QB Edge Report: 2014s
Dimonic McKinzy
Dimonic McKinzy
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 19, 2013


Scout.com talks with the QB Edge quarterback coach Skip Stitzell about some of the prospects he has been training in the Class of 2014. Dimonic McKinzy (Kan.), Rafe Peavey (Mo.), Tyler Creath (Mo.), Jacob Kaiser (Mo.) and Sam Straub (Ia.)...

In recent years, Skip Stiztell (QB Edge), Fayette, Mo., has trained some of the top arms in the country.

He has trained quarterbacks who have starred on the high school, collegiate, and NFL levels. Players like Josh Freeman (Kansas State), Blaine Gabbert (Missouri), Logan Gray (Georgia), Alex Carder (Western Michigan), Nathan Scheelhaase (Illinois), Christian Hackenberg (Penn State), Gunner Kiel (Notre Dame) and Tyler Matthews (TCU) are a few among many of the BCS level players he has worked with in recent signing classes.

'Coach Skip' feels that he has a nice group of throwers coming out in 2014 and he recently spoke with Scout.com about their abilities and talents.

"These are all guys that I have spent a lot of time with and had the opportunity over several years to really develop a great relationship with," Sttzell informed. "Very coachable, great work ethic. They are very dedicated group and dedicated with how they work and what they do."

Dimonic McKinzy (6’0, 215) – Wyandotte (Kan.) HS

Coach Skip on Mckinzy: “Dimonic has elite athleticism and he has a strong arm. He makes things happen, makes plays happen and can pretty much make all of the throws. He can extend plays and keeps defensive coordinators wondering what he might do. He throws really well on the run, outside of the pocket. Is a very good leader on and off of the field.”

Recruiting: McKinzy holds offer from schools like Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Iowa. Schools like Indiana, Northern Illinois, Illinois, Iowa State Northwestern, and Purdue.

He will compete in an Elite 11 Camp, yet to be determined.

Rafe Peavey (6’2, 200) – Bolivar (Mo.) HS

Coach Skip on Peavey: “Rafe is very accurate and has a strong arm. One of the most overall consistent guys I have. He is a very good athlete -- he runs deceivingly well. The first time I saw a game and saw him take off I was really surprised at his overall athleticism and speed. He is accurate outside of the pocket, so he can make all the throws. A definite top level guy.”

Recruiting: Peavey has committed to Arkansas, but offers have still rolled in from schools like Syracuse, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Nebraska, Boston College, and Arizona State

He will compete in the DFW Elite 11 on 4/6.

Tyler Creath (6’1, 200) – St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers HS

Coach Skip on Creath: “He has a great mind for the game. He has very good vision down the field and makes sound decisions. He is very accurate on his mid-level and under quicker throws. He can get rid of the ball quickly when he has too. Really spins the ball. Has good anticipation and can develop in to an exceptional quarterback."

Recruiting: Creath is hearing from schools like Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, Western Michigan, and Northern Iowa

He will compete in the Chicago Elite 11 on 5/2.

Jacob Kaiser (5’11, 185) – St. Joseph’s (Mo.) Central HS

Coach Skip on Kaiser: “He is definitely an under the radar guy. He has got velocity, a very strong arm. He has real good feet, with a quick release. He has a live arm, after he learns the art of touch on his throws he could be a complete weapon.”

Recruiting: Kaiser is hearing the most from Memphis and Tulsa.

He will compete in the DFW Elite 11 on 4/6.


Sam Straub (6’3, 210) – Ames (Iowa) HS

Coach Skip on Straub: “Sam throws an exceptional deep ball. He moves around well in the pocket. He is very attentive and pays close attention to his mechanics in workouts and on the field. He has progressed a lot in that area. He distributes the ball well -- does a nice job of spreading it around the whole field.”

Recruiting: Straub is hearing from schools like Iowa State, Michigan State, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Northern Colorado.

He will compete in the Chicago Elite 11 on 5/2.


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