Denton Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard has cemented himself as one of the nation's most effective dual-threat playmakers. He's a Texas high school icon after accounting for seven scores in the 2012 state championship matchup, and he continues to be dominant this year.
Heard, a 6'2.5", 190-pound prospect, committed to Texas prior to his junior season. He's in line to quickly take over a Longhorns offense predicated on the quarterback's ability to inflict damage in multiple facets.
Vince Young and Colt McCoy became national superstars and Heisman Trophy candidates while suiting up in Austin. Heard could be the man to rejuvenate Texas' attack.
As a junior, he tallied more than 2,000 yards through the air and on the ground, per 247Sports. Heard threw for 17 scores and added 35 rushing touchdowns.
Heard is an outstanding runner who looks comfortable in the pocket. He's a decisive and instinctual quarterback who won't require substantial refinement at the next level.
Aside from Texas, Heard also warranted offers from LSU, Baylor, Arizona State, Nebraska and Ohio State.