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#FilmRoom1063: Santaluces QB/WR Mike Moise

Oct 06, 2014 -- 1:35pm

ESPN West Palm's "coach", Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.


Position: Quarterback/Wide Receiver
School: Santaluces (Class of 2015)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Note: Runs track in addition to playing football.

Mike Moise does a great job taking the athletic ability he uses at wide receiver and using it to his advantage at quarterback. Uses his legs to extend plays that other quarterbacks would get sacked on or be forced to throw early on. Does a decent job of feeling pressure in his blind spots. Moise is very effective in the read game. Great job riding the pocket of the running back. Holds the mesh point for the optimum amount of time. This usually takes QB's a long time to figure out. Once he pulls it, he is a weapon. Good vision and runs tough. In passing game he has the arm strength needed to make most throws and has a quick release. At wide receiver Moise has plus hands. Catches ball at its highest point. Most impressed with how Moise uses his body to separate from opposing defensive backs.

Not going to get overly critical of him in the quarterback department but there are some things he could work on this summer to be much improved by the fall. This is one case where 7-on-7 play will be a huge experience for a kid. Must improve mechanics starting with his footwork and working his way up. Also needs to learn to hang in the pocket for just a little bit longer. This instinct will come when confidence in passing the ball catches up to his confidence running it. Speed training will be huge for Moise. Has to get his 40 time into the low 4.6 area. If colleges are going to project him at WR out of a QB film then he must be dynamic. Since he won’t have film blocking, must continue to run tough to show he is a physical player. Also, I would tape some route running even if it is in practice, to show ability to run the complete passing tree smoothly.

If anyone can help a first year quarterback be successful its Santaluces’ first year head coach Jason Bradley. The former offensive coordinator will put Moise in positions to be successful and creatively find a way to keep the Chiefs offense exciting. Moise's work ethic over the summer will be essential to his team’s success. It is easy and fun to play quarterback for a game but a whole season is another story. Moise should be attached to Bradley’s hip just soaking in information like a sponge. If he does this, then Moise should have a big year and make a name for himself. If his arm is reliable over a larger sample size then Moise could be a spark for Santaluces in the way Kemar Downer was for Palm Beach Central last year. Good enough athlete to earn himself a scholarship while playing out of position. I see him playing wide receiver at the FCS (1AA) or D2 level.

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Chris Kokell covers high school football for ESPN 106.3 and is the color analyst for "Football Night in South Florida". He has served as head coach at both Pope John Paul II and Forest Hill. To recommend an athlete for Kokell to feature in a future "Film Room", please send player info and a film link to him on Twitter at @REALCOACHK, or e-mail

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