Ryne Inman and Terry Googer both traveled up to Rome, Ga. to compete at the MVP Camp held at Darlington. Both competed at quarterback and both showed they have a chance to grow into top recruits in the future.
Inman measured in at 6-foot-1.5 and 172 pounds and Googer checked in at 6-foot-3 and 193 pounds. Inman is a quarterback all the way and if Googer doesn’t line up under center, then he could play wide receiver or outside linebacker.
Googer is an athlete and he will be competing for the starting quarterback spot at Woodward Academy in 2010. He is a rising freshman and he could be special.
At Darlington, he showed a very live arm, he threw the deep ball very nicely, and he is just a natural athlete. He will make big plays very early in his high school career.
He plans to use what he learned at the MVP Camp later on this fall.
“I learned a lot of things at the camp, but the biggest thing was definitely keeping my arm up when I make the throws. I drop my arm a lot and I learned that keeping my arm up will really help me throw the ball better and with more accuracy. I love to compete and competing with those older guys out there made me better too,” said Googer.
Competing with older guys is something he has to do at Woodward right now too. It is not middle school anymore for Googer.
“The work that I have to put in is the biggest difference. Things were a lot easier and more natural in middle school, so I just have to work harder up here in high school. I have to work-out more in the weight room, I have to pay closer attention to everything, and I just have to make sure I do all I can do to get better.”
Although he will be one of the youngest on the varsity roster, he does not plan to sit back and let the older guys take the lead. He already made some noise in spring practice and he plans to make more noise in the fall.
“I am hoping to have a starting role and help the team to a winning season. I am going to hit the weight room, listen to the coaches, and make an impact somehow. I think I can play this fall and I am going to do whatever I have to do to get on the field.”
Googer and Inman.
Florida was Googer’s favorite school growing up and he loved watching Percy Harvin make plays for the Gators. He hopes to be recruited like Harvin was out of Virginia in 2014.
Googer will finish high school one year ahead of Inman. This young athlete is in the class of 2015 and is currently attending Couch Middle School and he has one more year there before moving on to Central Gwinnett High School.
Inman was the youngest prospect at Darlington, but he showed tools at quarterback that makes him one to watch this early in the process.
The rising eighth grader throws a nice ball and started working with Georgia commitment Chris Conley during the MVP Camp. Those two hooked up on some big passes multiple times. Inman really has a strong arm and he throws a nice spiral as well.
He would like to be Conley down the road and end up playing between the hedges.
“I have grown up liking Georgia and I have followed them as long as I can remember,” said Inman. “I would love to have the opportunity to play there one day. I might go to camp there this summer.”
New Central Gwinnett Head Coach Todd Wofford is excited about his future quarterback and he plans to take Inman with him to as many 7on7 camps that the Knights compete in the coming months as possible.
They do not keep stats in middle school and he is not asked to throw much on that level either, so he is working towards playing in Wofford’s spread offense in a couple of years.
“I am really excited about playing for him because I know he throws the ball a lot. The Central Gwinnett offense will be fun to play in because I only get to throw the ball about 10 times a game now and I will get to throw it more in high school. I am really excited about it.”
The class of 2015 signal caller is going to keep working to improve his craft as he prepares to compete for playing time as a freshman in high school. His first camp of 2010 came at Darlington on May 8 and he knows that will help him in the future.
“The guys were bigger, older, and faster than I am used to seeing, so I know playing with them will help me,” he said about the MVP Camp experience. “The coaches there showed me a lot of things to work on as a quarterback, but I think I learned the most about my drops. They showed me about my footwork and things like that and it was good.”
Both Inman and Googer are two names to put on your map if you’re a fan of recruiting. Googer will make plays for Woodward this fall and Scout expects Inman to see the field a lot in 2011 as a freshman at Central Gwinnett.
Both are intelligent young men, both playing better than their age, and both will likely be recruited by schools throughout the South when their time comes.
Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.