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Brett Nottingham: 91 TD passes in HS
Brett Nottingham would appear to have the inside track to succeed Andrew Luck under center for Stanford.
Nottingham will be a redshirt junior in 2012. He was recruited to Stanford by Jim Harbaugh after a stellar high school career at Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif.
One of Nottingham’s high school teammates was Cardinal starting TE Zach Ertz, he of the sure hands and a TD catch every five receptions. In 2008, Ertz was a senior and Nottingham a junior at Monte Vista. Ertz caught 12 touchdowns from Nottingham, as the duo was an unstoppable red-zone combination.
Nottingham threw for more than 7,400 yards and 91 touchdowns in high school. Even after Ertz graduated and moved on to Stanford, as a senior Nottingham completed over 70 percent of his passes for almost 4,000 yards, 45 touchdowns and an eye-popping 10.1 yards-per-attempt average.
Nottingham was rated the fourth-best pro-style high school QB by rivals.com. He originally committed to UCLA, where his father, a physician, had done a residency. Both of his sisters have attended UCLA as well.
A 4.0 student in high school, Nottingham was also recruited by some Ivy League schools, but he chose Stanford.
Nottingham has good size and speed. He is listed at 6’4” and 215 pounds, and his fastest 40-yard dash is a solid 4.7 seconds.
He did not see any action in his freshman year, 2010. He has appeared in six games during the 2011 season, with more than 40 snaps, completing five of nine passes for 78 yards, including a Luck-like 39-yard touchdown strike to TE Coby Fleener against San Jose State.