Scouting Report: Patrick O’Brien – 2016 Quarterback

I can’t explain it, but for some reason I get just as excited about watching recruits with zero offers as I do watching the ones who have thirty. Maybe it’s wanting to see something that someone hasn’t noticed yet.

It’s not like quarterback Patrick O’Brien has gone completely unnoticed. He may have no scholarship offers at this point, but he also won the quarterback MVP award at The Opening regional in LA. Based on what I have seen, scholarship offers should eventually be coming his way.

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Scouting Report: Dillon Sterling-Cole – 2016 Quarterback

There is the top tier of quarterback recruits where you just need to put on the film for a few throws and can see why a kid has big time offers that quickly. Then there is the next tier of quarterbacks, the ones that flash with some throws, but have enough inconsistencies that most coaches would want to see them throw in person.

Dillon Sterling-Cole is in that next tier and it’s why he has a couple of big time offers (like Texas A&M and Arizona State), but not as many as you would expect from a kid who has already been selected to compete in the Elite 11 and The Opening. The people who selected him did obviously get to see him throw in person and what I could see from the clips, his arm looked a lot more live than it did during his junior season.

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Scouting Report: Dwayne Haskins – 2016 Quarterback

Last year’s recruiting class was fairly deep in terms of higher end talent at the quarterback position, but from what I have so far in this cycle, there aren’t as many blue chip type players in 2016.

Dwayne Haskins is one of the elite quarterbacks in this class though and has the tools to be a big time player at the position at the college level. He’s a coveted player by several schools all over the country.

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Scouting Report: Feleipe Franks – 2016 Quarterback

Cam Cameron’s second season at LSU didn’t equal to a ton of production at the quarterback position, but there is no doubt he did a good job with Zach Mettenberger at the position during Cameron’s first season in Baton Rouge.

Cameron will be looking to duplicate that same kind of success that Mettenberger had with LSU’s latest quarterback commitment, Feleipe Franks. Franks may not have the benefit of throwing to an Odell Beckham Jr. when he gets to campus, but there should be plenty of talent for Franks to get the ball to once he develops under Cameron.

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Scouting Report: Dwayne Lawson – 2015 Quarterback

In today’s football, if you don’t have a quarterback that’s mobile, your chances of winning are not going to be that high. Yes, throws need to be made from the pocket to win at just about every level of the game. That will always be true.

But to have the luxury of having someone who can escape the rush, buy a little extra time to throw, or move the chains with his feet can often be the difference between a drive scoring or dying. That’s why it’s massive for Virginia Tech to land a dual threat quarterback with the potential of Dwayne Lawson so late in the process. He’s going to be an exciting player to watch develop while in Blacksburg.

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Scouting Report: K.J. Costello – 2016 Quarterback

It’s going to be really tough for the quarterback class of 2016 in California to match up with the prospects from the 2015 class in terms of depth, but the two that I have broken down so far are definitely worthy of being in the same category as their predecessors.

Florida State commit Malik Henry has the talent to be one of the top quarterbacks in the nation and Santa Margarita’s K.J. Costello may be even better than Henry at this point in their development.

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Scouting Report: Jacob Eason – 2016 Quarterback

It’s easy to assume that the son of a former Notre Dame football player would end up playing college football at his Dad’s alma mater, but that’s not going to be the case with Jacob Eason.

The Lake Stevens, Washington product is one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation and has already settled on taking his game to the SEC and playing for Mark Richt at Georgia. He has his choice of just about any school, but might have found a perfect fit in the Bulldogs offense.

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Scouting Report: Jawon Pass – 2016 Quarterback

There is something about Jawon Pass‘ game that jumps out at you immediately. He has big time skill, but he’s not an overly exciting player. That’s not meant as a knock on him. There is a calm to his game that a lot of young quarterbacks don’t seem to possess.

Pass is being recruited by just about every top school in the nation and has all the tools to be a great one at any school of his choice. The Columbus, Georgia native is one of the top prep quarterbacks in the class of 2016.

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