High School Sports

Local 4-star 2020 quarterback hit the scene as a 7th grader. Now he’s headed to the SEC

Weatherford quarterback Ken Seals, the No. 1 ranked pro-style 2020 QB in the state, announced his commitment to Vanderbilt via Twitter on Wednesday.

“It’s a great school academically and they also happen to be playing against the best football in the nation so it seemed like a really great situation to be in,” he said.

Seals threw for nearly 2,700 yards with 20 TDs, and rushed for five scores last season, helping the Kangaroos to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

In addition to Vandy, he also hold soffers from Cincinnati, Boston College, Minnesota, Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State, Kansas, Rutgers, Nevada, Princeton, Montana State and UT-El Paso.

Seals is ranked as the No. 14 pro-style QB in the nation and No. 58 overall prospect in the state, per 247Sports.

“After visiting for the weekend and having some time to sleep on it while thinking about everything and talking to my parents, I felt the timing was right and there was nothing else to be waiting on,” he said.

Seals played in his fourth International Bowl in January. He threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to help the U.S. Under-18 National team hold off Team Canada, 27-10, at AT&T Stadium. Seals finished the game with 75 yards passing in split duty.

Last summer, Seals embarked on a 9,000 mile college tour, spanning 16 schools, capped off with Baylor and TCU.

The 4-star quarterback had to sit out a year after moving from Azle, where he first put himself on the map as a freshman. By that time he had already become sort of a household name by repeating as national champion at the National Football Academies Invitational Quarterback Competition in Canton, Ohio, as a seventh and eighth grader.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.