SEC already getting a jump on 2017 quarterback class
With Jacob Eason’s final decision out of the way, most of the top quarterbacks in the class of 2016 have been accounted for.
So it’s time to focus on the QB Class of 2017.
Six SEC programs already have received at least one verbal commitment from a quarterback in the 2017 class, and Auburn has even received a soft verbal from the top quarterback in the 2018 class, Joey Gatewood out of Jacksonville, Fla.
Tennessee recently had the top quarterback prospect in the 2017 class before Hunter Johnson flipped to Clemson. Georgia pro-style prospect Bailey Hockman recent decommitted from the Bulldogs.
Texas A&M commit Tate Martell is considered the top-rated dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class after the early evaluation period.
As for the players still planning to play under the SEC banner:
- Jake Allen, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 6-3, 185, pro-style (Committed to Florida)
- Jake Fromm, Warner Robins, Ga., 6-3, 215, pro-style (Committed to Alabama, No. 49 overall by Rivals.com)
- Mac Jones, Jacksonville, Fla., 6-2, 175, pro-style (Committed to Kentucky)
- Tate Martell, Las Vegas, Nev., 5-11, 185, dual-threat (Committed to Texas A&M, No. 19 overall)
- Lowell Narcisse, St. James, La., 6-3, 200, dual-threat (Committed to Auburn, No. 72 overall)
- Walker Wood, Lexington, Ky., 6-0, 180, dual-threat (Committed to Kentucky)
- Keytoan Thompson, New Orleans, 6-4, 205, dual-threat (Committed to Mississippi State)
Other top targets include:
- Jake Bentley, Opelika, Ala., 6-4, 215, pro-style (Auburn, Georgia among early leaders)
- Davis Mills, Norcross, Ga., 6-3, 190, pro-style (Arkansas and Ole Miss are among early offers, No. 22 overall)
- Bailey Hockman, Powder Springs, Ga., 6-2, 210, pro-style (Georgia decommitment, looking at Tennessee and Michigan among others)