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He is Fiery in a Good Way
Scottsdale Saguaro has been one of Arizona's top teams over the past decade, winning multiple state titles and sending many kids to four-year programs.Current head coach Jason Mohns has been an integral part of the program, moving up the ranks as a lower level assistant, to offensive coordinator, to head coach. Along the way he has developed some very good quarterbacks including Tim Ruben (walk-on at Boise State), Teddy Ruben (Air Force) and current star Luke Rubenzer.FoxSportsNext caught up with Coach Mohns to get his take on the talented Rubenzer."Well the one thing that all three of those guys have had in common is they all are great competitors and all are great leaders," he says.He continues, "From a quarterback standpoint, Teddy was a runner that really worked hard to become a good passer. He was a running back in youth football so playing quarterback was something he had to learn. Tim was more of a natural passer. With Luke, he is better from the pocket. He has good feet, he is a great runner but he is not a run first guy.""We have changed the way we have done things with Luke," Mohns notes. "Before we were spread to run and we did that when Luke was a sophomore and we had D.J. Foster. That year he completed 71% of his passes and last year he completed 69%, so we have become more balanced."The Sabercats have put up some tremendous numbers, including Rubenzer who accounted for over 4,000 yards of offense as a junior. What does Mohns say to those that claim, that is is Saguaro's system and Rubenzer that is responsible for the production? "Go back and look up to 2004 and look at the stats. Luke has smashed all of the passing records. He has thrown 72 touchdowns in his career to just 10 interceptions." College coaches have taken notice. Mohns says that Wisconsin, Cal, San Jose State, BYU, Indiana and schools in the Ivy and Patriot Leagues have all expressed extreme interest in Rubenzer in addition to his offers from Air Force and Navy.With a 4.2 grade-point-average, Coach Mohns says, "Luke is good at what ever he wants to be good at."That being said, does that lead to an ego from Rubenzer?"Not at all," claims Mohns. "He doesn't like to lose. He is fiery in a good way. He is a perfectionist, works hard and expects everyone around to work hard too.""Who ever gives this kid a shot is going to a get really, really good football player," Mohns finishes.
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