Star Prep QB From Oregon Signs FAA to Play for Griz This Spring

One of the top prep quarterbacks in the Northwest recently signed a Financial Aid Agreement to play collegiately for the University of Montana, announced third-year Griz head coach Mick Delaney.

Willy Pflug (pronounced: Floog), a 6-0, 183-pounder from Sunset High School in Portland, Ore., will be joining the Griz football program in the spring of 2015.

“Willy’s awesome,” said Griz quarterback coach and co-offensive coordinator Kefense Hynson. “He can throw it and he can run it, and he can throw it and run it in both directions. He’s a smart kid. I know he does a lot of what they do on offense, in terms of checking plays. I think his skill-set will be really nice for what we do.

“He’s very mobile,” Hynson continued. “He’s probably quicker than he is fast, but I think that’s a good attribute for a quarterback, to be able to get out of trouble in, and outside the pocket. He’s a tough kid. He competes. I think he loves football. He’s got a lot of similarities than (Griz QB) Jordan Johnson (the Class 6A Player of the Year at Sheldon High School in Eugene, Ore., as a senior) probably had coming out of high school. I think the guys will play for him. I love the kid – I think that he’s got the total package.”

unnamedGoing into his senior year career-wise be completed 337-of-516 passes (65.3%) for 50 TDs and 4,780 passing yards, and he has 5,181 total yards and 56 total TDs.

Following his junior season he was named first team All Metro League, and he led the state of Oregon in passing accuracy at 72.9% (185-of-259-11). He also led Metro League in the regular season with 27 TD passes, total touchdowns (33), and total yards (2,496).

Pflug was team and league MVP in 2013, and his head coach is the legendary Faustin Riley. He also rushed for 401 yards and six scores as a junior.

“It’s great to know that I’m officially a Griz!,” said Pflug . “When I came for my unofficial (visit) early in the summer, I knew that it would be a great fit. I love the city, the school, and I’ve only heard amazing things about the fan base. I appreciate the coaches giving me the opportunity to enroll early and I can’t wait to meet the guys and get started.”

Hynson said Pflug is an outstanding student who is graduating from high school early, and his participation in 2015 spring drills is a big plus.

“I think at that position it’s tough to get two weeks of fall camp in and give yourself a legitimate chance to compete,” Hynson said. “He knew we had a guy graduating (Johnson), who is a senior and a three-year starter, and he wanted to give himself the best chance to come in and compete. Academically he’s off the charts, so he’ll graduate early. It worked out for him to be able to do that. I am excited to have him here and compete with the rest of the guys that we’ve got coming back.”