Here’s a fantastic article from Bruce Feldman ($$) about how the scouting services and coaches whiffed on the top nine quarterbacks in the 2013 class. (Only one of them managed to hold a starting job at the school he was recruited to.)
Anyway, here’s a particular story that might be of interest to some of you.
Brice Ramsey, the No. 7 QB, threw four touchdowns in four seasons at Georgia.
Roberts: In person, Brice Ramsey looks great. He’s 6-3. Strokes it (throwing). Unbelievable kid. But he came from like a Wing-T/veer offense, where every throw was either a slant or a go-route and that’s it. He probably only had about 150 reps and that’s it. The Air Raid guys are getting an absurd amount of reps. In the pros on must-pass situations, when the whole stadium knows he has to thread the needle, (Patrick) Mahomes can do it because he’s done it so many times before. There was no sophistication in Brice’s offense, but he’d won a lot of games and Mark Richt offered him early.
So did Nick Saban. C’est la vie.