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Jackets Offense Has Chance To Be Special in 2017
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Yellow Jackets Offense Has Chance To Be Special in 2017

By Gerald Lacey
Senior Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
Monday, June 19, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

LEESBURG - 2018 University of Virginia commit quarterback Wyatt Rector (6-4, 221) will enter the 2017
season as the leading signal caller for the fourth consecutive year. The senior quarterback holds
almost every career passing record at Leesburg High School despite limited playing time last season
after suffering a knee injury early in the season. Nevertheless, expect Rector to put up big stats and
break more records this fall.

It not often that a 1st year head coach at high school football program inherits a four-year starter at
quarterback. For this reason, 1st year Head Coach Mark Oates is ecstatic about seeing his high-octane
offense under the lights on Friday nights this season. “We kept things very vanilla in the spring,” Oates
said in referring to his playing calling during Leesburg spring game win over Umatilla. “We didn’t get
past page one of our playbook.”

The offense has a new look and Rector will be up under center for snaps more often this season. In
addition, look for Oates to use the I formation, Wishbone, Veer, Pro Set; along with, the Spread offense
just to name a few. This will allow talented junior running back T.J. Manuel (5-8, 155) to get more
touches from out of the backfield setting up play action. “T.J. brings speed to our running and passing
game,” Oates said.

In the passing game there is significant changes as one of the state most coveted recruits Decorian
Patterson (CB/WR, 6-2, 180), has transferred. “Patterson is returning to Dunnellon so he won’t be with
us,” Oates said in press conference. “He is a great kid and will do well in any environment.”

Oates has a group of athletic receivers who are all capable of making big plays. Rector will spread the
football around; not to mention, his ability to get outside of the pocket and extend plays with his
scrambling ability. He is surrounded by playmakers at the wide receiver who all have the ability to score
from anywhere on the field. “Cordrayius Graham (WR-CB, 6-0, 160, Senior), Travon Alston, David
Robinson (WR-LB, 5-6, 160, Junior) A.J. Graham (CB-QB-WR, 5-10, 165, Junior), and Mike Mason (RB-
FS, 5-9, 120, Senior) will be key in our passing attack,” Oates said.

“We will pretty much stay with the called play,” Oates said when asked if Rector will be able to audible
at the line of scrimmage. “Most plays have multiple options based on the defense. So he will have
some flexibility.”

“I am the offensive coördinator and Josh Boyer is our Passing Game Coordinator. Joe Deleslin leads
the offensive line and I also coach the running back and I call the plays.”

For the most part, Oates has put the system in place to make Friday nights exciting again at Leesburg
Memorial Field at Hubert O. Dabney Stadium this fall.



This article was provided by Gerald Lacey
Gerald Lacey is the senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver Heights
Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com