Quarterback Nominations The Riddell Footwear High School
All-American Football Team recognizes the best football players in the
entire country. Additionally, the team will bestow seven special coaching
awards - one to the national high school coach of the year and six more
to regional coaches of the year throughout the country. Here are the nominations
for the quarterback position. The actual team members will be announced
in January, along with the Riddell Footwear National Coach of the Year
and six Riddell Footwear Regional Coaches of the Year.
James Banks Indianapolis Ben Davis Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 195 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds
Banks is one of the top athletes
in the Midwest, regardless of position. Banks is a standout quarterback
talent that passed for 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns last season and also
rushed for 750 yards.
College choices: Clemson,
Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee and Virginia
Dickey can kill you with his arm
or his feet. Dickey is labeled by many as an option specialist, but he
threw for 1,400 yards last season and accounted for 24 touchdowns. He is
also a solid baseball prospect.
College choices: Georgia
Tech, Miami, Notre Dame and USC.
McNeal is one of the top overall
quarterback prospects in the nation this year. Possessing incredible speed
and tremendous arm strength, few players in the country get the blood pumping
like McNeal. "I look at Reggie and I see a young man of character," John
Outlaw, his coach, said.
Olson is right at the top of the
list as one of the top pure passing quarterbacks in the country. He has
the physical tools and mental capacity to dominate a defense solely with
his arm, but his legs can be just as much a threat. Olson accounted for
2,907 yards passing with 17 touchdowns and just six interceptions as a
College choices: Brigham
Young, USC, UCLA, Michigan, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Stanford.
The younger brother of former Virginia
Tech star Michael Vick, Marcus Vick has similar ability when it comes to
running and throwing the ball. Some think he'd be a better wide receiver
in college, but he definitely is a gamebreaker.
College choices: Miami, Tennessee,
Florida State, Virginia and Georgia.
Vincent Young Houston Madison Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 195 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.4 seconds
Young led Madison to a 10-2 record
a year ago by passing for 1,200 yards and rushing for another 949 yards,
accounting for 27 touchdowns. An amazing athlete, Young could be a superstar
at the nextlevel at several different positions.
College choices: Florida
State, Kansas State, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Southern Miss and Tennessee.