Position: Quarterback

Garrett Nussmeier

Scouting Report (5/18/2020) Garrett Nussmeier is a fantastic prospect with adequate height but will need to have a good freshman season in the weight room. He is not as overly dynamic as some of the QBs in the 2021 class, but he has the mobility in the pocket to evade pass rushers without losing his vision downfield. When on the run, he adjust his release point and find ways to get the ball out.

Garrett is an ultra-productive prospect that stands tall and plays in command. He knows where to go with the ball, as well as any QB I have seen in the 2021 class. He is in control and decisive in the offense, and he doesn’t hold onto the ball or get locked on often. One of my favorite things about this prospect is not only his ability to keep his eyes downfield when under duress but how well he shows a pocket clock that goes off promptly.

Garrett is extremely accurate in all phases due to base and footwork, as he is very consistent in his methods. His elite footwork and eyes can manipulate coverage and throw guys open.

As sound as he is in his methods, Garrett also has a bit of a playground feel to his style of play that gives him a gunslingers appearance and confidence. He carries the ball tight to his chest, but loose and ready to fire. He also shows zip and good velocity to all three phases of the field and already makes vertical throws for the college level.

Garrett has elite mental toughness and oozes leadership skills. He possesses an “it” factor that you like to see in the position. If he works hard in the weight room, he is a player that has the IQ and skill set to play early for LSU.

Colten Gauthier

Scouting Report (3/28/2020) Colten Gauthier is a terrific quarterback prospect who possesses a good height/weight combo at this stage and is only going to get stronger once he is in a college strength and conditioning program. He possesses deceptive mobility and athleticism and has sparingly been used as a runner.

Colten plays with intelligence, makes good pre-snap reads and will go through his progressions. He demonstrates good toughness and can stand in the pocket, take a hit and deliver the ball. He is confident with command of the scheme and can run the offense from the line of scrimmage. He maintains poise and focus scanning the field and rarely do his eyes come down to pressure in his face.

Colten is an accurate passer and throws a very catchable ball when he sets his feet, addresses his target and steps into his throw. He plants and delivers off the drop with ease. He will stick it on them in tight spaces and does not miss the strike zone much. His footwork, balance, weight transfer are all consistently sound and shows the ability to consistently drop the ball in over the top of coverage.

He has a quick, smooth stroke and the ball flips off his hand in a fluid and compact manner. He appears to have very good arm strength with quick and good timing. He plays pitch and catch and throws to a spot with terrific anticipation.

Overall, Colton is an intelligent and mobile athlete that plays with good vision and patience in the pocket. He appears to have a tremendous upside with continued development to his skill set and physical make up. He still has plenty to work on but is the type of quarterback that thrives under Mike Bobo and could develop into a star at the next level.

Daniel Greek

Scouting Report: (3/25/2020) Daniel Greek possesses excellent height and frame with plenty of room to blossom into a physical presence within the pocket. He is not a dual-threat QB but is a good enough athlete to buy second chances and even take off and run if need be.

When watching him on film it is easy to see why Coach Leach has recruited him for several years. Daniel shows a good command of his scheme and makes decisive reads that show the ability to go from one target to the next. He anticipates well and shows a good feel for timing and when to flush or stand in and deliver the ball under duress.

Daniel is very consistent in his delivery methods and footwork and shows good, upright posture, stands and leads the strike zone. However, he needs to do a better job with weight transfer and not locking his front leg out on some intermediate throws.

Daniel has a fluid delivery and is very smooth in his methods. He can flick the ball with good zip and RPMs with little effort. He has a smooth release with the arm strength to make all of the throws necessary for the next level.

Daniel is flying under the radar to some degree in my opinion. He has the measurables and the arm talent with a high ceiling for development. He needs to tighten up his decision making as he threw an interception in eight of his 13 games last season but for the most part, is decisive and in control. If he is able to do that, he will receive his fourth star this season.

Kaiya Sheron

Scouting Report (3/24/2020) Kaiya Sheron is a big prospect from a small city that could be a hometown hero for the state of Kentucky. He is much more of a dynamic athlete then you think at first glance. He shows initial quickness in the pocket and possesses a great feel for pressure and how to navigate using both his eyes and his athleticism.

Kaiya is very calm and poised within the pocket while still displaying a constant sense of urgency. He has an innate sense of buying second passing chances, keeping his eyes downfield and always being ready to deliver second reaction throws. He can quickly get reset and balance to deliver the ball accurately when under duress.

He throws a very soft, catchable football with consistent zip. He leads receivers adequately and he can drop the ball in over the top of coverage when needed. Kaiya shows touch and timing and the ability to change ball speeds. Is not only accurate from within the pocket when he is set and balanced but also can make accurate throws downfield both on the run and across his body. His feet and eyes appear to be in sync and is very accurate when on the move both improvising and on designated roll outs to either side.

Kaiya has the arm strength to make all the necessary college-level throws from within the pocket and outside as well.  He can drive the ball deep as well as making deep sideline throws outside of the numbers–throws extremely well on the run to both sides. In fact, he throws the ball outside the numbers as well as any quarterback I have scouted for the 2021 class.

Kaiya is only going to get better with time in a college strength and conditioning program. He plays with a competitive temperament that you like to see and has one of the higher ceilings for development we have seen at the position in this class.

Tyler Macon

Tyler Macon is a highly productive quarterback with great intangibles for the NCAA level. Traditional scouting services will continue to overlook Tyler because he Lacks ideal bulk and height for the position. However, this is not the 1980’s where teams are lining up in the I-Formation under center. With the proper coaching and dedication, he could be a star at the collegiate level and ultimately and NFL draft pick.

Tyler is quick, agile and sudden within the pocket. He possesses a highly competitive demeanor and shows command and poise with outstanding presence and awareness for his surroundings. He throws a very catchable ball and he consistently leads targets and allows for receivers to transition upfield without making drastic adjustments. He also routinely hits the strike zone when set in the pocket, but also has an uncanny knack for making throws when he is off balance.

He shows the ability to throw a quick, smooth over-the-top delivery which aids throws from within the pocket to decrease chances of batted down balls. Tyler possesses very good arm strength and can make all the necessary throws when on time. He will need to become more consistent driving off his back foot and transferring weight on some deeper, outside the numbers throws along the sidelines which is common need at his age. He shows the ability to change ball speeds and sneak the ball into tight spots underneath.  As he continues to improve and get stronger, he could end up with elite arm strength.

Tyler is one of those guys that is so productive and physically gifted that the more you watch him, the less concerned you become about his size. His size will only be an issue if the scheme allows it to be and that should not be an issue at Mizzou. He’s the ultimate spread weapon at his best when on time or on the move as a run/pass threat. Playing in the shotgun and moving of the launch point enhances his field vision and his most important keys to success will be fine-tuning his footwork and the weight room.

Eli Stowers

Eli Stowers is a smart and talented dual-threat quarterback who has everything you’re looking for in terms of stature and measurables. He is tall, with an athletic and sturdy build. As a runner, he is a long strider but also shows good initial quickness and mobility within the pocket.

No quarterback in the nation improved more as a passer last season than Eli. He sees the field extremely well and is savvy using his eyes and front shoulder to steer and manipulate defenders as he works through progressions

Eli possesses a quick, smooth over-the-top delivery that comes out with pop and is compact. He can make all the necessary throws including deeper, outside the numbers throws along the sidelines. He shows the ability to change ball speeds and sneak the ball into tight spots underneath.

While he will always be a passer first and a runner second, he is also fantastic as a ball carrier and will surprise you with his agility and ability to make people miss. He shows initial quickness and the elusiveness to consistently move the chains with his legs when called upon. He is built for the college game because he can improvise, escape and make things happen when the play breaks down.

The bottom line is that he is a smart and savvy QB prospect who has one of the highest ceilings in the 2021 class.

Brock Vandagriff

Scouting Report: (3/1/2020) Brock Vandagriff possesses good height and stature and really shows a good command of the offense. He’s extremely accurate and throws a very catchable ball when he sets his feet, addresses his target and steps into his throw. Brock does the little things very well and he leads receivers to open areas. He shows the ability to stick it on them in tight spaces and does not miss the strike zone much. Brock consistently shows solid footwork, balance, and weight transfer.

Brock has a good arm that is capable of making all the throws especially to the short and intermediate areas of the field. He has a quick release, is able to vary his release point and when he gets into a rhythm and gets hot, he can really go on a streak and be tough to get out of the zone.

When he does tuck the ball and run, he can get through the hole and can hit the small creases of daylight just as they open. He accelerates to top speed within just a few steps and slice defenses up the seam for big gainers.

Brock needs to develop more consistency with his throwing motions but has the look of a future first-rounder.

 

 

Drake Maye

Scouting Report (3/1/2020): Drake Maye possesses elite height and stature and really shows a good command of the offense. He’s extremely accurate and throws a very catchable ball when he sets his feet, addresses his target and steps into his throw. Harrison does the little things very well and he leads receivers to open areas. He shows the ability to stick it on them in tight spaces and does not miss the strike zone much. Maye consistently shows solid footwork, balance, and weight transfer.

Maye has a good arm that is capable of making all the throws especially to the short and intermediate areas of the field. He has a quick release, is able to vary his release point and when he gets into a rhythm and gets hot, he can really go on a streak and be tough to get out of the zone.

He is at his best as a pocket passer and using his release as his strength. He is only going to make minimal plays in the run game. He has the ability to buy time when needed but is not going to create a lot of plays with his feet.

Harrison is a very polished young signal-caller who already has the look of a collegiate quarterback. He has the size, poise, and arm for the next level and is a perfect fit for what Jim Chaney is looking for in a quarterback. If the Crimson Tide can continue to put high-level receivers to put around Harrison, he could grow into an All-SEC caliber quarterback if not higher.

Harrison Bailey

Harrison Bailey possesses elite height and stature and really shows good command of the offense. He’s extremely accurate and throws a very catchable ball when he sets his feet, addresses his target and steps into his throw. Harrison does the little things very well and he leads receivers to open areas. He shows the ability to stick it on them in tight spaces and does not miss the strike zone much. Harison consistently shows solid footwork, balance, and weight transfer.

Harrison has a good arm that is capable of making all the throws especially to the short and intermediate areas of the field. He has a quick release, is able to vary his release point and when he gets into a rhythm and gets hot, he can really go on a streak and be tough to get out of the zone.

He is at his best as a pocket passer and using his release as his strength. He is only going to make minimal plays in the run game. He has the ability to buy time when needed but is not going to create a lot of plays with his feet.

Harrison is a very polished young signal caller who already has the look of a collegiate quarterback. He has the size, poise, and arm for the next level and is a perfect fit for what Jim Chaney is looking for in a quarterback. If the Volunteers can recruit high-level receivers to put around Harrison, he could grow into an All-SEC caliber quarterback.

 

Ken Seals

Scouting Report: (6/14/2019) As of now, Ken Seals is the most underrated quarterback in the 2020 recruiting class. Perhaps because he missed his sophomore season when it was ruled that he transferred schools for athletic reasons. Despite missing a season, Seals threw for nearly 2,700 yards with 20 TDs and rushed for five scores last season.

Seals has good height but will need to gain weight. That shouldn’t be a problem as he has a frame that will allow him to add muscle once in a college strength and condition program. He is a much better athlete than his 40-time would have you believe (4.96). Ken has very good short area quickness and lateral movement which he displayed with a 4.38 20-yard shuttle time.

While he is deceptive athletically, it is his arm that is most impressive. Seals is very accurate to all levels of the field and is capable of throwing guys open and leading them to the correct spot. He can anticipate and throw to where the target is going to be. Has a knack for being able to change ball speeds and has very nice touch.

At times his team would abandon the run and Seals would feel pressed to make plays. He had three games with two interceptions last season. However, after missing a season that is to be expected.