Thursday, July 19, 2012

2012 OC Football Watch List - Quarterbacks

UPDATE: Thanks to one of the readers for pointing out a glaring omission on my part, scroll down to see one last QB that I mistakenly left off of my original list.

1. Cam Thomas – South Lyon East
Arguably the best and most exciting returning starter at QB for the 2012 season and could lead East to the playoffs for the first time.

2. Kyle Bambard – Walled Lake Western
Dual threat QB that can make the throws and pick up yards with his legs. Also the top kicker in the area as well.

3. Tyler Wiegers – Birmingham Detroit Country Day
Hasn’t started a game for the Yellowjackets yet, but college scouts are already taking note of his big time arm.

4. Matthew Linehan – Orchard Lake Saint Mary’s
Much Like Wiegers, will likely be the starting QB for the first time this fall, and should be one of the more polished passers in the county.

5. Cheyne Lacanaria – Birmingham Brother Rice
Lacanaria helped lead the Warriors to a state title last year and showed off his impressive accuracy when given the opportunity in the run heavy Brother Rice offense.

6. Jody Harrison – Pontiac
Showed last year that he can do a bit of everything from behind center and was one of the best at throwing the deep ball.

7. Eric Ellis – Ferndale
One of the few returning starters in the county from last year and proved to be deadly accurate in a number of games.

8. Johnny Williams – Holly
One of the best dual threat quarterbacks in the county, showing his ability to get the job done with his arm as well as his legs.

9. Alex Larson – Milford
Larson is yet another returning QB that has proven to be reliable with his arm and legs and should continue to do the same for the Mavericks in the fall.

10. Glacier Wallington – Oxford
After taking over around the midway point of last season as a freshman, Wallington continued to progress as a passer in the run dominate Wildcat offense.

11. Nathan Drews – Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest
Drews might be the most underrated quarterback in the area, but has shown his ability to throw and run with the best of them during his time under center for the Crusaders.

12. Justin Losey – Troy
Troy could be a team that could sneak up on some people this year and a big reason for that will be Losey who was a nightmare for defensive coordinators last season.

13. Spencer McCourt - Bloomfield Hills Lahser
Yet another very dangerous dual threat quarterback who is coming off of an impressive sophomore season, McCourt showed his ability to make all of the throws from the pocket as well as some athleticism to make plays with his legs.


  1. Where is Spencer McCourt from Lahser...he was better as a Soph than half your list.

  2. He's a very good one, bad omission on my part. Wasn't intentional, his name slipped my mind when I was writing this, some names fall through the cracks. I expect a big year from him.

  3. Playing in the same conference as Kyle Bambard I have to admit he is a great player, threw for over 300 yds in state semi's last year as only a sophomore.

  4. Yea Spencer's my cousin and I expect he'll do even better this year