The San Jose State
football program could take as many as three quarterbacks in the upcoming recruiting class. With the limits on scholarships available it is highly unlikely they would take that many. While three isn't out of the realm of possibility, it is more likely they will take two - one from the junior college ranks, and one high school signal caller.
That high school offer may go to QB Cody Fajardo
of Servite High School in Anaheim, Calif. Inside Sparta
observed Fajardo at the Scout Los Angeles Combine and has this evaluation:
His numbers on the drills compared to some of the other QBs were solid, but not spectacular. In watching him perform on the passing drills, he threw a nice accurate pass that had good strength behind it. There were a few balls thrown behind the receiver early on, but as he warmed up and got more comfortable he was on target more often then not. His short to mid-range balls seemed to be his best. When it came to deep posts and crosses, he was less effective.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Fajardo has yet to receive his first offer, but is getting a good look from the San Jose State staff.
"[SJSU] checked out one of my spring practices," Fajardo said. "Coach [Ken] Margerum said I looked real good. And they are real interested and I feel they are close to offering."
Fajardo said he recently sent his transcripts along with additional film to San Jose State. He added that the Spartans are one of the schools recruiting him the hardest along with
, Boise State
, San Diego State
., and Oregon State
He earlier told Scout.com
that his top five consisted of Oregon
, Oregon State, Arizona State
and Penn State
. That has since changed and he has opened up his target list.
"I don't have a top five," Fajardo said. "I am looking for the best school that can offer me the best education, and a chance to compete for the quarterback position."
Fajardo is traveling the local camp circuit now. On Monday he hit the San Diego State camp. On Wednesday and Thursday he plans on attending the USC
camp. He is also in competition for a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl played in January at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas.
"I went to Pennsylvania FBU were they took the top eight QBs in the U.S. that were under the radar," he said. "They cut four, and four move on to the Top Gun combine in Orlando, Florida in July. From there two get cut and two move on to Hawai'i.
"The final QB out of those two will get the opportunity to be in the All-Star game."
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As has been mentioned here many times, quarterback is the biggest need to be filled for San Jose State in the 2010 recruiting class. According to Cody Fajardo of Servite High School in Anaheim, Calif., an offer could soon be coming.
Cody Fajardo is getting looks from many west coast schools, including San Jose State