One thing was very apparent at last Saturday's NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto was the fact there were an abundant amount of quarterbacks on hand. It wouldn't be surprising if several signal callers in attendance end up getting D-I scholies. One of them will no doubt will Joe Southwick (6-2, 181, 4.68) from Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley.
Southwick is coming off an outstanding junior season that saw him throw for 3,384 yards and 37 touchdowns against only nine interceptions. His performance saw him earn Area Offensive Player of Year, first-team all-state and first-team all-metro.
Colleges definitely have taken notice. He currently has three offers from Boise State, Nevada and San Jose State. It appears that his offers could climb even higher before the spring evaluation period is over.
"Things have really picked up for me," Southwick said. "There have been a lot of schools that have come by this spring.
"Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, San Diego State and Utah have been showing interest," Southwick said. "They have all said they like my film and like me as a person they just want to see me up close.
"I'm going to be pretty busy in June,' Southwick said. "For sure I'll be going to camp with Boise State, Nevada and San Jose State. I will attend other camps too from schools that are showing a lot of interest or have offered."
What is Southwick looking for in a school?
"I am looking for a school where I am loved," Southwick said. "I want to go to a school where I fit into their plans and actually make an impact. I want to know that I'm their guy and that they want me to lead their program."
The scouting report on Southwick is he has incredible vision and a mature understanding of the game. He sees things on the field that are beyond his years. He's outstanding at reading a defense and makes good decisions. He has a quick release and throw with good velocity.