With six weeks remaining before high school spring football practice, here’s a look at the top players in the state by position for the Class of 2015.
Today, we’ll look at quarterbacks. This class is not deep in FBS talent, but has a lot of guys who will have an impact on the game for their programs. This is a breakdown of the top five from this class with the next five to watch.
At the top of the list is Wren’s Kelly Bryant. A 6-foot-4, 210-pound athlete, Bryant developed into a major prospect over the past 15 months since transferring from Abbeville. He was the top junior signal-caller at the recent U.S. Army All-American combine and has a chance to be one of the top targets in the Southeast.
Right with Bryant is Boiling Springs’ Daniel Thompson, the younger brother of USC quarterback Dylan. Thompson (6-0, 190) is probably the most mechanically sound quarterback in this class. He’s got a strong arm, quick release, and dead-on accuracy. What he lacks is about two inches of height that the FBS guys seem to like. He has the ability to be big-time if given a chance.
North Augusta’s Trib Reece could rise to No. 3 on this list. Reece (6-4, 170) is a strong passer and cerebral player. He has a stronger-than-average arm and throws the long ball well. He’s athletic and mobile and, while not a dual threat, can do damage if forced out of the pocket.
Marlboro County’s London Johnson (5-11, 175) rounds out the top five. The dual-threat star put up big numbers in his second year as a starter last season. Of the top five, along with Thompson, he is the best at working the pocket. He has a strong arm and is accurate, though he tends to zero-in on his targets too early and force the ball rather than going to secondary receivers.
The next five for the Class of 2015: