Top 2013 Quarterback Recruits for USC, Stanford, Oregon and the Pac-12 Teams

Michael TierneyAnalyst IFebruary 11, 2012

Top 2013 Quarterback Recruits for USC, Stanford, Oregon and the Pac-12 Teams

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    Ten 4-star or 5-star quarterback prospects, mostly from the west, are all big names you'll hear in Pac-12 recruiting this year.

    USC, Stanford and Arizona State all need to sign a quarterback badly in 2013.

    Cal, Oregon State, Colorado, Utah and Washington State all took one in 2012.

    Oregon, Washington, UCLA and Arizona just took two QBs.

    So these guys might avoid the Ducks, Huskies, Bruins and Cats.

No. 1: Max Browne: 6'5"

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    Pro-style QB Max Browne.

    – From Skyline High School, Skyline, Wash.

    – 6'5" 202 lbs.

    – ESPN HS Player of the Year.

    – Rivals No. 1 Overall 5-star QB.

    – Browne threw for 4,034 yards last year.

    – 45 TDs to only seven INTs.

    – USC, Stanford and 13 more are on his list.

    – Max "Peyton" Browne in action.

No. 2: Tyrone Swoopes 6'5"

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    Dual-threat QB Tyrone Swoopes.

    – Whitewright High School, Texas

    – 6'5", 220 lbs.

    – Rivals No. 2 overall quarterback.

    – Swoopes threw for 1,394 yards last year, ran for 2,267 yards. 

    – 15 passing TDs and 29 running TDs.

    – Swoopes is looking at Stanford, the state of Texas and some SEC.

    – Watch Tyrone "Vince" Swoopes in action.

    Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech are the early favorites. 

    My guess is since he is from north of Dallas, Oklahoma has the best shot, but don't count Stanford out.

No. 3: Hayden Rettig 6'4"

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    Pro-style QB Hayden Rettig.

    – Cathedral High School, Los Angeles, Calif.

    – 6'4", 205 lbs.

    – ESPNU Top 150 Quarterback.

    – Sat out most of 2011 (knee).

    – Threw for 2,217 yards and 17 TDs in 2010.

    – Hayden Rettig highlights.  

    – Selected by ESPN RISE as top California sophomore quarterback in 2010. 

    Hayden, who transferred from San Clemente to Cathedral of Los Angeles, is a highly-touted quarterback but his torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee could be a problem for his 2012 senior season.

    Arizona, ASU, Boston College, Purdue and Vandy have offered, but Hayden may be holding out for USC, Oregon or Oklahoma.

No. 4: Cooper Bateman 6'3"

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    Pro-style QB Cooper Bateman.

    – Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    – 6'3", 205 lbs.

    – 247Sports No. 7 Pro-style quarterback.

    Cooper is interested in 15 or so schools, mostly west coast.

    The SEC, some Big-10 and a few Pac-12 teams have offered him, but my guess is Utah, Boise, Stanford or Colorado for Cooper.

    Cooper had 1,082 passing yards in his first seven games of 2011, throwing 13 TDs with two INTs.

    He is from Utah. H ere is a clip of his prayer to Holy Mary.

No. 5: Lucas Falk 6'3"

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    Pro-Style QB Luke Falk.

    – Oaks Christian High School, Westlake Village, Calif.

    – 6'3", 210 lbs.

    – ESPNU Top 150 quarterback.

    Utah has Lucas on their radar, but the Seminoles are on Luke's short list.

    Falk originally went to high school in Logan, Utah before transferring to Oaks Christian in California.

    Lucas Falk was almost thought to be lost last year. He enrolled at Oaks Christian in January 2011 from Logan, Utah, but after missing some school and returning to Utah, some suspected he was flipping back, and he has. Now Falk will play his senior season back at Logan.

No. 6: Eddie Printz 6'3"

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    Pro-style QB Eddie Printz.

    – Lassiter High School, Marietta, Ga.

    – 6'3", 195 lbs.

    – ESPNU Top 150 quarterback.

    The SEC and ACC went after him, but UCLA got him. He is a Bruin commit.

    I didn't think a quarterback would commit to UCLA in 2013. Although the Bruins brought two 2012 quarterbacks on board with Devin Fuller and T.J. Millweard, they can't get too much help in this department.

    Printz, a top quarterback from Georgia, committed to SMU for former Atlanta Falcons coach June Jones. But on January 16, 2012, Scout reported that Eddie Printz verbally committed to UCLA (after taking an unofficial visit the weekend before).

    If Eddie flip-flops again, UCLA coach Jim Mora won't mind. 2012 WR Jordan Payton acclimated Mora on the quickly-changing game of recruiting.

No. 7: Zack Greenlee 6'2"

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    Pro-style QB Zack Greenlee.

    – Lincoln High School, Stockton, Calif.

    – 6'2", 190 lbs.

    Greenlee has USC, UCLA, Cal, Colorado, Boise State, Brigham Young, Washington State and San Jose State on his wish list.

    The Lincoln High Trojans (Stockton, Calif.) could be the team to beat in the 2012 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section after finishing as a semifinalist in the 2011 Division I playoffs. In 2011 Zack Greenlee passed for 2,420 yards with 22 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Look for Greenlee to throw for 30 or more touchdowns this year. 

    Here is video from Greenlee's sophomore season in 2010.

No. 8: Jarrett Solomon 6'1"

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    Dual-threat QB Jarrett Solomon.

    – Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nev.

    – 6'1", 197 lbs.

    – ESPNU Top 150 quarterback.

    – 273 rushing yards.

    – Jarrett Solomon in action.

    Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Utah, UCLA, UNLV, San Diego State, Nevada and Illinois are on Solomon's list. He obviously wants to play on the west coast.

    He led Bishop Gorman to a 13-2 record in 2011. He threw for 2412 yards, scoring 41 TDs with only five INTs.

No. 9: Troy Williams 6'0"

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    Dual-threat QB Troy Williams.

    – Narbonne High School, Harbor City, Calif.

    – 6'0", 173 lbs.

    – Rivals No. 5 quarterback overall.

    Williams threw for 3,247 yards with 34 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for 11-win team in his junior season.

    Williams has offers from Nevada, ASU, Washington, UCLA and Bowling Green.

    Williams was the Los Angeles City Section player of the year last season. He took Narbonne to the Division I championship by passing for 3,247 yards and 34 TDs while running for 11 more scores.

No. 10: Cameron Birse 6'3"

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    Pro-style QB Cameron Birse.

    – San Ramon High School, Danville, Calif.

    – 6'3", 204 lbs.

    – Didn't play much last season.

    Birse is looking at Boise State, California, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, Colorado, Oregon State and Boston College, among other schools.

    Here is Cameron's quick pass for a score.

    Cameron played behind the Rivals No. 2 pro-style quarterback Zach Kline (Cal commit), who led San Ramon to a 10-4 season in 2011. Competition included Archbishop Mitty, Folsom and Concord De La Salle twice (both in the regular season and in the playoffs).

    Here is a little video of Cameron, as a freshman, where he was the quarterback MVP at the Schuman's National Underclassmen Ultimate 100 Combine.