Jack Sears has committed to Duke. The top signal caller on the recruiting board in the class of 2017 for the Blue Devils, Sears is rated as a four star prospect and was heavily pursued by a number of high majors, eventually picking Duke over USC and UCLA.
West coast analyst Greg Biggins has seen Sears in action as much as any analyst and has come away impressed.
“Sears is a dual-threat quarterback who played receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback for his junior season,” explained Biggins. “He can throw in the pocket or on the run, shows nice touch on the deep ball and is very dangerous breaking containment and running for first down yardage. He's a good enough runner to play in any kind of system and can run the zone read but is also calm in the pocket and throws it well enough to play in a pure passing offense as well. He has a very good frame that will carry more weight and as he bulks up, you can expect his arm strength to continue to improve as well. He's a cerebral kid, very smart with a football IQ and is a natural leader that will command respect in the huddle. He has a tremendous work ethic off the field as well, is very focused on improving his game and has a very nice upside to him.”
And, more recently, Biggins watched Sears in action at a 7-on-7 event in Southern California.
“When you combine the improvements Sears has made as a pure passer to go with his natural athleticism and escapability, it's easy to see why his stock has risen so much this off-season. On Saturday, what stood out about Sears was his timing, anticipation and ability to get the ball out early and on time to his receivers, something we didn't see from the other QBs in the event.”
“He's a very smart quarterback, always poised and a natural leader. He throws with very good touch and accuracy and he's only scratching the surface of how good he can be. There is a ton of upside with Sears and we think he's going to be a tremendous player at the next level.”
Sears is rated as the No. 136 player in the country regardless of position by Scout.com and the No. 11 quarterback.