We were lucky enough to first meet Dylan at our performance camp in Arizona this past April. He quickly impressed the entire coaching staff with his work ethic and willingness to get better. Dylan showed off his many talents, displaying a extremely strong arm as well as very accurate through all the events.
His coach has provided an evaluation of Dylan and we agree with it 100%
Coaches Evaluation for Dylan Swartz
Arm Strength/Accuracy- Dylan’s physical tools are special for a young man his age. He consistently has shown the ability to accurately deliver the football. He has also proven that he can make very difficult throws. The 18 yard comeback, 15 yard dig, and 12 yard out are staples of our offense and Dylan makes these throws time and again. He also throws the deep ball with wonderful touch and accuracy.
Knowledge of Game/Coverages-Our passing game at Central Catholic is fairly complex for the high school level. I expect my qb’s to make both full and half field reads. Our route progressions typically include 3 or 4 options. Dylan repeatedly has made it to his third and fourth options when the first ones are taken away. He has also mastered the horizontal stretch and high/low reads which are what our passing game is predicated. His recognition of coverages is uncanny for a young man his age. He prepares well from week to week and uses film study to his advantage working side by side with me.
Physical Tools- As a 16 year young man, Dylan is blessed with great size and strength. He is a legitimate 6’3” and after the season weighed in at 200 pounds. His commitment to the weight room will most certainly have him near 220 pounds at the start of the 2009 season. I am a stickler on footwork and Dylan’s, three, five and seven step drops are very advanced. His drop is fluid and his delivery motion and release are quick.
Work Ethic-Dylan is a highly self motivated individual. He works at every aspect of his game trying for perfection. He constantly is asking me for new drills that he can use to better himself as a qb. He has a passion to succeed and accepts nothing less. At times his want to succeed can lead him to become frustrated, however these times are few.
Straight Line Speed-If I had one knock on Dylan it would be his straight line speed. He is not going to set any records running a 40-yard dash. However, during the season he did at times run the ball with some success. He picked his spots to run, got what he could and then got down. I know that aspect of his game is one he is going to work hard on to improve this offseason. He has begun working with a speed coach so I imagine that his times should improve.
Dylan Swartz, in my opinion, is a special talent. He combines a mix of hard work, physical blessings, and a desire to win to be a very effective quarterback. Having played beyond college myself, I take pride in knowing what it takes to make it at the next level. Dylan will undoubtedly succeed at the next level.
Frank Borba (209) 918-5504 email:FBooBorba@aol.com
QB Coach/Passing Game Coordinator
Central Catholic High School, Modesto, CA
Here is some information on Dylan
Grad. Date 2010 Head Coach: Roger Canepa
Height: 6’3” Central Catholic
Weight: 220 200 South Carpenter Rd.
40 Time: 4.9 Modesto, Ca. 95351
Bench: 285 (209)254.9611 Cell(209)404.7860
Press: 250 QB Coach: Frank Borba (209)918.5504
Squat: 385 E-Mail:
Athletic Strengths & Honors
2008 Varsity Football – All League first team QB, “Player of the week” Dec. 4 , Modesto Bee
2057 passing yards, 22 td, 8 int, 143 comp. 232 att./55 rushing yards,1 td. 9 att.
All Section; Honorable mention QB, Central Catholic team “Outstanding Back Award”