StateFans will regularly break down the top players in NC by position. Today we take a look at the Quarterbacks.
Overview: On average, North Carolina produces one or two D-1 QB's each year. 2004 looks like it will be on par with that number with at least two and as many as four players eventually landing with a division one college.
1. Jonathan Crompton (6-4, 215 pounds, 4.9-seconds in the 40-yard dash) Tuscola High School, Waynesville, NC
2002- completed 123 of 263 passes for 1,705 yards and 15 touchdowns
2003- completed 111 of 224 passes for 1,652 yards and 15 touchdowns
Career completion percentage- 48%
Plays in: Class 3A
Notes- Crompton has emerged as the most highly recruited QB in the state. He possesses prototype size and a strong arm.
Offers- Duke, Virginia, UNC, Tennessee, Nebraska, Georgia, LSU, Clemson and Maryland
Favorites- Tennessee reportedly leads big.
2. Cameron Sexton (6-2, 177 pounds, 4.38-seconds in the 40-yard dash) Scotland County High School in Laurinburg, NC
2002- completed 71 of 180 passes for 1,071 yards and 4 touchdowns
2003- completed 111 of 219 passes for 1,715 yards and 12 touchdowns
Career completion percentage- 46%
Plays in: Class 4A
Notes- Sexton is a fundamentally sound QB with amazing athleticism. Doesn't possess great size but compensates for that with mobility and a high delivery.
Offers- Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Texas El-Paso, Wake Forest
Favorites- Virginia Tech, NC State, Syracuse, Clemson and Maryland
3. Terrell Hudgins (6-2, 200 pounds, 4.7-seconds in the 40-yard dash) Rocky Mount (NC) High School
2002- completed 124 of 238 passes for 1,883 yards and 19 touchdowns
2003- completed 90 of 175 passes for 1,954 yards and 20 touchdowns
Career completion percentage- 52%
Plays in: 4A
Notes- Hudgins hasn't received the recruiting attention of Sexton or Crompton but has the potential to land on a division one roster in 2005. Hudgins possesses a strong arm with above average mobility and has put up better numbers than the two QB's rated ahead of him over the last two years.
Favorites- East Carolina, NC State, Duke, UNC and Virginia
4. Joe Cox (6-1, 200 pounds, 4.7-seconds in the 40-yard dash) Independence High School, Charlotte, NC
2003- completed 237 of 373 passes for 3,983 yards and 43 touchdowns
Career completion percentage- 64%
Plays in: 4A
Notes- Led the state in passing last year. Following in the footsteps of Florida sensation Chris Leak. Has shown very good command of wide open passing attack with ability to make smart decisions. Size could be a concern.
Favorites- Duke, Clemson, Maryland, Stanford and Georgia