Photo: Michael Fernandez The Orange County Register

Posted On: 11/10/20 11:05 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.

In September, I wrote a three-part series on the top 15 quarterbacks in Orange County this season. You can find those stories here:

Top Quarterbacks in Orange County (11-15)

Top Quarterbacks in Orange County (6-10)

Top Quarterbacks in Orange County (1-5)

The problem is, there are more than 15 quality quarterbacks in Orange County. Here is a list of sleeper signal callers in the OC to watch this season:

Jake Black/Jack Ruff, Jr./Jr., St. Margaret's, San Juan Capistrano

Last season I attended a St. Margaret's practice to write

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