On paper, much of the 2016 college football recruiting season is a formality at this point in the game with thousands of high school and junior college recruits verbally committed to their dream school or program of choice.
College football's 2013 recruiting class was so jam-packed with talent that it must’ve been easy for coaches to just throw out offers willy nilly. Despite how much of a home-run talent many of these prospects looked, as is the nature of the beast, recruiting rankings continued to prove hit or miss.
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new class full of freshmen and maybe a few junior college transfers to chase a national championship.
No matter where college football fans get their recruiting rankings, there are a lot of top uncommitted recruits left to be had in the 2016 recruiting class. In fact, on 247Sports’ top 25 there are 11 remaining and on Rivals’ top 20 there are 10 uncommitted players.
Spring practice for nearly all 128 college football teams is slated to start in March, but it’s never too early to preview the quarterback position and how some of the new faces blend in with the returning stars. It’s no secret quarterback play is critical to the success of any program.
Tim Tebow headlines a deep, talented QB Class of 2006, which featured a pair of Heisman Trophy winners, three BCS national championships and has seen more than a dozen members go on to start in the NFL
No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid quarterback recruit on a regular basis both difficult and crucial.