Breaking Down The Signal Callers
Braxton Miller
Braxton Miller

Posted Apr 15, 2010


At the start of the spring evaluation period, the Scout.com recruiting managers break down the top ten quarterbacks in the class of 2011.

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Huber Heights (OH) Wayne HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights, In Person Camp, In Person Game
SCOUTING REPORT: Miller has a very live arm. He can make all the throws. His passes have good velocity and a tight spiral. He's a good athlete. I think because of his arm, I was lead to believe he was a good, not great athlete, but that is not the case. He is more than capable of making big plays with his feet and he has underrated breakaway speed. What I also like is his footwork and ability to make throws on the run. He can get the ball downfield and still not lose zip when moving in either direction and he can make throws from all different angles. - Allen Trieu
CEILING: Elite | FLOOR: High
RECRUITING: Holds offers from over forty programs including Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

Matthews (NC) Butler HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights, In Person Camp, In Person Game
SCOUTING REPORT: LeMay is a pure pocket passer that can pick a defense apart when given time to sit in the pocket. He has a very live arm, he can by time with his legs when it looks like the play is breaking down, and he can make every throw. He can still improve his pocket awareness and hold the ball higher when in the pocket, but he is an elite signal caller overall. He has very good field vision and makes quick reads as well. - Chad Simmons
CEILING: Elite | FLOOR: Very High
RECRUITING: Holds thirty offers and has narrowed his list currently to Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech.

Miami (FL) Northwestern HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights, In Person Camp, In Person Game, In Person Practice
SCOUTING REPORT: Bridgewater is a gifted athlete and there are some questions on whether he will end up at quarterback or possibly receiver on the next level, but it is clear that he has the tools to play quarterback. He has a very strong arm, he throws very well outside the pocket, and his athleticism will keep defenses on their toes. He needs to work on footwork and delivery along with consistency, but he could be something special after being coached up on the next level. - Chad Simmons
CEILING: Excellent | FLOOR: High
RECRUITING: Holds offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Miami, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Springdale (AR) Shiloh Christian | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights
SCOUTING REPORT: Frazier has the ability to make a big play with his arm or his legs. He is a big quarterback that could run some speed option, play in a spread, or a pro-style offense on the next level. He really stands tall in the pocket, he does a good job of keeping his eyes down field, and he has shown a lot of poise in the pocket. His delivery can still be improved, but he does a lot of things very well. - Chad Simmons
CEILING: Excellent | FLOOR: Very High
RECRUITING: Holds 24 offers and has not narrowed his list.

Chandler (AZ) Chandler HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights, In Person Camp
SCOUTING REPORT: From the get-go, know that Hundley isn't a run first, throw second quarterback, like some have labeled him. He's a pass-first, run if necessary guy. He defintely can run, but his preference is to sling it, which he can do with ease. He's got tremendous arm strength and excellent accuracy. Watching his film, you can see him go through his progressions quickly, not panicking and tucking and running. He's got good pocket presence and really seems to lead his team with that "it" factor. His footwork is still improving- when we saw him at a camp in February, that was the only flaw, and a minor one at that. He's got good size too, he's built like an outside linebacker, with good agility and quickness. - Brandon Huffman
CEILING: Elite | FLOOR: Very High
RECRUITING: Holds fourteen offers from around the country.

San Diego (CA) St. Augustine HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights
SCOUTING REPORT: Crower is the best pure quarterback in the West in the class of 2011. A tall, yet lanky lefthanded quarterback, Crower can make all the throws, and makes it look effortless, especially when throwing the deep routes. He's got good footwork and does a good job of mixing up his passes. He's a heady quarterback, with good poise and a nice, smooth delivery. A good comparison is a slightly smaller version, but more athletic version of former Washington and NFL passer Brock Huard. Sometimes, he has a little too much confidence in his throwing ability, with double-digit interceptions the past two years, so he'll need to improve on that in college. - Brandon Huffman
CEILING: Excellent | FLOOR: Excellent
RECRUITING: Committed to Stanford

Denton (TX) Guyer HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights, In Person Camp, In Person Game
SCOUTING REPORT: J.W. Walsh does not have the ideal size to project out as a future NFL first round draft pick, but he has all of the intangibles to be an awesome player on the college level. He has a strong arm that allows him to make all of the the throws and he carries himself in a manner that makes you believe that he is going to be a success. Over the past six months he has added some nice muscle to his frame which will help allow him to be more prepared to take a pounding in college. He is also a lethal runner, when he has to be, he will stand in the pocket, take a hit, and deliver the ball. being able to scout him in person over the past two years has me convinced that he is a tremendous leader that any offense will be able to look to for inspiration. He is a better passer than Tim Tebow and not the same type of athlete, but that is the player I usually use to compare him to, because of his ability to inspire. - Greg Powers
CEILING: Excellent | FLOOR: Excellent
RECRUITING: Oklahoma State Commit

Moore (OK) Southmoore HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights, In Person Camp, In Person Game
SCOUTING REPORT: Thompson throws you off at first because he is left-handed, but his best attribute is his footwork. He works extremely hard to get himself in a position to throw the ball and it is that footwork that allows him to be one of the most accurate passers I have ever scouted on the short and intermediate routes. He does not possess a huge cannon for an arm and that is going to be his biggest concern heading in to college. But the biggest part of his game is his ability to pull the ball down and run when he gets in to trouble. He is not a runner first, but he is so lethal with the ball in his hands that he forces defense to have a player keep an eye on him. He can create on the move while scrambling because he always keeps an eye downfield. In the open field he is one of the slickest athletes in the country and is almost impossible to pin down. - Greg Powers
CEILING: Very High | FLOOR: Excellent
RECRUITING: Oklahoma Commit

Rochelle (GA) Wilcox County HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights, In Person Camp, In Person Game, In Person Practice
SCOUTING REPORT: Marshall is still somewhat raw mechanically at quarterback, but he has an extremely high ceiling. He not only is one of the top football prospects in the South, but one of the top basketball prospects as well. Playing the AAU circuit during the off-season has slowed his development, but when he decides to focus on football, he can go very far. He has one of the strongest arms out there, he makes quick decisions, and he keeps plays alive with his legs. - Chad Simmons
CEILING: Excellent | FLOOR: High
RECRUITING: Holds football and basketball offers from Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt.

Gardner (KS) Edgerton HS | Watch Video
EVALUATED: Game Film, Highlights
SCOUTING REPORT: Out of all of the quarterbacks in the Midlands region Starling has the best upside and pro potential. He has the perfect frame and a huge arm on film. He is also considered to be a MLB pitching prospect because of that golden arm. He was born with a flame thrower, but he is also another player that has great speed and he uses that as weapon when a play breaks down or when his number is called on a scramble. Starling's consistency in the passing game needs work and he is very raw but he has all of the tools to be an excellent signal caller on the college level. When he has time to throw and sets his feet to deliver the ball he can throw with good accuracy and velocity. - Greg Powers
CEILING: Elite | FLOOR: Very High
RECRUITING: Holds offers from Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, Nebraska, and Notre Dame. Hopes to play football and baseball in college.


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