While the class of 2014 has taken center stage in recent months, it's never too early to talk about the next class. This is especially true with the accelerated recruiting process now a days in college football.
Josh Rosen threw for 22 touchdowns as a sophmore at St. John Bosco in California. He will be one of the most highly-recruited quarterbacks in the Class of 2015 nationally.
When looking at the Class of 2015 at the quarterback position, the discussion begins in California and works east from there.
Josh Rosen, Bellflower (Calif.), St. John Bosco
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Rosen threw for more than 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns as a sophomore leading St. John Bosco on a deep playoff run. The strong-armed righty with a Fresno State verbal offer can make every throw required on the next level. He rips the ball down the field to the sidelines and up the seams with equal accuracy. Rosen, who stands tall in the pocket, does a very good job of making accurate throws with balance and natural weight transfer that hits wide receivers in stride and provides the chance to maximize run after the catch yards.
Kevin Dillman, LaMirada (Calif.)
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Dillman is among the most-recruited signal callers thus far in the 2015 class having already received verbal offers from Arizona, California, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Tennessee, UCLA, Ole Miss and a number of others. While Dillman wasn't the full-time quarterback in 2012 for LaMirada, there may not be a more physically gifted signal caller in the 2015 cycle. He not only is blessed with a live arm and the ability to make every throw asked of him, but also terrific foot quickness, balance, mobility and overall athletic agility. Simply put, Dillman can fit into any offense at the college level, and it shows with his early offer list.
Ricky Town, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Town has verbal offers from Miami and UCLA having impressed in 2012 with the ability to make accurate throws with plus velocity in the intermediate and vertical passing game. Town slides and moves around the pocket with very good feet, reactive body quickness the type of mobility that college coaches covet in pro-style signal callers. Town is also an advanced ball handler at the position playing both in the gun and under center.
Brady White, Newhall (Calif.) Hart
Kyler Murray had 42 combined touchdowns (rushing and passing) during his sophomore season and is the son of a former Texas A&M quarterback.
The 6-foot-2, 183-pound White may have the strongest arm of all of the 2015 signal callers. He features a whippy motion with the ability to stretch the field vertically up the sidelines and seams. The ball is seemingly hot coming off hi hand with every throw, but he also shows the ability change ball speeds. He does a very good job of stepping up in the pocket with the eyes down the field, and never looks rushed or panicked. White completed 66.7 percent of his passes as a sophomore for 2,474 yards and 17 touchdowns against seven interceptions. All seven of White’s interceptions came in Newhall Hart losses, as the Indians finished 8-4 on the season.
Kyler Murray, Allen (Texas)
The son of former Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray is among the most talented dual threat prospects in the country, regardless of classification. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder features very quick feet, excellent agility and mobility, a quick and compact release with above average arm strength and the ability to make plays with his feet and arm equally. Murray led Allen High to the 5A state championship in 2012 as a first year starter passing for 2,004 yards and 17 touchdowns, along with rushing for 1,370 yards and 25 scores. Clemson, Ohio State and Arizona State have verbally offered.
Quinten Dormady, Boerne (Texas)
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Dormady came into the 2012 season as a complete unknown, but certainly didn't end his first season as a varsity starter in that manner. The strong armed signal caller with excellent accuracy in the intermediate game and red zone completed 228 of 372 passes for 3,010 yards and 27 touchdowns in 11 games. The son of Boerne head coach Mike Dormady features good feet, a quick arm and the ability to spin the ball along with his excellent accuracy and plus arm strength. Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma are showing interest, among others.
Chason Virgil, Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Virgil is among the best play extenders in the class at the position. While he is not a true dual-threat prospect, he can extend and make plays with his feet, but would much rather go through his reads and throw the ball. Virgil, who has offers from Clemson, Missouri and Nebraska, has the ability to change arm angles and release points under duress and still make accurate throws with a quick arm. He threw for 2,289 yards and 21 touchdown in 2012, along with rushing for 400 yards and an additional three scores. Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas and others are also showing interest.
Tyler Queen, Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb
The 6-foot-2.5, 220-pound Queen is one of the most productive signal callers in the 2015 class. The game manage or sorts with terrific touch threw for 2,607 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2012 leading North Cobb on a deep playoff run. The son of head coach Shane Queen also rushed for 942 yard and 20 touchdowns and is a player at the position. Queen possesses a quick arm, the ability to change ball speeds with the best in the class, and the ability ti zip the ball in closing windows when required. Middle Tennessee has verbally offered and North Carolina offered Tuesday. Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn and a host of others are showing serious interest.
Drew Lock, Lee’s Summit (Mo.)
The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Lock is one of the top two-sport players in the ShowMe State. Lock, whose father Andy Lock played at Missouri, is an athletic pro-style signal caller with very good feet, agility and the ability to make throws under duress without being perfectly balanced. While he has play extending ability, he doesn't look to escape the pocket, but instead steps up and delivers the ball accurately in the intermediate game across the middle and along the sidelines. Lock is even more accomplished as a basketball player headed into his junior season. He averaged around 20 points per game in 2013-13 after averaging 12.6 as a freshman on varsity. Missouri has verbally offered, and programs such as Florida, Arkansas and a number of others are showing interest.
Brett Rypien, Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Rypien was one of the most productive quarterbacks in the country last season on a team that really struggled defensively. The son of former Majpr League Baseball 2nd round draft pick Tim Rypien and the nephew of former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien threw for 3,179 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2012, including five games of 350 yards or more. The right-hander with impressive pocket presence threw for 577, 475 and 459-yards in high scoring losses. On the field, Rypien shows very good command and confidently moves around in the pocket with the eyes down the field under duress. Rarely does he make a throw not in balance and accurate. Washington State has verbally offered.
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