Liberty QB commit Stephon Masha

Turner Gill was a standout dual threat quarterback during his college career at Nebraska. He finished fourth in the voting for the 1983 Heisman Trophy. Gill’s lone quarterback commitment in his 2013 recruiting class is Stephon Masha.

Masha hails from Austell, Georgia’s South Cobb High School where he has been a starter for 3 years. Masha says that is one of his greatest achievements up to this point in his career. As a sophomore, he led his team to their first playoff game in seven years. The 6’0″ dual threat quarterback says Liberty was the only school he strongly considered because the Flames were his “first offer last summer” and when he went on his visit in June 2012 he “just fell in love with Lynchburg.” He cited other reasons for being drawn to Liberty such as “the people and the campus…good christian people and coaches that care about you no matter what you do.”

He is also excited about the possibility of Liberty moving to FBS as he was drawn to a “school on the rise up to exposure and (he) wants to be apart of that legacy.” Masha thinks that “anybody that sees the campus in person will definitely say its a no-brainer” that Liberty is FBS ready.

Stephon compares himself to “RG3 – a dual threat quarterback thats smart with his arm and legs.” Masha wasn’t even born when Gill concluded his collegiate football career, but if he saw him play he may compare himself to his future head coach.

Stephon looks at Liberty’s Quarterback Coach Joe Dailey “as a father figure.” Masha says Dailey “definitely knows his stuff when it comes down to playing the ultimate quarterback position.

So how will it feel for Stephon to finally sign his NLI? “It will feel like heaven, been having dreams about this day, it’s going to be a great feeling and one of the great memories of my life.”

Stephon plans to spend all summer on Liberty’s campus beginning in June.