Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE
It's getting on the home stretch to this years recruiting time to look at needs, wants, and possibilities.
So the Buffalo Bulls, a team that have started a different quarterback five years in a row (Willy, Maynard, Davis, Anderson, Zordich) seem poised once again for a stiff Quarterback competition this spring. The Bulls are losing just one of their five Quarterbacks when Senior Jerry Davis graduates.
Alex Zordich's injury gave Joe Licata a chance to chut his teeth on the lower rung of the MAC and Licata made the most of it going 3-1 with numbers that bode well coming from a freshman. Zordich will also be in the running but the Senior, if he wins the job, will have just one season before he has to hand to program over to the younger generation.
Whoever UB recruites this year will probably spend the season like 2012 recruit Collin Micheal spent his first year. As a red shirt learning the ropes.
UB's returning Quarterback, in order of Class:
Alex Zordich: Last years starter will be a senior and likely has the inside track to being UB's starter. He is ideally suited for Quinn's "read only option" spread. He is a much more dangerous runner than a passer having put up 500 yards through six games last season.
Joe Licata: Licata took over and the pocket passer brought a new wrinkle to UB's offense. He will go into next season as a sophomore and is he one player who is most likely going to take the job for Zordich.
Joe Daniel: Daniel played the year as UB's place holder but did get a few reps behind center here and there. He showed a good situational awareness against Miami when he took what could have been a botched field goal and turned it into a first down. He also had a great spring camp last year, with another he might find himself in the conversation come September.
Collin Michael: Michael went from an in demand prospect to a developmental prospect when he blew his knee out during his High School career. He has ideal size and power for the position and might have the strongest arm on the team. It will be interesting to see if he can regain the form which drew so much interest.
And that's it. It's a very young group of players. For the nest three seasons three of these players will be on the roster. Due to that there seems to be no huge stress on Quarterbacks this season but there are offers out standing.
Brett Sheehan from Collin Hills High School in Suwanee, Georgia is weighing offers from The Buffalo Bulls, The Florida International Panthers, South Alabama, and Georgia State (a school he visits in a few days). Currently he is rehabing a broken ankle.
Michael Julian, a very athletic Quarterback from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina has a basket full of offers from the ACC, the Big Ten, the PAC12, The Big East, CUSA, and half the MAC. It would be a phenomenal get for Coach Quinn but Julian lists Buffalo under his "No Interest" category according to scout.