Today’s player is one that almost certainly won’t see the field this year barring a disaster, but there is a lot of promise for him.
Paul Piferi - Fr.
Villa Park, CA (Villa Park HS)
6’5”, 220 pounds
2019 Projection: Likely redshirt
Piferi just looks the part physically of tall, accomplished southern California quarterback. He has already been on campus a while as he graduated early and went through spring practice to get a jump on things. This was after he led Villa Park to an impressive 12-1 season in 2018 and the semifinals of the 2018 Division 4 CIF Southern Section Playoffs. He threw for 2,924 yards and 24 touchdowns against 8 interceptions.
Piferi was a two year starter after Purdue QB Nick Sipe was the starter at Villa Park. Now the duo are pretty deep on the depth chart. Piferi will almost certainly redshirt this year, as Elijah Sindelar is the definite starter and Jack Plummer has emerged the No. 2 man. Walk-on Aidan O’Connell has earned the No. 3 spot, leaving Sipe likely at No. 4 if we were to get that far.
This year is all about learning the offense for Piferi. His time will come in 2020 or 2021 at the earliest.