April 17, 2007

SoCal QB gets first offer after NIKE

What does Greg Biggins from Student Sports, Jeremy Crabtree from Rivals.com and the Air Force Academy have in common? All three came away from the NIKE Camp on Sunday very impressed with quarterback Ryan Katz (6-1, 195, 4.6) from Santa Monica, Calif.

Both Biggins and Crabtree thought Katz had the best day of all the quarterbacks in attendance.

Air Force offered Katz an appointment to the Academy. Look for more such opportunities for Katz as the spring goes on and the word gets out about his abilities.

"I'm really excited about my first offer," Katz said. "It feels good to get the first one, but I'm keeping my options open.

Katz is earned first-team all-league as a junior after throwing for 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns against only four interceptions. He also rushed for 300 yards and had four touchdowns on the ground.

As a sophomore Katz was a second-team all-league selection.

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