John Kolar is officially a Cowboy! The #3 Pocket Passing Quarterback in the country has signed his letter of intent this morning. Kolar is currently enrolled in spring classes at OSU, allowing him to get a jump start on his college career and begin to learn the offense a semester early.
Official Visit Weeked pic.twitter.com/vKKQXxrDWb— John Kolar (@john_kolar7) December 14, 2014
Listed at 6-4 185 lbs, Kolar had a remarkable senior season for Norman North passing for 2292 yards and 23 touchdowns. Kolar has been committed to the Pokes since last march, and was really never considering any other school during his recruitment.
Here is ESPN's assessment of Kolar:
Shows touch and timing. Changes ball speeds nicely. Has just enough zip and finesse to anticipate throws and lead targets. Throws a very nice deep ball with good timing and arc. Shows balance in his set, transfers weight and follows through nicely without aiming the football. Leads crossing routes and will stick the post in seam route a foot in front of the numbers of the receiver. If these going to miss the strikezone it is generally low or slightly behind.
Possesses a smooth quick release. One of his better traits and one that is certain to draw attention. Carries the ball tight with a compact delivery and consistent methods. Can smoothly stroke the ball and doesn't need to alter his release or his mechanics to generate more power. Is a rhythm, touch and timing passer with adequate-to-good arm strength and likely enhanced arm strength with added mass and maturity into his frame. Is capable of making most if not all college level throws from within the pocket including those outside the numbers to the sideline, but needs to be on time to be most effective and efficient.
Kolar is an intriguing prospect with physical tools and natural measurables. We would anticipate his recruitment will heat up after the spring and summer evaluation calendar as well as close scrutiny during his senior year. His best football is without question ahead of him. This fall will be his first as a fulltime starter. The junior season returns are any indication, there is high probability for a productive senior campaign. Like this kid. Flying under the radar.
With the emergence of Mason Rudolph as the clear starter going forward along with JW Walsh as a solid backup, I would expect John to redshirt next season baring any injuries.
Check out his highlights from Hudl