Sophomore Tyler Huntley has won the quarterback competition at Utah and will start the opener for the Utes against North Dakota, the school announced Monday. Huntley was in a three-way competition and earned the starting job over returning senior and a transfer QB.
As a senior at Hallandale High in Florida, he was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year after throwing for 3,636 yards with 42 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Huntley burst onto the scene with his dynamic playmaking abilities through the air and on the ground. One of the most notable games was his performance against current Louisville QB and Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson in high school. Huntley was the 2015 Super 7 winner/MVP in S. Florida. The Super 7 quarterback competition each year provides an invitation only platform for the top 40 quarterbacks throughout the state of Florida. Each year Super 7 MVP’s receive collegiate offers and national recognition.
Ken Mastrole who has been Huntley’s private quarterback coach since his early days in High School said Huntley has not only the ability to break a game wide open with his skill set but the confidence and demeanor to play under the most intense pressure. “Tyler has always done an excellent job of staying in the moment and playing within the offensive system. Tyler was overlooked by many college programs but never let that effect his performance on the field. Those that have been around Tyler and watched him over the years know what special talents and traits he can bring to a team.”
The Utes will face off against North Dakota in their opener. Mastrole Quarterback Academy offers group, private, and national camps year round. Online quarterback coaching and ranking camps. Coach Mastrole is the lead QB coach for the Under Armour All America Camp Series and UA All America game in Orlando, Florida.