the athletic ability to play something like wide receiver or running back."
When it comes to recruiting, Bridgewater finds himself with plenty of options to consider and the junior star says that while he doesn't have any favorites at this point, he has already set a date to announce his eventual decision.
"I made a decision a while ago that I would make my commitment on my birthday during my senior year, which is November 10. Right now, that's the plan so hopefully I can take some visits during the summer and know enough to make my decision by then."
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