C-USA 2009 Recruiting Review: Quarterback

With the 2009 signing day behind us, PonyStampede.com will compare SMU's recruits to the rest of Conference USA's West Division. Today we look at the quarterback position inside PonyStampede.com!

In June Jones' system the quarterback is crucial, while the Mustangs brought in two high school quarterbacks this year, only one will probably stay at that position.


Chris Frazier- Scout.com's #100th QB: a pure athlete, while Frazier might be the higher Scout.com ranked quarterback between the two, he will more than likely move to the wide receiver position. The coaching staff is excited about Frazier's versatility on the field. At Dallas Skyline he played quarterback, wide receiver, and running back.

"I think it's all going to depend on how thick he gets. He has a chance to play multiple positions for us," stated SMU wide receiver coach Jeff Reinebold today to PonyStampede.com. "He is such a skilled athlete. He doesn't have the overall the top speed that you would look for in a receiver, but he does have great feet and great competitiveness. He could play anything from quarterback, wide receiver, slot, running back or even defensive back."

"Chris is such a great athlete and a great team player," Dallas Skyline Coach Reginald Samples said. "No matter what we ask him to do, he is the first to say, coach whatever I can do to help the team win."


Kyle Padron- Scout.com's #129th QB: Deemed by some as a project, Padron will have the opportunity to provide depth at the quarterback position. A Southlake Carroll product, Padron didn't see significant playing time until his senior year. He watched and learned from one of the most prolific passers in the state, Riley Dodge, until it was his chance to shine.

This year he threw for a little over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns before going down with a hand injury. The injury should not affect his status at all this year.

The coaches are excited about his quick release and his quiet leadership. A decent runner as well, before getting hurt Padron ran for nearly 300 yards and 6 touchdowns on 60 carries.


Tulsa

Shavodrick Beaver- Scout.com's #21st QB: by far the best player in Tulsa's recruiting class, Beaver was once committed to Michigan before switching in December. The Rider product had a crazy senior year, passing for 895 yards and six touchdowns. His season was cut short when he tore his labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder against Denton Guyer back in October.

Other offers included Michigan and Arizona.


Rice

Taylor McHargue- NR: at 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, McHargue is a Dual-Threat QB, in the same mold as record setting Owl QB Chase Clement. He runs a 4.5-forty and has a vertical leap of 36 inches. While he is not ranked by Scout.com, McHargue threw for 1,300 yards with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for Vista Ridge this season.

Other offers included Houston and Iowa State.


Houston

Drew Hollingshead - Scout.com's #120th QB: considered by many as an underrated quarterback, Hollingshead has shown the ability to be an accurate passer. His senior season he threw for over 1,800 yards with 18 touchdowns and only 1 interception.

Drew is the son of former SMU player and current Director of High School Relations, Tam Hollingshead. Hollingshead did not have an offer from the Mustangs on the table.

Other offers included New Mexico State and Idaho State.


UTEP

Andy McCloud- NR: Texas District 14 5A All District Team Offensive MVP for The Woodlands, McCloud threw for over 1,600 yards with 18 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

Other offers included Hawaii.



Tulane

Did not offer a quarterback in the 2009 recruiting class.


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