Some of the Midwest’s top up and coming quarterbacks come together to train at Quarterback University.
“The off season for QBU has been great,” Dooley said. “Kids have definitely made improvements in more areas than one, and we are teaching them to get better each "rep.”
He added, “I’ve also seen some kids grow literally within a weeks time vertically, kids grow so fast these days, speaking of growing Quarterback University is steadily growing.”
The program is growing more than just locally, and some of the top athletes are from out of the area.
“Kids fly in and drive long distances to come train weekly. Its such a gratifying experience to see the dedication amongst the families and kids desire,” Dooley said. “I'm eager to see the off season work pay off for their respective teams. “
Who are some of of those young guys to watch for on the 7-on-7 and high school circuit?
“The new guys that have made their marks within the training circle are Alex Mussat who is from Troy High (Mich.), this kid has come into his own folks,” Dooley said. “Kid can make every throw on the field. Very cerebral within coverage and run game schematics.”
He continued, “Another is Chris Merchant from Alberta, Canada who has hit the scene. Traveling 12 hours to train. This kid has all the intangibles to play at the highest level of college football and perform well. Through his development this off season I expect schools to pull the trigger and offer early.”
One of the headliners for the current class at QBU is Detroit Cass Tech sophomore quarterback Jayru Campbell who reports offers from Alabama, Eastern Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame.
“He has been working 4-5 days a week on his craft,” Dooley said. “Kid has great work ethic. He's improved significantly in regards to pocket presence and understanding how to extend the play all the while making the safe throw.”
He added of Campbell, “Jayru is sought after as a pocket passer. Truth to the matter is the kid can really do both. Sometimes us quarterbacks have guys around us and beside us and we don’t have to leave the pocket very often.”
There are other young guns that Dooley is training, including Glenbard North sophomore quarterback Bret Gaisorskwi.
“He has a great build and is fluid. Kid will be a force in Illinois,” Dooley said.
QBU is expanding across the country, and focuses on making these young talented signal callers even better.
“Here at QBU each quarterback has to spend significant time in the classroom as well. Its imperative that they understand how to transfer what we do on the field and apply it schematically,” Dooley said. “Each kid has their own individual curriculum. Although QBU is based out of Michigan we have now expanded into Illinois, Mississippi, Canada and Indiana.”
And with that expansion, comes an opportunity for some of the top quarterbacks in the nation to show off their skills -- in the upcoming QBU Invite.
“We have a invite only camp coming up on April 28th, "Quarterback University Invitational. Only 14 Quarterbacks get invited,” Dooley said. “Four from each class and two 8th graders. Also, In June we have our Extended Stay 3 day camp. This camp thrives on high energy, muscle memory, competition based and high reps.”