Scouting Report: Connor Bazelak
One of the top prospects in Ohio for the Class of 2019 is Kettering Alter signal caller Connor Bazelak.
PROSPECT: Connor Bazelak
POSITION HS: Quarterback – PROJECTS: Quarterback
HOMETOWN: Kettering, Ohio
HIGH SCHOOL: Kettering Archbishop Alter High School
HT: 6-4 / WT: 205 lbs.
There has been much talk about Kettering Alter junior quarterback Connor Bazelak before he even started his first game for the Knights.
This summer, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound signal caller earned an offer from Kentucky to kickstart his recruitment. Since then he’s added offers from Western Michigan and Toledo with many other programs watching his progress.
Despite being in a program that has long utilized a wishbone attack, Alter has seen a couple of former quarterbacks go on and have success at the college level. Most recently, Austin Boucher (Miami Ohio) and Malik Zaire (Notre Dame/Florida) showed the ability to transition from the wishbone to more traditional college offensive attacks. Bazelak looks ready to be the next Knight to make the jump.
With the build of a pocket passer, Bazelak is athletic enough to tuck the ball and make things happen. But his future will be as a passer with the athletic ability to roll out of the pocket, extent plays, throw on the run or get yardage with his legs.
In the game I caught, Alter got away from what makes them successful going to almost a full on passing attack in the second half. At times, Bazelak was sporadic with his touch and velocity. However, he’s got the arm strength needed for the next level and should continue to improve as he gets physically stronger and more experience. The tools are there as he’s got above average arm strength, a natural release, vision, and the ability to be accurate to go with pocket presence and escapability.
Keep in mind, Bazelak has been a back-up until this season. He’s got game experience but entered with a limited number of throws. So far, in three games this season, Bazelak and the Knights are sitting with a record of 2-1 with Bazelak having passed for 423-yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
With this season and next to continue on-field development, Bazelak is set to become one of Ohio’s top prospects in the 2019 recruiting class.
Pros: Physical size, arm strength, quick release, movement in pocket and scramble ability.
Cons: Lack of experience. Progression reads, touch on short and long passes.
Check out the clips below from this season.