THE 2015 FOOTBALL season saw several underclassmen make their marks at quarterback, and the Midlands area added good players to the mix.
As offenses continue to evolve, many of these signal-callers are beginning to understand the complexities of the game better than their predecessors.
Here’s a look at potential impact athletes for this upcoming season. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Donny Baker, 2016, Lexington Baker is a mechanically sound quarterback who transferred in from Manning. He sustained an injury late in the season that limited his time in the postseason but should be a major factor for the Wildcats in 2015.
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Kozy Brown, 2016, Brookland-Cayce Strong-armed and powerful, Brown will be a bigger factor for the Bearcats as he develops as a runner.
Terrance Brunson, 2017, Calhoun County Brunson is a big, strong, athlete with a cannon for an arm. He has the size and skill set to excel on the defensive side of the football as well, but will be dangerous in Class A again in 2015 after throwing for more than 3,000 yards as a sophomore.
Brett Burnett, 2017, Airport This sophomore took over for the Eagles prior to the halfway mark in the season and showed promise. He has a strong arm. With pocket and footwork enhancement, he is going to be a strong performer.
Corbett Glick, 2018, Heathwood Hall Glick is young but close to polished mechanically. He has a good arm, is a great athlete and a very cerebral football player. He will be one of the best players in the Midlands as he continues to mature physically and as a player.
Nick Hendrix, 2016, Gilbert One of the more underrated players in the Midlands, Hendrix is a strong dual threat quarterback who could get recruiting looks as an athlete. He will be a major impact for the Indians on offense again in 2015.
David Isreal, 2016, Blythewood A difference-maker when he is in the game, Isreal is a hard worker at the position and can pick a defensive secondary apart if given ample time.
Ryan Lee, 2016, Spring Valley Lee is a force to contend with in the flexbone offense that the Vikings run, but he probably will be recruited as an athlete unless a program like The Citadel or Navy requests his services running an offense.