How the best-ever Nashville area college quarterback class evolved for 2023
By Tom Kreager, Nashville Tennessean
Thomas Morris had a front-row seat watching Nashville area quarterbacks Marcel Reed and Kenny Minchey progress into four-star athletes and future Power 5 quarterbacks. He trains both at QB Country Nashville, a company that trains and develops quarterbacks at all levels. Add in fellow four-star quarterback Chris Parson, and Morris has said what others have also declared: Nashville — and likely the state — has never seen as dynamic of a group of high school quarterbacks in one graduating class.
“I’ve gone on record to say this is probably the best class I’ve heard of in the state of Tennessee at least quarterback-wise,” Morris said. “I think this is the best class to ever come through.
“I think the level of high school coaching has been elevated as well. I think there are really a ton of great coaches and great coaching staffs. And with the rise of 7-on-7 groups and personal trainers and guys like me — personal quarterback trainers. You are hitting it at both ends.”
There are currently four committed Power 5 quarterbacks in Tennessee. All of them are rated as four-star prospects by 247Sports Composite. Three of them — Minchey (Pope John Paul II), Parson (Ravenwood) and Reed (MBA) play in the Nashville area. A fourth — Ohio State commitment Brock Glenn of Lausanne — plays in Memphis. Morris trains both Minchey and Reed in Nashville, but also trains Glenn in Memphis at QB Country Memphis.