Former South Carolina quarterback Perry Orth is set to have another throwing session with 2018 quarterback commitment Dakereon Joyner.
Orth, who’s approaching his one-year anniversary as the founder of QB1 Athletics, will meet again with Joyner for a couple of hours on Friday, two days after he inks a national letter of intent with the Gamecocks.
Joyner, the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2018, enrolls next month, after graduating from Fort Dorchester High School (North Charleston, S.C.).
“The first thing that jumps out is just raw athlete. The guy can run the football, very elusive, strong arm, but kind of didn’t really have any fundamentals,” Orth said, when asked about his first impression of Joyner.
“He just kind of grabbed it and launched it, so the biggest thing that we worked on, as elementary as it is, was stepping toward our target. I saw him, a lot, just sort of stepping way left and just kind of using all of his arm.
“And we kind of made sure — I always tell the guys to be great with their feet. I mean, not just having proper footwork, but making sure you’re really stepping to where you throw, because where you step is where you’re going to throw the football, so we really focused on that when we worked out together.”
Joyner (6-2, 206) “throws a really deep ball, has a great touch on it, has a lot of air on it, just kind of drops it in the bucket, so to say.”
Orth, who went from walk-on to starter at South Carolina, has seen plenty of improvement in Joyner’s junior and senior tape, “from a passing standpoint.”
It’s “significantly better,” Orth said.
While working with the quarterbacks this fall at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, S.C., he had a glimpse of Joyner’s game film against Dorman.
“He threw the ball with command,” Orth said. “Was taking care of himself while running the football. He wasn’t taking on blows. He was getting down and protecting himself. That’s a good trait to have, because in college, he’s not going to want to be taking on linebackers and those guys that can really kind of hurt you.”
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