He's a 6-foot-2, 214-pound quarterback who isn't afraid to run the ball into the teeth of the defense. He's good-looking and well-spoken, and he's even been known to complete the occasional jump pass.
If he were left-handed, the resemblance would be downright uncanny.
Brent Caprio threw for 2,065 yards and 27 touchdowns and ran for another 890 yards and 21 scores to lead Mainland Regional High in Linwood, N.J., to a 12-0 record and a state title. He signed a national letter of intent to attend William and Mary on Wednesday, and he'll bring the comparisons with him to Williamsburg.
"A lot of the local newspapers have compared my style of play to Tim Tebow's," Caprio said.
"I like to run a little bit, too, and I'm pretty thick for a quarterback."
Caprio will get a chance to meet Tebow, along with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, on March 6 at the 72nd Maxwell Club Awards Banquet in Atlantic City, N.J. The club presented Caprio with the Jim Henry Award, recognizing his success on the field and his contributions to his school and community.
Tebow, quarterback of the national champion Florida Gators and winner of the 2008 Heisman Trophy, and Peterson, a former NFL offensive rookie of the year, also will be honored at the banquet.
Caprio is excited to meet Peterson and to talk about the spread offense, which he ran in high school, with another attendee, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. But he's most excited to see Tebow.
"I've heard he's just a great kid, a nice guy," Caprio said.
"We actually scored on the Tebow jump pass this past season, (so) I guess I'll talk to him about that."
After practicing the jump pass — freely borrowed from Florida — all year, Mainland coach Bob Coffey called for it in the state semifinals. Caprio, who'd scored several rushing touchdowns out of the formation, pulled up and delivered a crucial TD completion.
"He's very much like Tebow," Coffey said.
"He's a right-hander, but he runs real well. He really throws the football down the field extremely well. He's a big, strong kid. A real nice kid, real polite, just a real gentleman, and a great player."
Coffey, a former Clemson running back, played for Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock when Laycock, a former William and Mary quarterback, was the Tigers' offensive coordinator from 1977-1979. Coffey hoped Caprio, who'd narrowed his college choices to William and Mary and Penn, would pick the Tribe, and he did on Jan. 18.
"I went to a Southern school and liked it a lot. I hoped he would get the same experience that I got," Coffey said.
"(Laycock) has a great reputation. ... He certainly knows all the fine points of helping a quarterback."
Caprio said he was impressed with Laycock, with whom he talked Xs and Os over breakfast, along with the Tribe's players and its facilities, including the 1-year-old, $11-million Jimmye Laycock Football Center.
Caprio plans to redshirt this season behind R.J. Archer, who threw for 387 yards as the backup to senior Jake Phillips last season.
"After that, it's open as far as the quarterback position goes," Caprio said.
"That helped, but anywhere you go, you're going to have to compete for a job."
Even if you bear a striking resemblance to Tim Tebow.
"We've had five state championships here at Mainland," Coffey said.
"He probably played the biggest role of any individual I've coached, ever. ... He was the difference. We had lots of great players, but he just tied it all together. He made it easy for us."
"He's got it all. He's got the looks, he's got the athletic ability, he's got the brains, he's got the heart. He's got everything."