Cincinnati Wyoming has had some very solid quarterbacks go through their system in recent years. Most recently, Andrew Marty who is now at Northwestern. His brother before him was good. Junior Evan Prater has taken control of the Wyoming offense.
Watched Evan last Saturday night against a very solid London High school football team. Although a team effort, Evan threw for two touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns. Possibly the most exciting was his 70 yard run after he avoided a strong pass rush. Final 28-0.
Listed 6’3, he has added good weight and gotten stronger, since last summer. Guessin 190. But he is long and has good overall strength. Will continue to get bigger/stronger/faster. Also very athletic. One offer from Wright State for basketball. Only a junior.
Like his throwing mechanics. Sets his feet. Good, quick release. Good follow thru. Can throw on the move to either side with accuracy. Feet are good on his release. Sees the field. Understands coverage. Finds open receiver. Like his poise.
Evan can escape the rush. Eyes always down field. Plays within himself. Makes good decisions. Needs to be more consistent on some throws. At times tried to aim the ball rather than just throw it. Will get better with experience. He needs to improve rpm’s on his deep throws, but good velocity on middle range throws, especially when he sets his feet.
Like the way, he finishes running plays.Tough runner who will try to run through defenders. Tough on QB sweeps.
Evan would be considered by some as a “drop back ” quarterback. But I believe, as he continues to grow and get stronger, his speed and burst will improve. But he throws well outside of the pocket and on the run to either side. On the college level, he can run the spread, as well as drop back. More than just a “dropback.”
For me, he is one of the top three quarterbacks in the Ohio Class of 2020. Offers from Pitt, Toledo, and Cincinnati, among others. This spring and summer will be important, because he will be throwing in front of “decision makers.”
No question about toughness. Good weight gain is important. Core strength gain is important. Leadership was evident last Saturday. Quarterback “swagger” – a little more than enough. Potential – really good. Only a junior.
Looking forward to seeing him on the basketball this winter. I will learn a lot.