KANSAS CITY SHOWCASE: A closer look at the 6Star Showcase QBs of the ’23 – We take a look at several big names that have been impressive at the 6Star KC Showcase event, Sharpe-Ford of Aquinas is one hot ’23 play maker that showed out. Others like Davis from Christian Heritage Academy in Oklahoma really showed a strong arm along with players like Deringer From Baxter Springs & House of St. James Academy, both Kansas ’23 slingers that showed impressive arms just to name a few.
385 — Mac Armstrong, 5-11, 150, QB, 2023, Lee’s Summit North
Armstrong is a QB that can make some nice throws, can throw on the run and is one of those players that has a nice upside as a play maker. Has big time vision down the field and can make plays that help his team out by using some nice footwork and allowing his WRs to get open and make some big plays down the field.
59 — Mitch Budke, 5-9, 165, QB/LB, 2023, Chase County @MitchBudke_4
The All-State Honorable Mention QB and an All-East Kansas 8 man LB, is a big time looking play maker and a Chase County standout. Budke is a hard Hitting backer and can also use speed on both sides of the ball to be a huge asset. A player that is going to be one of those impact makers each and every time he steps onto the field for Chase County.
517 — Kye Davis, 6-1, 195, QB, 2023, Christian Heritage Academy @kye_davis
Davis is a play maker that can be big time impressive and make some huge plays on the field for Christian Heritage Academy, Davis, also a 4.0 student in the classroom, is another of the stellar super sophomore’s that is big time impressive in the OKC area. Posted some very impressive totals for the 2020 season, having 1177 total passing yards with 12 passing TDs. Averaged an impressive 98.1 yards passing per game and had 72 pass completions on 150 attempts with only three interceptions as a sophomore. Guided Christian Heritage to a 7-5 record in class 2A-3 in 2020 and with some weapons back and his experience we expect him to have a big junior year in 2021.
388 — Jackson Deringer, 6-2, 170, QB,2023, Baxter Springs @DeringerJackson
Deringer is a rising 2023 QB prospect with some unlimited impressive potential ready for a monster junior season in 2021, the 6-2 frame is a good one also with some height that is good as well. Is a player that has good poise in the pocket and plays like a veteran, Deringer can either pass or run the football and is a player that has the skills to be one of the best in Kansas. A player that has a good ability to take command of a game and make it his.
311 — Zander Dombrowski, 5’11, 170, QB, 2023, Blue Springs South @ZanderDombrows2
Dombrowski is a mobile prospect who shows the ability to make plays with his feet if he’s pressured in the pocket. A dual threat option who has good size and vision and can air things out down the field. He has been working hard over the off season and he’s showing quicker reads and more progression from the pocket. He likes to get the ball out quickly and is doing better to see the field more before he looks to make a move with his legs.
209 — Eric Erbe, 6-2,187, QB, 2023, Chanute @ericerbe1
A player with a ton of potential for the Chanute program, combines size, speed and scrambling ability at the QB position. Shows up at 6-2, 187 and has natural athleticism and solid ball placement. Has continued to improve his game and has a strong overall IQ and good relationship with new receivers. He can sit in the pocket to make throws but also has the ability to throw off schedule and on the move and adds solid ball placement on cross-body throws. At last report he runs a 4.5 40 yard dash.
317 — Hayden Harris, 6-1, QB, 2023, Blue Springs @HaydenH66166106
An impressive athlete at QB that can make some very big plays, Harris can make throws on the run and is a very fine runner with the football in his hands as well, no doubt a player that can make some big plays and has that it factor, a guy that sees the field very well and knows what the right plays are at the right times. Has some nice moxy and poise in the pocket and is a guy that can be tough to defend against for a defense.
203 — Jackson House, 6-0,170, 2033, QB, St. James Academy @HouseJackson10
St. James Academy will be looking to follow up their state championship season of 2020, and who will be under center for them in 2021, Jackson House, a 2023 class junior to be that knows the system well and should be a good one. House will look to use a very strong arm and good play making skills along with a good high football IQ to show that St. James is still the team to beat in 2021, no doubt House’s play will be crucial in them return to state championship status in the coming year. House has the skills to do that, should be an exciting year for St. James in 2021. House is comfortable throwing both in the pocket and on the run and is good at designed QB runs, and can make people miss in open space. His best quality would be throwing under pressure and House is also comfortable with a pass rush in his face.
603 — Logan Ladish, 6-2,180,2023, QB, Piper @loganladish
Ladish is one of the more impressive young passing ability QBs and has excellent field awareness that helps him in game. Two big years left for Ladish, Logan has the makings of being a good one and should be an exciting play maker to watch in 2021. With a lot of good QBs in the Kansas City are this season, no doubt Ladish of Piper will look to make his name one you know in the coming ‘21 season as a key junior play maker.
78 — Austin McCracken, 5-7, 145, QB, 2023, Nixa @AustinMcCracke7
A versatile, all-around athlete who is one of the Eagles’ up and coming offensive impact makers that could be a good one at quarterback in the upcoming year. McCracken got some key run this season at QB and has some good field leadership skills and is a player in SW Missouri that could turn into a good one in the coming seasons. McCracken and Kansas City Showcase standout Ramone Green will be key members of a very fine looking team and could be one of the key names to know for Nixa athletes and play makers. Should be a fun one to watch for out of the Ozarks.
110 — Kahliek Rainey, 6-0, 164, QB, 2023, Schlagle @kahliek4
Has some nice speed and can make it happen with his feet. Rainey excels at reading the field and delivering the ball to his receivers and using his legs to make plays if no receivers are available. A cool under pressure QB that has a knack for improvising. (One of the most impressive athletes overall at the showcase, no doubt Rainey has a huge upside for sure.
250 — Maxwell Ford, 6-3,210, QB, Aquinas @MaxxwellFord
Ford is a major 2023 talent and a guy that’s going to be a great one for Aquinas. Strong arm and a great knack for making big time plays really sets him apart from most QBs. Will take over as the main man in 2021 with huge expectations ahead. Ford is one of those great sized QBs at 6-3, 210 is among the biggest and the best and that’s why he comes in ranked second best QB prospect in the Kansas class of 2023 and 11th best overall prospect in the super sophomore class. A junior to be in 2021, Ford will take over as the main starter as a junior in 2021 and we think has the top potential to make an even bigger name for himself in 2021 being the main man and getting his big shot to be the starter. We expect a huge season ahead for Ford and his major arm and impressive moxy and poise in the pocket.
383 — Joseph Vick, 6-5, 175, QB, 2023, KC Center @josephvick10
Vick has that very athletic long look to him at 6-5, 175, Vick is a long stride guy that can move well and be a big timer at QB for KC Center. Vick is one of those play makers that also can make the best throw time and time again, a very smart QB, doesn’t hold the ball very long and is a QB that can really make his throws on the mark down the field. A excellent footwork guy and one of the hardest workers on the team, Vick has a lot of impressive qualities that make him one of the hottest KC area QBs in the 2023 class.