One of the hottest prospects on the west coast is quarterback Josh Portis (6-4, 190, 4.57) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. After receiving his first offer a week ago the talented signal caller picked up two more offers yesterday and the word is more are imminent.
Utah was the first school out of the gate with an offer. Arizona State and Colorado tendered offers yesterday. Portis now has a total of three offers on the table.
By the end of the week there could even more offers.
The Oregon Ducks are handwriting letters and could be one of the next schools to tender an offer.
Even schools in the Southeastern Conference are handwriting letters to Portis.
LSU and Kentucky are the latest two to enter the fray with handwritten letters joining handwritten letters from Oklahoma, Oregon State, Michigan and Alabama.
Oregon State and Michigan are close according to Taft head coach Troy Starr.
“I doubt there is a better athletic quarterback in the nation,” Taft head coach Troy 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.”
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.