Friday, September 4, 2015

Football: Quarterbacks to watch in Southeastern Pa.

With the 2013 football campaign just around the corner, here's a look at some of the top quarterbacks, listed in alphabetical order, in Southeastern Pennsylvania:

Football: Quarterbacks to watch in Southeastern Pa.

0 comments
Blog Image
Germantown Academy's Hayes Nolte passed for 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns in nine games last season.

With the 2013 football campaign just around the corner, here's a look at some of the top quarterbacks, listed in alphabetical order, in Southeastern Pennsylvania:

Breon Clark, Pennsbury, junior. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is a threat with his arm and legs. He is arguably the program's best signal-caller since Matt Rader, a 1994 graduate who went on to play at Duke and Penn.

Dashawn Darden, Cardinal O'Hara, senior. A dual-threat QB, Darden last season threw for nearly 1,600 yards and 20 scores. He is hearing from Albany, Bryant, Rhode Island, and Stony Brook.

Collin DiGalbo, Bonner-Prendergast, junior. His efforts will be key in the Friars' bid to beat Catholic League Class AAA heavies Archbishop Wood and Cardinal O'Hara.

Jack Donaghy, Haverford High, sophomore. Donaghy showed his potential while filling in for injured starter Eddie Durkin at the end of last season.

Andre Dreuitt-Parks, Imhotep Charter, junior. The 6-2, 180-pounder has drawn interest from Buffalo, Northern Arizona, and Temple.

Tom Garlick, Archbishop Wood, sophomore. Garlick impressed in his rookie season, throwing for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns.

Ethan Herb, Oxford, senior. In 10 games last season, Herb threw for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. Interest has come from Ivy and Patriot League schools.

Alex Hornibrook, Malvern Prep, junior. The 6-3, 185-pound southpaw, who shined in 7-on-7 drills over the summer, should thrive in a wing-T attack.

Chris Martin, St. Joseph's Prep, senior. Martin played a key role in leading the Hawks to a 10-1 record last year. He is a third baseman in baseball.

Antwain McCollum, West Catholic, junior. While helping the Burrs win a seventh straight Catholic League crown, he threw for 1,500 yards and 13 scores.

Brandon McIlwain, Council Rock North, sophomore. Early interest has come from Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, and Temple.

Zach Nelsen, Central Bucks East, senior. Nelsen leads the Patriots' bid to climb the Suburban One League Continental Conference ladder.

Hayes Nolte, Germantown Academy, senior. In nine appearances last season, the 6-4, 225-pounder threw for 1,600 yards and 13 TDs.

Mark Ostaszewski, Archbishop Ryan, senior. The exprience Ostaszewski gained from playing most of last season should benefit the Red Raiders.

Matt Pasquale, Pennridge, senior. Early on, the 5-10, 185-pounder has impressed while directing a wing-T scheme.

Jon Jon Roberts, West Chester East, sophomore. The 5-9, 160-pounder is one of the area's top underclassmen.

Kyle Shurmur, La Salle, junior. The 6-3, 210-pounder joined the Explorers after playing for St. Edward (Ohio). He is the son of Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Joseph Walker, Martin Luther King, senior. A transfer from Mastbaum, he has scholarship offers from Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Stony Brook.

Cedric Wright, George Washington, senior. A transfer from now-closed Germantown, Wright has received interest from Central Connecticut State and Temple.

Collin Wright, Ridley, senior. With the poised Wright at the controls, the Green Raiders aim to defend their Central League championship.

- Follow Rick O'Brien on Twitter @ozoneinq

 

Inquirer Columnist
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Reach Rick at robrien@phillynews.com.

Rick O'Brien Inquirer Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter