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Top Five Quarterback Signees For 2011

It’s considered the most important position on the football field.

Auburn won a BCS National Championship this past year largely thanks to the arrival of quarterback Cam Newton, who won the Heisman Trophy in his only year with the Tigers.

Each Thursday, we’ll name the top five high school signees by position from 2011. Here are the top five quarterback signees from February:


1. Jeff Driskel – Florida

He was the key to Florida’s 2011 signing class. Many analysts and recruiting services consider Driskel to be the nation’s top quarterback prospect this year. His signing is even more significant for Florida because of the Gators’ need at quarterback. Of course, Driskel will have to beat out fellow freshman Jacoby Brissett. Driskel is already on campus at Florida, which will give him an advantage in learning the new offense of Charlie Weis.


2. Kiehl Frazier – Auburn

He can do so many different things offensively, which led USA Today to name Frazier its National Offensive Player of the Year. Frazier has plenty of size (6-3, 215) and an ability to move if he’s unable to make a play with his arm. Auburn will have to replace quarterback Cam Newton in 2011. Frazier should have an opportunity to play immediately.


3. Justin Worley – Tennessee

UT’s coaching staff targeted him early in the recruiting process and was ecstatic to land his commitment last summer. Worley, who enrolled at UT in January, was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in December. The Vols appear set at quarterback with Tyler Bray, who just finished his freshman season, but Worley will push Bray and give him some competition.


4. Christian LeMay – Georgia

He has as much potential as anyone on this list. LeMay didn’t play football his senior season after being suspended for a rules violation. He then graduated early so he could enroll this semester at Georgia. The Bulldogs shouldn’t need help at quarterback this year because of Aaron Murray, but that could aid LeMay as works to learn the Bulldogs’ offense and prepare for the future.


5. Jacoby Brissett – Florida

I would rank him higher, but I’m worried he won’t be the best quarterback signee in Florida’s 2011 class. Brissett is a terrific athlete with intimidating size (6-5, 225). Brissett has plenty of potential and if he doesn’t work out at quarterback, he should be able to make a difference for the Gators at a different position.

 


1 comments
Razor Jamon
Razor Jamon

Definitely a great and very deep incoming QB class in the SEC this year. Don't sleep on Brandon Allen in Fayetteville either. He'll have plenty of time to mature behind Wilson at Arkansas and he's an ideal QB for Petrino's system. Petrino supposedly called him "the most talented QB" he's recruited so if that's the case it will be interesting to see what he can do in a few years.



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