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Joey Marousek – A QB to Watch – Ohio Class of 2020


The longer he threw, the better North Royalton’s QB Joey Marousek, looked last night the Ashland University’s Friday Night Lights football camp. We spent a few minutes talking before the actual start of the camp.

Guessin 6’1-190, but maybe a little taller. Good size hands. Thought he ran well. Really liked his athleticism. Like his release. Gets good velocity and can “spin-it.” Good delivery quickness. Accurate – both short and medium. Throws on the run. Actually like his throws going left.

Last year, I liked his QB presence. Like the way he lead the team. In the game I saw, he brought his team from behind to win the game. Bigger and stronger now. It showed last night.

Last night I really liked his accuracy. Liked his completion rate. Like I said earlier, the longer he went, the better he became. Especially during one on ones.

Joey is also the starting shortstop on his high school baseball team. Leads the team in hitting, North Royalton lost a tough tournament game to St. Ignatius. This summer, he will play travel ball with the Lake Erie Warhawks.  Most of his teammates this summer are D1 offer baseball players.

Baseball is very important to him. Important enough that he is still weighing football or baseball on the next level. Just coming out of his 10th grade year, that is to be expected. Jase Bowen, from Toledo Central Catholic, has experienced the same choice.

Classroom is a no-brainer. That is – he carries a 4.3GPA. Did not talk much about college major, but he likes the fields of engineering and medicine.

Joey has some D1 schools like Iowa showing him some “love.” He will be camping at Iowa. Also is hearing from Iowa State, Northwestern, and West Virginia, among others. Really believe that it is still early for Joey.

I like his attitude and I like his quarterback presence and his ability to lead players. That was even evident just throwing to wide receivers last night. Actually, he started varsity at North Royalton his 9th grade year.

Just going into his junior year, Joey will be jumping out at college coaches after the summer camp circuit. Looking forward to seeing him this fall. Joey’s strength is playing with pads on.

Definitely has the intangibles. As he continues to get bigger/stronger and quicker, he will only get better as a quarterback. I will not be surprised to see him in the MSR top five QB’s in the 2020 Class. The 2020 Ohio Class, by the way, has some very solid quarterbacks.

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