Top Ranked High School Quarterback selected as NUC All American.
Cornelius, NC (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
Senior Quarterback Randy Schroeder of Southlake Christian Academy has been named an NUC All American and will play for the South team at the NUC All American Game in Myrtle Beach December 22.
This season, Schroeder was named All-Conference and All-State after leading the Eagles to an 11-win season and a berth in the championship game of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III state playoffs.
Schroeder’s senior season earned him a No. 24 ranking among the hundreds of quarterbacks tracked during the season by MaxPreps.com, a respected source for high school football statistics. The 6-foot 2-inch, 195-pound signal caller led a balanced Southlake offense that set multiple single-season team records.
This season, he completed nearly 67 percent of his passes -- 175 of 262 thrown – and amassed 3,587 yards, with 32 touchdowns and only 9 interceptions. He averaged nearly 300 passing yards per game, finishing the year with a Quarterback Rating of 135. The team set records for most points in a season (490) and most points per game (37.7). Schroeder excels in the classroom, too, maintaining a 3.5 grade point average.
In Myrtle Beach, Schroeder will participate in a week of practices and skills evaluations before taking on the North squad at Doug Shaw Stadium. By assembling an elite roster of high school athletes, NUC All American Games have attracted growing interest among college recruiters.
Two new major college stars, both quarterbacks, are former All American Game competitors. Now known as “Johnny Football,” Johnny Manziel, who this fall as a freshman led Texas A&M’s upset of then No. 1 Alabama – launching himself into Heisman Trophy consideration -- played in the NUC All American Game.
And Marcus Mariota, who quarterbacked the Oregon Ducks to a season-long Top 10 ranking this year, competed in the 2011 NUC All American Game after finishing his prep career at St. Louis School, a small all-boys Catholic school in Hawaii.
In recent years, Schroeder has honed his skills at football camps around the country. These include the Manning Passing Academy, Football University and training programs at Michigan State, NC State, Appalachian State and Furman.
Schroeder’s unofficial visits have included stops at Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Campbell University and Newberry College.
Established in 1994, SouthLake Christian Academy is a privately funded JK-12 college-preparatory school located in Huntersville, N.C. The SLCA athletics department is a member of the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association and is committed to enriching the lives of student-athletes on and off the field, supporting 37 boys and girls’ high school and middle school team competing in the Metrolina Athletic Conference.
With an emphasis to conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, the Eagles have earned 42 individual and team state championships, including the 2011 NCISAA 2A baseball state title. SLCA student athletes have received over $1.1 million in scholarships, including six Wendy's Heisman Award winners.