Tharzan Laurore, Cathedral High School senior captain and football quarterback, is catching notice from a variety of sources for his performance and ease at transitioning positions.

Cathedral High School senior and star football player, Tharzan Laurore, has been garnering a substantial amount of attention recently. Originally a solid wide receiver and running back, he made the transition to quarterback at the request of head coach, Ricardo Anderson.

“Two years ago, as a sophomore, we were out of quarterbacks at the end of the game. We put him in there, he took the snap and just ran,” said Coach Anderson in an interview with the Boston Herald in September.

Sports Illustrated featuring Tharzan Laurore

Sports Illustrated featured Cathedral football player Tharzan Laurore in a recent issue.

The coach clarified his reasoning for selecting Laurore to make the move to quarterback in his senior year. “The number one attribute of the quarterback is leadership. …If you can lead and they’ll follow you, you’ll have a good team.”

The bet on Tharzan, who wears jersey number one, has already paid off. Clinching the Catholic Central League small championship, the Panthers are entering the 2015 MIAA high school football playoffs with a 5-1 record.

Sports Illustrated noticed Tharzan as well, featuring him in the October 12th issue’s “Faces in the Crowd” section . Noting his transition to QB, Sports Illustrated’s Alexandra Fenwick highlighted his run for three touchdowns, a pass for another, and his touchdown return of an interception to score 36-26 in a come-from-behind win over Saint Pope John Paul II High School of Hyannis. Sports Illustrated also highlighted Tharzan’s nine rushing touchdowns and three pick-sixes from last season.