Top 10 players of Gridiron Glory: #1 Elijah Sindelar
PRINCETON, KY -- Following last years state championship game, Caldwell County's Elijah Sindelar got the attention of everyone in the state.
"Watching the state championship, he was poised, confident and the players believe in him," Marshall County head coach Ron Barnard said. "And why not, the kid has a cannon for an arm."
Still just a junior, Sindelar has all the intangibles that coaches look for in a great quarterback.
"He has a quick release," Tilghman head coach Randy Wyatt said. "Having that already at the high school level puts him ahead of the game."
"He is tall, mobile, has a strong arm, and has the mentality of a warrior," Crittenden County head coach Al Starnes said. "When you think you have the right coverage, then he will run with his legs. And he can run really well."
"He understands that offense," Mayfield head coach Joe Morris said. "We went 7 on 7 with them this year and he has such a strong arm."
"His height and arm strength stand out," Ballard Memorial head coach John Elliot said. "He has really played well against us the past several years. In my opinion he is a big time quarterback."
Big enough for some to already begin talk of him being one of the best ever to come through the area.
"I think when it is all said and done, he may be stat wise the best coming from West Kentucky," Calloway County head coach Brad Lawson said. "Last year in the state title game, you could see he was a star in the making."
The scariest part, is that his head coach believes that there is a lot more we haven't seen.
"He is going to get stronger, and because of that his arm strength will get better," Caldwell County head coach David Barnes said. "The mistakes he made as a freshman, he didn't make last year. The mistakes he made last year, he will not make this year. He is set for a good season."