Bloomingdale reached new heights this past season. The school’s second playoff appearance and first 9 win season. One key contributor was naturally the quarterback, Isaiah McIntyre. The junior passer had a breakout year on the field, in the classroom and as a person. Isaiah plans to use his big 2014 season to springboard a strong 2015 recruiting offseason.
What are your offseason plans?
“First, staying on track in the classroom. I also plan going to more camps and combines this year. I’m in basketball season right now so after basketball, my plan is to hit the weight room very hard.” Isaiah improved his overall body strength, matured as a player and a leader. He completed 102 of 149 passes for 2191 yards, 273.9 yards per game, 14 TDs and just 2 INTs.
Recruiting will pick up for Isaiah and we are pretty sure he will grab a few verbal offers before spring football comes around. “I had a with talk Virginia Tech. That’s the most I’ve gotten since the season. Clemson, Arizona and Kentucky have been the main schools since the seasons though. But, besides that not really [much happening since the season]. I’m hoping January colleges start to come.”
We believe McIntyre stacks up with some of the top 2016 QB prospects around. So we asked Isaiah, “What part of your game stacks up with some of the best around?” His answer was pretty simple and direct. “My film. My stats. Also, I feel like I have my own style of play at the QB position. I think I have one of top arms in the county. My interceptions were low, so I feel like I’m one of the most accurate QB’s in the county. I also think no other QB runs and gets out of the pocket like I do. So I think I got some of the best escapability in the county.” All valid points that are supported by his film and his 2014 stats. The offense revolved around Isaiah’s ability to make quick reads and void the pocket when needed.
In order for McIntyre to improve his game, he must take his game to the next level. How does he do that? “I can take my game to the next level by taking care of the ball a lot more. Also, I can learn to take what defense gives me and not force anything. I can work on staying in the pocket.. I feel like I can improve my accuracy. Pretty much improving every part of my game can help me!” Bloomingdale’s expectations are at another level now. Anything less than a winning season will be unacceptable from here on out and for 2015, the focus starts at the QB. His leadership and his focus will drive the Bulls in the right directions. “I wanna focus more on school like I said at the beginning. I wanna focus on improving my throwing mechanics. I wanna get my footwork better. I wanna focus on my forty time. I wanna focus on making my QB reads quicker.” Sounds like a guys who wants to get better!