No matter what class they are in, this year seemed to shine a spotlight on some top quarterbacks. Rich Mellien (Naples First Baptist), Taffrey Peterman (Gulfport Boca Ciega), Blayne Romano (Eustis – PICTURED), Tre Simmons (Valrico Bloomingdale) and Jack Smitherman (St. Petersburg Lakewood) are among a few of those.

Posted On: 11/21/20 10:28 AM

With playoff seeding and area bragging rights at stake, the past few weeks have been fun for football fans across the state of Florida to watch.

No matter where you went, the rust was finally coming off for many quarterbacks, who played enough catch and threw at targets to last several lifetimes.

It was a time where college coaches, although they couldn’t visit the prospects, had the chance to watch plenty of film, which will tell you a lot about the skills.

This past month, throughout the state of Florida, watched several more areas come aboard – and while it will be a very limited schedule for so many, it was indeed football and enough to perhaps get the attention of college coaches who are on an extended ‘dark period’ with the athletes.

As many prospects at several positions look to make an impression, quarterbacks have made a huge leap – with new stars emerging every week.

Today, we bring you five gifted prospects who have made a lasting impression in 2020.

2023 - Rich Mellien, Naples First Baptist. When you think of the ideal quarterback to have – here is what

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