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Millard South's TJ Urban gets chance to be a college QB with commitment to Air Force

Millard South's TJ Urban gets chance to be a college QB with commitment to Air Force

TJ Urban

TJ Urban threw and ran for more than 1,000 yards each during his junior season for Millard South.

Millard South senior TJ Urban committed to Air Force on Wednesday, choosing the Falcons over scholarship offers from Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota State, Western Illinois, Illinois State and Northern Iowa.

Mountain West schools Fresno State, Nevada and Utah State also showed interest.

“I felt like it was the best fit for me and I feel like I could really succeed there,” Urban said.

The other schools that were recruiting Urban saw him more as an athlete or defensive player. Air Force wants him to play quarterback, and its triple-option offense seems like a natural fit. He ran a personal-best 4.57 seconds in an electronically timed 40-yard dash earlier this summer.

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound dual-threat quarterback passed for 1,223 yards, rushed for 1,285 yards and had 27 total touchdowns as a junior, leading the Patriots to the Class A semifinals last fall.

“I wanted to go where the best fit was for me, whether it was quarterback, wide receiver or safety,” he said. “I just feel like it was the best fit for me.”

An unofficial visit to Air Force in late February and virtual visits with the Falcons staff in May and June helped him feel comfortable with his decision.

“I feel like the people were really down to earth,” Urban said. “I was expecting something different going to a military school. They are just like every other program in the country.

“I feel like they are always winning and going to bowl games. The people there are really amazing.”

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