Two Bay Area and Northern California quarterback prospects appear to be near the top of the line of the 2011 Opening event in Eugene, Oregon. Both of the signal-callers were drafted one and two by 7-on-7 coaches.
San Ramon Valley High quarterback Zach Kline was the first pick. Currently committed to Cal, the local Danville prospect appears to be the most highly considered prospect, particularly with no Gunner Kiel in attendance. Dave Hooker of ESPN Recruiting reports how Coach Matt James really likes Kline, and is enamored with his footwork and his arm. Jeff Tedford is a stickler for footwork, and to be this advanced this early in his mechanics bodes well for his future at Cal.
Also, Cal fans have to love quotes like these:
"The players kind of rally around him," said James, his new coach. "He's got that energy and charisma to him."
Whitney High quarterback Jake Rodrigues from Rocklin was also in attendance, and was the second overall pick. An Oregon commit, he also has similar desirable physical attributes with regards to his passing ability. It remains to be seen whether he has the speed and decision-making to run the Ducks offense effectively, but there's certainly a lot of potential present for both of the two prospects.
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