Scouting Top 10 QB Kevin Olsen
Kevin Olsen
Kevin Olsen
Director of Scouting
Posted May 9, 2012
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Quarterback Kevin Olsen (6’3/190) of Wayne Hills High School in New Jersey is one of the most heavily recruited players in the nation. Watching him in action, it doesn’t take long to see why he is a coveted commodity among recruiters.

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Kevin Olsen (6’3/190) is a heavily recruited quarterback from Wayne Hills High School in New Jersey. He has scholarship offers from virtually every school in the country from coast to coast, border to border including teams such as Rutgers, Miami, Michigan, Stanford, just to get a feel for the geography.

Watching him in action it doesn’t take long to see why college recruiters are enamored with Scout’s No. 8 quarterback nationally. As a technician, there’s a lot to like in Olsen’s game. He has a quick release, and he has a strong arm capable of generating velocity on a throw without having to set his feet, which suits him well as an excellent scrambler throwing on the run.

While he has good mobility, the term scrambler better suits him than runner, since he moves behind the line of scrimmage in order to buy time and throw the ball downfield.

Olsen’s athleticism isn’t just an asset when he’s running. He has excellent footwork in the pocket and gets to his drops and sets his feet quickly.

Olsen does a good job of protecting the ball, but isn’t afraid to take his shots downfield.

Here is a look at him in action in this presentation from FOX Sports Next.

Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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