1.Andrew Lisa (QB, Sr, Moorestown) (6”2’, 205lbs)
Lisa has a solid frame to build on. In his senior year he averaged over 200 yards a game, threw for over 2,200 yards, and compiled 15 touchdowns with 8 interceptions. He also had over 100 yards on the ground. Lisa can move and extend plays. There are some questions about his accuracy, and big play ability. He never lit up the scoreboard with points. He definitely needs work, but is not a lost cause. He completed .644% of his passes, and its unfair to judge him on his uneven TD-INT ratio because everybody knows that not every interception thrown is the quarterback’s fault; his team was mediocre throughout the season.
Pros: Accurate, mobile.
Cons: Too many interceptions, not many YPG in the air.
2.Blake Geller (QB, Jr, Northern Valley Regional) (5”11’, 175lbs)
Geller puts up monster numbers for Northern Valley Regional. Over 3,00 passing years this season with 31 touchdowns make Geller a top prospect for New Jersey. He is a junior, so we can only expect to see him improve in the upcoming season. Geller threw 6 interceptions in his junior campaign. He is a incredible pocket passer, and has a very strong pocket presence. He has a pro-style release and is very accurate. Though he can throw the ball as well as any QB in the state, Geller is only 5 foot 11 and 175lbs. He also has very limited mobility. It’s going to be difficult to have great vision when he is so short. High school lineman are much shorter and easier to see over than college lineman.
Pros: Great release, accurate passer.
Cons: Short, lack of mobility.
3.Dimasi Gabe (QB, SR, Montclair Kimberly Academy) (6”5’, 205)
Gabe is the real deal. He is everything that a college coach could hope for in a QB recruit. He almost resembles Joe Flacco in stature. He is a tall, all around big guy with a cannon for an arm. The most accurate passer in New Jersey with a completion percentage of .736%, Gabe threw 31 touchdowns while only throwing 5 interceptions. He’s not one to tuck the ball in and run with it, but he doesn’t need to. Gabe has great vision and can disberse the ball all over the field. Even with untalented recievers at his disposal, the Montclair Kimberly quarterback is one of the premier QBs in the state and would be a great pickup for any college team.
Pros: Size,Vision, accuracy.
4.Dylan Cummings (QB, Soph, Pennsville) (5’9, 150)
Before you judge him on his size, the 15 –year-old QB tossed 35 touchdowns (a new Pennsville record), 3,078 yards, and averaged over 250 passing yards a game. The best part about Cummings is that he is ONLY a sophomore. Over the next two years look out for him to become one of New Jersey’s premier quarterbacks. His only problem is an obvious one. He is small, not only by quarterback standards, but by football standards. Fortunate for Cummings, he has a monster arm, and can hit intermediate routes as well as anybody in the state. He can get the ball downfield, but has struggled letting deep players develop. Look for him to mature and only get better. Notes: He is the first sophomore in the history of NJ to throw for over 3,000 yards and he is on pace to shatter the South Jersey passing record.
Pros: Great timing, strong in the pocket, young.
5.Jonathan Germano (QB, JR, Bergen Catholic) (5”11, 180lbs)
Germano knows that it takes to win. That is overlooked often. The offense that Germano runs at Bergen Catholic is very similar to a college style offense, and with Germano at the helm, BC has had nothing but success. The junior QB averages roughly 220 yards a game in the air. If you take into consideration how much Bergen Catholic runs the ball, which is very impressive. He also compiled 30 touchdowns and 2,200 yards this past season while only throwing 7 interceptions against stiff competition. He isn’t all that big, which is a concern. One major advantage Germano has is that he does not need to play defense because BC is so good. He can spend 365 days a year getting better at quarterback which makes him very dangerous.
Pros: Great competition, leader.
Cons: Size/ Vision
6.Justin Laroda (QB, SR, East Orange) (6”0, 180lbs)
Laroda is a very quarterback. 24 touchdowns with 4 interceptions last year, Laroda was top 5 in New Jersey in completion percent. He plays both sides of the ball and is the leader of the East Orange Squad. He lead East Orange to a 9-2 record, whereas if they didn’t have him they were more likely to end up around 2-9. He has good feet and can run if he has to. He doesn’t get the ball down the field often, but he doesn’t have a lot of time. He averaged roughly 180 yards a game. Laroda isn’t very tall and he throws on the run very well. He almost reminisces of a Boston College Doug Flutie. The East Orange senior may be suspect if asked to play in a west-coast offense.
Pros: Accuracy, Speed
Cons: Arm strength, size
7.Kyle Anderson (QB, Sr. Woodbridge) (6”, 165lbs)
Though 165lbs is scrawny for a quarterback, Kyle Anderson uses it to his advantage. Maybe the best athlete at QB in the state, Anderson threw for over 190 yards a game and 26 touchdowns this past season. He did throw 15 interceptions, which is way too many. His upside is not his arm, its his speed. He can extend plays, make moves on his feet, and take it to the house. At 165lbs, put a little size on him and lift him up a little bit and he can be a beast.
Cons: Careless with the ball
8.Manny Cortez (QB, Sr, Pennsauken N.J.) (6”2’, 185lbs)
Cortez, averaging over 250 passing yards per game, leads N.J. in touchdown passes with 38 while throwing only 3 interceptions. The Pennsauken senior has lead his team to a 10-1 record while passing for over 2,700 yards this past season. He has a great frame at 6 foot 2. He is a little frail though at 185lbs but that doesn’t mean that he can’t put on a little weight. Cortez can scramble and is a great passer on the move. He may have trouble becoming a prominent pocket passer because he is so used to throwing on the run.
Pros: Great arm, mobility.
Cons: He may have trouble adapting to a college style offence and adjusting to throwing in the pocket.
9.Ryan Davies (QB, SR, Howell) (6”3’, 190lbs.)
Davies has a perfect frame to be a college QB. One of the most decorated QBs to ever play in the coveted shore conference, Davies passed for over 3,00 yards in his senior year while only throwing 7 interceptions. With a completion percentage of .713%, Davies can throw the long ball and his short to intermediate routes with precession. He can move with the ball to extend plays, and take it himself if he needs to, but the Howell senior is most comfortable in the pocket from the shotgun. He can air the ball out, without a doubt, passing for over 300 yards a game.
Pros: Accurate, great frame.
Cons: Team finished 4-6, leadership may be suspect.
10.Tyler Simms (QB, Jr, Parsippany Hills) (6”1’, 180lbs)
Simms threw for almost 2,000 yards this past season, and 25 touchdowns. Only a junior, he has a huge upside. He has a great frame to build on. Any collegiate weight-training program could get him to the next level. He is a sitting duck in the pocket, which makes him a huge liability. He gets sacked, often. This is barely his fault, though he needs to work on getting the ball out of his hands sooner. He is not on a terrible team and has protection; he just cannot move his feet to escape sacks. He is still young, and will be one of the top QB prospects in his senior year, but he is still miles away from the likes of Germano and Cummings.
Pros: Vision, accuracy
Cons: Gets sacked way too often