SEC teams are already stacked with good quarterback recruits–in fact, don’t be surprised if one or more of these kids is in Heisman contention within the next several seasons. For the programs that want a QB who can run well too, we’ll go over the dual-threat QBs heading to the conference.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings.
1. Brandon Harris, Bossier City (La.)–LSU
- The skinny: Harris signed his scholarship agreement early with the Tigers and was on campus in January. He’s a huge get for LSU and rated the No. 3 dual-threat QB in the nation behind Clemson’s DeShaun Watson and Texas’ Jerrod Heard. He has a knack for the position that some don’t possess, and he has a good arm.
2. Treon Harris, Washington (Miami, Fla.)–Florida
- The skinny: Harris is listed as an “athlete” by the 247Sports.com rankings, but we’ll go ahead and slip him in here because this is the primary reason he was brought in with the Gators. He’s thrown for more than 6,000 yards in his prep career and his career TD to INT ratio is 78 to 16, while he also rushed for 2,200 career yards and 48 career TDs.
3. Kendrick Doss, Florence (Ala.)–Ole Miss
- The skinny: Auburn, Mississippi State and Tennessee also wanted Doss, but he liked what he saw with the Rebels and is on board. He’s a big signal caller who can also move the pile if needed. His stock has been rising in recent months, too. As junior, he passed for 1,700 yards and 16 touchdowns, but also rushed for 1,200 yards and 25 TDs.He followed that up with 1,500-plus yards passing and 13 TDs this past year and 1,000 yards rushing with 16 TDs. SEC defenses … um, watch out!
4. Elijah Staley, Marietta (Ga.)–Mississippi State
- The skinny: Staley, who once was committed to Vanderbilt, is 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, so nobody is going to take him down easily. He’s also a great basketball player, showing his athleticism. He hails from talent-rich Georgia.
5. Nick Fitzgerald, Richmond Hill (Ga.)–Mississippi State
- The skinny: The other half of Mississippi State’s recruiting tandem at quarterback, Fitzgerald is 6-foot-5, 205 pounds. He’s perfect for Dan Mullen’s offense.
Top 5 signees broken down by position:
- Dual-Threat Quarterbacks
- Pro-Style Quarterbacks
- Running Backs
- All-Purpose Running Backs
- Wide Receivers
- Tight Ends
- Offensive Tackles
- Offensive Guards
- Offensive Centers
- Weak-Side Defensive Ends
- Strong-Side Defensive Ends
- Defensive Tackles
- Inside Linebackers
- Outside Linebackers