The Jr. QB class in Arizona may be one of the strongest in years. Many of the members of this group have prototypical D1 size and arm strength. At 6'5 and 207 pounds Cactus' Jonathan Tobin looks like a QB. In the Cactus spread O Tobin gets plenty of chances to use his strong arm and quick release. So far, Tobin has helped the Cobras to an undefeated record. Along with Tobin in this strong QB class, is 6'4 185 pound Dax Crum. The Horizon jr. has been given the green light to throw and is well on his way to pass for over 2,000 yards. Another member of this class is Basha's Shane McBurney. Shane must be watching a ton of film with his father, Basha head coach Tim McBurney, because he is completing nearly 55% of his passes this season for the Bears. Others to watch in this class are Mesquite's Erik Archuleta. Archuleta has put up some big numbers throwing to one of the states top receivers Saunders Montague. Westwood QB Brice Wilkins is a tremendous talent who is not only a big cog in the undefeated Warrior's run game but also an ever improving passer. Speaking of versatility, Goldwater's Brian Harvey has nearly 1,500 combined run and pass yards thus far this season.
Two members of the 2007 QB class already making names for themselves are Brophy's Conor Hearn and Agua Fria's Mitch Wolfe. Hearn is wise beyond his years in that he has yet to throw a pick this season but still has seven touchdown passes for the 7-1 Broncos. Wolfe 6'2 180 pounds has nearly 1,100 yards passing and 10 TDs for the 5-3 Owls.
If you are a fan of football this group should provide plenty of action over the next couple of seasons.