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QB's That Earned Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year, Not Such a Good Thing
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I'll give you Peyton Manning but recent history has not been kind to quarterbacks that earned the Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year. With the past eight QB's the jury is still out on some others winning this prestigious honor in high school football not so good. This sideshow will examine those quarterbacks who won the award since the 98 - 99. This award takes into consideration athletic achievement, academic performance, and great character. Most of these names you will recognize because of the college recruiting battles that took place trying to land these top prospects. Matt Barkley was the 07 - 08 winner who was just named the starter at USC. With the news of Barkley getting the starting nod college football fans and especially USC fans need to know what they are up against with quarterbacks that have earned the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year.

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