Player Focus Breakdowns

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Player Focus: QB Russell Tabor - Charlotte Country Day Buccaneers


Charlotte Country Day won the NCISAA Division 2 State Championship last season, and a big part of that playoff run was the play of their quarterback, Class of 2021’s Russell Tabor. Tabor is a good looking player, standing in at 6’3 and 195 pounds and has a strong arm, with the ability to get the ball on the deep outside of the field on out breaking routes, a trait we observed this spring during their spring practices.

When you look at his highlight film, he throws a beautiful deep ball, witnessed several times, both in dropback from the shotgun as well as off play-action in gun as well. On that deep ball, he excels in the post and seam routes, with his timing of hitting the windows very good - on one post route in particular he fits the ball in a very small window, resulting in a touchdown.

Tabor projects as more of a pro style QB on the next level, however he does have an ability to throw on the run, which was displayed in his film, and throwing with accuracy on the run on top of that. He also can scramble for yardage when under pressure and knows how to get down and protect himself as well.

Of course, he has shown the ability to make plays under pressure, delivering the game winning TD pass on 4th and 19 in the State Championship game, stay until the end on his highlight film to catch that moment. I expect Russell to catapult his career even more off of the success he had last season!

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