Published September 2, 2010 - 6:56am
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Saturday Down South ranks the top 10 quarterback prospects in the country for the 2011 recruiting class:
1. Braxton Miller is 6’2”, 185lbs from Huber Heights, Ohio. Braxton is the best quarterback right now in the country, regardless of his dual-threat ability. He makes plays with his arm and his legs. Could he be Terrelle Pryor the second? Great high school athlete, but how will he fair at the next level? Miller is currently committed to Ohio State.
2. Jeff Driskel is 6’3”, 225lbs from Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida. Driskel has great pocket presence, has a quick release, and good accuracy throwing short routes. SDS recently took a trip to watch Jeff Driskel play at Edgewater High School. Driskel’s team struggled and it is definitely hard to be an accurate judge on how good he really is. He certainly looks the part and has the footwork to be very good at the next level. Driskel is currently committed to Florida.
3. Teddy Bridgewater is 6’3”, 185lbs from Miami, Florida. Bridgewater has been on teams’ radars for a while now, with his ability to make plays on the gridiron. He has excellent mobility and decent accuracy with his throws as well. Some project Mr. Bridgewater as a wide receiver at the next level. Bridgewater is currently committed to the hometown favorite Miami (FL).
4. Kiehl Frazier is 6’3”, 215lbs from Springdale, Arkansas. He is big, fast, and has good velocity on his throws. Frazier has the ability, because of his size, to break tackles in the open field outside the pocket. If Frazier can work on his accuracy, he will be the complete quarterback. Frazier is currently committed to Auburn.
5. Cody Kessler is 6’2”, 225lbs from Bakersfield, California. No doubt he has the best arm in California and maybe even in the west. He is mostly a drop-back passer who has a strong arm and good accuracy, but he also has decent mobility and can make something out of nothing on a broken play. Kessler is currently committed to USC.
6. Christian Lemay is 6’2”, 188lbs from Mathews, North Carolina. LeMay is a YouTube sensation and has had a well-documented high school career in N.C. LeMay throws the deep ball particularly well. If he was not sitting out his senior season, LeMay would have came in higher on the list. LeMay is currently committed to Georgia.
7. JW Walsh is 6’2”, 200lbs from Denton, Texas. This dual-threat quarterback throws a particular deep ball and is accurate while doing so. Walsh can also beat you with his legs and defenders have to respect him running the football. Walsh is currently committed to Oklahoma State.
8. Max Wittek is 6’4”, 215lbs from Santa Ana, California. Wittek boasts a quick release and a strong arm. He is your Brett Favre of the recruiting class and is a modern-day gunslinger from the west. He also shows good poise while in the pocket and good footwork. Wittek is currently committed to USC.
9. Bubba Starling is 6’5”, 193lbs from Gardner, Kansas. What would a top 10 countdown be without a Bubba from Kansas? Starling has an NFL-like frame and a strong arm to boot. Because of his strong arm, expect Starling to be in this year’s MLB draft. He is also pretty quick and can run outside the pocket. Starling is currently committed to Nebraska.
10. Brett Hundley is 6’4”, 217lbs from Chandler, Arizona. Hundley has great size and is very strong with great footwork in the pocket. He has a strong arm and great touch on the football. Hundley rounds out the top 10 and is considering Washington and California, among others.