In what was a loaded group of quarterbacks at the Elite 11 regional camp at Cal and the NIKE Camp at Stanford, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley's Joe Southwick showed he deserved to be mentioned among the top signal callers in the region.
Southwick, 6-1, 178 pounds is a player we've liked for some time. He's an absolute gamer and has been putting up big numbers since his sophomore season. As a junior, he earned several post-season honors including 1st team all-state Underclass after throwing for 3,185 yards and 35 touchdowns.
This past weekend, Southwick showed he's not just a good high school quarterback but someone with the skill set to excel at the next level as well. Southwick is very solid mechanically, has a live, accurate arm and very good mobility.
On the recruiting front, Southwick has three offers on the table and said one of those schools is looking pretty good right now.
"San Jose State, Boise State and Nevada have all offered," Southwick said. "I really like Boise State a lot right now. They do a good job of developing quarterbacks and it's a program that has had a lot of success over the last few years.
"Other schools I like are Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, San Diego State, San Jose State and Washington. I'm hearing from all of those schools and I want to keep my options open but like I said, Boise is my number one right now."