An entire industry has launched around developing the skills of young quarterbacks, with individual trainers, academies, and year-round seven-on-seven leagues popping up. As a result, young quarterbacks seem more refined than they were years ago.
On Tuesday, SportsCenter posted a video of fourth-grader Sebastian Circo out of Omaha going through passing drills. For a player that young, he has an absolute cannon and some impressive footwork.
Even NFL quarterbacks took notice. Responding to a joking tweet that called Circo a rehabbing Zach Wilson, the Jets QB got in on the fun.
Obviously there’s a long time to go before Circo is getting real looks from colleges, but he continues to impress. The video shared by SportsCenter was posted to Instagram by a quarterback development company in Illinois called Next Level Athletix two days ago.
A local coach indicates that it is actually older footage of Circo and shared highlights from both seven-on-seven camps and actual games. He makes some pretty impressive touchdown throws, including a number of fades to the corner of the end zone, going over the top of defenders.
It’s still far too early to know if he’ll develop into a national quarterback recruit, but we’re starting to see more and more young quarterbacks making throws that are traditionally reserved for elite players.
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