TCU has not had a Top 50 quarterback recruit in ages. The addition of Casey Pachall in the 2009 recruiting class will change all of that. The Brownwood High School star is currently rated by Scout as the 33rd quarterback in the 2009 class.
At 6’5, 190 pounds, Pachall runs the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds. He can bench press 245 pounds, and squats 385. He has a GPA of 3.2 and turned down offers from Notre Dame, Flordia, Nebraska, Arizona, Baylor, Houston, and Iowa State.
So what was the biggest thing that drew Casey to choosing the Horned Frogs? “TCU is a great environment and a great place to play. I think what they are doing on offense and the style also really suits my game,” Pachall told BigPurpleNation.com. “The coaching staff was really talking to me a lot….one of the big things though was Coach Patterson came to offer me himself. That really stuck out with me. No other school did that.”
Pachall has a bit of gunslinger in him. The quarterback is always one down away from making a huge play. He is very tough, competitive and takes command of the offense on the field. “I’m a pretty tall quarterback with a strong arm, but I don’t mind running the ball if I have to,’ said Pachall. “This next season I’m really looking to improve my physical attributes and my arm strength. I’m also really working on leadership with my team.”
An eventual three-year starter for Brownwood, Pachall as a sophomore was unbelievable throwing for 2073 yards and 11 touchdowns while adding close to 600 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. He led Brownwood to the Class 4A State Quarterfinals and earned 16-4A Newcomer of the Year honors.
In 2007, the Second Team All-District Pachall led his team to a 6-4 mark. He threw for 1,339 yards and nine touchdowns. Casey also added 500 yards rushing with three more scores.
“We were 6-4 this past season,” Pachall told Irisheyes.com back in February. “We were in 4-A this past season, and I’d say we were in the hardest 4-A district in the state, but really that is no excuse. We are returning one defensive starter and seven offensive starters next year, so we should be set on offense, so we need to find our defense. We are also dropping down to 3-A, so we should be playing schools our size.”
Brownwood High School, which has won seven state championships in it history, will drop to Class 3A District Two. Look for more Casey Pachall updates throughout the season.