The conference of the quarterback

While I think that Jeremy Crabtree overstates things when he writes that the SEC “always has been a hotbed for the top passers” – this season being a good example of that not being a likely case – there’s no question that this is impressive:

When Frisco (Texas) Centennial four-star quarterback Ryan Mossakowski committed to Kentucky late last week, it gave the conference commitments from five of the top 10 pro-style passers in the nation.

Along with Mossakowski at No. 5, No. 4 Aaron Murray is heading to Georgia, No. 6 A.J. McCarron is heading to Alabama, No. 9 Zach Mettenberger is heading to Georgia and No. 10 Josh Nunes is a Tennessee commitment. Digging even deeper, Mississippi State commit Tyler Russell ranks as the No. 13 pro-style passer and LSU pledge Chris Garrett is No. 15.

Among dual-threat quarterbacks, the conference has commitments from the No. 1, No. 11 and No. 12 players at the position. The headliner is LSU commitment Russell Shepard, the nation’s top dual-threat player and No. 4 prospect overall.

Should be good times ahead…



Filed under Recruiting, SEC Football

2 responses to “The conference of the quarterback

  1. TomReagan

    It mirrors the o6 group.

    That year featured Stafford, Tebow, Mustain, Schaefer, and Caudle.

    So far it’s brought the conference two homeruns and three duds, which isn’t exactly a bad batting average when it comes to quarterbacks.

    This is one of the great untold stories in college football–how the SEC has dramatically improved its quarterback play over the last decade and how that, along with paying huge money to the best coaches in the country, has taken the league to heights it has never seen before.


  2. NebraskaDawg

    Mustain’s not a dud, just ask his mommy.