Quarterback Central, Take 2

Gunslingers round out top of Class of 2010 quarterbacks.

Buckle your seatbelts, and let's look at the Top two senior-to-be quarterbacks in the Metroplex, ahead of No. 4 Matt Brown, of Allen, and No. 3, Lake Dallas' James Franklin, with "the rest of the best" coming Friday.

2. Zach Lee, McKinney HS - Rivals.com will probably disagree with me here, as I imagine he'll be one of the state's top-ranked quarterbacks after next season is all said and done. The 6 foot 4, 195-pound signal caller is drawing interest from Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Stanford, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. He already has received offers from Arizona, Nebraska and Tech, and with good reason. In 11 games last season, Lee threw for 2,935 yards, 33 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. He did all of that while completing 63 percent of his passes.

1. Scotty Young, Denton Ryan HS - Lee's numbers last year were ridiculous, no? Yes, but wait until you get a look at Young's, and imagine that he was the starting JV quarterback as a sophomore. The 6 foot 3, 185-pound pro-style quarterback has a rocket arm. He also plays baseball, and could possibly go that route with his fastball in the 90s. But it's going to be hard to resist some of the high-profile offers Young will receive after throwing for 4,495 yards, 65 touchdowns and just 11 picks in 13 games last year. He fell just two touchdown passes shy of tying Graham Harrell's all-time Texas high school record for touchdown passes in a season. He's getting interest from Arizona (offer), Oklahoma, Texas Tech (offer), TCU and SMU (offer), but will undoubtedly have his choice of colleges next season as he's already on the Rivals.com Texas Top 100 list for next season. He did lose one of his big receiving threats, D.J. Beshears (Kansas), from last year, who caught 21 touchdown passes. But he returns 6 foot 3 leaper, Bud Sasser, who caught 24 touchdown passes from Young last year. Look for his numbers to decline a bit just because of Beshears' departure, but his rocket arm and pocket presence will still make him the cream of this crop.

Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He needs more facebook friends.

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