With the final quarter of the 2014 recruiting cycle approaching, 247Sports takes a look at the best prospects available at each position. In this series, the industry-generated 247Composite is utilized, which compiles the ratings and rankings used by the major recruiting services and is used in the 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings, making them the most unbiased and comprehensive in the recruiting industry.
Quinton Flowers was committed to USF for one day over the summer.
In our first feature, we check out the five best available quarterbacks. Arguably the most important position on the field, it comes as no surprise that over 100 quarterbacks are already committed to FBS programs. But with coaching changes bringing new schemes into the fold in the next few months, there are sure to be schools looking for available signal callers to add on signing day.
1. Quinton Flowers, Miami (Fla.) Jackson
A few weeks ago, Flowers took his first official visit to Nebraska, where he sat in the meetings and locker room with Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez, a player he feels shares a lot of similarities with his own game. Although he could easily project as a top prospect at wide receiver, the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback wants to find an offense he can thrive in as the signal caller, which could give Nebraska an edge. Even with his very short-lived commitment to South Florida, the Bulls are still in the mix, and Marshall is hoping to creep in as well. Flowers would love to hear more from schools like Texas and Florida.
Crystal Ball: Alabama 50 percent, Nebraska 25 percent, USF 25 percent
2. JaQuan Davidson, Elizabeth, (Pa.) Elizabeth Forward
While some schools have an offensive system that could utilize Davidson’s size and athleticism, it appears his future could be in the secondary. Pitt and West Virginia are battling it out for his services, with the Mountaineers holding a slight edge at the moment.
Crystal Ball: West Virginia 75 percent, Pitt 25 percent
3. James Tabary, New Orleans (La.) Holy Cross
Over the summer, Tabary impressed at several 7-on-7 and college passing camps, but the 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback has yet to reel in an FBS offer. His team is off to a 3-0 start, and his 694 yards passing, six touchdowns to only one interception, and one rushing touchdown have kept him on the college radars. Tabary feels Middle Tennessee, Louisiana-Lafayette and East Carolina are close to offering, and is hopeful that Miami pulls the trigger as well.
4. Alin Edouard Hialeah, (Fla.) Hialeah
Eduoard committed to Miami the day he was offered back in February, but after not hearing much from the Hurricanes for months, and after seeing Miami get commitments from two other quarterbacks, he decommitted on Sept. 1. Right now, Edouard is interested in the schools that want him as a quarterback, which he says includes Ole Miss, Cincinnati, Wake Forest and Tennessee. He admits he is still thinking about Miami as well.
5. Randall Cunningham II, Las Vegas (N.V.) Bishop Gorman
One of the more intriguing prospects in the 2014 class, the tall, lanky quarterback has as many, if not more, FBS offers for track than for football after winning state with a 7’3” high jump. Schools continue to come in with interest in both sports, with USC offering in track on Monday. According to his father, Cunningham is planning to take an official visit to Oregon this weekend.
Crystal Ball: Baylor 100 percent