ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Most felt Ty Storey would stay home and play for Arkansas, but he may have…
It's Been A Storey-Book Year
It's definitely been a Storey-Book year for Arkansas' 2015 quarterback commit.
Charleston star Ty Storey (6-3, 222) pledged to his dream school, went out and threw for over 4,230 yards and 53 touchdowns and then capped it off by leading his team to the Class 3A state title last Saturday night.
"It really was a great season for us," Storey said. "Going 15-0 with everyone on our team making big contributions was just. We had guys making big play after big play after big play.
"I had a good year on the field, but it really was about all of us coming together as a team and achieving our goal of winning it all," Storey said.
Storey's first pass on Saturday night was picked off, but he certainly rebounded and ended up by tying a state championship game record with six touchdowns and passing for 378 yards in his team's 42-19 win over Glen Rose.
"I tried to force a pass in and they made a play, but I knew that we would be fine and get it going," Storey said. "That's what we did."
Indeed as the Tigers roared out to a 35-0 lead midway through the second quarter and then cruised on to the win.
"I have so many talented guys around me that I just get them the ball and they make plays," Storey said. "It really makes my job so easy."
Storey had a whopping 517 yards and seven touchdowns in his team's 48-21 second-round win over defending champ Harding Academy, who had won 25 straight games.
He even played some middle linebacker in that game – proving once again he was fully healthy from ACL and MCL tears.
"If Ty didn't play quarterback, he'd still be an All-State linebacker, or fullback or just about whatever position he played," Charleston head coach Greg Kendrick told the Southwest Times Record. "And despite all the attention he gets, he doesn't take anything for granted. You won't find anyone on the team that works harder in the weight room or in studying film."
Storey, whose threw for more than 4,300 yards and 48 touchdowns as a junior, chose Arkansas over Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Oklahoma State and others back in June.
He remains solidly committed to the Razorbacks.
"I am 100 percent committed without any question," Storey said. "I love these coaches and know they are going to get us back to the top."
Storey continues to build his relationship with Razorback head coach Bret Bielema and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney.
"Those guys are great coaches and I am really listening and learning from them," Storey said. "It's going to be great to get up there with them in the future and continue to learn."
Storey's next stop is the Under Armour All-American combine Jan. 2-3 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Arkansas 2014 quarterback pledge Rafe Peavey is playing in the Under Armour All-American Bowl on Jan. 2 at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
"It was a great opportunity to go down and compete against some of the best athletes in the country and also a chance for my family to go to Florida and take a little vacation," Storey said. "I'm looking forward to it."