Name: Stanton Askew
Age: 14 years old, 9th Grade (2018)
Hometown: Largo, MD
School: Bishop McNamara High School (Forestville, MD)
Size: 6’0”/160 pounds
As an 8th grader playing in the Greater Metropolitan Youth Football League, Askew was clearly ahead of his peers. He threw for over 1,400 yards, 21 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He also rushed for 150 yards and three rushing scores.
Askew is currently an incoming freshman at Bishop McNamara High School, where he will play in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC). The WCAC was ranked the 5th-best conference in the nation a year ago.
Askew is a student of the game, always willing to put the extra work in the classroom and on the field. During the summer workouts, he mastered the Mustang’s complex spread no-huddle offense and looks to do damage at the JV level this upcoming season. For a young quarterback, his arm strength is amazing as he can throw the deep routes with ease and accuracy. His poise in the pocket reminds me of a young Randall Cunningham and he is definitely the future of the Mustangs program.
Some of Askew goals are to make first team WCAC, be a scholar-athlete with a 3.3 GPA and perfect attendance throughout high school and pass for at least 1,500 yards every year. He doesn’t have a particular college in mind yet, he just wants to have at least five Division I offers by the end of his junior year. Only special athletes at Bishop McNamara get their picture hung in the Fine Arts Building and the young quarterback wants to see his picture there when he graduates.
Look for Askew to tear up the spring and summer camp circuit in 2015 as he looks to supplant his name with the elite quarterbacks in the country.
Photo: Stan Askew