Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, and now Evan Wilson. All three train with Chris Weinke, Heisman winner and Director of IMG Academy football program Football Academy.
Evan has been playing football since the second grade at all various levels starting with pop warner football.
Evan, who attends nearby Out-of-Door Academy, decided to use his after school hours for private qiuarterback training sessions at the IMG Academy football program because of Weinke's history in the sport: âWe knew Chris has a good history in football and we heard he was a great coach. Me and my coach talked about it and after visiting a couple of months ago we decided this would be a good place for me.â
Even though he has only had a few sessions so far Evan already knows he is learning. âOur first session was spent mostly in the classroom. We went over coverages and he told me to write my favorite play on the whiteboard. He helped me break it down and he taught me a lot about my own favorite play.â
Weinke sees good things ahead for Evan, who finished with 1942 passing yards this season: âEvan is an athletic kid with great upside. He has a good foundation and understanding of the quarterback position. He moves well and has a live arm. He throws the ball well in and out of the pocket.â
Evan has this to say to anyone who is thinking about training here: âTry it. Experience it. I learned how everything is connected, Even the smallest tweak can change your delivery completely.â