Lone Star Gridiron

Texas Still Producing Great QB’s

Texas high schools once again are producing the best quarterbacks in the country. There already have some great ones at the college level being considered for the Heisman Trophy. It is a lot of fun to watch Southlake Carroll's Chase Daniel, Ennis' Graham Harrell, Jim Ned’s Colt McCoy and Highland Park's Matthew Stafford play on Saturdays.

The future group of signal callers look to be just as good. The ones that come to mind are Garrett Gilbert (Texas) at Austin Lake Travis, Shavodrick Beaver (Michigan) at Wichita Falls Rider, Russell Shepherd (LSU) at Cypress Ridge, Jacob Karam (Texas Tech) at Friendswood and Drew Allen (Oklahoma) at San Antonio Alamo Heights.

Others to watch are Tyrick Rollison of Sulpher Springs, Ryan Mossakowski of Frisco Centennial (Kentucky) and Casey Pachall (TCU) of Brownwood.

The reason for the boom of great quarterbacks can be traced to the large number of schools that are running the spread offense and started to pass the ball around, 7-on7 passing leagues and of course great coaching.


  1. Richard Cutwright

    October 30, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Lets not forget 2 of the state’s elite QBs currently on pace set single season passing records. Denton Ryan’s Scotty Young and Muleshoe’s Wes Wood are on pace to break the single season TD record (currently at 67 held by TTU QB Graham Harrell when he was at Ennis). Young at 42 TD passes on the season and Wood at 41 (both in 8 games whereas Harrell’s record covers a span of 15 games). Recruiters should be advised not to bypass these two, thereby missing out on the opportunities to come at the arms of Young and Wood.

  2. admin

    October 30, 2008 at 10:52 am

    And what about Kolton Browning? He should be on that list.

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