High school football previews: Ranking QBs poised for a big 2014, No. 1

dmitchell@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 11, 2014 

1. Carver (8-1)

With a 44-9 win over Peach County, Carver clinched its seventh consecutive region title. That’s an impressive streak. Ready for another impressive streak? Since it debuted at No. 10 in the Associated Press high school football poll on Oct. 9, 2006, Carver has never fallen below No. 9 in the rankings (now the Georgia Sportswriters Association poll). That makes it 100 consecutive weeks in the top 10.

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Editor's note: Whether a team runs a Wing-T, triple option, the power-I or a pro set, the man under center is the most important person on the field. He'll direct the traffic and, in theory, get the ball where it needs to go. This week, the Valley Preps Blog will take a look at a few of the Bi-City signal callers who are poised for big seasons in 2014.

JAWON PASS

Team: Carver

Class: Junior

Ht.: 6-5

Wt: 225

Last year's stats: 165 of 246 for 2,197 yards, 23 touchdowns and 2 interceptions passing; 404 yards and 11 touchdowns rushing

Recruiting info: Offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Auburn, Clemson, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Florida, Jacksonville State, LSU, Missouri, N.C. State, Nebraska, Penn State, UAB, Virginia Tech

Why he's on the list: Quite simply, Pass may be the most high-profile quarterback to come out of the Bi-City area. Ever.

He was selected as the All-Bi-City offensive player of the year as a sophomore last season, his first as the starting quarterback for the Tigers. His numbers warranted selection, but they are nowhere near where they could be.

At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, he has all the makings of a premier quarterback at the next level, and with progression over the offseason he should be able to show why so many college coaches are pursuing him.

Make no mistake, he’s a pass-first quarterback. That said, he can hurt opponents on the ground — and has. With another year ironing out his footwork and timing, though, it’s not crazy to think he could top 3,000 yards passing in his second year under center.

Former Carver coach Dell McGee told me when Pass was a freshman backing up former quarterback Torrance McGee how good Pass could be. When Pass was named the starter prior to last season, I was excited to see what Dell McGee was talking about.

He didn’t disappoint. This year, I think even more excitement should be expected.

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