The Colorado Buffaloes finally have their quarterback. After a long wait and a few switch ups, Danny Langsdorf gets his first quarterback recruit for the Buffs. Karl Dorrell and company got their man, and that man is Drew Carter. What a great month of recruiting for CU.
Carter is an interesting case, one that is really rare for prep quarterbacks nowadays. A native of Oregon, he never really focused on football before he committed. He plays both football and basketball for Tigard High School, and he wants to continue to do so in college. That’s wild for a position that gets competitive at a younger and younger in intense competition every year. It shows a really innate athleticism. For some reason, Oregon State and Oregon did not send offers to the local signal-caller, the Buffs largely competed with Boise State for his signature.
As a point guard for the basketball team and as a Power 5 quarterback, you need to have good and quick decision making. Drew Carter has that in spades. At 6’3 and under 200 pounds, he is not small for the position, but he’s not huge. He mainly jumps off the page with how quick he makes decisions. Whether it’s bailing on the pocket, stepping up, or going through his progression, Drew makes quick, confident decisions that usually work out well. Check the tape. He doesn’t have a rocket arm, but he can make the throws he needs to and should be more than fine in this offense.