Quarterback Josh Portis (6-4, 190, 4.57) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft is about to see his stock go through the roof. Portis received his first offer on Monday, the first of many more to come.
Utah was the first school out of the gate with an offer. Oregon State and Michigan are close according to Taft head coach Troy Starr.
Besides Utah, Michigan and Oregon State, Portis has received handwritten letters from Oklahoma, Colorado, Oregon, Alabama, and Kentucky.
“Josh is going to run the table with offers this spring when the colleges come out and see him,” Taft head coach Troy Starr said. “He is without question an upper Division I quarterback.”
Starr should know, 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.
“Josh has an incredible upside,” Starr said. “If he stays healthy and with what we have planned to do with him, he could end being the number one quarterback on the West Coast.”
“Josh has a couple of mechanical flaws that can easily be fixed,” Starr said. “His work ethic and attitude are second to none.”
Portis recorded a 40.3 vertical jump at the NIKE Football Training Camp in Los Angeles last Saturday and has actually recorded a 43-inch vertical and a 9’7” standing long jump for Taft head coach Troy Starr.
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. He ran one in from 65 yards out.
With Starr’s high octane offense back in gear at Taft look for Portis to have huge numbers.
Portis has great bloodlines. His first cousin is former Alabama standout and Tennessee Titan Marico Portis. His third cousin is running back former Miami Hurricane and now one of the best in the business Clinton Portis who just signed phat contract with the Washington Redskins.
Keep this in mind. Portis is fully qualified with a 3.3 GPA and a passing test score. He will be able to graduate in January and participate in spring ball for the lucky school that signs him.