April 7, 2011

Katy QB Haack getting a lot of interest

The Houston Cougars have made a habit of picking up players from extremely successful programs that are used to winning and playing on the highest level. In recent years they have signed players from state powerhouses like Dallas Skyline, Southlake Carroll, Longview, Galena Park North Shore and Pearland Dawson all of which have seen their share of success.

Katy High School by some accounts may be the top program in the state over the last decade. They have won three state championships over the last 11 years and have been a force to be reckoned with for longer than that. Traditionally they have been known as a power running team, but despite that they have seen their fair share of college caliber quarterbacks including the most recent in junior Brooks Haak.

Haack admitted that during the year he had little time to focus on the recruiting front, but now is fully involved in the camp circuit as well as recruiting trips.

"During the year I just didn't really focus on recruiting, I was just focusing on our team doing really good," said the 6-foot-2 190 pound quarterback. "We were focused on getting our team to state, but we fell a little short. Now everything has picked back up again. I have been to some junior days and now I can't wait to see what this year has to offer."

The rising junior has had noticeable early connections to the University of Houston, both due to proximity and some understandable interest in the offense.

"I went to one of Houston's camps last summer and I was out at their scrimmage last week," said Haack at last weekend's Under Armour Camp. "I am trying to make it out to their spring game next Saturday, but it depends on timing as I am taking the ACT that morning so I will just have to see what time I get done with that."

"Their offense is a great quarterback system. They have free reign over the offense and you can tell Coach Kingsbury does a great job with them. It seems like a fun offense to play in and if I had the opportunity I would love to be in it. If they offered it would definitely put them high up on the list."

Haack recently picked up his first official scholarship offer and has been talking to a number of schools in addition to the Cougars.

"I picked up my first offer from North Texas and I have also been talking to Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, TCU and pretty much most of the in state schools."

Haack threw for 1,509 yards and 17 touchdowns with only three interceptions last season despite being in a run first offense. He was named to the second team all-district team for his efforts.

At last weekends Under Armour Camp Haack was easily the best passer on hand and did well in the testing phase as well including a 4.6 second 40 yard dash.

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