QBC Week in Review 10/22: High School Spotlight

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This week’s spotlight features five high school quarterbacks across QB Country who are having strong seasons:

Harrison Barker (Spain Park, AL)
Harrison currently ranks second in the state of Alabama in passing yards (2537) and yards/game (317.1) and added to those numbers in a 35-28 double-overtime win this week. Harrison went 26-for-33 for 337 yards and four TDs to lead Spain Park to victory and was a nominee for Alabama 7A state player of the week. Said Spain Park coach Shawn Raney of Harrison earlier this season:

“There’s a progression he goes through and he goes through them very quick and that’s what makes him very special. A lot of kids get back there and they start patting it. They stare at that one and that one and then they’re sacked. He goes bam-bam-bam. He knows whether the coverage is rotating or if they’re staying in what they’re showing and he knows where to go with the ball real quick, and that’s why he’s been successful.”

Kyle Wickersham (Archbishop Rummel, LA)
Kyle completed 15-of-21 passes for 164 yards and two TDs to lift Rummel to a 17-7 victory and preserve the state-ranked Raiders’ undefeated (7-0) record. In his first full year as a varsity starter, playing for a new team, Kyle has impressed Rummel coach Nick Monica:

“You can tell he’s getting more comfortable with things like running our offense and doing a good job of spreading the ball around and using the guys that we have around him.”

Click here for Kyle’s midseason highlights.

Trent Battle (Daphne, AL)
Trent continues to show why he’s one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in Alabama, going 8-13 for 174 yards and 2 TDs through the air and rushing for another 95 yards and two touchdowns in Daphne’s 42-7 victory over Baldwin County. While his play has generated buzz around the state and offers from a number of FBS programs, Trent has impressed coach Kenny King most with his focus and leadership.

“Trent is not worried about stats or recognition. He’s a leader on the field, just making the right reads and moving the team.”

“I’ve seen a lot of All-Americans and all-this or that guys. Some guys get to the next level and feel like they have a free ride and their work ethic drops off. Some continue to work. Trent will continue to work wherever he goes. He has a great attitude. He’s a straight A student. He gets it on the field and in the classroom, and he’s very mature for his age.

Garrett Greene (Chiles, FL)
In a recent 49-31 victory for Chiles, Garrett carried 19 times for 195 yards and three rushing touchdowns and went 8-10 for 150 yards and a TD through the air. His performance earned him recognition as the Tallahassee Quarterback Club’s Offensive Player of the Week. Chiles coach Kevin Pettis shared thoughts on Garrett last spring after his commitment to West Virginia:

“One he is a great kid. A great student. I love that. I think the thing I love the most about him is his competitiveness. He loves to compete at everything he does. I love all his physical attributes, how fast he is, how he throws it, but he’s just a competitor.”

Drake Maye (Myers Park, NC)
Drake went 14-for-19 for 260 yards and four passing TDs in a 52-14 win as Myers Park (ranked #2 in North Carolina) improved to 8-0. Drake, an Alabama commit was recently named the Charlotte Observer’s mid-season Offensive Player of the Year. Said Drake’s QB Country coach, Anthony Boone (QBC Charlotte): 

“He can make every throw on the field from just about any arm angle, just about any platform. He is a pure passer, can really spin the rock. He has great anticipation and great touch.”