It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Missouri, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating quarterbacks the last few years. In fact, the state has been quite productive when it comes to producing BCS level quarterbacks.
Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked quarterback coming out of Missouri is Blaine Gabbert. No big surprise here, as he was highly successful at Mizzou. His legacy may eventually be challenged by current 2015 Mizzou commitment Drew Lock from Lee’s Summit, but only time will tell there.
Here’s a look at all the top 10 quarterback recruits that came from the state of Missouri since ’08.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.
|NO.||QUARTERBACK||YR||COLLEGE||HOMETOWN||247 #||THE SKINNY?|
|1.||Blaine Gabbert||2008||Mizzou||Ballwin||.9798||Had great college career, then NFL|
|2.||Nathan Scheelhaase||2009||Illinois||Kansas City||.9075||Four-year starter for the Illini|
|3.||Blaine Dalton||2009||Mizzou||Blue Springs||.8915||Off the field problems ended career|
|4.||Tyler Gabbert||2010||Mizzou/UCF||Ballwin||.8899||Transferred to UCF|
|5.||Rafe Peavey||2014||Arkansas||Bolivar||.8844||Highly regarded Razorbacks recruit|
|6.||Trent Hosick||2013||Mizzou||Kansas City||.8841||Competed for starter job this spring|
|7.||Christian Suntrup||2011||Boston College||St. Louis||.8650||Three seasons at BC, then injuries|
|8.||Corbin Berkstresser||2011||Mizzou||Lees Summit||.8600||Started 4 games in ‘02, backup now|
|9.||Stephen Kaiser||2010||SMU||St. Louis||.8567||Transferred to FCS Northern Iowa|
|10.||Jordan Webb||2009||Kansas/Colorado||Union||.8505||Started 20-plus games in Big 12|