You may recall Rich Rod joking during his introductory press conference in 2007 that his then-7-year-old son Rhett would one day play QB for Michigan. Well, Rhett is now a 6'1" 185-pd HS junior in Tuscon, AZ and a potential class of 2017 D-1AA/D-1 Quarterback prospect.
Here is his game film on Hudl. He's an underclassmen in those clips but the film is impressive for a sophomore. He looks like a smart player and reasonably athletic. He started as a true freshman and led his team to the playoffs and an 8-3 record (the team was 0-10 the year before). During his sophomore year, they went 7-4 and again made playoffs. His sophomore stats were:
- 15 passing TDs, 4 INTs, 1,718 passing yards, 68.3% completions
- 10 Rushing TDs, (rushing yardage unknown, but his Hudl film shows several long runs. I would estimate it in the low-to-mid hundreds)
He doesn't yet hold any offers (not unusual for a kid entering his junior year), and while he's a bit undersized, I could see him earning some D-1AA or mid-level D-1 offers this year or perhaps even walking on for his Dad at U. Arizona (he's about the same size as current Arizona starting QB Anu Solomon).
Personally I'm just happy to see that the son of a former Michigan head coach was emerging into a successful QB and thought the board might find this interesting from a "where are they now?" angle.
You probably remember Rhett like this:
He has since grown into this: