November 18, 2011

Junior QB making a name for himself

Caleb Scepaniak has seen his stock steadily rise over the past few weeks and months and he now has a few verbal offers to choose from. That means he's in a better position than most quarterbacks from the Class of 2013. He still hasn't quite registered on the national radar, however.

The Binghamton (N.Y.) Seton Catholic Central has all the major tools coaches want in a quarterback prospect.

At 6-foot-5 and 225-pounds Scepaniak has prototypical size. He towers over the field and can make all the throws. While he might not be the most agile quarterback, or the fastest, he doesn't have any illusions about that.

"I'm definitely a pro-style guy," Scepaniak said. "I like to stand in the pocket and throw the ball. I don't like to run around or any of that."

In the age of spread offenses, which oftentimes seem to have taken over college football, such a statement is almost counter-cultural. Scepaniak takes pride in being somewhat of a throwback, or simply a pocket passer.

Buffalo, Cornell, Fordham and Wagner have verbally offered him and he's taking an interest in each of them.

"Those are schools that have impressed me," he noted. "I'm looking for a school that has a really good academic program. I want to go somewhere that will help me do well and get a job once football's over."

Seton Catholic Central's season is over and Scepaniak admits it was a pretty rough year for the team. He missed two games and those contests hurt them.

They did make the playoffs but lost in the last ten seconds of the game.

For the season Scepaniak threw for more than 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns in only six games.

"I got in a rhythm towards the end of the season," he noted. "I was doing real well. In the last game I was like 19-for-21 or something like that."

During the season Scepaniak took trips to Penn State and Syracuse.

"I went to Syracuse for the Toledo game and that was cool because it went down to overtime. I talked to the coaches and I went on the field before the game.

"Penn State was good. I went to the Iowa game. They won that one and it was a close one. I thought that game was really cool."

Will the allegations at Penn State affect his view of the Lions?

"I grew up around the school, Penn State, and that's always been one of my favorite college, so I still kind of have to like them," he chuckled.

Scepaniak told EagleAction.com that he wants to visit Boston College at some point "in the next couple of weeks" and he has taken a lot of interest in the school.

"My coach talks to the BC coaches a lot," he said. "I've tried to talk to them but we just haven't been able to connect yet. They have been talking to my coach, though."

Scepaniak has never visited BC but thinks very highly of the school.

"I know it's a really good school academically and I know they graduate 90-percent or more (of their players) just about every year. It's definitely a great school to go to. They usually have a good program but they're a little down this year."

Scepaniak also plays basketball for his high school and that season is just gearing up.

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