When the first commit in an upcoming recruiting class is nominated to play in the U.S. Army American Bowl, you know he’s a keeper. Coming to the Cards in 2014 is Reggie Bonnafon, a 6’2 190-pound dual threat weapon from Trinity High School, whose talented athletic ability allows for his versatility on the field. Committed as a quarterback, Bonnafon will more than likely be the man to adjust the driver’s seat and continue to comfortably steer the team to glory once Teddy leaves for his NFL endeavors.
After playing backup to Travis Wright last year, Reggie enters the 2013 season as the starting quarterback for the Rocks. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the importance placed on that position at that school, let’s just say it’s sort of a big deal. Being utilized mainly at wide receiver for the Shamrocks last season, Bonnafon amassed 509 yards on 37 snags and 6 scores. When he did get the chance to air it out, he was a perfect, completing 4 passes on 4 attempts for 42 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Some of you may be reading this and wondering how the hell someone that has thrown the ball four times is going to be able to step in and immediately contribute. After all, Bonnafon steps into a starting role with the Rocks that will be vying for their 4th consecutive 6A state championship and 10th in the last 12 years. Rest be assured for those cynical of the potential held within the muscle fibers of his body, Bonnafon is fully capable of being the next big thing.
Hey, you’re right; he hasn’t proven it on the field – Not yet, anyways. However, due to his outstanding performances in various camps and on film, Reggie Bonnafon is slated as the No. 16 ranked quarterback in the class of 2014 by Scout.com and the No. 240 positional junior overall. What’s more: he still has his senior year to continue to climb his way to the top. I’ll agree that more game action and film must be produced to really predict how much success he can have in a red and white uniform, but when you’ve thrown a touchdown on 75% of your attempts and you’ve still got an entire season to put the doubters to sleep, the best has yet to come. Catch Reggie if you can in camouflage on January 4th, 2014 in San Antonio.