ESPN UA: QBs, Practice 1

Orlando, Fla. --'s East Recruiting Analyst Bob Lichtenfels was on hand watching both Under Armour teams practice. Here are the notes from Saturday's first practice session, and a rundown on the quarterbacks...

White Team QBs:

Max Wittek   Santa Ana/Cal./Mater Dei  6-3/200   (USC)

Wittek was one of the more polished quarterbacks we watched today. He has a nice presence about him in the pocket. Wittek has picture perfect mechanics and footwork. The one knock I have is that he is inconsistent. On one play Wittek will fire a picture perfect pass and then the next two will be worm burners thrown in the dirt. If he can be more consistent USC is getting a good one.


Kendal Thompson  Oklahoma City/Okla./Southmoore  6-2/175  (Oklahoma)

Out of all the six quarterbacks that we watched today, Thompson seemed to struggle the most. His release point is low and has an awkward tilt to it. He didn't have enough arm strength at times to cut the ball through the side-to-side winds that occasionally swept over the fields. Every once in a while Thompson would throw a nice tight spiral, but seems to struggle once he starts trying to throw more then ten yards. He is an athletic prospect and we're reserving judgment after we see how he performs the rest of the week.


Braxton Miller  Huber Heights/Ohio/Wayne  6-2/190   (Ohio State)

You could see by the facial reactions of Miller that he was just trying to hard today to impress. He had a sporadic day throwing the ball and never seemed to really get into his groove. Miller is an outstanding athlete who we have seen multiple times, so we're expecting better results at the second practice.


Red QBs:

Jeff Driskel  Oviedo/Fla./Paul J. Hagerty  6-4/224  (Florida)

This was my first time seeing Driskel in person. Without knowing anything about him, I could tell he was a baseball player. He has the perfect over the top release and high powered arm that most elite level baseball prospects have. Driskel is deceptively fast and looks like a right handed Tim Tebow with a better arm at the same point of their careers. The exception to me are the intangibles that Tebow brought, he was a winner and a supreme leader. Driskel struggled in 7v7 throwing five interceptions. He needs to be consistent and show better decision making ability.

Brett Hundley  Chandler/Ari.  6-3/210   (UCLA)

Hundley may have been the most impressive quarterback I saw today. He has an outstanding presence in the pocket and never seemed to get rattled even with Anthony Chickillo and Jadeveon Clowney breathing down his neck. Hundley has an outstanding arm and has a nice rotation on his ball. He is a dual-threat guy, but he is more of a pocket passer who can run when he wants to. He is elusive and has a lot of shake and bake. He has good vision and really sees the field well and progresses through his reads as good as anyone. UCLA looks like their getting a good one maybe the best one they have secured since Cade McNown back in 1998.

Kiehl Frazier  Greenland/Ark./Shiloh Christian  6-3/215  (Auburn)

Frazier has a very similar skill set to Hundley. He is a pocket passed who is mobile and can run. He throws an impressive ball and is very accurate. Frazier has good pocket presence and has excellent mechanics. He was right there with Hundley as the top quarterback of the day, during Saturday's first practice session.



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