Deerfield Beach (FL) quarterback Brent Schaeffer is one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the country.
He has the statistics and scholarship offers to prove it. As a junior, Schaeffer threw for 2,574 yards and 31 touchdowns with only five interceptions. He rushed for 538 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Deerfield head coach Joe Redmond expects more of the same this season from his star quarterback.
“This is not any reflection on his teammates, but Brent won eight games by himself last year,” said Redmond. “He’s a Michael Vick type player. He’s left handed. He has 4.4 speed. He should be better next year.”
Redmond says around 93 coaches came to his school this spring, and all were impressed. Schaeffer has received over 30 scholarship offers, with Virginia Tech being one of them.
“Brent’s being recruited by everybody,” said Redmond. “He hasn’t talked about committing to anybody. He’s wide open right now. Staying in-state doesn’t matter – he doesn’t care where he plays. The only thing he is concerned about is academics. He wants to major in Graphic Arts.
“Virginia Tech has followed suit and offered Brent too. They have done a really nice job.”
The Hokies have thrown their hat in the ring, although may be a long shot. Schaeffer has earned a 900 qualifying score on the SAT but plans on retaking the test in hopes of a higher score. He has a 3.0 grade point average.
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