Trib Prospect: Peters Township's Cory Owen
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It's a good time to be a dual-threat quarterback.
The same week Russell Wilson bested Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl, Peters Township junior Cory Owen picked up his first NCAA Division I scholarship offer — from Toledo.
Like Wilson, Owen (6-2, 200) is a bit undersized, but that may not matter with his 4.5-second 40-yard dash time and comfort running a zone-read offense.
“Cory's style is appealing to a lot of colleges,” Peters Township coach Rich Piccinini said.
Pitt, Boston College, Northwestern, Temple and Bowling Green also have visited Peters Township, Piccinini said.
Owen, who grew up playing running back and quarterback, rushed for 762 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, adding 501 more through the air.
“I think more schools are looking for spread, dual-threat quarterbacks,” Owen said. “I definitely fit into that category with my arm and running ability.
“Russell Wilson has the ability to run and throw. He's only 5-11, so I have 3 inches on him.”
— Jason Mackey
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