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Small School Gems: Class A Quarterbacks In 2020

Do not overlook these small school quarterbacks. These guys can sling it, run it and would cause headaches for opposing defenses at any level. The most common component among this group, they’re all winners. South Adams signal caller James Arnold Jr. possesses the size and skill set to play at the next level. Checking in at 6’3 195-pounds, Arnold Jr. has a live arm, and showcases it in his film with several big throws from the far hash to the opposite sideline. He throws a good deep ball with accuracy. Arnold Jr. flashes some athleticism in moving the pocket to make things happen. He is currently hearing from a few FCS programs. His career stats sit at 5544 yards and 64 touchdowns, with 43 of those scores coming in his junior season. Arnold doesn’t turn the ball over either. In 2019, he attempted 271 passes, only to be intercepted 6 times.

Indiana’s class of 2022 will have its share of division one signees, Lafayette Central Catholic quarterback Clark Barrett should be among that group. The 6’5 215 pound gunslinger, captured a state title, threw for 35 touchdowns as a sophomore. In his film, you notice right away the raw talent and ability to throw the football. He can throw it all over the yard. A more than capable runner for a kid his size. Barrett got better and better throughout the season. In the state title game, he completed 50-percent of his throws, threw for 300 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. In that game he also averaged 7 yards a carry, adding 54 yards on the ground to his stat total. By his senior year, his footwork and delivery will be cleaner and college coaches will be drooling all over Barrett.

Indianapolis Lutheran quarterback Blake White is fresh off a stellar junior campaign that included a state championship game appearance against Clark Barrett. Not to be outdone, White threw for 217 yards, completing 54 percent of his passes and added 2 touchdowns in the championship game. Heading into his third year as the Saint’s starting quarterback, White’s maturity, decision making and ability to lead continues to get better. He is a very accurate thrower, completing nearly 60-percent of his throws. He doesn’t turn the ball over. Only 9 interceptions on the year as a junior, to go along with his 27 touchdowns. He may be overlooked due this size (6′ 175), but that shouldn’t deter college coaches from taking a chance on White.

Kade Osborn is one of the most electric player with the ball in his hands in Class A football! He can throw it and he definitely can run it! The Clinton Prairie playmaker threw for 1544 yards, 15 touchdowns, while adding 1273 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns on the ground. As a dual-threat, opposing defenses are forced to play with a guy spying Osborn. He can help someone’s roster in the future.

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