Shashaty stands out at Football University event
Our own Javan Shashaty was featured in an article in High School Sports.com. The article is re-posted below.
Okay, here is a short quiz. How many of you have ever heard of Javan Shashaty? I’m waiting. Anyone? Anyone?
- That’s exactly what I thought, and it if you happen to be a high school football fan, there is going to be a need to pay full attention this coming year because this Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy quarterback is on the verge of making statewide history!While he has already set Broward County passing records in a career that has watched him throw for 7,400 yards, which includes a junior year that watched this 6-1, 165-pounder complete 162 of 332 yards for 2,765 yards and 27 touchdowns.
With a 2,800 yard senior season, he will eclipse a record that was set just last year by Tampa Jefferson’s Quentin Williams, who is headed to Bethune Cookman.
This past weekend, Shashaty was one of the a number of top-flight athletes who took part in the Football University (FBU) event at Cypress Bay High School which attracted some quality athletes throughout the region.
As is the mind-boggling case in college recruiting sometimes, Shashaty heads into the spring with no concrete offers, which is quite alarming since he will go down as one of the most prolific passers in Florida history.
Watch this gifted athlete play and his mechanics are sound, his arms strength is above average and his knowledge of reading defenses is as good as you get.
Before you skeptics start saying that he plays for a smaller school that doesn’t compete against top competition, you need to back yourself up and understand that those smaller schools are usually in the mix to play for a state title, so that really doesn’t hold water.
“I just go out and do the things I can to make myself a better prospect,” Shashaty said. “At the end of the day, wherever I go, I have the grades and football skills to play this game.”
Shashaty often proves that he is the kind of player who will be a late bloomer as far as weight gain. In two or three years from now, he can easily be 6-2, 200, and then, there will be all those second guessers asking why schools locally didn’t take a chance with him.
In addition to Shashaty, the FBU event, a three-day camp, clinic and instructional event, also produced some other local talent such as 2012 linemen Daniel Isadora (Cypress Bay) and Robert Conyers (Braddock). There were also 2013 prospects such as Jason Rae (Cypress Bay) and Lucas Valdes (Miami Ferguson).
West Boca state-rated linebacker Jawand Blue was one of the elite players at the position. Defensive linemen Julian Leslie (2012 – Coral Reef) and 2014 Hialeah American standout Khairi Clark were on hand as well.
While Delray Beach Atlantic brought a number of quality players there, Miami Monsignor Pace prospect Logan Oce and Everglades rising start Illya Stafford, Jr. were two 2013 players who stood out.
Among the top receivers were Cypress Bay 2013 standout Alex Montgomery and Riviera Beach Inlet Grove 2012 prospect LeVonnte Williams.
There were a number of elite running back prospects in 2012 standouts Ernest Freeman (Carol City), Steven Braddy (Miami Ferguson) and Miami Braddock standout Jarvon Anderson, and Cypress Bay big time future (2013) prospect Matt Dayes.
“This was a tremendous event for us to have,” said Football University National Recruiting & Sales Director Steve Quinn. “As you can see, we had plenty of quality athletes as well as top-flight coaches and instructors.”