Valdosta MVP Camp: QB Strong

The 2013 MVP Camp circuit kicked off Sunday in Valdosta, Ga. and the strongest position group there was quarterback. There were signal callers of all ages showcasing their skills.

It was pretty clear early on Sunday morning that the quarterback group was going to be pretty good.

Tyler Harris out of Pierce County (Ga.) was back for his third MVP Camp and he was competing less than 24 hours from the moment he was offered a scholarship by Nick Saban during a visit to Alabama.

Harris, a 6-foot-3, 210 pound signal caller went on to win the Top Quarterback award on Sunday. He displayed the arm strength we expected and he was really spinning it well. His balls were very catchable too.

This four-star quarterback on Scout is already known, but many other quarterbacks that competed on Sunday will be.

In the 2014 class, other than Harris, Anfernee Bruton, Stephen Collier, Nick Fitzgerald, and Wil Garrett all showed they could be signing with a Division 1 school next February.

Bruton is a 6-foot-2, 191 pound quarterback out of Lithonia, Ga. and he has a live arm. He transferred to Lithonia from South Gwinnett and he is the brother to 2013 Georgia signee Reggie Carter. Bruton is athletic with upside at quarterback.

Collier is one to really keep an eye. He could develop into one of the top quarterbacks in the south before all is said and done. He is a 6-foot-4, 210 pound dual-threat quarterback with good arm strength and great mobility. He is out of Lee County. A number of schools are showing interest, but no offers yet.

Fitzgerald and Garrett are on opposite sides of Georgia, but they are two 2014 signal callers to keep an eye on the next 11 months. Fitzgerald is a 6-foot-5, 190 pound quarterback out of Richmond Hill who can sling the ball around and Garrett is a 6-foot-3, 191 pound senior out of Carrollton who plays in the wing-t. He does not get a chance to throw it much in a game, but he has to tools to play on the next level.

It did not stop there.

Craig Berry, Tajhea Chambers, and William Coleman are three in the 2015 class to watch. Berry and Chambers are more athletes right now and they could both play numerous positions on the next level.

Berry is out of Valdosta and the 6-foot-3, 191 pound sophomore will compete for the starting quarterback job this spring, but his versatility makes him very valuable. Chambers is the starting quarterback for Baldwin and the 6-foot-2, 220 pound athlete has already been offered a scholarship by Virginia. He could play quarterback or a number of other positions in college.

Coleman is out of Wando High School in South Carolina and he is a 6-foot-3, 183 pound rising junior. He needs to improve on his mechanics, but he throws a good ball and one that is easy to catch by receivers.

In the 2016 class, Will Bearden and Logan Byrd both showed they will be talked about in the coming years.

Bearden is a 6-foot-2, 177 pound freshman out of Archer and Byrd is a 6-foot-4, 227 pound freshman out of Veterans. Both throw good balls, both can spin it, and both are talented. They are only freshmen, but based on what they showed Sunday, both should see their recruitment start early.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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