“He is such a gifted athlete; it’s hard to have him not near the ball,” said head coach Jerome Souers. “He’s a winner; he comes from a state championship team; he was MVP of the state championship his senior year after playing one year at quarterback.”
Poe, who was named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year after his redshirt year this past season, won three state championships from 2008-2010 while at Hamilton High School in Chandler. He had 2,133 yards and 17 touchdowns through the air while adding 891 yards and 15 TDs on the ground. His dual-threat ability prompted the Lumberjacks to find a way to get him on the field, even though the quarterback position is currently filled.
“I’ll tell you what he did tonight, he blocked. He blocked: He broke a couple touchdowns runs out there,” Souers said of Poe, who also added a catch for five yards. “He is a very athletic young man, and as a redshirt freshman, we need to get him on the field somehow, some way.”