Current University of Arizona QB Rhett Rodriguez was our 2016 Grayson Weeks QB of the Year in 2016. Let’s take a look at the list of 15 candidates for 2017.
Besides stats, other criteria used will be rating, school record, school finish and coach input when available. Other variables such as importance to team and head-to-head battles will also be considered:
Josemaria Alcala, Mountain View, Sr.
Heath Beemiller, Ironwood Ridge, Sr.
Alex Bell, Sabino, Sr.
Jovani Bourbon, Buena, So.
Trenton Bourguet, Marana, Jr.
Jesus Cosillos, Santa Cruz, Sr.
Christian Fetsis, Pusch Ridge, Sr.
Nick Flores, Walden Grove, Sr.
Jamarye Joiner, Cienega, Sr.
Chris Kowalcek, Catalina Foothills, Sr.
Malik Martin, Catalina, Jr.
Rodrigo Nieto, Salpointe, Sr.
Jordan Porter, Cholla, Sr.
Tony Samaniego, Bisbee, Sr.
Alex Verdugo, Jr. Empire
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