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College Football Recruiting 2013: Burning Questions About the Top 10 QB Recruits

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst INovember 19, 2012

College Football Recruiting 2013: Burning Questions About the Top 10 QB Recruits

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    This 2013 QB class is probably a little bit better and has more depth than last year's 2012 class. Many of these 2013 signal callers have a chance to start early in their careers and make big impacts. There are many talented QB's in this class that have hype and fans want to see them immediately on the field.

    As with any player, there are burning questions surrounding these QB prospects. For this read, let's put the focus on the top 10 QB prospects and ask a burning question that seems to be being asked about the player constantly.

    I'm sure you all have your questions and answers to the questions we'll ask in this piece. I urge you to write your own questions and any answers in the comments section!

10. Zack Greenlee

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    Commit: Fresno State

    Greenlee is an underrated QB from Central California who stands 6'2" and 190 pounds. He's a slick ball-handler that excels in timing and ball placement. He has what it takes to be a star for the Bulldogs.

    Is Fresno State getting their best QB since David Carr?


9. Tyrone Swoopes

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    Commit: Texas

    Swoopes has taken a tumble down many boards because he needs a lot of work. However, the 6'4", 230-pound Texan is great athlete with a ton of raw ability. If coached up right, he could be another Vince Young in Austin.

    Is he too much of a project to keep at QB?


8. Brice Ramsey

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    Commit: Georgia

    Ramsey is a 6'3", 195-pound QB that has a great arm. He has limited reps in the passing game and will need some work at reading coverages and other mental aspects. His accuracy has improved by leaps and bounds, and his ceiling is high.

    How much better will he be after a hypothetical redshirt year?


7. Kevin Olsen

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    Commit: Miami

    Olsen is from New Jersey and will follow in his brother Greg's footsteps to play in Coral Gables. The 6'3", 190-pound QB has good command of his huddle, is an accurate passer and displays solid arm strength. I expect him to start soon for Al Golden.

    Is he the QB that can get Miami back to where it used to be?

6. Asiantii Woulard

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    Commit: South Florida

    The Bulls are getting a great prospect in the 6'3", 205-pound Woulard. He plays with solid poise, makes good decisions and has a powerful arm. Woulard can win from the pocket or use his athleticism to make plays out of it.

    How high is his true ceiling?


5. Ryan Burns

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    Commit: Stanford

    Burns is a 6'5", 220-pound Virginian that has it all. His size is impressive, arm strength is good, and Burns is also a better athlete than many think. He should fit in very well in Palo Alto.

    How quickly can he learn the system and establish himself?


4. Cooper Bateman

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    Commit: Alabama

    Perhaps possessing the strongest arm in the country, Bateman is a Utah native that will head to the SEC. He's 6'3", about 200 pounds and shows great tools. He can attack all levels and fire the ball with solid placement skills.

    Will Alabama develop him as a weapon or game manager, due to his talent?

3. Shane Morris

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    Commit: Michigan

    Already a legend in the state, Morris is committed to Michigan and is the future of the program. The 6'3", 190-pound southpaw has moxie, delivery quickness, arm strength and solid mobility. He should be among the nation's best by his junior year.

    Is starting him as a true freshman the best thing for his development and Michigan football?


2. Christian Hackenberg

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    Commit: Penn State

    Happy Valley will love Hackenberg, even though he is out of Virginia, he's actually a Pennsylvania native.

    The 6'3", 215-pounder has a quick release, good arm strength, good accuracy and flashes some athleticism. He will immediately be the most talented QB on Bill O'Brien's roster when he signs his LOI.

    How soon will we really see him on the field?


1. Max Browne

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    Commit: USC

    Browne will enroll at USC early and be there for spring practice. The 6'5", 215-pound Seattle-area native has a super quick release, excellent accuracy, solid arm strength and is superb at the mental components of the QB position.

    Could he really beat Max Wittek and Cody Kessler out to replace Matt Barkley in 2013?

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.

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