Gloucester head coach Tommy Reamon has sent his share of talented quarterbacks on to the next level. Talents such as the Vick brothers and Aaron Brooks spring to mind. Now, he is hoping to send his son, Tommy Reamon Jr., on to the next level as well. The younger Reamon, the starting quarterback each of the past two seasons for Gloucester, is working hard towards attaining that accomplishment.
“One of my strengths is that I’m very smart,” said Reamon Jr. “I’ve been around the game for a very long time. I think of myself of a mini-coach in the game. And I work hard to improve my basic fundamentals. I never think I’m good enough.
“I’m a dual-threat quarterback. I’m not quick to run, but if it’s my time to take off then I can move well. I pass well and I run very well.”
In his junior season, the 6-1 1/2, 195-pound Reamon Jr. completed 87 of 157 passes for 1,004 yards and around six touchdowns. He added 600 yards rushing with five touchdowns. For his performance, he earned second-team all-Peninsula district honors.
“The area I improved the most from my sophomore year to my junior year was just letting the play unfold,” Reamon Jr. said. “The game slowed down a lot last year. I read defenses a lot better, too.”
Reamon Jr. claims to have run a 40-time in the 4.5 range at last year’s Los Angeles Nike Camp. He plans to run track this spring to “stay in shape” and help improve his speed and quickness. He is currently not participating in any other sports, but he is trying to improve his quarterback skills.
“Right now, I go throw with my receivers a lot so we can work on our timing and routes,” Reamon Jr. said. “I just want to work on the basics. I throw about 100 passes a day.”
Reamon Jr. is working towards his senior season, but he is also working towards the summer camp season.
“My top schools would probably be Virginia Tech, UVa, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, UNC, Boston College, and my dad’s alma mater, Missouri,” Reamon Jr. said. “I like Georgia Tech a lot. I went to Georgia Tech for their junior day and I leave for Boston College [today].
“A lot of the schools have made a strong point telling me to come to their one day camps. All of the schools I mentioned that...
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