ATH Gavin Schoenwald
6-4, 214 lbs
Brentwood, TN (Brentwood Academy)
Early offers: Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, South Carolina
Schoenwald is a quarterback/tight end hybrid with a big arm and good size for either position he ends up in. He’s played tight end in his first three years at Brentwood Academy, but has still taken plenty of snaps at quarterback as well. With the departure of Austin Peay signee Jeremiah Oatsvall, Schoenwald will be the starting quarterback for the Nashville, Tenn. power next fall.
Schoenwald’s game revolves around his ability to catch quick passes in the slot. He was a go-to receiver in the red zone as well. His quickness down the middle of the field is what sets him apart. Much of the routes he runs mirrors what UT does, sending the tight end down the middle of the field on slants and seam routes.
Schoenwald would fit right in to Tennessee’s offense. I would expect him to be a tight end in college, but he’s got a big arm that he will showcase as the QB1 this season. Since he has lined up behind center, Schoenwald’s football IQ is impressive. When plays break down, he has a good sense for where to be on the field in order to get open and make a play.
In the power run game, Schoenwald is a solid blocker. He is quick getting upfield and throwing blocks in the secondary, and has the strength and size to open up holes on the edge of the line. Once again, much of what BA does mirrors Tennessee’s offense. So Schoenwald is a good fit in an offense that relies heavily on a skillful tight end in the slot and on the edge of the line who can get down field in the pass and run game.
Schoenwald has high interest from Vanderbilt and South Carolina in addition to his recruitment with Tennessee. Larry Scott is his primary recruiter.