Is there is a quarterback whose stock is any hotter than Josh Portis (6-4, 190, 4.57) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft? Ever since Portis came back from NIKE Camp he has been on fire. He has picked up four offers since then. The latest two come from the SEC.
Just yesterday (June 3rd) Portis received a Fed Ex package from none other than Nick Saban and the National Champion LSU Tigers offering the young signal caller a scholie.
Portis was very excited about his LSU offer. “It was shocking,” Portis said. “I’m very fired up about it.”
Though Portis is pumped about his LSU offer, he is very thankful for all the offers he has on the table and he’s still very open regarding college choice.
Earlier in the week the Kentucky Wildcats offered Portis a scholarship. Oregon and Arizona offered Portis shortly after his outstanding performance at the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto.
The Michigan Wolverines are beginning to beat the door down and they too could tender an offer.
Portis now has offers from LSU, Kentucky, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Marshall, Duke, San Jose State, Colorado, and Utah as schools that have legitimately offered Portis.
One thing to remember about Portis is he will graduate this January and be able to participate in spring ball for the lucky school that inks him in February.
As a junior while performing for a running team, Portis threw for 1,881 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also had three touchdowns on the ground, one he ran in from 65 yards out.
Portis has been working extremely hard this off-season and under the tutelage of Taft head coach Troy Starr he has improved immensely as a quarterback. Look for his stats to be even better this fall.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com Taft head coach Troy Star said this about his star field general.
“I doubt there is a better athletic quarterback in the nation,” Starr said. “You have to see it to believe it.”
“Josh is going to run the table with offers this spring when the colleges come out and see him,” Starr said. “He is without question an upper Division I quarterback.”
It looks like Starr is a prophet.
“Josh is really responding to coaching,” Starr said. “He has a burning desire to become a great quarterback.”
“Josh is working hard to perfect his technique,” Starr said. “And he’s taken great strides.”
Starr should know as he has an excellent track record of getting his quarterbacks to the next level. His last three starting quarterbacks have made it to the D-I level.
Portis will make it four in a row.