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'05 GA QB Tony Pastore (Kent State signee)


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Tony Pastore
Canton (GA)

Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 200 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.8 seconds
Bench max: 205 pounds
Squat max: 300 pounds
Vertical leap: 24 inches
GPA: 3.25

Audibles: "Of all the schools I have visited I have enjoyed it, but the one I liked the most was probably NC State,” Pastore said. “They are all Italian up there and I’m Italian so we hit it off from the beginning." -Sequoyah quarterback Tony Pasatore

Took over for an injured Cullen Harper early in his junior season and led his team to the playoffs and was named 1st Team All-County. Threw for 1,373 yards and 15 touchdowns in the Chiefs' run oriented attack. An excellent student, Pastore will have no trouble qualifying.

Pastore camped at Ohio State and enjoyed his visit. In the most recent Rivals update he lists Ohio State in his top 3 but NC State currently leads. He's rated the 79th best prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com. Ohio State has told Pastore he is among the top 7 quarterbacks they are recruiting.

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Peach State QB Looks Out of State
by Ryan Jordan of TheInsiders.com, March 24, 2004 at 8:52am ET

Tony Pastore Profile

Sequoyah’s Tony Pastore went into 2003 expecting to be the backup QB behind Clemson signee Cullen Harper. That all changed in the 3rd game of the year when Cullen went out with a shoulder injury and Tony had to step in as the starter. All Pastore did was go out and garner All-County honors and put his name on the list of recruiters throughout the southeast. He names an early top 5.

“I like Tennessee, LSU, Florida State, Florida, and Miami-Ohio. All of them have sent me letters,” Tony Pastore said.

What does he like about each of his favorites?

Tennessee: “I went up there Saturday for junior day and their indoor facility is really nice and they are expanding it to 120yds. I like how they’re expanding the weight room also.”

LSU: “They have top athletes and a top program. I like how they can run straight at you or spread it out.”

Florida State: “The tradition. They just have a real rich football tradition, and you know if you go there your going to be competing for the ACC title every year.”

Florida: “I like their offense and their style of play. They also have that rich tradition.”

Miami (OH): “I’ve got a friend (WR Marcus Tate) there, and it’s very nice school. I really liked what they did with Ben Roethlisberger.”

Tony insists he has no leader, but he did grow up a fan of one of the team’s on his list.

“I grew up liking Florida. I liked Steve Spurrier a lot. I loved the offense and how they’d spread it and run that fun and gun.”

What are the most important factors for Pastore?

“Getting my education and earning a degree I can go places with. I’ll look at playing time as well because I don’t mind redshirting, but I don’t want to sit on the bench for four years.”

Tony gained valuable experience filling in for Sequoyah last season, and the job is now his in 2004. He will be an interesting prospect to watch as he develops as a senior.
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thanks for the update

It sure seems like we are doing a better job in Georgia. We have offered Stephen Gowland, Tray Rutland and Carlos Thomas. Plus we have interest in Tony, Brian Truelove, Nic Riley, Chris Scott, Taalib Tucker and I am sure I am leaving some out. Last year we made a strong run at Darius Walker. Things seem to be picking up in the Peach State.
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Nice find.

Ohio State has told Pastore he is among the top 7 quarterbacks they are recruiting.
I wonder if he could be the second QB in the class (I'm assuming that OSU gets one "stud" QB, probably Sanchez, and that the others (Schoenhoft, Forcier) go elsewhere - no way OSU signs two 4* QB's in this class).
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School class: Sequoyah, senior

Position: Quarterback

Vital statistics: 6-2, 200

Just the facts: 1,373 yards, 15 TDs and 5 interceptions on 87-of-123 passing; 4.95 40-yard; 225 bench; 315 squat.

Colleges: N.C. State, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio State, Wake Forest

Interests: Camping -- I haven't been in awhile because of football, but we used to go every weekend.

General comment on the season: "We just want to play that extra game, one more game, one more week."

Have you ever bought anything on eBay? Yeah -- a pair of Nike Air Jordans. I think I got it for $80, they're worth about $120.

Favorite player: Brett Favre, when I was in seventh grade everybody said I threw like him.
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May 28, 2004 - QB TONY PASTORE^ 6-3, 204, 4.9, of Woodstock Sequoyah, Georgia - Pastore is an unusually gifted quarterback, who as a junior, played in the shadows of another very gifted quarterback by the name of Cullen Harper who signed with Clemson last year. Even as a part-time starter to a player who signed with a team in the ACC, this kid still threw for 1,373 yards and 15 touchdowns. He can throw on the run or straight dropback with great accuracy. On film, he really excells on the fade pattern and he also can throw the deep pass with great accuracy. I really like this kid and I believe that he will be one of the top quarterbacks in the South next year. His early favorites include Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Vanderbilt, NC State, and Tennessee. Offers: AUGUST 1, 2004 UPDATE: Pastore got his first offer from KENT STATE.
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