Position Breakdown: The Quarterbacks

The group of Quarterbacks in Michigan is strong this year. We go through the cream of the crop and not only give you the 20 best, but also superlatives like who has the best arm or is the most accurate.

Arm Strength Brendan Kay - Marine City
Mechanics Anthony Mifsud - Dearborn
Feet Spencer Krauss - Clinton
Mobility Chris Crawford - Muskegon
Accuracy Anthony Mifsud - Dearborn

1 Brendan Kay Marine City 6'3, 225
A big guy with a strong arm and tough as nails, Kay just needs to refine his game a bit. If he can begin to read coverages faster and make better decisions, he has as good a tool set as anyone in the state.
2 Anthony Mifsud Dearborn 6'3, 175
Mifsud is smart, fundamentally sound and accuate. But don't let that fool you, he is also a great athlete who makes a lot of plays with his feet as well as his arm. His main drawback? Size. If he can hit the weights a little, he can be a good college player.
3 Adam Follet Alma 6'6, 220
He has the size and the arm, Follet just needs to be more of a game manager and make better decisions this year.
4 Spencer Krauss Clinton 6'0, 200
Already with a Stanford offer, Krauss is smart and a heck of an athlete who can make a lot of plays happen running. He tends to pull it down too soon at times, but he has a lot of upside athletically despite his height.
5 Kevin Smith Detroit Central 6'3, 190
Smith doesn't have his name out there much yet, but a lot of college coaches like him and as a quarterback, not a defensive back as there has been talk of. He has a big league arm and can really throw it down field.
6 Robert Banaszak Rockford 6'4, 185
7 Chris Lum Lake Orion 6'1, 170
8 Craig Sacha FH Harrison 6'3, 175
9 Chris Crawford Muskegon 6'1, 165
Crawford rates much higher as an athlete who can play multiple positions and also as an option style quarterback. As a pure quarterback, he is improving his mechanics and accuracy, how well he does with that in his senior year will determine where he plays in college.
10 Cal Blair East Grand Rapids 6'2, 210
There are some in West Michigan who think Blair could have started over DeMarcus Grady last year, there also is talk he will be EGR's best passing QB in school history. That's big talk for a guy who has yet to take a meaningful varsity snap fron under center, but after watching him throw, I just may be convinced.
11 Mohammed Bazzy Dearborn Fordson 6'2, 214
Incredibly strong and gifted, Bazzy is also a good athlete and a smart kid, the only real problem is that he plays in a running offense. Expect them to open it up for him a little more this year though.
12 Aaron Shavers Inkster 6'0, 170
13 Mitchell White Livonia Stevenson 6'2, 185
14 Donovan Dickerson Detroit King 6'2, 175
He'll likely be a wide receiver or safety in college, but don't count out Dickerson as a quarterback too. He can really move and throw on the run and he throws an outstanding deep ball.
15 Kirk Deering GR West Catholic 6'0, 185
16 Jared Cowan Davison 6'0, 190
17 Martez James Detroit Northwestern 5'11, 174
18 Bryan Greisen Hudsonville 6'1, 175
How does a guy who is fighting for a starting job even on this list? Greisen will have to hold off junior standout Casey Blackport for the job, but he's been so impressive in camps this summer, that no matter who starts for the Eagles, Greisen will be able to play some level of college football.
19 Ben Vaughn Canton 6'0, 205
20 Keaton Wolfe Martin 6'2, 185


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