Zach Kline hasn't had the greatest performances at camps lately, particularly at the Opening in Eugene or Day 1 of the Elite 11 camp in Malibu. The Cal football quarterback commit from San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, California seemed to show capable arm strength, similar to that of the two highest-rated quarterbacks, Gunner Kiel and Jameis Winston. However, that came with a caveat; according to Scott Kennedy of Scout, he struggled with his accuracy and had trouble overthrowing his targets.
Kline seemed to perform much better on Day 2. Bryan Fischer of CBS Sports has a further report.
The California kid was sporting a Rafael Nadal-like look on Tuesday with long hair and a headband. Though he was one of the most outgoing and relaxed players on the field, that masked his workman-like approach to learning as much as he could from the coaches and counselors at the event.
"A lot of things like making every throw count and the little things matter the most," he said about what he learned. "Even the smallest thing down to a drop, the fake on the play action matters more than anything and is the difference between a completion and an interception. And just kind of getting to know these guys and the things that they see."
Kline seems to be focusing on the little details in his mechanics and his decision-making, which has to please a quarterback guru like Cal head coach Jeff Tedford; he seems to have the mental part of the game down. But the accuracy issues have to be worrisome, considering that Cal quarterbacks have struggled with making completions in the previous three seasons. Can it be fixed, or is this just a camp issue?
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