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Posted Mar 14, 2012
Quarterback Johnny Stanton helped lead his team to a State Championship in 2012. His style of play is eerily reminiscent of another quarterback famous for his bruising style and unorthodox throwing.
At 6'2/220, quarterback
of Santa Margarita is bigger than most of the linebackers he faces in high school. He is an excellent athlete who has exceptional balance and uncanny strength, making him nearly impossible to bring down when he is running his teams version of the spread.
Stanton helped lead his team to a CIF-SS Championship in the renowned Pac-5 division in California before going on to win the State Bowl game a week later with a combination of timely passing and a bruising ground game.
His style led the student section to began a cheer midway through the season of "JOHN-NEE TEE-BOW," and the comparison to former
Gator and current Denver Bronco
is not unwarranted.
Tebow was a more prolific passer at Nease High School near Jacksonville, Fla., than Stanton is at the same stage of his career, but they each employ a power over speed running game that simply wears down opponents. Stanton currently has offers from Cal,
. He may be looked at as an athlete eventually, but he passes well enough to get a first crack at quarterback.
Before Stanton and Santa Margarita could take on San Clemente in the CIF Championship, they had to take on a tough Mission Viejo squad. Stanton helped lead his team to the win and introduced himself to 4-Star safety
in the process.
Check it out here:
Video: FOX Sports Next - Johnny Stanton
Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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