TCU lands commitment from German QB

first_img— Alexander Honig (@AlexanderHonig1) July 29, 2019According to a Bleacher Report profile, Alexander’s father, James, became a fan of American football in 1981 as a 15-year-old. James’ fandom eventually became a passion, and he played in two European Championships as a linebacker on the All-Germany team.James eventually stopped playing and moved into coaching, and Alexander began playing at age 14. He grew into a 6-foot-6 quarterback with 11-inch hands and an arm that can throw the ball from Deutschland to Normandy.“He’s enormous, strong and athletic,” 247Sports scouting director Barton Simmons told B/R. “He has very unique physical traits and a cannon for an arm.”Aside from the fact he grew up an ocean away from the United States, Honig is a prototypical American teenage quarterback. He traveled the East Coast attending as many camps and combines as his schedule would allow. He watches Last Chance U. He has a YouTube highlight tape with a generic soundtrack.Of course, it takes more than a highlight tape for a German player to catch the attention of American college coaches, so to bridge the gap Honig turned to Premier Players International, a recruiting service started by former Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Brandon Collier, who became aware of American football talent among European players while playing overseas.“You made me believe that even though I am a (G)erman QB I would get to play at a D1 school and look at how it played out now,” Honig thanked Collier in his commitment announcement. “Without you I wouldn’t be in this position I am today.”Honig is not the first German or even European player to commit to a big-time American college football player. German-born Bjorn Werner played at Florida State and was a first-round selection of the Indianapolis Colts in 2013 — though he attended high school in Connecticut. Margus Hunt left Estonia for SMU in order to become an Olympic discus thrower and is now a Colts defensive lineman.More recently, quarterback Luke Wentz signed with Virginia’s 2019 class out of Troisdorf, Germany.The Germany-to-U.S. recruiting market is officially open for business — 70 years in the making. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix On April 3, 1948, President Harry Truman signed the European Recovery Program, a $12 billion plan to fund the reconstruction of war-torn Western Europe. In what would become the Marshall Plan, the goal was not just to pull Western Europe’s economies back to its feet, but to help America’s former enemies — even the former Nazi Germany — but to win them over to the American way of life, both politically and culturally.On July 29, 2019, the Marshall Plan finally became complete, when a German-born 17-year-old achieved the most American of endeavors — he announced over Twitter his commitment to a college football program.Alexander Honig, a 6-foot-6 quarterback who lists a 40-yard dash of 4.7 and can broad jump 9’7″, has joined TCU’s 2021 class.Committed! @[email protected] @SonnyCumbie_TCU @Kennyhill13 @CoachAltman @PPIRecruits pic.twitter.com/D9n8gkTaNwlast_img

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