STOCK RISERS | Top young Quarterbacks in the Broward Area – We look at some of the very impressive looking QB prospects coming up in the Broward area, like 2025 grad and South Broward impressive big QB 6-3 inch Randy Phillips. Phillips racked up nearly 1,000 yards passing with 985 yards and passed for six touchdowns on a great freshman season.
Prospects can register for the upcoming Six Star Football Florida Showcase at the link. This event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Somerset Academy Canyons in Boynton Beach.
Cedrick Bailey, 6’6, 175,QB,2024,Chaminade-Madonna @Cedrickbailey11
Bailey is one of the no doubt emerging stars in the Broward area and at 6-6 inches tall is the tallest looking QB in the area that we have seen in action. Bailey has racked up some early big D1 offers already as a sophomore, those coming from the likes of Pitt and Georgia Tech with more schools looking at this hot and impressive looking arm coming up in the 2024 class at Chaminade-Madonna. Bailey passed for a big time 1,147 yards on the 2021 season and went 73 for 140 passing and passed for nine touchdowns.
Devin Gonzalez, 5’11, 170,QB, 2025,Flanagan @DevinGo92005351
Gonzalez is one of the very impressive looking newcomers in the freshman class of 2025 from Flanagan High School. A player that is one of the most impressive looking freshman pocket passers in the area and a player that also is one of the most impressive for pre mobility. Gonzalez is very good when he needs to at using his legs when needed to create and make extra yards when the passing lanes don’t open up. His best skills are his arm strength and that he can escape pressure. Gonzalez reports a time of 4.9 in the 40 yard dash and had nine touchdowns with four INTs this year.
AJ Hairston,6’3, 215,QB,2024,Monarch @AjHairston4
Hairston is a play making come up in the 2024 class, and at 6-3, 215 for sure is one of the bigger framed and more put together looking QBs out there that can make make some big plays at Monarch High School. AJ received a late November invite to play in the Georgia vs. Florida game, no doubt a player that can be one of the top recruits in the area, others are seeing his talent and like his size a lot also. Hairston was also invited to the All-America Classic Game in late November also, clearly one of the top looking young prospects on Broward and a great play maker to watch out for.
Camden Hartzell, 5’10, 145,QB,2025,Somerset Academy @QCamden2025
Taking a look at a hot QB prospect that was among the most impressive looking arms at the 6Star Football Showcase, Hartzell has wasted no time at all in becoming a major name to know in Florida football. He completed his freshman season in 2021 with an impressive looking year of 1,220 passing yards for 14 passing touchdowns and added a pair of rushing touchdowns for good measure.
Chico Jayden, 5’11, 184, QB, 2026, Westminster Academy @chico_jayden_qb
A good looking arm coming up in the 2026 class from Westminster, no doubt this guy is a young player and already is looking to be one of the emerging strong arms in the Broward Ara, Jayden has good downfield vision and can air it out with some of the best in his grade already as a play maker coming up to take some notice of.
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Aidan Karsh, 6’2, 205,QB,2024,McArthur @AidanKarsh13
Karsh is a good looking super sophomore from the MaArthur program, at 6-2, 205 is a very solid built and put together QB prospect to watch for in the coming seasons. Aidan is a player that can do a great job of distributing the football and getting it out quickly to make impressive 6-10 yard passes down the field, has some good touch on his passes and is a quick worker from the shotgun for McArthur. A name to know among the QBs coming up in the 2024 Florida Class.
Michael Merdinger, 6’2, 185,QB,2024,Deerfield Beach @michaelm_18
Merdinger is one of the most impressive young class of 2024 QB prospects in the Broward Area and has already landed a big time Georgia Tech offer. Merdinger was invited to the All-America Bowl Combine in San Antonio also, no doubt a major prospect doing some big time things at Deerfield Beach High School. Merdinger made a visit to Gator country and Florida in their season opener vs. FIU this year. Merdinger also visited at Central Florida in June as well, another college program in the radar lens for his hot play maker to know inthe 2024 class.
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Matthew Norkin, 5’11, 210,QB, 2024,Pine Crest @MatthewNorkin
Norkin is one of the names to know coming up from the Pine Crest program, a 5-11,210 play maker that is on top list for the best pro style QB prospects in the area for 2024 players to know. One of those guys that has a major power and strength arm, Norkin s a impressive throwing deep on the run kind of QB that has impressed and is also very good at reading defenses and making throws along the side lines such as out routes, corners and comebacks. No doubt a major multi faceted talent that can do a lot of key essentials very well at the QB position.
Randy Phillips, 6’3, 175, QB, 2025, South Broward @RandyPh27762444
Phillips is one of the up and coming impressive looking class of 2025 prospects to watch out for from South Broward High School, a high profile type of talent, good height and length to his frame already, Phillips in the ‘25 already is 6-3 inches tall and is among the tallest in his class among impressive prospects in the area. Randy passed for 985 yards in 2021 and six touchdowns along with adding a 126.4 QB rating and completing 70 of his 96 passes on the 2021 campaign.
Ryan Spallina, 6’2, 180,QB,2024,Stoneman Douglas@RyanSpallina_
Spallina is a good looking up and coming super sophomore QB from the Stoneman Douglas program. A 6-2, 180 slinger, Spallina is a player that also is a fine student and reports a 3.7 grade point average. Spallina had 629 yards in just 2.5 games this year so he no doubt made the most of each and every play for those huge yards on the year. Went 39 for 56 passing for 70% completion mark also. Spallina also has a 135.2 QB rating for the year and passed for seven touchdowns.