Freshman quarterbacks have seen an unprecedented amount of success lately, and coaches around the country are trying to their hands on a QB that can take their program to new heights. Here are the top quarterback prospects teams around the country are coveting in the 2016 recruiting class:
Jacob Eason - Georgia
Eason committed to the Bulldogs in July, and it's easy to see why he's one of the top five overall recruits in the country. He's a mobile pro-style quarterback with incredible footwork and accuracy, along with all the arm strength he needs to make throws all over the field.
Malik Henry - Florida State
Henry has arguably the strongest arm of anyone in this class, and is one of the most mobile pocket passers of anyone on this list. He'll have to compete with two top quarterback recruits the Seminoles reeled in on National Signing Day, so don't be surprised if he opens his recruitment back up. If he does, Notre Dame becomes the favorite to land him.
Shea Patterson - Uncommitted
Patterson is the final five-star quarterback in the country, and has the arm strength and accuracy to start right away. He has decent size at 6'2" and 195 pounds, but he needs to bulk up because of his lack of foot speed. Ole Miss is the favorite to land the Louisiana native, with Alabama, USC, and LSU following close behind.
Feleipe Franks - LSU
Franks has the size (6'5", 220 lbs.) and speed combination that will make him an extremely dangerous threat right away. Despite his speed, he plays under center and looks to run only as a second option. He has a rifle for an arm, and considering that LSU's quarterback situation is a mess right now, Franks could start in Death Valley from day one.
K.J. Costello - Uncommitted
Costello is a big, strong kid at 6'4" and 215 pounds with a strong arm that allows him to make all the throws. The California native wants to play in a pro-style system and is strongly considering both Stanford and USC. He needs to become a little bit more consistent with his accuracy, but he has the potential to develop into a top NFL prospect.
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