Florida State quarterback commit Luke Altmyer a student of the game
By Wayne McGahee III, Tallahassee Democrat
“Every year he just kept getting better and better,” Starkville High coach Chris Jones told the Democrat.
“I think the main thing was that he’s just kept getting bigger and stronger and his arm kept getting stronger. He’s always had it from the neck up.”
Altmyer began working with David Morris – a former Ole Miss quarterback that runs QB Country, which works with high school quarterbacks, in Mobile, Ala. – after his sophomore season.
The result of the extra training stood for itself.
Altmyer threw for 3,093 yards with 37 touchdowns and five interceptions as a junior after throwing for 1,952 yards, 19 touchdowns, and four interceptions as a sophomore.
He has always been accurate with a 68.9 completion percentage over his high school career, but it was the way he made the throws that stood out.
“He just kind of took off,” Jones said.
“He became more confident in his arm and his arm got stronger. He started making the big time throws where he was throwing guys open and when guys were covered, throwing the ball where the DB ain’t. That’s when I thought he could be a power five quarterback.”