Posted On: 06/29/20 6:00 AM

Colorado’s top classification for high school football had some of the best quarterbacks in the entire state competing during the 2019 season. The record book saw some big changes with former Fairview quarterback Aidan Atkinson breaking the all-time passing yards mark in the state, and many other quarterbacks put up phenomenal stats that put them on the radar of many college coaches.

A good portion of those top quarterbacks in the classification return this fall, giving fans and scouts plenty to watch for.

With the hopeful start to the preseason just a little more than a month away, here are the quarterbacks we’ll be keeping an eye on in Class 5A heading into the 2020 season.

Julian Hammond IIIJulianHammond III6'2" | QBCherry Creek | 2021StateCO, 2021, 6’2, QB, Cherry Creek

Many have seen emerge as a leader and great athlete on the basketball court so far in his career. So, it should not come as a surprise when he stepped in as the starting quarterback for powerhouse Cherry Creek and led the team to the state title last season. His athleticism allowed him to extend plays in the pocket or run for some important carries all season long. With his arm, he

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