Dillon Sterling is a name to remember in 2016. The dual threat signal caller is wise beyond his years for a player with two years of high school football remaining. Sterling goes on the record about his talents, future plans and factors that will help him make his college choice.
As a family we have quickly learned how competitive the recruiting process is and it is a lot about being exposed," Dillon Sterling said. "It's about Dillon Sterling on the minds of the recruiters. I have to showcase my talents and leadership abilities both on and off the field at all times as a student-athlete. That along must set me apart from other QB recruits. I have gotten so many posters, letters, flyers, and postcards giving me the opportunity to display my talents. It's hard to narrow down which opportunity I want to advantage of and which is best fit for me and my interests. Everyone in my family loves this or that college and wants me to go here or there. I am just taking it all in and know that in the end I am the one that ultimately gets to choose and ultimately has to be committed to my decision. I have a great support system through this whole recruiting process and know it is certainly needed and appreciated."
Sterling and his family have been extremely busy recently and it will continue until he makes his decision.
"I unofficially visited LSU, Alabama and Texas A&M last football season and during the off-season I made a trip to ULL for an unofficial visit," Sterling said. "This past week I had an opportunity to attend Charlie Strong's Elite QB Academy, as well as Texas Tech and Texas A&M mini camps. I will attend Earl Thomas's camp, Baylor, Houston, La Tech and LSU scheduled, and may attend a few other mini camps as well the remainder of my summer."
Quarterback coaches across the country are looking for players like Sterling.
"Being a tall dual threat signal caller with good arm strength and an ultra quick release is the biggest strength of my game," Sterling said. "Having the velocity, arm strength and accuracy to nail an out route or vertical route plays to my advantage. I am working hard this summer to be more consistent with squaring my shoulders up to my target receiver to improve my throwing accuracy."
It is very rare to see a player with two years of high school football remaining with this kind of attention to detail. Sterling is very grounded, focused and will stick to his plan.
"Education is the number one priority for going to college so my mom is making sure that I choose a school with an excellent academic reputation and quality engineering program," Sterling said. "Academic program first, football program second. With that being said, also a strong football history and tradition is very important to me. The football coaching staff principles and values, athletic facilities, campus environment and school spirit are also factors I will consider."