"He is a pure quarterback and a big, strong guy who can really throw the ball. The thing that impressed me the most about him is he is a great competitor, a leader, a winner. He is also a great baseball player. He gives us a chance to have a really great quarterback."
Talk about Aries Nelson next.
"Aries is the complete athlete. He can do everything. He is a guy that can be a great quarterback. He is raw and will require some discipline as to what to do with the ball. He took the ball and ran with it a lot of times when he probably needed to move the football around. He is an excellent passer, has good size and is strong. He gives us another chance to have a great player."
Next up is Ken Topps.
"Ken holds almost every record in the state of Mississippi as far as throwing the ball. He throws a powerful ball. He is a fast guy who has great quickness. His first step is outstanding. I think he can be a great player."
Talk about Brett Morgan.
"Brett is a guy who has led his team to a lot of victories. We know about him. We have his two brothers here. He is a guy with a strong arm and has grown much taller since I saw him last year. He is a polished quarterback, a great punter and a good tackler on defense."
Coach Woods commented on all four players as a group.
"I think all of these guys are good quarterbacks. I think that all of them can play another position if they had to. Justin Tyler is the one not likely to move to another position. I think they are all winners. It is hard to find a great quarterback. I think we have a chance to get a really great quarterback out of this group, and that is very exciting to me."
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