Live Eval & Film: QB Brandon Wimbush

UNION CITY, N.J. -- was on hand to watch class of 2015 four-star quarterback Brandon Wimbush and has game cut-ups an a live evaluation of the Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep standout.

Brandon Wimbush

School: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep
Position: Quarterback (Class of 2015)
Recruiting situation: Offered by Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Miami, Ohio State, Rutgers and Temple.
Opponent: Union City (N.J.) High

What to Like

Arm strength and athleticism stand out. He is smooth and makes things look effortless. …Did I mention arm strength?

Wimbush is in his first year as a starter, so a lot more development will come, but he has some unbelievable tools. His hands are huge (important for a quarterback), his arm strength is ridiculous and he has the athleticism and poise to make plays with his feet.

His complete passes to Union City were in the flat, and safe passes, but his arm strength was visible on one throw over the middle near the goal line (incomplete) and when all he needed to do was flick his wrist and have the ball go 50 yards down field on a pair of incomplete passes. He also showed a good change of direction while running the ball to go with speed and acceleration, which makes him a true dual-threat quarterback.

What Needs Work

The biggest thing with Wimbush is experience. He hasn't played much varsity football, so his decisions on where to throw the ball aren't always the best. Also, he relies a lot on his plus arm strength, and he doesn't get his full body into the throw or stride, and both would help with his accuracy.

However, with experience, both should his decision making and his accuracy should improve greatly. There is also a bit of concern his 6-foot-1, but there is nothing he can do about adding an inch of two. That can happen, but it's out of his control.

Final Thought

The raw tools are there for Wimbush to be an elite quarterback. He can make plays with his feet and his arm, he is a bright kid and he has good leadership skills. Schools will recruit Wimbush hard because his ceiling is high, but it may take a little while for him to get there. That said, he can be an outright star in college if he develops because he has the physical tools.

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