QB Quinton McCown Talks about SJSU Junior Day

Quarterback Quinton McCown of Hilmar (Calif) High School visited San Jose State during the spring practices and came away impressed. He returned on May 31 for the SJSU Junior Day, and was at the Scout San Francisco Combine. A new leader has emerged for the Central Valley slinger.

When Inside Sparta last spoke with quarterback Quinton McCown of Hilmar (Calif) High School he had just returned from a session of the San Jose State spring practice. He said he was impressed with the Spartan offense and had SJSU high on his list of potential destinations.

That hasn't changed after a return trip to SJSU to participate in the Junior Day on May 31.

"It was a lot of fun," McCown said. "I saw a lot of guys there that were at the Elite 11 and (other) combines. A lot of guys came up from Los Angeles and there was a guy there from Arizona."

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound McCown had a chance to work with SJSU quarterbacks coach Terry Malley.

"I think he liked me and I felt I was one of the better quarterbacks there," McCown said. "As far as on offer, they told all of us that they're going to wait and see how we progress through the season."

Arizona was the top school in the spring. The Wildcats have since taken the commitment of Allen, Texas quarterback Matt Brown so are now off of McCown's list. However, another Pac-10 school has emerged as his leader.

"Washington State is my top school now," he said. "Their coach visited me at school and said he really liked my frame and broad shoulders. He said I could put on some weight and that I reminded him of a young Drew Bledsoe. I hope they offer."

McCown said he will be taking a trip to the Apple State the weekend of June 20, and the WSU campus will be one of this stops. Along with the Cougars he will also be visiting Washington, Portland State, and Oregon State.

This past Saturday saw McCown at the Scout San Francisco Combine held at Kezar Stadium. Inside Sparta was able to observe him in action for the first time. He showed a strong and accurate arm with a quick release. For the most part he throws a tight spiral but some of his deliveries were a bit wobbly.

He ran a 4.83-second 40-yard-dash on the grass at Kezar. Many participants were reporting times slower than their top performances. McCown earlier reported a 40 time of 4.7.

McCown will stay busy through the summer. On Sunday he visited Fresno State for their camp. This weekend he said he plans to be in Arizona and New Mexico to visit Arizona State, Northern Arizona, and the University of New Mexico.

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