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College Football Recruiting 2013: Ranking the Top 10 Quarterbacks

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IFebruary 7, 2012

College Football Recruiting 2013: Ranking the Top 10 Quarterbacks

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    We start our early position board rankings with the position that everyone wants to see first: the quarterback. This year's class has a bit more depth at the position than last year's top-heavy class.

    We have some tall and strong armed pocket passers, wily gunslingers and, of course, athletic, dual threat-style guys in this crop. Come inside and take a look at the first edition of the QB board!

    This should be fun.

10. Hayden Rettig

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    Rettig, the brother of Chase Rettig, is a 6'3", 200-pound QB from California. He sees the field well, has sound mechanics and works to stay balanced in the pocket while surveying the field.

    Right now, Rettig has a skill-set that makes him a solid QB that won't make many mistakes. Arizona, ASU, BC and Vanderbilt have offered.

9. Cooper Bateman

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    Bateman is a 6'3", 190-pound QB with good accuracy, athleticism and arm strength. He wins football games by making plays and making critical throws.

    BYU, Utah, Maryland and Boise State have offered.

8. Christian Hackenburg

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    Hailing from Virginia, Hackenburg can well...hack it. He's 6'3", 205 pounds and is a pure QB. Hackenburg has solid arm strength, footwork and field vision.

    He's at his best in the intermediate passing game, marking first down after first down. He also shows good touch, which is why Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Rutgers, UConn and Virginia have offered.

7. Kohl Stewart

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    6'4", 185-pound Stewart is a Texan that has already verbally accepted an offer from A&M. He has solid release quickness, a tall and skinny frame to dictate his own passing lanes, good arm strength and is pretty accurate with delivering the football.

    Stewart is already considered the prime get of the 2013 Aggie class.

6. Johnathon McCrary

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    6'3", 190-pound McCrary is one of the top prospects in Georgia this year. He's got solid size, great athleticism and can beat you with his legs or with an above average arm attached to his right shoulder.

    McCrary sees the field well, goes through his progressions and is a playmaker. Florida State, Alabama, Clemson, Texas, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and Georgia are some big time offers he has already.

5. Brice Ramsey

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    Ramsey has a high ceiling and may be the top QB out of the Peach State this year. He's 6'3", 190 pounds and has a very powerful arm. Yet Ramsey can also throw changeups for strikes and deliver the ball with anticipation.

    Committed to Georgia. 

4. Ryan Burns

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    The son of a coach, Burns is as polished and fundamentally sound as any QB on this list. He's 6'5", 220 pounds and does a little bit of everything.

    He shows a strong arm, great field vision, pocket presence, makes good decisions, solid footwork and good anticipation. Burns has offers from Stanford, BC, Rutgers and Virginia.

3. Max Browne

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    Browne stands at 6'5" and 200 pounds. He hails from Washington. Browne has excellent delivery and release quickness, a strong arm and throws a pretty ball.

    He is smooth in his mechanics, uses his height to see over the rush and can deliver strikes to all areas of the field. Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma and Washington are just a few offers to name.

2. Tyrone Swoopes

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    Swoopes may be this year's Jameis Winston. He's 6'5", 220 pounds, from Texas and plays in a spread offense. He's got solid athleticism to escape the rush and make plays with his feet.

    Of course, at his listed size and being from Texas, Swoopes will hear the Vince Young comparisons all year long. Notre Dame, Stanford and A&M have offered.

1. Shane Morris

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    Morris is a 6'3", 190-pounder that tops the list to start the year. He's a lefty with tremendous arm strength. He's working to to clean up his accuracy and raise his completion percentage this year.

    You have to like Morris' size, delivery quickness and solid foot quickness in his climbs from center.

    He's committed to Michigan.

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