Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP
Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate runs in opposition to Purdue all over Foster Farms Bowl remaining December. The gifted QB, who is thought of as a Heisman Trophy candidate and is ranked the No. 7 participant to look at in school soccer via NFL.com, could have the Cougars’ complete consideration of their season opener on Sept. 1.
PROVO — Much of the eye this offseason at BYU has focused across the ongoing quarterback combat.
But the Cougar defense is all for some other quarterback — Arizona junior Khalil Tate.
Regarded as a Heisman Trophy candidate, Tate has been ranked the No. 7 participant to look at in school soccer via NFL.com, whilst Sporting News rated him because the No. four quarterback in school soccer.
Last season, the rapid, bodily QB began most effective 8 video games however rushed for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging nine.2 yards in line with elevate. He ran for 327 yards in opposition to Colorado, atmosphere a brand new FBS speeding document. The 6-foot-2, 212-pounder from Inglewood, California, additionally threw for 1,591 yards with 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
BYU visits Arizona on Sept. 1 within the opener for each groups. During the offseason, the Cougars had been getting ready for Tate.
“He’s a different quarterback. We’ve got to try to keep him in front of us,” mentioned Cougar defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki. “He’s a phenomenal athlete. He’s a better runner than he is a passer but he’s really good.”
BYU protection Dayan Ghanwoloku is aware of he’ll want to pay attention to Tate all the time.
“It’s following the eyes on the quarterback and not breaking too early. Watching film, he looks safeties off,” he mentioned. “Reading the quarterback’s eyes, that’s the big thing. Don’t bite too early. He can run to the outside. My whole thing is to be disciplined in coverage.”