Quarterback Alex Faniel has yet to take a regular season snap on the St. Christopher’s (Richmond, VA) varsity football squad, but the 6’5”, 210-pound signal caller enters his sophomore season with three major FBS scholarship offers in the fold.
As a result of a preseason elbow injury, Faniel did not play quarterback on the St. Christopher freshman squad last season. Instead, his primary positions were tight end and safety.
“I had a fairly big role in the offense,” Faniel said.
Now healthy and coming off an impressive offseason, Faniel is eyeing the starting quarterback spot on a Saints varsity squad that includes Michigan-bound senior cornerback/wide receiver Garrett Taylor and highly recruited senior linebacker/defensive end Ricky DeBerry Jr.
“It’s an open competition right now,” Faniel said. “Just working as hard as I can, doing the best I can, to ensure I’ll be the starting quarterback. I’m definitely working as hard as I can to be the guy, so we’ll see what happens come two-a-days.”
As mentioned, the standout class of 2017 prospect enjoyed a successful offseason that included one-day camp stops at Duke, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
“I feel great about my camp season,” Faniel said. “I still tried to stay involved with school activities during the summer. It’s really important for them for us to be there, but as far as my camp season I had a great time. I think I had a really productive camp season.”
Virginia Tech was the first to offer Faniel, coming through in June. NC State also offered Faniel in June. On July 23rd, following Mike London’s final one-day camp of the year, UVa became the third major FBS program to offer the promising signal caller a scholarship.
“I had a great day,” Faniel said, recalling...
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