It's known around the West Coast as Quarterback High School. And now it's playing out in college.
With sophomore sensation Jake Browning
eagerly preparing to post a huge junior season, Folsom (Calif.)
has now produced five of the most prolific quarterbacks in state history.
Two of them — 2010 National Player of the Year Dano Graves
, a transfer from the Air Force Academy, and Tanner Trosin
— are two of four quarterbacks who appear in the running for the starting job at FCS school Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in the fall.
According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune
, the four-way battle for the quarterback spot is wide open. The other two are junior Vince Moraga and sophomore Chris Brown.
Trosin is a redshirt freshman and Graves is a sophomore.
"They all just bring something different to the table," Cal Poly linebacker Johnny Millard told the Tribune. "Tanner's got a great arm. Dano's got great feet. … They're all pushing each other like crazy."
Graves pushed Folsom to a CIF State Division II title his senior year in 2010, throwing for 3,702 yards and 62 touchdowns while rushing for 994 (including sacks) and 23 more scores. The-then 5-foot-9, 185-pounder set a state record by accounting for 85 touchdowns.
Trosin waiting patiently in the wings and the following year put up even more gaudy passing numbers, throwing for a then-state record of 5,185 yards and 49 touchdowns. The then-6-1, 175-pound senior also rushed for 1,179 yards and 20 scores.
Browning has already outdone both of them — at least in terms of passing lines — throwing for 5,248 yards last season and 63 touchdowns, leading the Bulldogs to a 14-1 record. Not nearly the runner Trosin or Graves was, Browning rushed for just nine yards in 2012.
With two more years left, it's scary to think of the numbers the 6-2, 185-pounder will put up.
Likewise, with at least 14 starters returning, Folsom will no doubt be ranked nationally to start the season.