Dew Says He Has a Preference

The big quarterback prospect that looks like a tight end, <b>Brandis Dew</b> from Hemet, Calif., said he'd like to stick to a certain area of the country for college. After a good performance at the San Diego Nike Camp, he talked about recruiting...

Quarterback Brandis Dew, 6-5, 248, Hemet (Calif.) High, had a very good showing at the Nike Camp in San Diego Saturday.

Early in the camp, he didn't necessarily show really well in the foot agility drills. A few scouts commented that he looked more like a tight end, or even an offensive line prospect, rather than a quarterback. And it's not necessarily hard to understand. Dew has a few extra pounds around the middle, but the rest of him is well-built and thick. He did 25 reps on the bench at the camp, which has to be among the best of any quarterback at a Nike Camp in recent memory.

But as soon as Dew took to throwing the ball, many opinions changed of him. He has a rifle for an arm, easily being the strongest-armed quarterback at the camp. He showed a very smooth, pretty throwing motion, the ball coming off his hand with explosion. He threw short very well, with his height enabling him to practically throw the ball on a downward arc to a receiver. Deep he threw effortlessly while the other quarterbacks were pressing, spinning it tightly and hitting receivers in stride. He also showed nice touch when it was needed.

He also had a very good approach to the camp, being a vocal type of leader in the drills.

So, while he might need to lose a little weight and looks more like a tight end right now, there was no argument with the fact that he's a legitimate quarterback prospect.

When asked about what schools he was interesting in among those recruiting him, Dew said, "USC, UCLA, Stanford, Notre Dame, Washington and Hawaii. So far only Duke has offered."

He said a big factor in choosing a college will be the location. "I'd really like to stay in the west," he said. "USC and UCLA would probably be my top two then, since they're close to home, with USC being my favorite."

Dew, who as a junior at Hemet threw for 1961 yards and 21 touchdowns, said he attended both UCLA's and USC's Junior Days, and expects he'll try to make it to a few more camps this spring and summer.

He said he has a 3.5 GPA and will take the SAT May 1st.


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