Top Quarterbacks: Jayhawk Conference

Today, JCFootball.com begins our look at some of the top quarterbacks in the country and we start off with the Jayhawk Conference which features two big-time signal-callers from two of the top programs in the country...

1) Butler QB Chandler Whitmer - In 11 games, the talented sophomore has completed 170 of 289 attempts for 2,824 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and has rushed for 115 yards and two more scores. The Illinois bounceback has several programs looking his way, but at this point no confirmed offers have been forthcoming.


2) Dodge City QB Bryan Parnes - Parnes had a big season for the Conqs, hitting on 234 of 436 attempts for 2,407 yards with 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions and rushed for 243 yards and seven more touchdowns, leading DC3 to the state playoffs for the first time in five years.


3) Hutchinson QB Elliot Alford - Alford was one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the country this year, completing nearly 65% of his passes (160 of 247) for 2,220 yards, 27 touchdowns and only six interceptions while totaling 389 yards and six touchdowns. Alford has an offer from Savannah State and is getting a lot of attention from Auburn, Kansas and Illinois State.


4) Coffeyville QB Najee Tyler - Tyler is a big, physically-gifted signal-caller and completed 146 of 283 pass attempts for 1,865 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.


5) Garden City QB Rashard Burkette - Burkette was a dual-threat, signal-caller for the Broncbusters, throwing for 1,233 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions and also rushed for 419 yards and four more scores.


6) Fort Scott QB Matt Bollig - Bollig had a solid sophomore season for the Greyhounds in 2011, throwing for 750 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions.


7) Independence QB Tyquan Hayes - Hayes, a freshman, was productive for Indy this year, completing over 50% of his passes for 685 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions and he rushed for 457 yards and two touchdowns as well.


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