Posted On: 03/13/21 11:59 AM
With the 2020 fall season in the books, a number of quarterbacks from the Class of 2023 broke out and secured their spot on our watch list at Prep Redzone Colorado.
Today, we dive in on some of those quarterbacks from the fall season that put up big numbers.
Brayden Dorman Brayden Dorman QB CO , 2023, 6’5, 200, QB, Vista Ridge
Dorman was a busy man in the Vista Ridge offense, throwing an average of 44 times per game this past season. With a 65 percent completion percentage that equaled 1,829 yards and 24 touchdowns, it was for good reason. He is a tall quarterback at 6-foot-5 and has good pocket presence to slide from pressure and rollout if needed. He shows great touch on his passes and has the ability to fit the ball in tight windows. That touch allows him to hit his crossing receivers over the middle of the field on short routes, but he can throw it deep on the go route when his receivers see one-on-one coverage. That touch is also on display when he throws on the move.
After a big 2020 season, Dorman has gotten multiple offers. In addition to Colorado and Colorado State, he has pulled offers from out-of-state schools such as Kansas, Oregon State and Middle Tennessee State. He also got an offer from Iowa State before the start of the season.
— Brayden Dorman (@brayden_dorman) June 24, 2020
Tyler Kubat, 2023, 6’5, 180, QB, Fossil Ridge
Another 6-foot-5 quarterback that stands tall in the pocket and shows a powerful arm and quick release. That arm talent allows him to rifle a pass over the middle into a tight window and give his receiver a chance to make a play. He threw for 1,154 yards and 13 touchdowns, helping the team finish with a 3-3 record. There is also some mobility with Kubat, and he rushed for 108 yards when he had to tuck the ball and escape. Look for the accuracy to be a point of emphasis moving forward after completing 46 percent of his passes during the season, but the arm talent is on full display in the highlight reel so far.
Cole Kerr Cole Kerr QB CO , 2023, 6’1, QB, Wiggins
A dual-threat quarterback for Wiggins, Kerr could be the latest prospect from the eastern plains that draws attention on the recruiting trail. He is already a two-year starter with 16 starts and has amassed 1,830 rushing yards, 1,360 yards and 33 total touchdowns. He is a good fit in the read-option game and is a gifted athlete in space. If teams load up the box, they are comfortable in having Kerr put the ball in the air, and he has a 53 percent completion percentage.
Not only is Kerr a quality quarterback, but he also can play on the defensive side of the ball and contribute. He has 66 tackles and a sack so far in his career, and he could see a bigger role on defense to help his team.
Cole LaCrue Cole LaCrue 6'2" | QB Broomfield | 2023 CO , 2023, 6’2, 190, QB, Broomfield
LaCrue got to step into the starting quarterback role for Broomfield and did not disappoint. In his first season, he showed great accuracy throwing the ball, completing 67 percent of his passes and throwing 10 touchdowns to just two interceptions. He is a crafty playmaker with the ball in his hands and will extend the play and find the open man in the scramble drill. When LaCrue does take off running the football, he is a natural runner as well, and he rushed for 167 yards and five touchdowns as well. The skill set he brings makes him a dynamic playmaker and helps the offense flourish.
LaCrue also received high praise from his head coach, Blair Hubbard, who shared his thoughts on his quarterback via social media.
Add this…He's a leader & takes charge in practice-games-weightroom…as a SOPH! Grades! Competitor! Throws the deep-ball, touch passes, ropes through the curl/flat window! Tall in the pocket w/eyes downfield under pressure! Extends plays with eyes downfield! Can run! #EagleDNA
— Blair Hubbard (@CoachHubb2) March 5, 2021
Cade Phillips, 2023, 5’8, 145, QB/DB, Cheraw
Sometimes it’s good to look at the small-school prospects to find a diamond in the rough. Perhaps Phillips could be that guy after he put up a productive 2020 season. While 6-man football is usually dominated by the run game, some teams will put the ball in the hands of their top player and have him throw the ball. Phillips threw for 1,168 yards, 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions, and completed 56 percent of his pass attempts. That was the third most passing yards for any quarterback in 6-man football according to MaxPreps. If Phillips continues to produce and if he continues to grow in his frame, he could be a sneaky pickup for a smaller-level school.