With Collin Klein, Geno Smith and Blake Bell all off to bigger and better things than college football, many say this year, for the first time in a long time, is not the year of the Quarterback in the Big 12.
However, Longhorns’ Quarterback David Ash begs to differ. A 6’3, 221-pound sophomore out of Belton, Texas took the Big 12 by surprise in his freshman year in 2012. Ash threw for 2,699 yards and 19 touchdowns with a 153.3 quarterback rating on the season. Ash and the Longhorns open up by hosting New Mexico State on Saturday, August 31. Look for David Ash to put on a Heisman like display considering the competition. With a large performance week one with everyone’s attention on him, it could literally launch him into the national spotlight. Don’t get me wrong David Ash is no Geno, Collin, or Blake … yet.
Without a doubt David Ash is the best quarterback in the Big 12, as far as the NCAA. I believe with a big sophomore season, he could launch himself into a possible Heisman run in his upcoming junior year. Texas has built their offense around Ash. Because of that, David is primed that much more for success. He has all the pieces around him to help him put up big numbers for himself and wins for the team as well. The Longhorns will win the Big 12, and will make a run towards a BCS bowl come January. This is all due to the fact the they have not just the best quarterback in the Big 12, but one of the best in the NCAA as well.