Name: Austin Apodaca
School: Mesa Community College
Austin Apodaca is a Quarterback that committed to the Lobos on December 18, 2014.
After finishing his high school career at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, Colorado with 3,849 yards with 44 touchdowns and 10 interceptions Apodaca committed to Washington State University. He redshirted the 2012 season and played sparingly in 2013 completing only 21 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He left the program after the 2013 season and enrolled at Mesa Community College in Arizona. In his one season at Mesa he threw for 2,534 yards and 27 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
Since Bob Davie took over at New Mexico the Lobos have run a triple option offense but Apodaca is a true drop back quarterback. The signing of Apodaca has prompted many fans to believe that the Lobos may be changed their offense in 2015. There has been no indication from the team but in an interview with Rick Wright of the Albuquerque Journal on December 19th Apodaca said: "Everything that they drew on the board that they wanted to run and that's in their playbook is what I'm comfortable with to run, a lot of stuff that I ran in high school. It's really a pretty balanced attack, throwing, running."
With Cole Gautsche moving to tight end Apodaca will be Lamar Jordan's biggest competition for playing time in 2015. Apodaca is enrolled in UNM for the spring semester and is eligible to participate in the Lobos spring practices. Austin will be a junior in 2015 and have two years of eligibility.