September 5, 2011

Film Vault: Breaking down Kyle Kempt

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Massillon quarterback Kyle Kempt has come a long way since his sophomore season and has steadily improved his accuracy, his mechanics, and his consistency. On Thursday night, Kempt showed good touch on his deep ball as well as the ability to make a variety of throws, including the deep out. One thing he does really well is he constantly keeps his eyes down the field. Despite being pressured on many of his pass attempts, Kempt never appeared flustered and stood tall in the pocket and delivered the football while taking some punishment.

Physically, Kempt is a tall, strong-armed kid that still has a lot of room to fill out. Two things he will need to work on moving forward are his footwork and being a little more consistent with his release point. Kempt isn't a great athlete but you don't need to be a great athlete to have solid footwork and his footwork in the pocket wasn't as fluid as you would like to see.

With his release point, he has a tendency to drop it down around his shoulder and the ball floats on him when he does that. Getting that consistent, high release will lead to stronger and more accurate throws. Overall, Kempt is a player that is still just scratching the surface of his potential and as he continues to improve, should develop into one of the better quarterbacks in Ohio for the 2013 class.


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