(Casey Brink 6-1 185 So. QB Bainbridge HS)
The state of Washington, for many years has been an area with a rich tradition of producing top signal-callers and the next few years, at least by what we’ve seen in our Barton Showcase Events are likely to continue that trend. One player who has yet to start a regular season game, but whose team is counting on him to lead them to the playoffs this fall is Bainbridge sophomore QB Casey Brink, and he spoke with Northwest Elite Index recently about how the offseason has gone as well as the role he’s taken on as one of the leaders on the team…
"Because I was a freshman, I was only playing on the freshman team, but then they moved me up to JV (junior varsity) and eventually I got to play some on the varsity and started the playoff game against Camas at safety," Brink told NEI recently.
Brink will battle senior Paimon Jabari for the starting nod, but said either way, he expects to see some reps there.
"My coaches think I’m a good fit with how they are going to run our offense now," Brink said. "Before this year Bainbridge mainly ran the ball, but this year we’ll be in the ‘Pistol’ a lot and we’ll throw the ball more… My coaches seem to feel like I’d be pretty good in that role, so in the spring we had five guys battling for the job, but now it is just me and Paimon and I feel pretty confident that I have a good shot of winning it."
With that mentality, Brink, a 6’1", 185-pounder, has been hard at work this summer.
"I struggled a little with my arm strength in the past, so this summer I’ve been working on my size and strength," Brink noted. "I’ve also done a lot with my footwork and just getting everything better."
Brink and players like Bothell’s Ross Bowers and Union’s Nolan Henry are the future of the quarterback position in the state of Washington and it will be fun to see how they develop down the road.