Southern California Top 2021 Dual-Threat Quarterbacks
The dual-threat quarterback has never been as prevalent and coveted as it is in today’s offensive schemes. With the widespread popularity of the RPO and other similar fast paced offenses, the importance of a QB to be effective through the…
The dual-threat quarterback has never been as prevalent and coveted as it is in today’s offensive schemes. With the widespread popularity of the RPO and other similar fast paced offenses, the importance of a QB to be effective through the air and on the ground has been redefined. Dual-threats have always been more prolific in college football but as the trend has worked its way up to the NFL in recent years, we are seeing more and more QB prospects developing their ability to make plays with their legs. Here are 5 dual-threat QB’s in southern California to watch for:
, Dual-Threat QB, 6’2 210 lbs., Helix HS
The Notre Dame commit and Prep Redzone’s top ranked QB in California transferred to Helix HS in San Diego. After suffering an ACL injury in 2018 he was able to maintain his athleticism and explosiveness while showing that he is still one of the best QB’s in the country during the 2019 season. Not only does he have all the physical tools (size, speed, arm strength, accuracy) but has the intangibles to be a big time player at the Power 5 college level and possibly on Sundays. Elite dual-threat QB that will put up big numbers with his arm or his legs.
, Dual-Threat QB, 6’3 210 lbs., Mission Viejo HS
Some analysts might consider him a pro-style QB based on his ability and preference to pick apart and dissect defenses with his arm but Costelli is a true dual-threat QB. He ran a 4.65 forty at the Nike Opening Regional in February 2019, ran 10.8 100 meter during track, and showed great ability to make defenders miss on film so he is absolutely a threat with his legs once he gets into space. As a passer, he’s able to hit spot’s and be on time at all depths throwing a very catchable ball. Committed to Utah in April over his 18 other Power 5 offers including LSU, Oregon, Nebraska, and Michigan State.
, Dual-Threat QB, 6’5 205 lbs., San Jacinto HS
Committed to UCLA several weeks ago, he’s an explosive athlete that has developed his passing ability with experience. His speed, quickness, and lateral agility make him a threat to take it the distance every time he carries the ball and is very entertaining to watch. He shows good command of the offense and good leadership every time he steps on the field. He has a great ability to escape pressure and can throw on the run either direction with ease. Great upside and potential.
, Dual-Threat QB, 6’3 205 lbs., Chaminade Prep
Recruiting has sky rocketed this spring stacking up 24 offers since the end of March without competing in any 7on7 tournaments or showcases. The strong armed lefty has the size, intelligence, and athleticism to be an impact player at the D1 level and colleges have finally taken notice. Shows a strong understanding of defenses/coverage’s and demonstrates his ability to manipulate defenders with his eyes. Stands tall in the pocket showing toughness when he takes a shot in order to deliver an accurate ball. Very effective and efficient on the ground using his athleticism, field awareness, and elusiveness.
, Dual-Threat QB, 6’2 200 lbs., Roosevelt HS – Eastvale
Good looking athlete that passes the eye test with his size and length. Has shown drastic improvement in delivery and throwing mechanics, good compact motion and with a quick release. Very poised in the pocket, anticipates and avoids pressure. Prefers to play in the pocket but effective mobility and escape ability. Not a burner in terms of speed but efficient when forced to use his legs. Had zero offers entering the month of June before receiving his first offer from Washington State and committing soon after.