Collin Drafts Looks To Put His Stamp On AC Flora Football

Collin Drafts comes to Columbia with a reputation for developing quarterbacks.

Collin Drafts says he is not a quarterback guru but he does have a track record of developing players at the position. He even started his own camp "Quarterback Nation" for those serious about improving in that capacity.

Now, he will be using that expertise to help a young AC Flora quarterback develop.

"I've got a young kid at quarterback, Josh Heatley, who played for Keenan last year," Drafts said.

"He's a junior. He's basically taking all of our reps right now. He's doing a great job. His improvement from day one, from the time I got here to now, has been tremendous. I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do this year."

The former Charleston Southern and Arena League quarterback is in his first year as the head football coach at A.C. Flora. He is also going to be calling plays on Friday nights, something he says "I'm not ready to give up yet".

Drafts takes over a team that went 6-6 in 2016, but just two years ago, former head coach Reggie Shaw led the Falcons to a 12-2 record and a spot in the Class 3A Upper State championship game.

"We want to build off of that," Drafts said.

"They have had success in the past, but I think we can take it to the next level. The biggest thing for me is to put my stamp on it and make sure the kids know what the expectations are and they are already doing that. They're buying into our new culture."

Drafts was the 2005 Big South Player of the Year and in 2011, he was inducted into the Charleston Southern Hall of Fame.

 

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