Kane Archer using 7-on-7 football to work on timing with WRs

By Otis Kirk
on 2024-06-08 08:23 AM

ALMA, Ark. — Greenwood Class of 2026 four-star quarterback Kane Archer was among the top recruits at the Lumber 1 7-on-7 Showcase in Alma on Friday.

Archer, 6-1, 207, looked sharp at the event in Alma that included 15 schools. As a sophomore while helping lead the Bulldogs to a 13-0 record and state championship, Archer completed 195 of 266 passes for 2,399 yards, 33 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed 103 times for 659 yards and 16 more touchdowns. Archer took time to talk about how 7-on-7 football helps him.

“It helps a lot,” Archer said. “It translates to real football. I don’t like it because they can’t tackle me and I have a four-second clock. Going through your progressions, going through your reads and getting your timing down with the guys is the biggest thing. It helps a lot.”

The timing part with receivers, and Archer a long list of talented ones there, is very important.

“The big thing when is you’ve got to have timing, got to be able to separate and they’ve got to be able to get out of the break,” Archer said. “So the biggest thing is timing.”

Archer holds 19 offers including one from Arkansas and many of the nation’s top schools. He talked about his plans for the summer. He was Missouri on Thursday.

“We’ve got team camps,” Archer said. “I’m going to Arkansas the 13th (Thursday), TCU the 18th, SMU the 20th and Kansas State the 23rd.”

Archer talked about Bobby Petrino, Arkansas’ new offensive coordinator, who is widely regarded as one of the nation’s elite playcallers.

“I was in a meeting with him the other day when I came up there for practice one day,” Archer said. “He knows what he is doing for sure. He knows what he is doing, knows how to coach and I think he will turn the program around.”

Archer highlighted some of the things that will go into his decision as far as choosing a college.

“Whatever can get me the most pro ready,” Archer said. “Got the best offense, best coaches and best program. Whatever can get me to the next level where I’m trying to go…the NFL.”

Archer briefly reflected back to 2023, but is focused on what’s ahead of the team in 2024.

“I think we just don’t need to get satisfied with what we did last year,” Archer said. “We lost a bunch of players on defense, lost a couple of linemen, lost our big running back and lost a couple of receivers. I think the biggest thing we’ve got to stay on it. We went 13-0, but that was last year. We’ve just got to stay on it. Keep working and hope for same results.”

Rivals.com rates Archer the No. 243 recruit in nation for Class of 2026. They place him No. 2 prospect in Arkansas in 2026 and No. 6 dual-threat quarterback nationally.

(Last updated: 2024-06-08 08:23 AM)