Jonathan Mader from Cibola high school in
Tape: Two full game tapes from the 2006 season, highlight tape from junior season.
All State Honorable Mention, 2nd team all metro, 1st team all district, 5A District 1 offensive player of the year.
When looking at quarterbacks scouts usually look for several things. Arm strength, accuracy, athletic abilities, mechanics and leadership qualities. We were really interested to see how Mader measures in all of these things.
Mader has great size, he's
reported size of 6'4 205 is the real deal.
His frame appears to be one that could easily hold another 10 to 15
pounds with ease. Mader is a great
athlete; he routinely makes plays with his feet. For his size he runs really well, at the
high school level he can take it from just about anywhere on the field. He also
is asked to throw the ball on the run a great deal of the time, he does this
pretty well. Lastly, Mader is the
leader of the
One of the negatives is that Mader's mechanics sometimes aren't that great. He will sometimes let his elbow get out in front of his body which almost causes him to flick the ball as though he was throwing a dart. Sometimes this isn't an issue, when he does things like throw on the run, other times it is an issue. Mader has a good arm but not a great arm. He gets the job done.
Mader is the real deal. He is probably the 2nd best
quarterback prospect in
Okay here's the bottom line. Mader is a big time high school player. He's a great athlete and runs really well for his size. Mader's mechanics can sometimes get erratic but he also plays in a wing-T style of offense which really doesn't ask him to take a 5 step drop and throw the ball down the field. Recruiting quarterbacks is sometimes a tricky deal; lots of schools won't offer a kid unless they personally see the kid throw live and in person. With all that being said, I think Mader is a kid that can play at the D1 level. Right now I don't think he can play at a high major level but I do think some mid major type schools will be interested.