By now, everyone here knows the name Asiantii Woulard. He’s part of the parade of recruits visiting UK next weekend, and according to his father, may sign with the Cats shortly thereafter. This is good news. Great news. Outstanding news, even. Why? well, he’s a four star recruit, in the ESPN 150, an Army All-American, and the #1 dual purpose quarterback in the nation. Basically, the exact type of blue chip recruit we never had a prayer of getting pre-Stoops. But that’s not why you should be most excited about a possible Woulard commitment. It’s the fact that he was the MVP of the Elite 11 QB Camp that should get you all sorts of jacked up.
Yeah, I know, trolls are going to tell you that winning an award at a glorified 7-on-7 camp doesn’t actually mean much. Don’t listen to them.
In his second year playing the position, Woulard went head-to-head with the best quarterbacks in the country- including Christian Hackenberg (#1 QB, #16 in ESPN 150) and Max Browne (#2 QB, #18 in ESPN 150)- And beat them all. Glorified 7-on-7 or not, that’s not nothing. This is why Matt, among others, have called Asiantii a program-changing recruit. It’s one thing to ink a highly-rated quarterback, it’s another thing entirely to sign one with all the intangibles that make NFL-caliber talent evaluators drool. Those are the players that tend to be special. The ones that take programs to the next level. After Elite 11, the Trent Dilfers of the world began to believe that Woulard might just be that type of player. That’s why the talk linking the Winter Park star to UK is a very, very good thing.
If you can free up 90 minutes or so, watch the two linked-to videos below and judge for yourselves. Cats are off until Vandy, and it’s the weekend, so it’ll be time well spent. Trust me.
(Insider tip: it’s all worth watching, but the best stuff is in Part 2, minute marks of 8:52, 36:05, 40:04)
If trust in me isn’t enough to get you excited about this kid, here are some quotes from the Elite 11 coaches on Woulard:
“The most ‘WOW’ here.”
“Everything he’s getting, he’s just uploading it in real time, and then going out and executing it with this stone cold precision.”
“He has total ownership of this playbook, and then he has the ‘wow’ factor, it’s mind-boggling how much he’s developed as a passer, only playing this position for a year.”
“That might be the best football player in the country– quarterback, anyone included.”
“He has the ability to be Cam Newton, starting his freshman year in college.”
Yeah, I know. Now go watch. We’ll be here when you get back.
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