West: Top Five Quarterbacks

The nation's top quarterback, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline's Max Browne, heads the list of the West's top passers in 2013...

West: Top Five Quarterbacks
Location: Sammamish, Wash.
High School: Skyline
Size: 6-5, 195
Recruiting: Alabama, Oklahoma, Stanford, USC, Washington
Scouting Report: Browne is the consensus the top quarterback in the country this year and they're really isn't a close second at this point. He has every physical tool you could want and the intangibles to match. He has a great frame, moves around better than given credit for and can make every throw. Mechanically, you could do an instruction video on Browne as his ball placement, release, and drops are college level right now. He doesn't get rattled, shows great poise in the pocket and is already adept at going through his progressions and finding his secondary options.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Cottonwood
Size: 6-3/205
Recruiting: Arkansas, Auburn, Boise State, BYU, Florida, LSU, Utah
Scouting Report: Bateman has one of the biggest arms in the country, and will wow you with his arm strength. He can really drive the ball down the field and shows the live arm you love to see but can also throw with touch as well. He throws a great deep ball with timing and accuracy and also does a nice job getting outside the pocket and throwing on the run. He's a shotgun guy but shows excellent feet and won't have a problem getting under center if he needs to at the next level.
Location: Harbor City, Calif.
High School: Narbonne
Size: 6-2/190
Recruiting: Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Nevada, Oregon, UCLA, Washington
Scouting Report: Simply put, Williams is a winner. He led his 1925 squad to the championship last summer at the Badger Sports 7 on 7 National Championship and then led the Gauchos to their first ever L.A City title. At the HS level, Williams is a dual threat quarterback who can make plays with his arm or his legs. He's as dangerous outside of the pocket as he is in it. He can still improve on tightening his release a bit but he throws a very catchable ball and makes quick decisions. He's a natural leader and could really flourish in the right system.
Location: Kentfield, Calif.
High School: Marin Catholic
Size: 6-4/190
Recruiting: California, Boise State, Stanford, UCLA, Washington State
Scouting Report: Goff was flying somewhat under the radar until he attended California's Junior Day and landed an offer from the Bears. After watching his tape, it's surprising that more schools haven't offered the talented signal caller. Goff has great size and can get the ball down the field. He has one of the quickest releases in the nation and can throw some of the longer routes like the deep outs, on a line. He spins it very well and shows great accuracy. For a tall quarterback, he moves around effortlessly in the pocket and has enough athleticism to make that first guy miss and get some positive yards on the ground when the play breaks down. Don't be surprised to see Goff rise up the charts over the spring/summer when more scouts have a chance to evaluate him.
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Brophy Prep
Size: 6-2/190
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan State, Purdue, Washington State
Scouting Report: Bruggman is one of those quarterbacks who may not be great in any one area but is good at just about everything. He may not have the same arm strength as the other players on this list but throws a very nice deep ball and his accuracy on the shorter routes is very good. He can go under center or out of the gun and moves around very well in and out of the pocket. He's a tough kid who plays with a fearlessness to him and commands respect in the huddle. More importantly, Bruggman is a winner who doesn't make mistakes and has the kind of presence you're looking for in a quarterback. When the game is on the line, and you need someone to make a play, there may not be anyone better than Bruggman.

The Next Five: Hayden Rettig (Los Angeles Cathedral, Calif.), Anu Solomon (Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, Nev.), Brandon Cox (Pasadena, Calif.), Johnny Stanton (Santa Margarita, Calif.), Kelly Hilinski (Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Calif.) 


National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen (@JakeWorthen) contributed to these rankings.

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