Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has partnered with the recruiting experts at Next Level Athlete to bring you the most in-depth analysis of the best prospects in the state of Texas.

Every two weeks, we’ll release a new position ranking for the Class of 2018, so check back often to learn about the top prospects in Texas at each spot on the field!

Class of 2018

Texas’ Top 25 Quarterback Prospects — Class of 2018

NLA RankNameHeightWeightHigh schoolCOMMITNOTES
1Jalen Mayden6' 1"195SachseAthletic pocket QB, very athletic, can run, escape and can run all the read offense. District MVP, completed 198 of 295 passes for 2,840 yards as a junior; soft touch on deep balls. Breakaway speed.
2William Brown6' 3"192Lamar ConsolidatedSMUMissed entire season but is back on basketball court fully recovered; physically has all the tools. Good wiggle and athleticism. Can make all the throws. Very high ceiling.
3Chance Amie6' 3"187Tyler LeeBig-time prospect as a dual-threat QB. Could be national recruit at that position. Also a top AAU basketball player. 32 inch vertical leap, but looks more explosive. Gets hips downfield on throws and can thread the needle. Has velocity for those tight window throws. Can throw the deep ball. Big time runner and good ball handler. Was MVP of the Next Level Athlete showcase in January.
4John Holcombe6' 4"239Humble Summer CreekHuge; think Bryan Leftwich. Has gained 10 pounds since early September evaluation. Gym rat. Throws a heavy ball. Older brother plays TE at Illinois. Could easily be converted to another position at the next level; very athletic and great frame.
5Spencer Sanders6' 2"194Denton RyanOSUDual-threat QB, strong runner and thrower. Good feel for game. Ball gets out quick. Excellent arm strength, can make all throws. Good feel for game, sees field well. Three-sport guy, football, baskebtall and track, 6'4 in the high jump as a sophomore Sister is a soccer player at North Texas. Over 4,000 yards of offense in 14 games as a junior — 223-354-3,258-38-5 and 1,099 yards rushing on 190 carries.
6Julon Williams5' 10"190Converse Judson4-year starter. Excellent leadership skills, bellcow for football team. Very athletic, great feet. Can make tacklers miss. Could easily project at WR or CB at the next level. Has quick release, can find secondary reads. Would be a terrific option QB. One of better dual threat QBs in Class of 2018.
7Clayton Tune6' 2"198HebronHas started since freshman year, had a really good junior year. Probably an athletic pocket passer on the next level. Does run some read game and athletic enough to make plays. Sound mechanics and footwork, can get ball out in a hurry. Nice touch on deep ball. Good pocket presence and escapability. Can throw on move. more offers to come thru spring. Per coach, has great character, leadership and intangibles. Tore ACL but expects to be cleared in time for summer camp.
8Kason Martin6'2.5"178ManvelBrother is 6'7 and OL starter at A&M; Dad is 6'3; mom is 5'11; still growth potential? 31 touchdown passes in 10 games as a junior. Really good pocket presence and mobility within the pocket, protects the ball well. Really good QB foot fundamentals, good enough with legs to buy time and extend play. Pocket passer, very accurate. Finished junior year with 3,509 yards and 46 touchdowns. Coach's son.
9Brady McBride6' 2"180CoppellSolid strong build. Dual-threat guy. Good command of game and leadership skills. Sound mechanics, good arm strength and accuracy. Good touch on deep ball. Really good job of extending plays, good vision of field and throws well on run. Allen made several big plays vs. Allen off the scramble, both running and throwing. Finished year with for 2,616 yards and 33 touchdowns vs. 8 picks. Coach's son.
10Trae Hall6'3"190HendersonMulti-sport athlete; basketball, baseball, track. Effortless throw motion; appears to be able to make all the throws. Has some wiggle and make you miss, spins it well. Has a fastball when he needs it and can touch it when he needs to. Got a chance to be a big-time player as a dual-threat QB. Explosive with 40-inch vertical. Nice size.
11Zadock Dinkelmann6' 4"215SomersetLSUBig and strong. Operated under center and in gun. Good decision maker; finds secondary receivers and checkdowns. Great mechanics on fade. Able to throw to spots has started since freshman year, but lost sophomore year with an injury.
12Jacob Kainer6' 3210Cy WoodsCan really extend plays in pocket for big kid. Can throw on run both ways. Has smooth delivery from the pocket. Looks like he has big hands. Finished year 1,606 yards passing for a 2-8 team.
13Tanner Mordecai6'2"195Hewitt MidwayMissed first three games with injury. Impressive performer with offers. Good speed, but not asked to be a dual-threat guy. Can extend plays, scrambles with eyes up, making good decisions. Has deep arm, had 4 td passes over 65 yards against Belton. Can trigger quickly when he needs to.
14Alan Bowman6' 3"196GrapevinePocket guy with good feet and athleticism to extend plays. Not used much as a runner, but adequate in read game when used. Good height, medium build. Natural thrower.
15Marcellus Rivers6' 3"215Frisco Lone StarAthletic, big-bodied QB. Good bloodlines; Dad played tight end at Oklahoma State and in NFL. Played DE as a sophomore, splitting time at QB with a senior. Dual-threat guy, runs read game, can stand in pocket and throw it. Transferred to Frisco Lone Star at mid-semester; 165-252-2,234-23-7 passing and 202 carries for 1,361 yards rushing. Hard to bring down when he runs. Might outgrow position and could end up on defense or as a TE.
16Jason Bean6'2"169Mansfield Lake RidgeLong pocket QB. Thin build. Athletic enough to escape and run when needed. Sound mechanics, over-top release. Good arm strength, can fit ball. Can throw touch 3 ball when needed. Listed at 4.7 but appears to run faster.
17Jaelyn Nolan6'2170BrownfieldCan gun it in tight windows. He will dominate small-school West Texas with stats. Passes the eyeball test.
18Tyler Vitt6'1204San Antonio MacArthurImpressive pocket guy with good mobility. Has a number of "scrambles" on his video that really aren't scrambles, but do show his mobility. Appears to have a good frame and good lower body development. Looks like he has big hands from the way he carries ball in one hand when flushed. 29-inch vertical leap. Coach says he is a gym rat, constantly studying film. Threw for 3,400 as a sophomore.
19Courtney Douglas6'1237DeSotoBackup to TCU signee Shawn Robinson. Thick, strong build. Strong arm with good mechanics. Will be a dual-threat guy, good runner, can execute read game. Limited junior tape in backup role, think he has a big upside.
20Ethan McKasson6'6"190Frisco WakelandCan run; long strider, but mobile. Would call him elusive but does show good touch. See him as a spread QB where emphasis is on throwing or pro style/run-oriented/play-action type offense. Transferred to Wakeland.
21Mark Murdock6' 1"190Houston StratfordExcellent basketball player; has not played because of injuries, tore ACL freshman year while up on Varsity. Worked through pain and discomfort throughout sophomore season, discovered surgery did not take, surgery again this past January. Very fundamentally sound, has good blood lines. Spring and summer will be very telling.
22Aaron Allen5'11.5"174Fort Bend Ridge PointTransfer from Fort Bend Christian; has been on radar. Very accurate and efficient, good QB mechanics throwing, footwork, protecting ball. Dad Kenneth played WR at Indiana. Height might force him to play another position, but getting looks as a QB now.
23Trevor Hatton5'11"168LancasterGreat character, good family and good student. Dad is an assistant principal at elementary school. Dual-threat QB, first year to start on varsity. Shows a really good feel for the game and ability to make quick on the run decisions. Sound mechanics, strong arm with good accuracy. Can throw from pocket or on the run. Quick 3/4 release. Runs read game and RPO scheme.
24Riley Taylor6'3200Northwest EatonPlaying for first-year varsity football program with no seniors. Tall, medium build. Pocket QB with athleticism. Baseball type throwing motion but decent trigger. Good arm strength and accuracy. Throws a nice deep ball. Baseball pitcher with a 90 mph fastball per coach.
25Dalton Wood6' 5"215Katy Seven LakesBacked up Texas signee Sam Ehlinger as soph at Westlake, transferred to Hyde Park over summer. Has size, good body will support more weight. Good athlete;also plays golf and basketball. Threw for 1,811 yrds and 15 touchdowns, rushed for 517 yards and 4 more scores.

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