Contributed by Max Zlatnikov (@ZlatnikovMax)
With High School football season hitting the ground, its time to see who’s going to make a run for the state tile or who’s gonna fall short. Below is an evaluation of our top 5 QBs in the class of 2020.
1.DJ Uiagalelei (St. John Bosco, CA)
The 6’4″ 246lb Clemson commit has been making a case to secure a spot at the top of the class. The Pro style QB, had a phenomenal junior year with 48 Td passes 7 Ints, and over 3,000 yards. DJ has one of the best arms in the entire class as well as can take it on the ground already scoring on the run this season. After two games played this season the senior 5 star already has half 1,000 yards and 7 Touchdowns. With the help of Kris Hutson Oregon Ducks commit at wide out, DJ put up 5 scores last game against Don Bosco Prep on only 9 completions. Although DJ is considered a Pro-Style by media outlets, he can certainly use his athleticism and burn defenders on the read option. Theres no doubt that DJU will have nothing but a fantastic season as will definitely make a run to the title as they are currently ranked #1.
2.Hudson Card (Lake Travis, TX)
At number 2 we have the 4 star Dual threat Hudson Card out of Lake Travis. Coming off a 50 passing TD season, and a 13-2 record, the Texas commit wants to prove that he can not only throw the ball but run it. In the first game of the season Hudson threw for 245 yards with 2 TDs and an INT. Card had some fantastic passes, finding Weston Stephens for a 19 yard reception early in the game, as well as a beautiful 20 yard TD to Grayson Sandlin. He showed great ability to throw the ball on the run as he threw an absolute 45 yard dart.He also ran for 22 yards on 7 carries. Although the team lost 35-14, they should bounce back this week against Bowie. Last season Card had over 600 rushing yards as well over 3,000 yards in the air.
3.Jack Miller (Chaparral, AZ)
Next up we have Ohio State recruit out of Scottsdale, Arizona Jack Miller. The PRO style QB not only has an accurate arm completing over 55% of his passes but can also preform on the ground already scoring 2 TDs using his legs. Although the QB has had a decrease in TDs since his freshman year, the 27th ranked team in the state plans to take with the help of not only Miller but Jr RB, Jared Williams who already has 3 TDs this season and Junior WR Max Minor, both uncommitted but hungry for the title. Miller is the complete package in terms of arm talent and athleticism in an elite quarterback talent pool in the state of Arizona.
4.Haynes King (Longview, TX)
Next we have one of the best dual threats in the class, Haynes King from Longview, Texas. The Texas A&M commit went 20/36 in his last game throwing no TDs but had one on the ground. The dual threat was throwing so accurately throwing multiple passes 30+ yards consecutive plays. The quarterback also proved that he can throw on the run completing a 30 yard pass on a bootleg that set up a 46 yard TD. The Lobos are a force to be reckoned with in Texas and Haynes is going to bring the heat. Texas quarterbacks has the deepest talent pool in collegiate and professional football, Haynes is the next in line. Jimbo Fisher has already implemented the air raid offense, making King the perfect fit in College Station.
5.Jay Butterfield (Liberty)
Finally, we have the 6-6 gunslinger from Brentwood, Jay Butterfield. After throwing for over 300 yards and 2 TDs in his first game of his senior season, the Oregon Duck commit has fantastic arm strength and has terrific vision with his height being able to read the whole field and making accurate throws outside the numbers. Butterfield can move, and has incredible feel in the pocket, Justin Herbert esque. The 60% completion percentage QB shows promise and will challenge Tyler Shough next year for the starting spot in Eugene.