March 22, 2011
Flack offers production, leadership
Denver quarterback Caleb Flacksaid despite the numbers he has put up on the field, there is one particular number college football coaches are having trouble getting around - his height. Listed at 6-foot-2, and 200 pounds, Flack said he feels coaches have a number in their head for how tall a quarterback should be and he is fighting that perception.
"It seems like I am just not big enough for these DI schools, so that has kept me down, but I have been working on gaining weight," Flack said. "It seems like there is a standard for a DI quarterback and I am not quite where I could be."
While he feels his height is an issue, his productivity isn't. Last season Flack completed 185-of-279 passes for 3,069 yards, 29 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. While the numbers have been impressive, Flack plays them off, as normal in the D'Evelyn offense.
"It seems like the way our offense is structured any quarterback is going to have those numbers," he said. "We throw a lot more than we run. I was happy with my completion percentage. Really, I just like getting completions on every ball and marching up the field. Our receivers do a good job of getting yards after the catch, which is why I think I have numbers higher than others. I guess that comes with as much passing as we do."
Flack said he would consider a spread offense in college, similar to the set he runs at D'Evelyn and hasn't eliminated anyone from the Division II Colorado School of Mines, where his brother plays, to the higher level Division I schools. The D'Evelyn High School passer said he is hearing from schools like UCLA, Kansas and Kansas State and that other, more well-known academic institutions like Stanford, Yale and Harvard have also been in contact. He said that may fit his academic goals.
"I am looking towards engineering," he said. "I am looking at more of the math and science schools. My brother goes to Mines, which has always been in the back of my head. I have heard CSU has a nice program, but I haven't looked into it yet."
Flack was invited to the Junior Day at Colorado State earlier this season but a basketball conflict didn't allow him to make it. He has also been to camps at Colorado and Wyoming and said he is hoping to stay close to home, if an opportunity allows.
"I love Colorado, so I think if I had a choice I would rather stay around Colorado," he said. "If there is a good offer from a good school outside Colorado, I would consider it."
Flack added that his camp experience at CSU a year ago was a pleasant one. He also talked about his experience at Boulder and Laramie.
"I like the way the program is heading," he said of the Rams. "I think it is on the up. I like what is going on up there. I went to their camp last year and I was really impressed with the way they conducted themselves.
"I went to the Colorado camp last year and it seemed like they were more interested in other quarterbacks who were 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-6," he continued. "I put that in the back of my head. I haven't been to Wyoming yet, but I did see it when my brother visited up there. I was impressed by Wyoming."
Flack said he would like to have his decision made sooner rather than later to enjoy his senior season.
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