Matt Bonaca is a quarterback from Salisbury High School in Sherwood Park. Matt was also the starting quarterback for Team Alberta at last summer’s Football Canada Cup.
Prior to spring camp, when asked why he chose the UofS, the highly recruited Bonaca offered this reply: “The great atmosphere, coach, and city.” Matt will enrol in the College of Arts and Science with an eye towards later entering Education or Kinesiology and becoming a physical education teacher. Bonaca said that his goal entering spring camp was to “play as best I can.”
Head coach, Brian Towriss was upbeat about Bonaca’s future when he spoke with Huskie Outsider prior to camp. “He’s a great leader. He has good arm strength and makes pretty good decisions on the field.”
Coach Sulz also weighed in on Matt. “Even though he is known as a passer, he uses his legs well. He may surprise some people with how he can move around.
Following camp, we asked Matt for his thoughts on his first experience as a Huskie. “It was a lot of fun,” he replied. “Learning the offence was particularly difficult on the first day of camp, but I became much more comfortable with it as camp wore on. I want to work on getting a little bit bigger and putting some more zip on the ball.”
Offensive coordinator, and quarterback coach, Brent Schneider was pleased with how Bonaca performed during the camp. “Matt’s first look at college football went really well,” he commented. “He came in and proved that he fits in and competed well against 4 other guys. I was impressed with how quickly he got comfortable with our plays and executing them. His ability to get the ball into the receivers’ hands was as good as any high school QB that we have ever brought in. He will need to continue to work on improving his velocity and timing with the routes. It will be interesting to see how he reacts when things get more complicated in the fall. All in all, I am excited about his future with us.”