Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
LR Catholic QB impresses at Razorback camp
Little Rock Catholic's Andre Sale is one of the better 2016 in-state prospects at quarterback.
FAYETTEVILLE Little Rock Catholic junior quarterback Andre Sale picked up several tips on how to improve his play during Arkansas’ three-day camp.
Sale, 6-2, 205 pounds came into the camp over striding while throwing the ball, but that was corrected by working with offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and graduate assistant Jesse Stone. He was also able to work on other fundamentals.Video highlights CLICK HERE
“Coach Chaney has helped me a lot on my release, shorten it down and make a little bit quicker and while dropping back keeping my elbows in,” Sale said. “Keeping the ball as quiet as possible.”
Sale, who works with former Razorback and Dallas Cowboy quarterback Clint Stoerner, completed 30 of 51 passes for 398 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions last year. He also had 10 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown.
“It’s been amazing being here with the state’s best,” said Sale of his experience at the camp. “It’s been great throwing to all of theses guys. They’re really making me look good out here.”
He and his parents moved to Little Rock from Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2005 to escape Hurricane Katrina and decided to make the Natural State their new home.
Hog commit Ty Storey of Charleston, Fayetteville sophomore Taylor Powell and Sale stood out among the quarterbacks. Chaney gave Sale some encouraging words.
“He’s been giving me good feedback,” Sale said. “He’s a pretty funny guy, but he’s been helping me a lot. He knows how to be funny sometimes and being real serious sometimes. He’s helped me with my reads and helped me look at coverages and finding the receiver.”
Sale attended camps at Ole Miss, Arkansas State, Memphis, Rice, Houston and UCA . He has Notre Dame and Kansas on his camp list for June. In July, he’s looking to participate in camps at Auburn, LSU and Louisiana Tech.
“I think I’m a quarterback that can make all of the throws,” he said. “I really love the game, so I’m going to study the film and do everything to the best of my ability to be the best quarterback I can be.”
Sale would embrace an offer from the Hogs.
“It would be amazing, Arkansas is the state’s pro team,” he said. “It would be an honor to come here and play.”