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Quinn is bringing in a new QB

Rodney McKissic at the Buffalo news is reporting that Jeff Quinn will have another quarterback to choose from this August. In addition to Jerry Davis, redshirt freshman Alex Dennison, Alex Zordich and Rudy Johnson UB will also give preferred walk on Tyler Warden a crack at the job.

Warden who hails Glenbard West High School in suburban Chicago lost some stock with recruiters because he was not the starter during his junior year. He sat behind 2009 Starter, Evan Watkins, received offers from Iowa, NorthWestern and Northern Illinois. When Warden finally got the chance to start in 2010 he made the most of his opportunity.

In addition to 16 touchdowns and a completion percentage well north of 70% the senior from Glen Ellyn put up seventeen hundred yards passing. Under his leadership the Hilltoppers made it to to the IC7A football championship game where took Wheaton Warrenville South to two overtimes before falling, 31-24.

The three star recruit fell through the cracks because of the calculating nature of college football recruiting. Because he only started his senior season he was, for the most part, off of the radar during the period when
most teams are allotting their scholarships.
"There's a lot of players who are really, really good football players who don't necessarily get a scholarship because there are fewer spots and scholarship opportunities than there are good players. That's going to be the case every single year." -- Coach Jeff Quinn

That Challenge came as no surprise to Warden:
The most challenging part of this process is getting the information out to the proper coaches. It also is a difficult challenge if you have not started full time as a junior in your high school programs! If you do not start full time as a junior…it becomes that more difficult to get noticed. -- Tyler Warden
Warden was also hurt because the Hilltoppers were more of a smash mouth program in 2009, it was not until the 7A semifinal game that he was able to show what he can do. Glenbard West trailed 17-14 in the last minute of the game when Warden rolled left, buying himself the time he needed to fire an 11-yard strike to the corner of the end zone with 6 seconds left to cap off a 15-play, 81-yard drive featuring three third down conversions through the air.