Top 10 DMV quarterbacks to watch in class of 2021

Chad Ricardo
NBC Sports Washington

The DMV is home to some of the top QB's in the nation. Here's a look at my top 10 quarterbacks in the class of 2021.

1. Caleb Williams | Gonzaga (DC)
 
Size: 6-1, 210 lbs
Offers: 22, including Georgia, LSU, Alabama, Penn State


Caleb Williams competes against some of the top talent in the country on a consistent basis, yet he often appears to be performing in a class by himself.

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The 5-star quarterback appears to first strive for mastery of the position above the pads. His dedication to study and pre-snap reads allow him to seemingly see the field in slow motion. 

With superb arm talent, he is capable of making all the throws. He completes deep outs to the wide side of the field and consistently places the ball perfectly to tight ends down the seam. 

With his legs, Caleb Williams is a magician. He navigates the pocket with ease. Utilizes extraordinary escapability to avoid pressure and throws the ball accurately on the move. 

When his number is called, as it often is, he is a superb runner either by design or in improvisation situations. 

2. Christian Veilleux | Bullis (MD)
 
Size: 6-3, 195 lbs
Offers: 13, including Michigan, Penn State, Virginia Tech


Christian Veilleux is as polished as they come. Passing for 29 touchdowns and over 2000 yards last season, Veilleux is an unquestioned Division I talent. 

Standing 6-3, Christian is comfortable operating from the pocket or on the move. He plays with poise, is on-time with his delivery and unleashes his rifle of a right arm on request. 

His deep ball accuracy is next level as his placement is akin to a long hand-off. A willing runner, Christian is also useful on designed runs.

3. Billy Edwards | Lake Braddock (VA)
       
Size: 6-3, 200 lbs 
Offers: 11, including East Carolina, Buffalo, James Madison 


Billy Edwards plays an exciting brand of football. Last season Edwards passed for over 2,700 yards and 31 touchdowns, while competing over 60% of his passes.

Edwards has a gunslinger mentality. He completes passes over the middle and against tight coverage. His teams are rarely out of striking distance as he has a propensity for dialing up the big play.

Edwards has the arm talent to throw the ball all over the field and the awareness to know when to crank it up or draw it back. Displaying rare improvisation skills, he eludes rushers routinely while keeping his head up and eyes downfield.

4. Austin Tutas | Spalding (MD)
 
Size: 6-1, 190 lbs
Offers: Virginia Tech, Temple, Massachusetts




Austin Tutas is the total package. With high-end arm talent he throws the ball into tight windows and is accurate short-to-deep. 

Mentally, he sees the entire field, progressing through his reads, while making quick decisions and getting the ball out of his hands-on time. 

With above-average athleticism, Austin displays sound pocket awareness and subsequent escapability. He is accurate on the move and a capable ball carrier on designed runs. 

5. Jay Woolfolk | Benedictine (VA)

Size: 6-1, 200 lbs 
Commit: University of Virginia 


Jay Woolfolk is a program changer. The UVA commit is cerebral in his approach to the game and surgical in his execution.

With impressive arm talent, he throws an accurate deep ball and consistently makes the right decisions based on pre-snap reads. 

Woolfolk is a weapon with the ball in his hands, utilizing speed and quickness to excel as much with his legs as his arm.

6.  Billy Wiles | Stone Bridge (VA) 
       
Size: 6-3, 195 lbs
Offers: Massachusetts 


Billy Wiles displays the kind of versatility that allows him to execute whatever game plan is necessary to defeat his given opponent. 

With his quick delivery, Wiles throws an accurate, catchable ball. He climbs the pocket effectively and fearlessly completes passes across the middle in tight coverage. Wiles throws an accurate deep ball and has the arm talent to throw the deep out.

7. Brian Plummer | Quince Orchard (MD)
 
Size: 6-3, 210 lbs 
Multiple Interests


The Quince Orchard Cougars amassed a record of 25-2 in the two seasons Brian Plummer has been their starting quarterback. At 6-3, 210 lbs, Brian Plummer is nearing prototypical size for the position and displays stellar arm talent.

He is comfortable operating from the spread or under center. He's effective in play-action and can be accurate on the move. His arm strength is undeniable as the ball jumps off his hands when throwing deep. 

8. Billy Atkins | Mount St. Joseph (MD)
 
Size: 6-0, 175 lbs
Offers: William & Mary




Billy Atkins is coming off of an impressive junior season. Atkins passed for over 3,000 yards and 36 touchdowns leading Mt. St Joe's to an MIAA A championship. 

Atkins navigates the pocket with ease, routinely delivering the ball on time. He throws an accurate deep ball with touch allowing his receivers to catch it in stride. Atkins impresses with ball placement, often dropping it into tight windows between the corner and safety.

9. Colt Minson | Catholic (VA)
 
Size: 5-10, 200 lbs
Offers: Southern Miss, William & Mary 


Colt Minson doesn't flinch in the face of adversity. When feeling pressure, he steps into his throws and delivers on target. His athleticism allows him to be an effective runner, often giving up his body for the extra yards. He's a fearless quarterback. 

Minson displays a live arm and generates good zip on his passes. He excels at chunk plays, often beating man coverage with deep passes in the middle of the field. He throws the deep ball with accuracy. 

10. Scott Smith III | St. Paul's (MD)

Size: 6-4, 185 lbs
Multiple Interests 


Scott Smith is a classic passer. He is technically sound, displaying polished footwork which translates into a smooth over-the-top delivery and subsequent catchable ball. 

He is tall and long in the pocket. His height allows him to see over the line with ease. When protection breaks down, he escapes the pocket and throws well when rolling to his right.
 

Top 10 DMV quarterbacks to watch in class of 2021 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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