2010 Position Review: Quarterbacks

Which JUCO signal-callers ended up where and who is still left? JCFootball.com reviews the class of 2011 and how the signees will fit in with the schools they signed with as well as which players are still looking for a home...

Signees

Butler QB Zach Mettenberger (LSU) - Signed with LSU after putting up huge numbers -- 58.7% completion rate, 2,512 yards, 31 touchdowns and three interceptions -- for the Grizzlies this past season. Mettenberger got looks from schools across the country, but chose the Tigers who have asked him to come in ready to challenge for playing time the moment he arrives in Baton Rouge.

Mt. San Antonio QB Nick Lamaison (UTEP) - Was so productive in 2008 that he signed with Tennessee and spent the 2009 redshirting. Once Lane Kiffen headed to USC, Lamaison decided to head back to Walnut, California and ended up leading the Mounties to a 13-0 record and a second-striaght National Championship by throwing for nearly 4,000 yards, 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Is the favorite to lead the UTEP offensive attack this fall.

San Francisco QB Steele Jantz (Iowa State) - Athletic quarterback who can be a threat as a runner, but prefers to get the ball into his receviers' hands, allowing them to make plays down the field. The former Hawaii walk-on rushed for 583 yards and 14 touchdowns while throwing for nearly 3,100 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while leading the Rams to the State Championship Game.

Blinn QB Justin Tuggle (Kansas State) - The former Boston College signal-caller is a big, physically gifted quarterback who rushed for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Bucs this past fall. Struggled some in his decision-making, completing 54% of his passes for 1,855 yards, 15 touchdowns and 13 picks. Got looks from most of the country, but decided to sign with Kansas State and is expected to push for playing time this fall.

Arizona Western QB Brent Burnette (Colorado) - Talented signal-caller who will come in and compete for the Buffaloes' quarterback spot right away. Burnett is very athletic and does well playing out of the spread, but he made most of his plays inside the pocket for the Gauchos this past fall.

Iowa Western QB Zach Stoudt (Mississippi) - Stoudt signed with Louisville out of high school, but with the change in coaching staffs and offensive philosophy, he decided he needed a change of scenery. This past fall Stoudt completed 56.4% of his passes for over 2,300 yards and a 3:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio (21:7). Once he arrives at Mississippi, Stoudt will be counted on to push for playing time almost immediately.

Saddleback QB Sean Reilly (UNLV) - Had a big season for the Gauchos this past season, completing over 60% of his passes for 2,323 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. UNLV came calling late and word is the Rebels want him to be in the mix for playing time this fall.

Other's who signed with FBS and FCS: L.A. Harbor's Dominique Blackman (Idaho); Northwest Mississippi's Brent Osborn (North Texas); L.A. Pierce's Clinton Grainger (Temple); Fullerton's Zach Griffith (Louisiana Tech); San Joaquin Delta's Adam Kennedy (Utah State); Independence's Brodrick Waters (Louisiana Tech); Glendale's (Az.) Kevin Yost (Idaho State); Mississippi Gulf Coast's Clayton Moore (Akron); DeAnza's Jerry Slota (Jacksonville State); Butte's Jon Hays (Nebraska-Omaha); Palomar's Nate Ong (Old Dominion).


Still Waiting

Grossmont QB Ryan Woods - Put up huge numbers for Grossmont this past season -- 56.9% of his passes for 3,112 yards, 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Was hearing from several schools, but at this point is still waiting for an offer.

Cerritos QB Kane Wilson - Signed with Utah State out of high school, but left shortly after his redshirt season in 2009. Was a standout for the Falcons this past season throwing for 2,119 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Will have his AA degree in May and would have three to play three if he signs with a school this year.

Santa Ana QB Andrew McDonald - Was a walk-on with Arizona in 2009 where he redshirted. After suffering a broken arm, decided to head to Santa Ana and led the Dons to a 9-2 record by completing 69% of his passes for nearly 2,300 yards with 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Should he sign with a school this year, McDonald would have three to play three.

Riverside QB Dalton Livingston - Played this past fall as a true freshman for the Tigers, throwing for 2,746 yards, 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions and leading them to a 10-1 record. Is able to leave right now, but is likely to return unless a big-time program comes along with an offer.


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