South: Strong 2013 QB Class

The quarterback class in the South next year looks to be a good one. Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons takes a look at some of the best juniors right here.

  • Riley Ferguson – 6-2/190 – Matthews, N.C. – Butler
    Recruiting: Clemson, LSU, Michigan, and Virginia Tech have offered.
    Quick Hitter: Ferguson is a winner – he led Butler to a 15-0 record as a sophomore. He can be streaky, but he can make all throws.

  • Jeremy Johnson – 6-5/210 – Montgomery, Ala. – Carver
    Recruiting: Auburn has offered Johnson in both football and basketball.
    Quick Hitter: Johnson is still developing as a quarterback, but he is athletic, he has good arm strength, and he has the size coaches love.

  • Johnathon McCrary – 6-4/180 – Ellenwood, Ga. – Cedar Grove
    Recruiting: A number of schools have offered including Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, and Georgia.
    Quick Hitter: McCrary is a tall and rangy quarterback that sees the field well. He has a high release and he throws the deep ball well.

  • Connor Mitch – 6-4/210 – Raleigh, N.C. – Wakefield
    Recruiting: North Carolina has offered.
    Quick Hitter: Mitch is a pure drop back passer that knows how to stand tall in the pocket. He has good size and good anticipation.

  • Carlis Parker – 6-3/180 – Statesville, N.C. – Statesville
    Recruiting: East Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech have offered.
    Quick Hitter: Parker tore his ACL early in the 2011 season, but he will still be heavily recruited. He is an athletic quarterback that can run and throw.

  • Eddie Printz – 6-3/200 – Marietta, Ga. – Lassiter
    Recruiting: Committed to SMU
    Quick Hitter: Printz plays in a spread offense and he will put up big numbers over the next two seasons. He started as a sophomore, he has a lot of experience, and he knows how to get rid of the ball quickly.

  • Brice Ramsey – 6-3/203 – Kingsland, Ga. – Camden County
    Recruiting: Committed to Georgia
    Quick Hitter: Ramsey is immature as a starter and he does not have a lot of game experience yet, but he has the tools you look for in an elite quarterback. He spins the ball well, he has a smooth delivery, and a very strong arm.

  • Darryl Richardson – 6-5/225 – Seffner, Fla. – Armwood
    Recruiting: Ohio State and Tennessee have offered.
    Quick Hitter: Richardson is a big quarterback with good mobility and a live arm. He impressed at Florida'S Friday Night Lights where he showed touch and velocity.

  • Cord Sandberg – 6-2/180 – Bradenton, Fla. – Manatee
    Recruiting: Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Iowa State, and Western Kentucky have offered.
    Quick Hitter: Sandberg is a dual-threat quarterback who is a star in football and baseball. He is a mobile quarterback who works well outside the pocket.

  • Asiantii Woulard – 6-4/200 – Winter Park, Fla. – Winter Park
    Recruiting: South Florida has offered.
    Quick Hitter: Woulard may not be a big name yet, but he could end up being the top quarterback in Florida next year. He played behind a senior in 2010, but he has the size, arm, and ability to be a good one.

    Others to Watch: Austin Allen (Fayetteville, Ark.), B.J. Beecher (Concord, N.C.), Brandon Bergeron (Lafayette, La.), Brad Butler (Rome, Ga.), Peter DiNovo (Tarpon Springs, Fla.), Akeem Jones (Miami, Fla.), Parker McLeod (Marrieta, Ga.), Cole Segraves (Moultrie, Ga.)

    Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager. After less than three years, Simmons was moved to National Recruiting Analyst in July 2011.
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