Quarterbacks Noticeably Absent from the Top in Class of 2019 Rankings

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds.com
Twitter: @GridironStuds

If you love quarterbacks in the high school recruiting game then you loved the class of 2018. That class produced the #1 and #2 overall ranked players by consensus between both Rivals and 247sports.  If you include USC signee J.T. Daniels in the mix,  then the Class of 2018 produced three Top 20 quarterback talents.  In 2019,  you have to go outside of the Top 20 to find any quarterback prospects.

The class of 2018 produced #1 rated recruit in Clemson signee Trevor Lawrence and the #2 ranked overall prospect Georgia signee Justin Fields.  One could get really excited about a class like that especially when you include the previously mentioned J.T. Daniels who was Rivals ranked #4 overall and 247 Sports ranked #16.  All three of these young gun slingers have seen action in a game as true freshman this year with both Daniels and Lawerence being starters for their respective schools.

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GridironStuds Player of the Day: Maceo Beard – Cegep de Thetford, Canada

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

If you know the story of GridironStuds then you know that it began as a simple website that would allow local kids in South Florida to put their highlights up and market themselves to college football coaches.  Over time,  it spread from local South Florida kids, to Florida kids, to kids all over the United States and then globally. One of the best things about running GridironStuds is seeing how athletes play football all over the World.  Today’s player of the day would be a great example of that.

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Do You Love Ball or Do You Just Love Recruiting?

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

There’s no question that college football has become a big deal and the deal is become bigger with each passing day.  With it reaching heights never seen before,  it becomes more difficult to separate those who love football from those who love recruiting.

One of the biggest things for teenagers is acceptance.  Nothing screams acceptance like an article written about you by one of the major recruiting outfits like Rivals, 247sports or ESPN.  Nothing can conjure up the thrill of acceptance more than searching your name on Twitter and watching fans fighting over your attention in hopes that you attend their school.  It would seem odd that a kid that appears to be good at something may not really love it but I’m here to tell you that it happens.

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Recruiting School: The Waiting Game Is Not For Everybody

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Whoever said good things come to those who wait definitely was not a high school football player hunting for a college football scholarship.  Many a college football recruit has done damage to themselves by waiting too long to make a very important decision.  For some,  waiting is best,  for the majority,  not so much.

I’ve told the story on my Instagram account (@GridironStuds) about the time I took a recruiting visit out of high school to California Berkeley.  It was the biggest of my handful of offers and I was not a rated recruit.  In 1990,  it was a whole lot harder to get ranked and recognized as a high school football player and with only one good season of playing under my belt,  no chance.  With that in mind,  I had no business making a school like Cal in the Pac-10 wait for my commitment.  However,  I lacked guidance in the process and pretty much flew by the seat of my pants in the World of recruiting.

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Stock Up: The next wave of sophomores in South Florida

By: Jerry Williamson – GridironStuds Blog contributor
@JerryRecruiting

When you think about high school football in South Florida, you can throw out the old saying, “that underclassman should wait their turn”, because if you haven’t paid close attention over the past four seasons, these young studs are out-playing some of the best recruits in South Florida.

The stock up series will highlight the next wave of talent throughout the state of Florida that’s ready to surface and will eventually blossom into household names. This article spotlights five sophomores at (QB, RB, OL, DB, CB) that are putting on a show each Friday night and names you need to get to know.

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Madison Academy’s Luke Hits the Nail on the Head

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Trying to stand out in a world of high school football prospects can be tough.  We’ve all heard the stats.  There are 90k high schools in the country and over a million football players in any given year on the prep gridiron.  A large majority of these adolescent warriors are looking to someday play in college.  However,  when you are a quarterback and you stand 6’4″ tall like 2020 quarterback Luke Nail does then it’s only a matter of time.

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