Photo: Jeff Antenore Orange County Register

Posted On: 09/9/20 11:45 AM

Orange County has produced outstanding quarterbacks in its history.

Former USC quarterback and Buffalo Bills starter Rob Johnson played his high school years at El Toro High.

Heisman Trophy winner and former Bengal Carson Palmer was dominant at Santa Margarita before he had success on Saturdays and Sundays.

Matt Leinart and Matt Barkley donned the three stripes at Mater Dei before their dominant years at USC.

Mark Sanchez was winning CIF championships at Mission Viejo before he led the Jets to an AFC championship.

Sam Darnold was enjoying cool Friday nights at San Clemente before excelling at USC and becoming a first round draft pick. You get the picture.

Orange County is once again loaded with top tier talent at quarterback. This list of top signal-callers this upcoming season was decided based on past performance, team success, future projections and college appeal.

Last week, I highlighted the quarterbacks ranked 11-15 in Orange County.

Last Friday I wrote about the quarterbacks ranked 6-10.

Here are the top five quarterbacks in Orange County for the upcoming 2021 football season:

5. Colt FultonColtFulton6'4" | QBSanta Margarita Catholic | 2021StateCA, Santa Margarita, Rancho Santa Margarita, 2021

Fulton is a big pro-style quarterback who has the tool

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