Like every other year, the State of Texas is full of promising high school quarterbacks that will litter college football rosters all across the country for the next 3-5 years. Surprisingly however, what the Lone Star State is missing in the 2014 class is quality at the top. In fact, Denton Guyer's Jerrod Heard is the only consensus top-40 signal caller among the various recruiting services. Compare that with five (Cody Thomas, JT Barrett, Kohl Stewart, Tyrone Swoopes, and Kenny Hill) in 2013.
With the Aggies' lack of interest in Heard, and his verbal to the Longhorns last August, understandably the staff has focused their attention across state lines for their answer in this class. The Aggies have already missed out on their first offer, Edmond, OK pro-style QB Justice Hansen, who eventually chose the hometown Sooners over the Ags.
The 6'2" 190-pound quarterback from Scottsdale, AZ is ranked as the #5 pro-style QB in the country. As a junior he threw for over 3,200 yards with 36 touchdowns to just 7 picks and has already accepted an invitation to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. After making a favorable impression at the Maroon and White Game, the Aggies made Allen's top five list this week.
Here are my top 5 (no order):Notre DameOhio StateOklahoma StateTexas A&MUCLA twitter.com/KyleAllen_10/s…— Kyle Allen (@KyleAllen_10) May 28, 2013
The 6'2" 185-pound quarterback for Parkway H.S. in Bossier City, LA is one of the top dual-threat QBs in the country. As a Junior, Harris threw for over 2.600 yards with 26 touchdowns through the air and added 12 more on the ground. Offered on May 1 by the Aggies, Harris has seen his recruitment take off in the past 30 days. With almost 20 offers to his name, including every SEC West team, he has began taking unofficial visits across the country. This past weekend he was in Baton Rouge, today he'll be in Tuscaloosa and finish the week in Columbus, OH over the weekend. Harris has yet to visit Aggieland but that should change quickly, as he's set a decision date for mid July.
In-State Guy I Like:
The Clear Creek (League City, TX) quarterback is 6'3" and 215 pounds and threw for almost 3,000 yards as a Junior with 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Hildreth has more than adequate arm strength and what jumps out to me is his accuracy with his throws, even on the move or with someone in his face. The recruiting process is just starting for Jarrett with offers currently from Houston and UTSA. That could change this weekend when he camps in Stillwater and looks to impress the Oklahoma State coaches.