The Opening 2013: Breaking Down Each Roster's QB Depth Chart
Nike's The Opening is a recruiting camp and competition that puts the spotlight on the best high school players in the nation, but none will be analyzed more than the quarterbacks.
This year, the quarterbacks were broken up into six teams, with the depth chart going three deep at their position. Teams #AlphaPro, #Apocalypse, #FieldGenerals, #LandSharks, #Superbad and #VaporCarbon each feature three of the best quarterback recruits in the nation.
Considering the amount of skill players around them and their own talents, the quarterback play at The Opening is projected to be epic.
If you're looking for a breakdown of how things stack up at the quarterback position, look no further.
We've also thrown in a custom Bleacher Report quarterback group hashtag that best represents the trio of signal-callers on each squad.
Will Grier, 4-star PRO, Committed to Florida
Keller Chryst, 5-star PRO, Committed to Stanford
Andrew Ford, 3-star PRO, Committed to Virginia Tech
The Star: Keller Chryst
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Chryst is the best pro-style quarterback in the nation. He's 6'4'', 220 pounds and has the poise and accuracy of a future star.
The Sleeper: Andrew Ford
Ford has extremely high upside. He throws a pretty deep ball and can really crank up the velocity at times. He's also agile and can make defenses pay as a runner, so he could become quite the playmaker at the college level.
B/R's QB Group Name: #TeamHighExpectations
Grier has star potential and could end up being the next great Florida quarterback. Put him in a group with the nation's top quarterback recruit and a sleeper like Ford, and the expectations are certainly high.
Jacob Park, 4-star PRO, Committed to Georgia
Kyle Allen, 4-star PRO, Committed to Texas A&M
Brad Kaaya, 4-star PRO, Committed to Miami
The Star: Kyle Allen
Allen is the big name in this group, especially since he could potentially be the eventual replacement for one Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M.
Allen is an especially accurate quarterback, with good vision, touch and pocket presence.
The Sleeper: Brad Kaaya
Brad Kaaya could end up being one of the best quarterbacks in the recruiting class when all is said and done.
He's the most fundamentally sound quarterback of the group and he appears cool and collected in the pocket.
Kaaya is ready to play big-time college football.
B/R's QB Group Name: #TeamAccuracy
Allen has pinpoint accuracy and Kaaya is unmatched in his fundamentals. Park is accurate on the run and will make plays in and out of the pocket. This group will make plays with their accuracy.
Sean White, 3-star PRO, Uncommitted
Morgan Mahalak, 4-star Dual, Committed to Oregon
Luke Rubenzer, 3-star Dual, Committed to Cal
The Star: Morgan Mahalak
Mahalak has the ability to be the next great Oregon quarterback, and he fits the Ducks' scheme perfectly.
He has a nice arm and can make just about any throw on the field, but he really separates himself with his ability to run. He's elusive and will make plays with his feet.
The Sleeper: Sean White
White is only a 3-star recruit, but he's reportedly really standing out in Oregon.
Jeremy Crabtree of ESPN.com reported Trent Dilfer's thoughts on White at the Elite 11. He had some high praise for the 3-star, going as far to say that he throws an "NFL type of ball". That's worth a read.
B/R's QB Group Name: #TeamUnderrated
Mahalak is a superstar in the making and White is creating some major headlines at the Elite 11. Throw in the shifty and fast Rubenzer and #TeamUnderrated looks pretty underrated.
K.J. Carta-Samuels, 4-star PRO, Committed to Vanderbilt
De'Shone Kizer, 4-star DUAL, Committed to Notre Dame
Drew Barker, 4-star PRO, Committed to Kentucky
The Star: Drew Barker
Drew Barker is the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He's 6'4'', 210 pounds, has great athleticism and a good arm.
The Sleeper: K.J. Carta-Samuels
Carta-Samuels may not get the hype most SEC quarterback commits would get, but he's just as good.
He's another big quarterback who can move around the pocket and make plays. He throws with great velocity, so there's a ton to like.
B/R's QB Group Name: #TeamUnderTheRadar
These three recruits all have star potential, but with Kentucky and Vanderbilt still fighting for respect in the SEC, it may be hard for Barker and Carta-Samuels to get many headlines.
Kizer was a major commitment for Notre Dame, but everything but his commitment has made huge news for the Fighting Irish this offseason.
This group is truly flying under the radar.
David Blough, 3-star PRO, Committed to Purdue
David Cornwell, 4-star PRO, Committed to Alabama
Stephen Collier, 3-star DUAL, Committed to Ohio State
The Star: David Cornwell
The star potential is there, just look at his 6'4'', 230 pound frame.
He has an extremely strong arm, great accuracy and can throw on the run.
The Sleeper: David Blough
Barton Simmons of 247Sports tweeted on Sunday that Blough had made Trent Dilfer's list of the top six quarterbacks that were standing out at the Elite 11. Dilfer also said that Blough would have won a MVP for the day had there been such an award, per Mitch Sherman of ESPN on Twitter (6/29/13). Blough has a strong arm and is great on the move. He's underrated as a 3-star quarterback.
B/R's QB Group Name: #TeamHype
Cornwell, an Alabama commitment, is naturally going to receive a ton of hype.
Throw in the "top six list" for Blough, and Collier, who's also an underrated recruit and an Ohio State commit, and #TeamHype fits this group of three.
Deshaun Watson, 4-star PRO, Committed to Clemson
Manny Wilkins, 3-star DUAL, Committed to ASU
Jerrod Heard, 4-star DUAL, Committed to Texas
The Star: Deshaun Watson
Watson is ranked as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback according to the 247Sports Composite, but he could also be ranked as a dual-threat as well. Watson has a good arm and is accurate, but he's also extremely fast and can make plays with his feet.
The Sleeper: Manny Wilkins
Wilkins has an incredible deep ball, but he can also land it with pinpoint accuracy. He has a good arm, but he also runs with long strides and can be rather elusive. He's the definition of a dual-threat quarterback. He's also the definition of underrated.
B/R's QB Group Name: #TeamScramble
Both Watson and Wilkins can run with the best of them, and Heard is ranked as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, according to the 247Sports composite.
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