Last season, 2014 Discovery Canyon QB Alec Wirtjes helped his team to a nine win
season combining for over 1,300 yards and offense and 20 scores. At 6-5 and reporting a 4.6 forty Wirtjes has an intriguing set of skills. Beyond football, Wirtjes is a strong student with a weighted GPA of 3.97 and an ACT score of 27. Recently PrepColorado caught up with Wirtjes to talk football.
What camps have you attended this summer? How did the camps go?
I have had two at Colorado State University, one team and one individual; I also went to Boston (Waltham, MA) to attend the New England Elite camp. Both went very well, I was able to get a lot of quality reps while also showcasing my talents and skills.
Have any colleges made an offer? If so which ones?
No formal offers as of yet.
If no offers what schools are showing the most interest?
Harvard, Dartmouth, Colorado State, Wyoming, New Mexico State, Bentley University, University of San Diego.
What aspect of your game have you worked hardest to improve on?
The aspect of my game that I have worked hardest on is my footwork. I was moved to quarterback my freshman year because of athleticism and arm strength and never really took the time to develop my footwork.
What do you see as the strength of your game?
My ability to be an athlete; I canplay any skill position on the field. I consider myself a dual threat quarterback. My assets are: size, strength, arm strength, mental toughness and intelligence, also my ability as a power, quick and "shifty" runner.
What do you feel you bring to a college program?
I am a smart player, a quick learner and hard worker. I have been "hitting" the weights hard since the end of basketball season and put on solid muscle weight. I am "coachable" and with my desire to improve I feel I can play at any level. I am a good student and am focused on helping my team win, whatever it takes.
With very good size and solid athleticism, Wirtjes is a very intriguing prospect. With another year under his belt at QB it will be interesting to see if schools make an offer as Wirtjes grows as a passer. Due to his size, 4.65 forty and 34 inch vertical, some schools may look to convert Wirtjes to another position at the college level. Add in Wirtjes' strong academics and he should have multiple college playing opportunities.