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Baxter: State’s QB brotherhood grows

scvarsity@sc.rr.comJune 17, 2013 

Jim Baxter


EXPECT TO SEE seven of the top 20 South Carolina high school quarterbacks playing FBS level college football.

The top two — Stratford’s Jacob Park and Northwestern Mason Rudolph — have committed to FBS programs: Georgia and Oklahoma State, respectively.

Rising sophomore Avery McCall of Dillon is ranked at No. 5 and was one of the best freshmen quarterbacks I’ve seen.

I have a 2017 player ranked in the top 10: Jake Bentley, a rising freshman at Byrnes High, is going to be the real deal. He has verbal offers and is going to see his stock soar. He will split time this season with his older brother, Shuler, who is ranked No. 4 on this list and has committed to Old Dominion.

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Top 20 SC high school quarterback prospects
Rank Player School Hgt Wgt Class
1.Jacob ParkStratford6’42202014
2.Mason RudolphNorthwestern6’51952014
3.Daniel ThompsonBoiling Springs6’01752015
4.Shuler BentleyByrnes6’01702014
5.Avery McCallDillon6’11702016
6.Marquane GoodmanWest Florence6’31852015
7.Dalton HelmsNation Ford6’01752014
8.Andrew McCallD.W. Daniel5’111602015
9.Jake BentleyByrnes6’31892017
10.Will HunterLexington6’01902014
11.Derek OlenchukDutch Fork6’01702014
12.Demetrius Anthony Christ Church6’11862014
13.Kelly BryantAbbeville6’42102015
14.Trib ReeceNorth Augusta6’41802015
15.Will BrunsonCarolina Forest6’31752015
16.Hunter WatsonNinety Six6’21952014
17.Ben BeckWoodruff6’21602014
18.Dantez BennamonGoose Creek6’01752014
19.Tyler RenfrowSocastee5’111702014
20.Bo BaldwinSouth Aiken6’42152014

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