When it comes to quarterbacks from the Peach State one of the very best is Drew Little. Little, 6-6 and 245 pounds, is from McDonough (Ga.) Henry County High School. Last season as a junior he completed 60% of his passes while throwing for 3,172 yards and 41 touchdown passes.
This season Little will have a chance to put even bigger numbers. Not only does he have senior wide out Jamal Patterson and senior running back Quan Jones but junior wide receiver standout Markeith Ambles transferred in from Griffin. That's a stacked offense.
"Drew has it all," said Henry County Head Coach Rex Robertson. "His strengths are his leadership and knowledge. Drew directs this offense and we allow him to audible. Most of the time he checks into a play where we score a touchdown. He makes sure everyone on offense is on the same page. Drew is really a coach on the field."
Sure Little is surrounded by some big time prospects but he's the guy that makes it happen. Besides the brain he also has a big time arm.
"Drew can make all the throws. I mean you should have seen him last week up in Oregon. He threw a 75-yard post pattern."
Last week at the 7-on-7 tournament in Oregon, Little and his Henry County teammates shocked the football world, where they placed second after losing to Tampa (Fla.) Plant High School in the finals.
Despite the big numbers and his physical and mental attributes Little still is standing with no scholarship offers.
"I don't understand it," said Robertson. "Drew has size, smarts and God given ability. If he has a weakness it's that he's too intense. But I know he has toned that down a lot. If there is one thing he just needs to lose a little weight and he will."
Little was busy camping this summer at schools like Kentucky, Ole Miss, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia Southern and Jacksonville State. He will be a four-year starter.