41 – Gavin Barkley (Berkeley Springs) 2022
45 – Atley Cowan (Linsly) 2024
47 – Brody Dalton (Chapmanville) 2023
5. Dominick Stingo
Stingo appears to be next up in the long line of talented Polar Bear quarterbacks. He has acted as QB2 for two seasons while also becoming an effective option as wide receiver. That athleticism has come into use when he has gotten opportunities to run the offense. His smaller stature is complimented well by this and should force defenses to treat his running ability honestly. Stingo has shown good whip on the ball and obviously has been coached up properly. It will be exciting to see how much he can improve as he gets more starter snaps.
4. Trevor Lowe
Lowe has been a constant on quarterback lists since arriving as a freshman. This past season saw him excel on the defensive side as a linebacker which very might be what he plays at the next level. However, his quarterback play must still be noticed as he remains one of the best in AA. He has really filled out the past two off-seasons, altering his run style from shifty to brute-like. Either way, he remains a playmaking dual threat every time he takes a snap. Lowe has a pretty decent arm to complete his large and athletic frame.
3. Jaxon Cogar
Cogar will be an unexpected entry onto the list as his sophomore season was cut incredibly short. Still, he was able to put up some impressive film while also being among the state leaders in total yards and total TD’s per game. The rising junior possesses one of the best next-level body types of any quarterback in the state. His arm strength and physical strength are well-adjusted. The next two years will require some polishing of the fine mechanics with throwing the football and evolving that next-level playmaking. His ceiling is very high.
2. Ean Hamric
Hamric, who has been on our lookout since a freshman, finally can assert himself as the #1 quarterback in Class A. For three seasons, he has developed nicely into a proper dual threat quarterback. He has just enough wiggle to work the pocket well and find easy yards when they are available. His ability to throw a deep ball has continued to get better. Perhaps the area lacking is an overall showing of mid-range/intermediate passes. Regardless, Hamric should wrap up his career nicely with a Class A-topping senior season.
1. Brody Hall
C&C’s 2020 “AA” Breakout Player of the Year has taken another step by being our #1 quarterback in AA. In his first year starting for the Huskies, Hall found himself towards the top of the state leaders in passing yards and TDs per game. Judging by his film, his success came from some serious passing talent. With various passes and formations, he displayed very good arm strength with acceptable accuracy. Many of his mechanics look fluid and help him navigate the pocket well. Finishing that with skill running the football- Hall is our shoe-in for the top spot here.
Keep An Eye Out
From names mentioned above, rising sophomore Atley Cowan appears to be a great replacement at quarterback for Linsly. He possesses a good frame, developed athleticism, and noticeable talent and mechanics for his age. Brody Dalton (2023) for Chapmanville also stood out. His height and speed make him a very intriguing prospect. East Fairmont might have a potential all-state quarterback in Ian Crookshanks (2024). Up in the northern panhandle, both Santino Arlia (2022) of Madonna and Michael Toepfer (2022) of Wheeling Central had great 2020 seasons and are worth following. Finally, down in the Kanawha Valley there is some movement. Two George Washington quarterbacks will be playing AA football in 2021: Brody Thompson (2022) at Sissonville and Brady Adams (2022) at Herbert Hoover.