That's Not An Elephant That's Ryan Perrilloux

2/2/10 in NCAAF   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Best Arm in the Draft?
What a difference half a decade makes, 5 years ago Ryan Perrilloux out-dueled Mark Sanchez to secure his place as the #1 QB prospect entering college and by most major services the #1 prospect overall.  After a red-shirt year and a spate of incidents ranging from the silly to the serious interrupted only by a few moments of brilliant play' Ryan Perrilloux in the Spring of 2008 left the orbit near the center of the football universe for a more remote and spartan outpost at Jacksonville State.  Coach Jack Crowe is in many senses a 'central casting' football coach, a powerful presence with a Southern drawl and a 0 tolerance for nonsense.

I have had multiple conversations with Coach Jack Crowe and 1 brief one recently with Ryan Perrilloux as he prepared for Texas Versus the Nation.  What is clear is that his talent is still there, his passion and commitment for football have greatly increased and he is now a much, much more mature young man, very different from  the spoiled kid who did so many things wrong before. 

In a year where there are so few "plus arms" with Clausen, Pike, Jarrett Brown and Fordham's John Skelton being among the few who can drive the ball with authority on deeper routes the fact the perhaps the best arm in the NCAA will not be in Indianapolis is an absence that may prove conspicuous like an elephant in the room, who can throw a ball 70+ yards.  
 
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