There are are few position in football more neglected by the media than the offensive line, and there are few more talked about than the quarterbacks. So every week when I go scouring for prep talk about our future Bulls it seems the only two guys getting talked about are Zach Abey and Chris Merchant.
Two very different style of players who will come in next year. Abey, UB's first commit said one of the things that attracted him to UB was the Bulls' desire to have him as a Quarterback.
Varsity Q&A with Zach Abey, Archbishop Spalding, football - Baltimore Sun
Why did you choose Buffalo? They were my first offer and I talked to coach [Jeff] Quinn and went up and visited over the summer and they all welcomed me so much. They seemed like they had a similar offense to us. They'll let their quarterback run. I think it's a growing program in the NCAA, so I'm excited for it. Can't wait to be a Bull.
Did you want to play quarterback in college? Yes. To be honest, I really wouldn't have minded playing any position anyone would have put me in. I wouldn't mind being a tackle (laughs), but Buffalo came and they said they wanted me at the quarterback and that's what I've been working for all these years, so it all worked out.
We have seen this season that Quinn subscribed to the "change of pace quarterback".
One guy is in there to sling the ball around while the other can be brought in to make the defense worry about a mobile Quarterback. This might explain Abey and Merchant who are night and day in terms of their style.
One of the best pro style prospects in Canada merchant has been deadly from the pocket this season.
St. Andrew’s Saints give UCC football blues
Quarterback Chris Merchant passed for one touchdown and rushed for another two as the St. Andrew’s College Saints remained unbeaten in Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association play by defeating Upper Canada College Blues 31-22 Friday night in Toronto.
Abey on the other hand is making teams pay with his legs.
Abey has Cavaliers running well - CapitalGazette.com: High School Sports
Abey took the ball 44 yards on his second carry and traveled the final 11 on the next play to give Archbishop Spalding a 7-0 lead. On St. Frances’ first drive, Abey intercepted Quantaye Battle’s second pass at the 50. After running for a first down, Abey handed the ball to Avery Simmons, who scored from the 25.