Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Roman Ale has received the label of sleeper by his Narbonne (Harbor City) football coaches, as he's calmly led the Gauchos to a current 5-2 mark in 2015-16 while holding one scholarship offer (photo credit: Martin Henderson/OC Sidelines). 
It’s rare to find a sleeper prospect on a team like Narbonne High, considering all the collegiate attention that most of the Gaucho senior class has received.

But quarterback Roman Ale fits that label.

All Ale has done for the Los Angeles area powerhouse is dissect defenses with his arm and legs and do it with just one scholarship offer from Dartmouth.

Here’s a breakdown of the southpaw:

WHAT TO LIKE: He has outstanding awareness in the pocket. He doesn’t get rattled by pass rushes and does a strong job of keeping himself inside the offensive tackles to unleash his throws. Shows solid feet in his three to five step drop. Not only does he have a strong left arm, but is capable of quickly locating the open wide receiver and feed him the ball. Tough option keeper runner who isn’t afraid to run through the middle of the defense. Never panics when under duress.

WHAT TO BUILD ON: As of now, he doesn’t have the strongest zip to his throws. His passes sometimes floats in the air for a long period of time. On option keepers, he tends to miss out on the open hole. He’s not the fastest runner either. Most of his best throws were made through the play action.

OVERALL: Ale’s attitude is cool and chill like a customer who doesn’t rant at the grocery checkout line. He looks like someone who could make a Football Championship Subdivision program or a Mountain West team content.

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