One to watch for 2013: Max Kuhns

One to watch for 2013: Max Kuhns

Chaparral's Max Kuhns is expected to be one of the top quarterback recruits in Colorado for the Class of 2013.

Max Kuhns hasn't drawn much attention from college recruiters yet.

With the way he played this past season, and with the attention his teammates get, however, it might not be much longer before Kuhns catches someone's eye.

"I sent out my video not too long ago," the junior quarterback at Chaparral High School in Parker, Co., said. "I've gotten a couple e-mails back from some really small schools. I'd like to go to a school a bit bigger, though."

Kuhns, a 6-foot-4, 200-pounder, is expected to be one of the best quarterback recruits in Colorado for the Class of 2013.

He had an exceptional season this past fall. In his first year as a varsity player, he completed 58 percent of his passes (110 for 190) for 1,556 yards, 17 touchdowns and just one interception.

Kuhns admits his arm strength probably isn't as great as other QBs, but he feels he makes up for that with his competitiveness and by playing smart.

He's hoping Division I schools notice him either through his own highlight video, or from watching his teammates. His best lineman, Shane Callahan, signed with 2010 national champion Auburn. His top target this season -- junior tight end Mitch Parsons -- is getting Division I attention.

"It can't hurt me," he said of his teammates' recruiting. "When they see Mitch and Shane's highlight films, they watch the whole play, too. Me being the quarterback helps me out."

Also an all-league pitcher in baseball as a sophomore last spring, Kuhns remains hopeful that colleges will come calling soon.

"I'd probably want to go Division I and go to a good school academically, as well," he said. "I'd want to get a good education out of it."

As for the University of Colorado, Kuhns said he'd certainly be thrilled to have the Buffs offer him a scholarship, but added, "I kind of want to go out of state."

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