The state of Washington was home to the top quarterback in the West region last year in future Husky Jake Locker. The Emerald state is home to another elite signal caller in the class of 2007 as Jason Munns is hearing from schools from all over the country.
Munns, 6-6, 225 pounds from Kennewick (Wash.) Southridge first caught our eye at the Nike camp in Oregon last year and then had a solid showing at the Elite 11 workout in Las Vegas. He has great size but showed surprising quickness and athleticism with a 4.18 time in the shuttle while jumping 28 inches in the vertical.
The quarterback is impressive on film as well showing a live arm and the ability to move around in the pocket, make that first guy miss and make a throw down the field with a defender in his face. He throws with touch but also has the arm strength to throw the deep outs and comebacks.
As a junior, Munns threw for 2,718 (62%) and 32 touchdowns with just eight picks and rushed for an additional eight scores. He earned 1st team all-league, league offensive player of the year and second team all-state honors following the season and led his squad to an 11-1 record.
On the recruiting front, Munns has a trio of scholarship offers and is hearing from schools all over the country.
"BYU, Washington State and Arizona State have all offered," Munns said. "I'm also hearing from Utah, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Oregon State, Nebraska, USC, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, LSU, Michigan State and Miami. My dad went to Utah State and I grew up a Utah fan but ASU is my top school right now.
"My top five right now would be ASU, Utah, BYU, Washington State and USC. The main things I'm looking for in a school are location, the strength of the football program and how strong academically the school is as well."
Munns is currently carrying a 3.8 GPA and will major in Business Management. He said he'll attend the NorCal Nike camp and Eastern Washington's team camp over the summer.