6-2 185 lb. Emmanuel Yeager is a dual threat quarterback from D.C. The senior-to-be out of Coolidge HS withdrew a commitment he made to Central Michigan he made just last week in favor of the Cards. I'm torn by this because on one hand he adds depth to a shallow recruiting class so far. On the other hand, I hope we aren't to the point where we are competing with the Chippewas for recruits. He could turn into an athlete - someone who plays where we need him most whether it be WR or QB.
I just don't see how a dual threat QB fits into our system. Especially when we will have had a string of prototypical pocket passers under Kragthorpe. Brohm to Cantwell to Tyler Wolfe to Matt Simms to Zach Stout to Emmanuel Yeager? If he has the arm for it, I'll buy it. If he is a scrambling dual threat, I don't. Coach English was the primary recruiter on Yeager, so like Hakeem Smith who gave a verbal last week, I have faith in his skill until he proves otherwise.
From looking at Yeager's stats (450 yds rushing 3 TD - 1700 yds passing 16 TDs) it looks like the offense he runs is not geared towards him running the ball frequently. He compares himself to Pat White and Marcus Vick, but with an arm, which by my calculations would be Michael Vick (86 the dogfights and false water bottles). According to Rivals.com, Yeager is the 27th ranked DUEL THREAT QB and has been recruited by Maryland, North Carolina, PITT and Virginia Tech just to name a few, but without receiving offers. He had been offered a scholly by powerhouses such as E. Michigan, Ohio and Richmond, who I sadly didn't know had D-1 team until just a few minutes ago. Yeager has been clocked at 4.6 in the 40.
Jody Demling spoke with Yeager tonight.
Yeager spectacular in this game wrap up (375 yds 2 TDs) from the DCSportsFan.com (9-1-07)