About a year ago Rivals.com introduced two quarterbacks from the Bay Area that ended up at Stanford (Brett Nottingham) and Oregon State (Sean Mannion) respectively. Ricky Lloyd (6-3, 187, 4.75) from Concord, Calif., is likely to follow in their footsteps. Statistically as a junior Lloyd was right there with both of them.
As a junior, Lloyd threw for 2,852 yards and 39 touchdowns while hitting on 65.2 percent of his passes. He earned first-team all-league and was a member of the prestigious Bay Area Cream of the Crop team.
"Just about every school that has come by has an interest in Ricky," Concord head coach Brian Hamilton said. "Right now I would say that Utah, San Diego State, UNLV, and San Jose State are showing the most interest. He doesn't have any offers yet, but he's going to be cleared through the clearing house.
"I think with a little bit of exposure Ricky will blow up," Hamilton said. "I think this kid is pretty special.
"The only two guys he was behind in the area were seniors who ended up at Oregon State (Mannion) and Stanford (Nottingham)," Hamilton said. "He was ahead of the Oregon State kid until week 10.
"Ricky has great anticipation and a quick release," Hamilton said. "He has great footwork and is a great decision maker.
"Ricky is also an outstanding leader," Hamilton said. "He's our guy in the weight room. He's the guy you want to coach. He's there first and he leaves last.
"Ricky has good arm strength," Hamilton said. "We threw for a lot of big plays. He throws a pretty nine ball.
"If you see his highlight tape, he has a 40-yard post against Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley that would open your eyes up for sure," Hamilton said. "Like I said this kid is special."
Lloyd looks to be another in a long line of fine signal callers developed in the Bay Area of Northern California.