2014 QB Working to Make an Impression

Rockhurst QB Ahmad Tyler is an athletic, dual-threat QB that split time under center in 2012. Looking to take over the Hawklet offense as a senior, Tyler plans to hit the road and showcase his skills this summer. Go Inside for more on an intriguing, under-the-radar prospect for 2014…

There's an old adage in coaching circles, "if you have two starters at quarterback, you don't really have one."

Two quarterback rotations are rare, even at the high school level. Four QBs splitting time is unheard of. In 2012, Rockhurst High School, a tradition-rich football program in Kansas City, MO, put four different players under center throughout the year, often in the same game.

At 6-foot-3, 170-pounds, Ahmad Tyler was the ace of Coach Tony Severino's rotation, starting every game this season.

"It's very tough," Tyler says of splitting snaps four ways. "You know you want to be in there for the full game. With the rotation, we were all pushing each other to be better."

Tyler shrugs, adding, "it brought out a lot of qualities in all of us that made the team better."

Playing two series at a time, Tyler was efficient in limited duty for the Hawklets. He threw for 700 yards, with 10 touchdowns and just 1 interception in 2012. Despite the dual-threat label, Tyler considers himself a passer first.

"I'm always trying to give my receivers the chance to catch the ball," he says with a smile. "I read defenses well, and do a good job of knowing when someone is open. I can find that open guys, that second or third option if the first one isn't there."

With a 4.47 speed in the forty-yard dash, the junior was a threat to score every time he broke the pocket. He rolled up 550 yards and 10 TDs on the ground, adding a different dimension defenses had to respect.

"I have some moves in my arsenal, but I like to make a cut and go before the defense gets near me. See what the defense is giving me, make one cut and score."

The chance to play quarterback for one of the premiere high school football programs in the Midwest brought Tyler to Rockhurst. A private school power in Kansas City, the Hawklets have made 14 state championship game appearances, taking home the trophy nine times.

"The talent around me, its amazing," he says, shaking his head. "The competition here is helping me to become the best I can be. I'm thankful for that."

The lack of extended playing time and gaudy statistics make Tyler an intriguing under-the-radar prospect in Missouri for 2014. With that in mind, he knows this offseason is critical if he is to take his game to the next level.

"I'm working on getting bigger, stronger, and faster. I'm going to try to get to as many local and out-of-town camps and combines as I can. Any schools I'm interested in, I'm planning to get there and I'm going to be ready."

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