QBs who could take a big step forward at Nextgen's The MEGA IV | Youth1

QBs who could take a big step forward at Nextgen's The MEGA IV

Authored by: Ed O'Brien, @EdOBrienCFB

NextGen All America is set to hold The Mega VI at The Star (Home of the Dallas Cowboys). The three-day private event is set to take place from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30. The invitation-only event will feature 100 quarterbacks from across the nation and as fas as from Hawaii. There will be a mix of quarterbacks that’ll feature some that are already on the radar with offers from college and some looking to get onto the radar for offers at this event. Youth1 takes a look at some of the quarterbacks that have a good chance of getting on the radar with a great performance at the Mega VI.


BLAKE PALLADINO | 6-3 | 195 | CO | 2024

Palladino completed 89-of-159 passes for 1,242 yards, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions in nine games last season. 



CODY SHELTON | 5-11 | 190 | VA | 2023

Shelton completed 90-of-141 passes for 1,640 yards 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions in ten games last season. He also rushed 68 times for 410 yards and 11 touchdowns. 


BEKKEM KRITZA | 6-4 | CO | 2025

Kritza completed 268-of-413 passes for 3,192 yards, 22 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 10 games last season. He threw for the third-most yards out of all quarterbacks as a freshman. He has an offer from Colorado.


BEN GUTHRIE | 6-0 | 175 | GA | 2023

Guthrie completed 138-of-205 passes for 1,675 yards, 14 touchdowns, and six interceptions in nine games during the 2021 season.


COLIN SCHUMM | 6-4 | 220 | PA | 2023

Schumm is a prospect that I’ve had a chance to evaluate on a number of occasions in the past year. He has a strong arm and is fundamentally sound with his mechanics. 


DANTE TORRES | 6-3 | 190 | NY | 2023

Torres completed 151-of-241 passes for 2,296 yards, 21 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in ten games. He also rushed 52 times for 245 yards and four touchdowns. He finished at No. 6 when it came to passing yards and No. 7 when it came to passing touchdowns in the state of New York this past season. 


EMANA TARAPE | 5-11 | 185 | HI | 2023

Tarape is a prospect who I had a chance to see at The SHOW this past summer. That event setting featured the quarterbacks participating in 7v7 completion. Tarape will have a chance to showcase his arm talent as this event. 


JACK GRUSSER | 6-1 | 180 | NJ | 2023

Grusser completed 171-of-259 passes for 2,645 yards, 32 touchdowns, and six interceptions in 12 games last season. Grusser is currently getting interest at the FBS level. He finished with the sixth-most passing yards and the third-most touchdown passes in the state of New Jersey this past season. He has an offer from Bucknell.


LUKE CARNEY | 6-1 | 175 | TX | 2025

Carney completed 135-of-195 passes for 2,099 yards, 23 passing touchdowns, and 5 interceptions last season. Also, he had 457 yards on the ground and 7 rushing touchdowns.


Make sure to come back to Youth1 for our post-event report on The Mega VI.


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