Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014 Player Spotlights: Jake Seurer

Olathe South's Jake Seurer. KC Star.
Jake Seurer
Olathe South

Position: Quarterback/Safety
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 185 lbs.
Year: Senior
Film: Hudl

Player Comparisons
Brady Croucher, Olathe South (2003-2005); Frankie Seurer, Olathe South (2010-2012)

The Skinny
Seurer's tackle production last fall from his safety position was borderline ludicrous. In just nine games, he notched 136 tackles, which equated to 15 tackles per game. That kind of production is basically unheard of from a safety at any level. The fact it kind of came out of left field also added to the wow factor. Nobody was expecting a junior safety who didn't even have the benefit of playing in more than nine games to produce those kind of numbers.

Now entering his senior season, with two years of varsity experience, including a year at the helm playing quarterback, Seurer might be more valuable to Olathe South than any other player in the league is to their respective team. Seurer's going to be expected to build on his defensive numbers from 2013 while also cleaning up his offensive body of work. As a junior he threw for 761 yards and eight touchdowns, but his 46% completion percentage was pretty poor and will need improvement.

Olathe South is going to have many unknowns in 2014, so the bigger the role Seurer can play for the Falcons the better. He obviously has his work cut out for him, but he'll be one of the league's best defensive players from the get-go so that should help. Also, his offensive work should see a nice jump in production and efficiency. The real question is: will Olathe South?

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