Video: Top 10 Texas quarterbacks in 2019
The Lone Star State has history of sending signal-callers to the NFL.
There are at least 10 quarterbacks slated to start the 2019 NFL season who played high school football in Texas.
Drew Brees (Saints), Andrew Luck (Colts), Matthew Stafford (Lions), Derek Carr (Raiders), Andy Dalton (Bengals), Nick Foles (Jaguars), Case Keenum (Redskins), Baker Mayfield (Browns), Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) and Kyler Murray (Cardinals) all will be playing on Sunday this fall.
That's rather amazing.
So, too, is the current lot of high school quarterbacks playing in Texas. What's remarkable about this group is all are dual threats to either
pass or run. It will not be fun trying to prepare for these guys.
Top 10 rated Texas quarterbacks
The 6-foot-3, 209-pound incoming senior has thrown for 5,952 career yards, 75 touchdowns and 14 touchdowns, to go along with 1,998 career rushing yards. The Cardinals are 20-6 the past two seasons and the 4-star recruit has 15 offers, including Houston, Mississippi State and Boston College but is committed to Colorado. 247Sports evaluation:
Posted a 4.78 40-yard dash to go along with a 4.32 20-yard shuttle, a 35.8-inch vertical and 37-foot Power Ball throw (At the Opening Regionals in Dallas). That gave him a SPARQ rating of 100.59.9. Chandler Morris — Highland Park (Dallas)
The 5-10, 175-pound incoming senior led the Scots to a 16-0 record and third straight state crown last year, with a 27-17 5A-1 win over Shadow Creek. In his first year as a starter, Morris completed 23-of-35 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns, to give him 4,010 yards passing (262-of-410 attempts), 46 touchdowns and six interceptions. The 10th-rated dual-threat QB in Texas has 13 college offers but has already committed to Arkansas. 247 evaluation (From the Elite 11 finals at The Opening):
Extremely sharp from start to finish on Monday ... Despite being undersized, Morris is fundamentally sound and was accurate with his throws ... Morris was at his best throwing intermediate routes.8. Jalen Milroe — Tompkins (Katy)
The 6-2, 186-pound incoming junior threw for 1,404 yards and 13 touchdowns, and rushed for 613 yards and 10 more scores last season. Ranked 74th overall from the Class of 2021, Milroe has 19 offers, including Alabama, Florida and Florida State. 247Sports evaluation:
Athletic dual-threat QB with a live arm ... Throws with impressive zip, particularly over the middle of the field .... Shows enough vertical arm strength to stretch the defense. Dangerous on the run … Possesses long-term NFL Draft potential.7. Michael Henderson Jr — Ranchview (Irving)
The 6-3, 220-pound incoming senior is another strong dual threat. Thick and elusive, he shows very good breakaway speed, looking faster than his 4.71 40-speed recorded at a regional Opening camp in March. He has 24 college offers, including Alabama, Georgia, Texas and UCLA, but he's already committed to Oklahoma. 247Sports evaluation:
Has the size and speed to play running back, H-back or tight end ... His pedigree as a prep quarterback also means he could be a natural fit in a wildcat formation, giving (Oklahoma) another tool in an offensive arsenal that has been staggering over the past three years.6. Preston Stone— Parish Episcopal (Dallas)
The 6-2, 205-pound incoming junior has already passed for 6,459 yards and 73 touchdowns in his career, to go along with 760 rushing yards and 13 more scores. The No. 18 2021 recruit overall in the country has a staggering 46 offers, including Alabama, Baylor, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC. 247Sports evaluation:
Throws with accuracy, as evidenced by 60-plus completion percentage in first two varsity seasons ... Snappy, quick release with little wasted motion. Varies arm angles as needed … Does not tuck and run, but keeps eyes downfield and looks to throw when escaping the pocket ... Willing to stand and deliver under the gun. Will face significant jump in competition going from private school in Texas to Power Five level."
5. Malik Hornsby — Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City)
Yet another dual-threat from Texas, the 6-2, 175-pound rising senior is an absolute burner. Part of the nation's fastest 400-meter relay team, Hornsby can get to the second level in a hurry and is always a breakaway threat. He threw for 1,969 yards and 23 touchdowns last season and rushed for 772 and 13 more scores. He's ranked the No. 5 dual threat QB in the country and has 24 offers, including ones from North Carolina, Alabama, Oregon, Baylor, Texas and Georgia. 247Sports evaluation:
Thinner signal caller who should add substantial weight and muscle to his frame once he gets in a college strength and conditioning program .... A track athlete with verified top-end speed ... Presents a dynamic run threat as the trigger man to an explosive spread offense ... Owns a strong arm with the ability to stretch the field vertically. While still raw as a passer, has immense upside."4. Haynes King — Longview
The 6-3, 185-pound incoming senior led the Lobos to a state 6A-2 state title and 16-0 record last season when he threw for 3,879 yards, 42 touchdowns and four interceptions. The dual threat also rushed for 664 yards and 10 more scores. In the state title game, a 35-34 win over West Brook, King accounted for 490 yards and three scores. He's ranked the No. 79 recruit in the country overall and No. 3 dual threat QB. He has 28 college offers, but it appears Tennessee, Texas A&M, Duke and Auburn head the list. 247Sports evaluation:
Long-framed, athletic quarterback with true dual-threat ability ... Grew two inches from sophomore to junior year. Lean, sinewy build, but terrific frame space and big hands ... Outstanding athlete who runs the 400, the 4x400 relay, and throws the discus. Also plays basketball ... Flashes big-play top-end speed in the read game. Perhaps at his best throwing on the run ... Very accurate on the move and throws with impressive touch."3. Hudson Card — Lake Travis (Austin)
The 6-3, 185-pound rising senior is ranked the No. 2 dual threat quarterback in the country for good reason. He completed nearly 68 percent of his passes for 3,543 yards and 50 touchdowns against four interceptions last season. He also rushed for 619 yards and nine more scores for the 13-2 Cavaliers. The Texas commit has 23 college offers, including Alabama, Baylor, Michigan, Ohio State and Oregon, but he appears to be fully committed to stay at home. 247Sports evaluation:
Spent his sophomore year at wide receiver as he plays for arguably the top quarterback-producing high school program in the nation ... One of the better athletes among quarterbacks in the 2020 cycle with above average long speed and very good quickness and short area explosion ... Flashes creativity and the ability to make plays both from in and outside of structure. An accurate passer from within the pocket ... Shows nice touch and ball location on downfield throws ... Uses his athleticism to escape the rush and make off-platform throws and pick up big chunks on the ground.2. Dematrius Davis Jr. — North Shore (Houston)
The quick 5-11, 190-pound incoming junior was the 2018 MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year, leading the 16-0 Mustangs to a national championship. Davis made all the right reads when it counted most, including a 45-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass on the last play of the game in a 41-36 victory over Duncanville for the 6A-2 state title. Davis threw for 3,350 yards and 43 touchdowns against two interceptions in 2018 and rushed for 421 more. He has 22 college offers, but Florida State, Nebraska and Texas A&M appear his leading candidates. 247Sports evaluation:
Watch Davis' film and you can see he possesses similar height (listed at 5-11) and some of the same traits that drew (Nebraska) to McKenzie Milton when they were at Central Florida – except Davis has more to his build at this point in his career.
The 6-2, 219-pound rising senior did it all last season for the 15-1 Panthers, accounting for 3,077 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was deemed virtually unstoppable in the team's season-ending, state-championship 41-36 loss to North Shore Ranked the 55th top recruit in the country, Jackson has 26 offers but is committed to the University of Texas. 247Sports evaluation:
Powerfully built, athletic, rocked up athlete ... High school quarterback that is good enough to play quarterback effectively in college ... Athletic traits offer more upside at other positions, most notably on defense as a safety or linebacker ... Usually looks like the best player on the field in Texas' highest classification."