Published February 13, 2014 - 4:00pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
This is a very deep SEC class when it comes to talented pro-style quarterbacks. You name the program and they have a four or five-star signal caller just waiting to jump into the fray next year.
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We’ve said this before–it is possible one of these kids will sit in New York City for the Heisman ceremony one day–at least as a finalist. Mark it down.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings.
1. Kyle Allen, Scottsdale, Ariz—Texas A&M
- The skinny: Considered the top pro-style quarterback in the nation by 247Sports.com composite ranking, Allen is hoping to slide right into the lineup after Johnny Manziel departs-. Pac-12 coaches are definitely regretting letting this QB slip away from their backyard in Arizona to the SEC.
2. Will Grier, Davidson, N.C.—Florida
- The skinny: This Parade All America National Player of the Year put up astronomical numbers in high school, surpassing the 4,000 yard mark and going over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the first time in his career, while accounting for 90 touchdowns this year (77 passing, 13 rushing). Gator fans are hoping he is part of an offensive improvement, maybe starting as early as this fall.
3. David Cornwell, Norman, Okla.–Alabama
- The skinny: Just another player in a long line of great quarterbacks who have come to Tuscaloosa. He’ll have his hands full with the competition there, but he’s talented enough to deal with it. Florida State QB transfer Jacob Coker may stand in the way of early playing time, plus Cornwell has battled some injuries.
4. Jacob Park, Goose Creek, S.C.—Georgia
- The skinny: Park passed for a lot of yards in his career for Goose Creek H.S., and he took home state player of the year honors. He has all the tools to compete for Georgia’s starting job, and soon. He’s a big kid with a good arm. There’s no obvious weakness.
5. Drew Barker, Burlington, Ky.—Kentucky
- The skinny: Barker has been the leader of this year’s Kentucky signing class, which is as good as any for the Wildcats in many years. He’s the cornerstone of a top 25 recruiting class, and if the Wildcats have a resurgence in the next few seasons, Barker will be a big part of it.
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