The ink on the 2009 signing class isn’t even dry yet, but the Razorbacks’ coaching staff already has 40 offers out to current high school juniors.
Of course the most notable of these is Michael Dyer, the prospect from LR Christian that just might be the #1 overall recruit in the country when Rivals starts ranking this class.
At quarterback, there are three offers out and they run the gamut of QB types. There’s Matt Joeckel who got an offer this week. He’s the prototypical NFL size QB at 6-4/220.
Then there’s Devin Burns who is 6-2/180 from Georgia who has the size to be a dropback passer, but also the speed to get loose when necessary.
And finally, there’s Blake Sims who is 6-0/180 with a 4.5 forty time. He’d be even more likely to be a dual threat QB than Devin Burns.
It’s interesting looking at the QB’s that we have on campus and the ones that have received offers. Ryan Mallett is just going to be a sophomore and you can’t find a guy that fits the physical characteristics of a dropback passer. And incoming freshman Brandon Mitchell is a LSU QB clone.
We haven’t seen a true pattern of what the coaching staff looks for in a QB. Maybe they always want to have one of each (dropback and dual threat) to meet the skills of the team. Only time will tell.
I’ll talk about another position next Thursday. Tune in! Â