The class of 2017 is shaping up to be a strong one at the quarterback position. While he may not get the headlines a few other signal callers have gotten, Triton athlete Jack Sears has proven to be a legitimate high Div I prospect in his own right.
Sears is a dual-threat quarterback who played receiver as a sophomore but moved to quarterback this season with the graduation of USC freshman Sam Darnold. He has completed 126-180 passes for 1,715 yards and 22 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
He has also rushed 73 times for 615 yards and eight more touchdowns. At The Opening Regional camp in Oregon last summer, Sears clocked a 4.66-40 and jumped 34" in the vertical.
He shows up well on film and has a very nice upside to him. Sears can throw in the pocket or on the run, shows nice touch on the deep ball and is very dangerouns breaking containtment and running for first down yards.
He's a good enough runner to play in any kind of system and can run the zone read but is also calm in the pocket and throws it well enough to play in a pure passing offense. He has a very good frame that will carry more weight and as he bulks up, you can expect his arm strength to continue to improve as well.
Utah has already offered Sears, which isn't surprising with the success former Triton Travis Wilson has had in the program. San Clemente also has two current players in the '16 class committed to the Utes in tight end Cole Fotheringham and offensive lineman Tucker Scott.
UCLA, Washington State, Washington, Boise State, Notre Dame, Boston College and most of the Ivy League (4.2 GPA) have also reached out to Sears and we expect his offer list to rise quickly over the spring, much like it did with Darnold.