In two seasons as the starting quarterback at Gretna, Zane Flores has thrown for 3,161 yards, 25 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. That’s good for a passing rating of 100.2.
The 2023 prospect has quickly risen to one of the first names mentioned when discussing the top in-state quarterbacks in any class.
At 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, Flores has the measurables and arm strength that should attract college recruiters. Since the suspension of in-person recruiting was lifted on June 1, Flores has traveled to three Big Ten football camps, including Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights on June 4, Wisconsin on June 7 and Northwestern on June 8.
Northwestern is the one school that has been in contact with him the most.
“Really, we’re just getting to know each other and having more personal conversations,” Flores said. “They (Northwestern) kept me after (camp) and gave me a tour. I talked to the coaches for a while after and they said they had seen pretty much everything they wanted to see and want to get to know me on a more personal level. They said I looked good throwing and everything else.”
On Saturday, Flores will take another camp trip to Kansas State. As far as future camp plans, he wasn’t sure but would like to get to Iowa and Notre Dame.
One area of improvement Flores has been working on this offseason is his mobility.
“Definitely my speed and agility,” he said when asked what he needs to get better at. “My footwork feels a lot better throughout the offseason. I’m always trying to improve my arm strength and accuracy.”
With other in-state quarterbacks receiving offers and none to date for Flores, it’s something that he doesn’t think much about.
“I just try to focus on the season and focus on what I can do,” he said. “I know I can’t control those things. I am just focussing on what I can control.”
— Mike Sautter (@MikeSautter_) June 9, 2021