Dubois QB Gabe French tells us about his college choice
Written by: Billy Splain on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
The East Stroudsburg Warriors like to throw the ball a lot on offense. This year they threw for 3,620 yards, an average of 329 yards per game, enroute to a 6-5 record in the very tough PSAC. Gabe French threw the ball a lot his senior season, 3,571 yards to be exact, an average of 328 yards per game. A match made in football heaven you could say.
Tell me about your recruiting process.
“My recruiting was an emotional roller coaster ride. Most D1 schools liked my film but already offered QBs as Juniors leaving me as a walk on. My dream was to be an Ivy League QB but the cost for a middle class kid wasn’t practical. My goal is to be a doctor which means med school. The last month I had narrowed choices to East Stroudsburg, Shippensburg and IUP. The best D2 conference in the country is right here in PA!”
Did anyone help you with your choice? parents?
“My parents supported my choice no matter what I decided. They were willing pay and let me walk on at BC or Wake to chase my dream. In the end it came down to Ship and ESU. Both throw the ball 40 times a game and average over 30 pts per game. ”
Why did you choose ESU?
“Both schools also have established honors programs and strong science departments. I chose ESU because the staff is established and tested. I am confident I can succeed in their system, stand tall, and deliver the ball.”
Was coach Varischetti involved in your recruitment?
“Coach V has been instrumental in my development and aided me in the process. He’ll make some college a good OC in the future.”
What did coach ESU coach Douds like about you?
Coach Douds is a man with strong character and a proven track record Coach Terwilliger is a QB guru and we hit it off from the start. They have a great senior quarterback Matt Soltes. I feel I can learn a lot from him for a year then compete with some very good teammates.”
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