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November 3, 2018,

It’s that time of season where you know who is doing what at a high level. So, you know from a GenNexXt & Seal prospective we have to highlight it. With my eyes on so many teams Nationally I’m excited to show you guys who ate the Hottest Youth Football Quarterbacks in the country. Now listen this list isn’t set in stone so no need to tell me who I left out. I can only vouch for what my eyes have seen.

      Kids are playing at a high level and executing very complicated schemes while putting up mind boggling numbers. It is our pleasure to feature these young guys and reward them for their great play on the field. Enough of that let’s get to the situation at hand.

 

 The Hottest GunSlingerz Introduction

 

Name: Jordyn Potts

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’7“-135 lbs

Team: Fulton Falcons (TN)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

It has been a pleasure to watch this young man’s growth as a Quarterback over the years. This is Youth Football so throw prototypical Quarterback size out the window this kid hasn’t hit his growth spurt yet. As for his game he possesses all the classic Quarterback qualities which allows him to play the game at a high level.

Potts is definitely best described as a pocket-passer. However, after adding a couple rushing touchdowns, he showed he can be creative on his feet when needed. He is comfortable in the pocket and isn’t afraid of the long-ball, often throwing 40+ yard completions. Jordyn is able to hit receivers in stride and stand up to pressure without letting it affect his vision down the field, which is proven in his 14u season completion percentage of 61 %. Here are his season stats, he passed for 2,892 yards for 49 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. You can’t change the narrative when speaking on this kid, because numbers don’t lie. Eager to see what Jordyn does on the next level because every year I’ve followed this phenom he has raised his level of play.

 

 

 

Name: Cecil Stone Jr.

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’6”-130 lbs

Team: PPO Bengals (FL)

Class: 2024

The Skinny:

The most impressive feat you can conquer as a Quarterback is to protect the ball. A skill Cecil Stone Jr. has been a master of so far during his season. I’m talking about to the tune of 1 interception to 35 passing touchdowns on the year and he still has more games to be played. Knowing how hard this kid has worked on his craft over the years it’s not a surprise he has a perfect Quarterback rating on the year. Cecil stock has been trending upward since I’ve had the honor of watching him play over 3 years ago.

 Physically, Cecil’s a player with average height for the position but carries a strong arm. And he is a classic "power thrower" he can push the ball to all fields. The ball comes off his hand quickly and doesn’t lose velocity during its downward trajectory. He exhibits the ability the change speeds as well, dialing up the RPM’s to make window throws or applying touch as he deems necessary.

In terms of accuracy, Cecil not only can place the ball away from defenders, but also puts his receivers in position to make plays after the catch. His ball control is also evident in his ability to make bucket throws on end zone fade routes or drop the ball in front of the safety on post-corner routes. He powers the ball through coverage on skinny posts and dig routes, beating tight coverage with placement. Far from a finish product Cecil is for sure setting the stage to be ready for the next level with all the attributes he possesses.

 

 

Name: Prentiss “Air” Noland

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’11”-170 lbs

Team: Atlanta Panthers (GA)

Class: 2024

The Skinny:

Sometimes kids benefit when the offensive scheme is tweaked or more formations & plays are added to the playbook. Air Noland was always a kid that had the package of a 5-star Quarterback, but he was more of a play action QB in a run heavy scheme. Fast forward to this year and he has come full circle with the offense being opened up. Where Air Noland really shines is with his arm strength, which allows him to fit throws into small windows. And for a prospect who didn't get the luxury of throwing out a wide open offense the year before, he appears remarkably polished in terms of his mechanics, from his solid footwork to his clean, crisp throwing motion. His good footwork and ideal sequencing with his front foot step allows him to maximize his arm strength to put significant velocity on his passes.

As a result, Air Noland can reach difficult parts of the field and doesn't have any problems making throws from one hash to the sideline. He can also push the ball down the field on deep throws and is comfortable moving left, where his pure arm strength is apparent on throws with remarkable velocity for him being on the move. That state of Georgia has been shelling out big-time Quarterbacks, well Air Noland is next in line as far as size and being the total package.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Noah Brannock

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’9”-155 lbs

Team: Hamilton Tigers (MD)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

There is something to be said about a Quarterback who is on fire even in the midst of playing one of the toughest schedules. Noah Brannock is one of those Quarterbacks that believes in spreading the wealth among his Receivers. Armed with some numbers to prove he is one of the hottest Quarterbacks in the country. Averaging three touchdowns a game and over 30 passing touchdowns on the season it’s safe to say Noah is in the zone.

Noah operates out of the spread, and consistently delivers a catchable ball, hitting his receivers in stride. Accuracy is the most important physical attribute for a quarterback to meet, provided he meets a certain baseline of arm strength which Noah meets with his cannon of an arm. I also like Noah's ability to throw when he doesn't have a perfect pocket, or is off balance. Some evaluators refer to this as throwing "off platform. "Noah's motion looks good. He has a free and easy delivery, though it can be a bit less than ideal when he tries to hump up on the throw and generate extra RPMs. Big time talent already ahead of the learning curve this kid should have smooth transition to the next level.

 

 

 

 

Name: Tahj Smith

Position: QB

Measurables: 6’1”-160 lbs

Team: Central Virginia  Canes (Va)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

During our Preseason YNC Kickoff Classic Central Va QB Tahj Smith caught my eye, I came away very impressed with his skillset as a Quarterback. There are many things to like about Smith. First, he has a consistent, compact stroke. I'd like to see him hold the ball a bit higher, but a consistent throwing motion that is mechanically sound is one of the keys to good quarterbacking. His motion actually reminds me a bit of Jared Goff's, though perhaps a bit more robotic. He also does a nice job with play fakes, which helps to hold the rush.

After watching more of him I was able to see Smith be pressured a lot, because his offensive line is not great. He does drive the ball with authority though, and he is able to quickly release it to get it to his playmakers. And he moves well within the pocket, big reason I consider him a dual-threat quarterback because he can pull it down and beat you with his legs. And Smith makes the difficult throws effortlessly with that big-time arm strength he possesses, I notice he is streaky, so his accuracy depends on if he is in rhythm. When he is on, there isn’t a throw he can’t make he hits his receivers in stride with room for them to make plays after the catch. Tahj best ball is in front of him so keep track of this kid, he is sure to be on everyone’s radar in two to three years book it.

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Isaiah Marshall

Position: QB

Measurables:

Team: Southfield Falcons (MI)

Class: 2024

The Skinny:

Hot is an understatement when you’re speaking of Southfield Falcons Quarterback Isaiah Marshall. Were talking about a kid with a streak with over 40 touchdown passes the last 2 years. I don’t have the exact numbers but I’m willing to bet this kid achieved that goal for the third consecutive year. Marshall is a fantastic youth football Quarterback. He has adequate size to succeed at the highest levels of youth football. He's a bright guy, who really has an advanced understanding of football for a youth football player. And having a father as his O.C who also Coaches High school ball, he gets advanced coaching on the youth level.

Arm strength is overrated unless a player doesn't have it. Marshall definitely has arm strength. But that's not what makes him a special prospect. That would be his accuracy and ball placement. Marshall makes a really high percentage of his throws not only to the correct receiver, but to a spot that allows the receiver to run with the football after the catch. There's accuracy, and then there is accuracy within the target. Marshall also does a great job of using the right amount of velocity on each throw, putting it into tight windows, both horizontal and vertical, particularly over defenders in the second level. Isaiah has one more year of youth football but the way he plays looking forward to seeing how he finishes things out.

 

 

 

 

Name: Xavion Washington

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’10”-163 lbs

Team: Tampa Bay Area Jags (FL)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

Washington has pretty good height at this stage for a dual­-threat signal caller. With an over the top delivery Washington can push the ball downfield, though his deep ball does hang a bit towards the end of its flight. He’s quick footed in the pocket, and does a great job re setting when protection breaks down and keeping his eyes up­field

He’s a creative and decisive open field runner. Even though he is categorized as a dual­-threat quarterback, his instinct is to pass first, run second. Even in instances where protection breaks down he stays composed and makes the most prudent decision whether it be to run or look to pass. As a passer Washington best attribute might be his ball placement. He does a great job "throwing receivers open". He understands how to make throws that counter a defensive backs leverage and essentially ‘create’ a passing window even if his receiver is tightly covered upon release of the ball. One of the hottest Quarterback’s in the country resides in Tampa, Florida.

 

Name: Pierce Clarkson

Position: QB

Measurables: 6”0”-168 lbs

Team: I.E Ducks (CA)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

With a plethora of playmakers at his disposal Pierce Clarkson is the hottest Quarterback on the hottest team in the country. With strength of schedule in his favor Clarkson has still managed to put up some big numbers. Clarkson stands tall and carries a quick release. He has good vision and the ability to both fit the ball in small windows against zones, or "throw his receivers open" versus man coverage, due to his uncanny ball placement. On tape, Clarkson is consistently able to complete passes in tight areas despite his receivers being tightly covered.

As a passer, Clarkson is legitimately gifted. He's multi-dimensional in the respect that he's a pocket passer who is able to deliver the ball from different platforms. He shows excellent touch on fade routes and bucket throws into the deep quadrants of the field, as his fastball is best utilized when asked to make stick throws into the short to intermediate areas. All of these great qualities are great but when your Dad is Quarterback guru Steve Clarkson, quite sure he is cleaning up the little things. Bright future ahead of this kid.

 

 

Name: William Watson III

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’11”-165 lbs

Team: Springfield Tigers (MA)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

William Watson is an extremely mobile quarterback, and is able to extend plays with his legs. On film, his arm strength is the first thing that stands out. Watson is able to throw the long ball with ease and accuracy. He understands where he needs to put the ball, and a lot of that is from his apparent football IQ. He is poised inside and out of the pocket when a play breaks down, and makes a lot of throws that quarterbacks typically reserved for more polished players.

Watson talent and ability are there and always have been. There’s no doubt that the hype is deserved and justified. The way he makes playing the Quarterback position look easy, it is not a surprise that he has eye popping numbers in the passing game as well as on the ground. Going forward the only thing this kid can do is prepare himself for next level challenges seeing as he has dominated his area for sometime now.

 

 

 

Name: Jevelle Kimble

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’11”-169 lbs

Team: Georgia Sting (GA)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

Jevelle in my book is also considered a top Receiver in my eyes. But this year Kimble is playing Quarterback and at high level at that. Kimble is quite simply an athletic signal-caller. He has a quick but strong delivery on his throws, and possesses superb accuracy on short and mid-range throws. There were multiple instances in which Kimble displayed the ability to squeeze the ball into tight coverages over the middle. Considered a top 20 athlete and quarterback in the country, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that he is very nimble on his feet. He has the eyes of a good running back to see open lanes to run through, but he also has the ability to escape the pocket and give plays extra time to develop. On one particular play, one of the Sting receivers was just 20 yards outside of the end zone, and Kimble was able to maneuver around multiple rushing defenders and throw the ball over the heads of three men in the secondary to find his open receiver. 

The biggest decision in Kimble’s career will be will he stick with playing Quarterback or move back out wide to Receiver. Either way it goes this kid is a football player he just seems to produce on a 5-star level whenever his number is called.

 

 

Name: Camren Boykin

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’4”-120 lbs

Team: Landover Seminoles (MD)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

Sporting a 4.0 gpa for your Quarterback is plus which explains why Camren Boykins has his team off to the hottest start on the East Coast. He doesn’t have the eye-popping Passing touchdown numbers, with only 15 on the season. But that is because Cam team average margin of victory is 35 points. A very savvy and confident player with a nice feel for the game and a presence for what is going on around him. Poised and calm. Makes quick, good decisions on passes. Displays timing and pacing with his feet, drops and delivery. Takes something off shorter passes and shows good touch. Is accurate, throws to a spot and can lead receivers. Shows good range in the short and intermediate zones and throws a quick, catchable ball.

Shows very good arm strength and when his feet are set he can drive the ball downfield and shows very good RPMs on short and intermediate routes. Gets rid of the ball quickly for the most part. Has shown flashes of a very quick delivery when forced to dump the ball off in the face of the rush. As a passer the ball really jumps out of his hand for a kid of his stature and you can't coach the speed and of his delivery. Big things come in small packages is what comes to mind watching this kid lead his team.

 

 

 

Name: Furmin Livingston

Position: QB

Measurables: 5”7”-133

Team: Overtown Tornadoes (FL)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

A consignment professional when it comes to leading his team. Furmin Livingston is a proven winner since his peewee days. Furman shows good footwork and balance in the pocket. He is light on his feet, but keeps his cleats dug in the ground to use his lower half when throwing the ball. He's a natural thrower that throws a tight spiral. He can deliver the ball with very good zip and flashed the arm strength to make every throw that is asked of him. He also shows nice touch and didn't throw a fastball every time. His touch and arc on the deep ball was very good, his best asset is using the pump fake to open holes in the zone.

He does a really great job of escaping the rush and his first instinct is to take a look down the field to make a play. He improvises well on the run. Not like most young quarterbacks, this kid has learned how to go through his progressions. If his first read isn't there, he doesn’t just take off and run even without any pressure. Reading defenses and going through progressions is something he is ahead off the game on. All things considered Livingston might be the next big time Miami Booker T. Washington Quarterback he is that special.

 

 

Name: Cody Shelton

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’5”-137 lbs

Team: Chesterfield Falcons

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

Cody Shelton has took his game to another level since the spring, he has been on fire since 7v7 season. His play has carried on to the regular season to the tune of 18 touchdown passes thru 8 games. Nice to see Cody has the ability to scramble around if need be. His footwork in the pocket is very quick and nimble, and that bodes well for the next level.

As a passer, Shelton looks good. He delivers the ball accurately, which is the most important thing a QB must do. Some of his passes show excellent touch, and he is able to vary his angles to fit the ball over defenders. Shelton's release is quite quick, which helps him compensate somewhat for a motion with a low arm angle and a tendency to push the ball. Shelton's arm strength looks fine, good enough to get thee job done. His football Iq allows him to make his living throwing receivers open as opposed to waiting and firing bullets. Only thing holding Cody back is a growth spurt despite that this kid leaves it all out on the field.

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Antonio Smith

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’5”-145 lbs

Team: Miami Gardens Chiefs (FL)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

Since a young age Smith had an advanced understanding of the passing game, that’s a result of having a father who is an Offensive Coordinator. Smith has been putting up video game type numbers since he was 10 years old. There's a lot to like about Smith. He has a quick release. The ball comes out of his hand with good velocity, and for the most part, it doesn't die on him. Smith throws the ball with appropriate touch and is able to take something off when the situation doesn't call for his fastball. His pocket presence & composure in the pocket allows him to go thru his progressions.

This kid is a gamer and as long is he is under center his teams has a fighting chance. Which was on display versus the 1# ranked Miami Gardens Ravens Smith almost lead his team to the biggest upset of the year behind his play in the passing game. Round 2 takes place for all the marbles and his hotness will be tested.

 

 

 

 

Name: D.J Moore

Position: QB

Measurables: 6”2”-167

Team: Detroit Spartans (MI)

Class: 2023

The Skinny:

Nothing can prove how hot you are than performing on the big stage. Let’s just say D.J Moore was the hottest of the hot, leading his team to a Super Bowl Championship tossing 3 touchdown passes. There are many facets of Moore game that are elite, starting with his size. But despite the fact he's considered a pro-style prospect, Moore is an above-average athlete for the position, Throwing while moving isn't an issue for him in large part because of his remarkable arm strength. Simply put, Cornwell has a cannon attached to his right shoulder.

Being a top-flight quarterback is about more than just arm strength, it's about being able to throw catchable passes, as well as loft the ball over linebackers or other defenders in underneath coverage. Moore knows when to take something off his throws in the flats and was strong in the section of the two-minute Pressure Cooker situation during the season throwing over the linebackers without any issues. Total package is why this phenom lead his team to yet another Super Bowl certified the hottest of the hot Gunslinger Quarterback.

 

 

 

 

Name: Tyshun White

Position: QB

Measurables: 5’8”-152 lbs

Team: ABA Bulldogs

Class: 2024

The Skinny:

Preseason YNC I got the chance to see this kid display his skills and I had to add him to the hottest list. Tyshun has upped his game since Preseason and his team is steamrolling the competition and he is on fire. Very athletic. White is quick, agile, has good speed, and runs with good balance and instincts. In fact, his balance also helps him in the passing game. White has the right size and finds throwing lanes to show off his explosive arm. White is able to slide in the pocket quite well and keep his balance to deliver an accurate ball at angles where other quarterbacks might struggle to stay on balance. He also throws well on the run.

One of the things I'm most confident about with White is his ability to operate as a traditional pocket passer or Dual-threat. White's passes come via play action or in the spread. And he does quickly diagnose and deliver the football accurately out of the spread, it's not exactly the same as a traditional drop back but were in the era of the spread. So,I look forward to seeing this kid continue to develop, push comes to shove kid is so athletic he can play anywhere

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