Player Info

I began my varsity position in 8th grade as a back up quarterback. As a freshman I took over the starting quarterback position for our varsity team. I know my position inside and out and continue to strive for greatness. I continue to work hard at school both academically and athletically. I continue to stay involved with workout sessions, training camps and one on one quarterback training. My goal is play Division I football and I will continue to work hard to achieve that goal. As a quarterback I will continue to remain poised in the pocket and make changes to my line as appropriate.

- Darren Smith
  • Size: 9.1
  • Accuracy: 8.92
  • Arm Strength: 9.00
  • Release: 9.02
  • Throw On Run: 8.92
  • Footwork: 8.88
  • Poise: 9.04
  • Pocket Presence: 8.98
  • Decision Making: 8.96
  • Touch: 8.98
  • Final Rating: 89.80

SIZE:
Darren has excellent size for a 2019 Pro Style QB at 6'2" 195 lbs. He’s a very durable QB who shows good patience in the pocket as he waits for the play to develop. Good agility and lateral movement within the backfield. Very good lower body strength, able to be used as a runner on short yardage situations.
ACCURACY:
He throws with sharp precision, tight spiral delivery which are in-line with his receivers. Good anticipation and timing of his receivers routes.
ARM STRENGTH:
Shows good range, able to make plays throughout the field. He can let it rip, making throws of high velocity or ease up for a softer delivery.
RELEASE:
A classic over the top delivery with a fully extended arm motion. Adding a high release point, which increases the height of his throws.
THROW ON RUN:
Darren doesn’t lose much on accuracy while he’s on the run. He shows good forward momentum and consistency while maintaining his focus in his target.
FOOTWORK:
For a QB of Darren's size, he’s very agile and displays a quickness in step. Shows good mobility within the pocket, fluid movement in all directions.
POISE:
Shows strong confidence in his abilities as a QB, leading his varsity unit for the past couple years, Able to pick up on defensive pressure, stepping up in the pocket. Has been a starter on the varsity team since his Freshman year.
POCKET PRESENCE:
Shows good awareness of the space around him. Remains focused on the play, displaying good patience.
DECISION MAKING:
Darren does a nice job going through his progressions, from his primary targets on down to his secondary outlets. He displays a quick read on the defense, able to exploit their weaknesses.
TOUCH:
Works well to make the proper adjustments to the velocity of his throws, able to add a softer delivery when needed. His deep passes include a tight trajectory with minimal drag.

Game Date Opponent Result Passing Attempts Passing Completions Passing Yards Passing TDs Rushing Yards Rushing TDs
09/01/2017Unatego Franklin57-02114269550
09/08/2017Deposit Hancock34-1832182502100
09/15/2017Greene28-2236193842310
09/22/2017Harpursville Afton42-192721369400
09/29/2017Oxford44-81914206400
10/14/2017Newark Valley28-492516306300
10/20/2017Bainbridge Guilford40-322011386500
10/28/2017Greene14-628161811181
11/03/2017Tioga Central63-4246275164101
  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.96
  • Shuttle: 4.78
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Camp Date Camp Name Camp Location
07/26/2017Villanova Prospect CampVillanova, PA
07/12/2017UAB QB CampBirmingham, AL
06/25/2017University of Buffalo Prospect CampBuffalo, NY
06/24/2017Cornell University Prospect CampIthaca, NY
06/23/2017Colgate University Prospect CampHamilton, NY
06/10/2017Bobby Wilder ODU Passing CampNorfolk, VA
Training Date Company Name Trainer Name
2015-PresentDennis Gile QB Academy and Personal QB TrainingDennis Gile
2013-2015Quarterback AcademyJim Kubiak
2014-Present Personal QB TrainingCoach Casey Brown, CBA, Syracuse, NY
2012-PresentPersonal TrainingTrent Patterson
  • 2016 First Team All State
  • 2016 MVP NY State Quarterfinals and Regional win Onondaga
  • 2016 Regional Elite 24 Athlete
  • 2016 All Region Team
  • Section IV First Team All Star
  • 2016 Section IV Season Record; 3143 Passing Yards and 32 TD's
  • MaxPreps NorthEast Region Player of the week; http://www.maxpreps.com/news/IS7kuqWDNkGVNn9sIfQiLQ/maxpreps-usa-football-players-of-the-week-for-august-28-september-3,-2017.htm
  • 2017 First Team All State QB
  • 2017 Regional Elite 24 Athlete
  • ACT Score
  • SAT Score 1050
  • GPA 3.1
  • AP Courses

Mailing Address
697 Brotzman Rd

Phone Number
607-240-7761

Coach Contact Info

Name: Mike Peterson

Phone: 480-308-5609

Email: mdpeterson@mpsaz.org