DeShone Kizer (Toledo, Oh. Central Catholic) is one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks, but has flown under the radar somewhat when it came to garnering offers from the nation’s elite teams.
The 6-5, 205-pound four-star quarterback is the No. 7 ranked dual-threat quarterback according to 247Sports, and he told ESPN.com’s Jared Shanker he was prepared to make a commitment in the next two to three weeks before getting the offers from the two SEC west teams that forced him to reevaluate his stance.
Alabama signed one of the nation’s top quarterbacks in this year’s class in Cooper Bateman and LSU signed a pair of quarterbacks, Hayden Rettig and Anthony Jennings, but those teams are always in the search for a difference maker at that position. Under that same philosophy, Alabama has offers out to three other quarterbacks, including recently extending a similar offer to David Cornwell that is contingent on seeing him throw in person.
LSU has extended offers to four other quarterbacks in the class of 2014. However two, of them have given oral commitments to schools (Deshaun Watson and Jerrod Heard), so Kizer may be moving up their board, especially with new offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron thinking Kizer’s skill-set would work well in his system.
Michigan State, Northwestern and North Carolina made up the top three of Kizer before the big offers from Nick Saban and Les Miles came into the picture, but Kizer was quick to point out UCLA and Stanford may soon enter the picture as well.
Recently, no one’s been able to beat Saban and Alabama on or off the field, so we’ll see if someone can pull the “upset” and get a commitment from the talented Kizer and keep him out of Tuscaloosa.
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