Shurmur Excited For New Challenge

Ohio recruiting analyst
Posted May 30, 2013
Bill Greene

Kyle Shurmur is ready to begin a new chapter of his life, and the 2015 quarterback prospect will be playing this season for Wyndmoor La Salle College High School, outside of Philadelphia. The son of former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur is a talented signal-caller.

Top 2015 quarterback prospect Kyle Shurmur is set to begin the next phase of his life at Wyndmoor La Salle High School, just outside of Philadelphia.

Shurmur is the son of former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, who is now the offensive coordinator for Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles. Kyle Shurmur has transferred from Lakewood (OH) St. Edward.

"I'm moving in two weeks and I will be attending La Salle, just north of Philadelphia," Shurmur stated. "I've been talking to the offensive coordinator a few times per week, discussing the offense and about me staying in shape. I visited the school twice with my dad, back in March and April, and I have a great feel for the school."

"Everything is all set, and I'm excited to get going," he added. "They throw the football a lot, and they're moving to some no-huddle stuff. I'm going to miss Lakewood St. Edward, but ready for this new challenge."

Even though he was not the starter last year as a sophomore, Shurmur impressed as a backup signal caller for one of Ohio's strongest teams. He has a strong, accurate arm, combined with excellent size at 6-foot-4, 210-pounds.

College coaches are well aware of Shurmur's potential, and he is receiving attention from some top BCS programs already.

"I have no offers yet, because I don't have a lot of film out there, but I've heard from Penn State, Michigan State and Vanderbilt the most," Shurmur said. "I want to spend as much time as possible with my high school team, so I'm not sure how many college camps I will get to this summer."

"I know I want to go to Penn State's camp, because they're pretty close," he continued. "Nothing is guaranteed of course, but I'm going to work as hard as I can to be the starter this season. I feel if I do everything I can to help my team win games, then the college recruiting stuff will take care of itself. I have two more years of high school to go, so I need to make myself better."

Here is's evaluation of Shurmur prior to the start of his sophomore season last fall at St. Edward:

EVALUATION: After seeing Shurmur at a combine in early February, and comparing him to where he is today, it's apparent he takes his craft seriously and is putting in the time. His footwork was tighter and the delivery wasn't as long. It's easy to see he knows the game, from his father being an NFL coach and the excellent staff at St. Edward. He has the size and arm strength to be successful, and will be a player of note in the 2015 class in Ohio. will continue to track Kyle Shurmur over the next two years, and will update his situation accordingly.

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