Olympic Heights coach and ESPN West Palm's contributor, Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
School: South Fork (Class of 2017)
Stone moves around well inside the pocket and has a very good presence. Love the way that while moving around the pocket, Stone always resets his feet to throw and keeps eyes down field which helps his accuracy. Anticipates throws and throws in rhythm which allows him to hit the receiver in stride at the point in his route where the ball is supposed to be delivered to take advantage of defenses. Great internal clock tells him when to throw the ball without taking any unnecessary hits. Stone also hurts you with his feet when he needs to. Not a blazer but moves well enough to moves the sticks. Great hair.
What To Work On:
Primary attribute for Stone Labanowitz to work on is his arm strength. Long toss and band workouts can go a long ways without putting damage on his young shoulder. Could use a little quicker release even though he knows when to get rid of the ball so it gets there on time. Stone should also do a heavy dose of speed training to get his top end speed a little bit better so he can break out for long runs when he decides to leave the pocket.
Kokell Film Analysis:
Stone Labanowitz has been a starter since he walked on campus as a freshmen and with two solid years under his belt he has a great base to grow from. Many QBs don’t get their first start until their junior season the earliest and Stone has started over 20 varsity games already. What a huge advantage for him to put together a monster junior season. The system Stone has played in hasn’t depended on his arm to win games but I can see that changing more this year. I think Stone is ready to be the focal point for the Bulldogs.
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