All week Scout.com - South will be updating the rankings for the southern players. The states included are Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. This is a look at the Top Quarterbacks in the South.
It is not an overly deep year for quarterbacks in the south, but there are
several interesting storylines with the game's glamour position.
First, the talent at the top of the heap is as good as its ever been. Mitch
Mustain and Tim Tebow are big time talents.
Second, it's interesting that schools in the SEC have gone out of region to get
their quarterbacks while schools from out of the region have come to the south
to get theirs. For example, Georgia and Florida went to Texas to get
quarterbacks Matt Stafford and Jevan Snead respectively. LSU went to Utah to get
Alex Cate. While Ohio State and Michigan came to the Peach State to get
quarterbacks Antonio Henton and David Cone.
Third, Cobb County in the state of Georgia is what I've called the heart of
suburbia (I've lived there most of my life). There are five or six 5A schools
within 10 minutes of my house. Why is this interesting? Well, it's not, except
that Cobb County has turned into ACC Quarterback Country.
T.J. Yates of Pope is headed to North Carolina. Ross Applegate of Walton is
committed to Boston College, and Zach MacDowell of Harrison is committed to Wake
Walton and Pope are within a stone throw of one another. In fact when Pope
opened in 1987, it drew about 30% of its students from Walton, and Harrison and
Walton play one another in the first round of the state playoffs on Friday night
Yates, Applegate, and MacDowell have been playing against one another for a long
time, and it's going to continue for the next four or five years.
On to the Region's Top Quarterbacks:
Rather than list the players' height, weight, and speed, I have listed the
school they are committed to if any. Click on their player page to see more
information including scouting videos and schools of interest.
If you have any feedback on the formatting, or questions about the rankings,
please come see us on the Scout
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||(Springdale) Springdale, AR
||(Nease) St Augustine, FL
||(Spain Park) Hoover, AL
||(Peach County) Fort Valley, GA
||(Statesboro) Statesboro, GA
||(Redan) Stone Mountain, GA
||(American Christian ) Tuscaloosa, AL
||(Buford) Buford, GA
||(Tucker) Tucker, GA
||(Pope) Marietta, GA
||(Oxford) Oxford, MS
||(West Monroe) West Monroe, LA
||(Harrison) Kennesaw, GA
||(Hialeah-Miami Lakes) Hialeah, FL
||(Walton) Marietta, GA
||(Boyd Anderson) Lauderdale Lakes, FL
||(Miami Edison Senior) Miami, FL
||(Lakeland Senior) Lakeland, FL
||(Noxubee County) Macon, MS
||(Pahokee) Pahokee, FL
||(North Broward) Coconut Creek, FL
||(Hardin County) Savannah, TN
||(Greenwood) Greenwood, AR
||(Citrus) Inverness, FL
||(East Gadsden) Havana, FL