2010 West Rankings: QBs

Scout.com ranks the best quarterbacks in the west for 2010 going into their senior seasons, with UCLA's committed prospect Brett Nottingham in the top four...


The class of 2010 may not be as deep as the 2009 crop, but there is still some serious talent, led by Heaps, the top-ranked quarterback in the country by Scout.com and Lloyd, the top dual-threat quarterback in the West. 

1. Jake Heaps, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline- BYU
The nation's top-ranked quarterback, Heaps is polished, poised and a winner, having gone 28-0 as a varsity quarterback with two state titles.

2. Jesse Scroggins, Lakewood (Calif.)- USC
A great spring and summer has firmly entrenched him as the #2 quarterback in the West.  His strong arm will be on display for one of the more talented teams in the Southland.

3. Peter Thomas, El Cajon (Calif.) Valhalla- Arizona State
Big, strong-armed and heady leader, is the top quarterback in San Diego.

4. Brett Nottingham, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista- UCLA
Good pocket presence and polish, NorCal's top passer is also one of the smartest quarterbacks in the region.

5. Nick Montana, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian- Washington
Leads what may be the most talented team in California and has all the intangibles you want in a quarterback.

6. Tyler Bray, Kingsburg (Calif.)- San Diego State
Tall and lanky but has some serious zip on his passes as well as excellent footwork.  The top prospect in Central California.

7. Connor Halliday, Spokane (Wash.) Ferris- Washington State
Nearly knocked off Heaps a year ago in the playoffs, Halliday is the top quarterback in Eastern Washington and has a smooth, accurate delivery.

8. Sean Mannion, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill- Oregon State
The son of a coach, Mannion has good arm strength and accuracy and his best football days are still ahead of him.

9. Chase Rettig, San Clemente (Calif.)- Boston College
With his move from La Sierra to San Clemente, Rettig will get a chance to play on the big stage for a team always tough to play.

10. Nick Hirschman, Los Gatos (Calif.)- Colorado
From the same school as Buffalo Bills' quarterback Trent Edwards, Hirschman has the school records in sight and is shooting for a second straight section title.

Top 5 Dual Threat

1. Dallas Lloyd, Pleasant Grove (Utah)- Stanford
Can beat you on the run or with his arm and plays with a lot of fire, exactly what you want in a quarterback.

2. Bryan Bennett, Encino (Calif.) Crespi- Oregon
His big spring was capitalized with top quarterback honors at the Los Angeles UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine.

3. Brandon Connette, Corona (Calif.) Santiago- Duke
Ready to make the jump from good to great this year and with a new coach and system, with talent around him, the pieces are in place.

4. Grant Hedrick, Independence (Ore.) Central- Boise State
Oregon's top quarterback prospect is one of just a small number of recruits the always stout Broncos have gone after.

5. Greg Watson, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)
Outshined two Pac-10 quarterbacks as a junior to earn league MVP and CIF honors and led team to CIF-SS title.

The Next 10:
11. Kevin Spain, Phoenix (Az.) Paradise Valley
12. Andrew Manley, Wahiwa (Hawai'I) Leilehua
13. Tyler Shreve, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley
14. Chase Cartwright, Tempe (Az.) Corona del Sol
15. Garrett Grayson, Vancouver (Wash.) Heritage
16. Ryan Kasdorf, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
17. Alex Hart, Sandy (Utah) Jordan
18. Marcus McDade, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's
19. Josh Milhollin, Medford (Ore.) South Medford
20. Justin Podrabsky, Lewiston (Idaho) Lewiston

Other Quarterbacks to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Alex Cappellini , Phoenix (Az.) Pinnacle
Andrew Lachelt, Ontario (Calif.) Christian
Angel Santiago, Etiwanda (Calif.)
Andy Gay, Mill Creek (Wash.) Jackson
Bam Goodall, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Brandon Bialkowski, Gilbert (Az.) Gilbert
Brian Blechen, Moorpark (Calif.) Moorpark- Utah
Brody Rohach, Moorpark (Calif.) Moorpark
Chad Dashnaw, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
Cody Fajardo, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Colby Kirkegaard, Phoenix (Az.) Arcadia
Dain McFarland, Peoria (Az.) Centennial
Dallin McEwen, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
D'Angelo Barksdale, Chula Vista (Calif.) Eastlake
Demetrius Williams, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum
Dominic Ragland, Fountain Valley (Calif.)
Dylan Swartz, Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic
J.T. Adams, El Centro (Calif.) Central
James Lee, Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian
Justin Sieczkowski, Chandler (Az.) Seton Catholic
Kent London, Milpitas (Calif.)
Kerr Taubler, Fresno (Calif.) Bullard
Kyle Yount, Chandler (Az.) Chandler
Lester Fontenette, San Diego (Calif.) Madison
Logan Meyer, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Marquel Carter, Culver City (Calif.)
Matt Viles, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
Max Mondol, Oxnard (Calif.) Pacifica
Max Smith, Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham
Mike Massey, Goodyear (Az.) Millennium
Mitch Glassman, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral
Quinton McCown, Hilmar (Calif.)
R.J. Rosborough, Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Ryan Orozco, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
T.J. Jordan, Santa Maria (Calif.) Righetti
Te'Shon Burton, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Tommy Bernal, Arroyo Grande (Calif.)
Tommy Stephens, Moraga (Calif.) Campolinda
Victor Perez, Chula Vista (Calif.)


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