Nov 24, 2011; Evanston, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman leads his team to the field before the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Temple Football Recruiting: Illinois Offers Will Ulmer

The Illinois Fighting Illini extended an offer to 2014 dual-threat quarterback, Will Ulmer, on April 23rd. Ulmer has a 91 rating on 247 Sports and is the 3rd best recruit from the Washington D.C. area.

The four-star quarterback has received offers from the Maryland Terrapins, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Arizona State Sun Devils, Boston College Eagles, Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Illinois Fighting Illini, Marshall Thundering Herd, North Carolina Tar Heels, Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, Syracuse Orange, Temple Owls, West Virginia Mountaineers, and Wisconsin Badgers.

At this point in time, it appears that Maryland and Nebraska are at the head of pack out of Ulmer’s offers. However, he is also heavily interested in the Oregon Ducks and the Ohio State Buckeyes, but they have not offered at the 2014 quarterback.

Based on the Ulmer’s skill set, he is more of a running quarterback than a pocket passer. On 247 Sports, his best skills are his intangibles and elusiveness while his worst skills are his accuracy and pocket presence. However, Ulmer does have a decently strong arm.

When looking at his stats, one would see that Ulmer is more of a runner. In 2012, he ran for 1,412 yards and fifteen touchdowns compared to throwing for 1,245 yards and ten touchdowns.

Although he can be seen as an average thrower, Ulmer is a very smart quarterback. Right now, he is just out of the Top 200, but could easily be in the Top 200 with a little work on his accuracy or release.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 3rd in the Washington D.C. area, 3rd among dual-threat quarterback, and 203rd nationally among 2014 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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