The North Carolina five-star commit is making his case to be considered the top signal-caller in the Class of 2021.
The Quarterback Collective Event is a camp where some of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks have the opportunity to compete and train against one another. At this year’s event, one future UNC Football recruit stole a lot of the headlines.
Drake Maye has been considered as one the top quarterbacks in this year’s recruiting class. The rising senior from Myers Park, North Carolina is currently ranked as the country’s No. 2 pro-style quarterback and No. 21 overall according to Top247.
After an impressive showing at the QB Collective, Maye definitely took a step forward towards rising in the rankings. As he prepares for his senior season, this event provided the five-star recruit with the opportunity to work on his craft and improve his skills.
“He has so many qualities that point towards him being a really good college player but also professional potential. Not just the physical stuff but the way he carries himself, the way he is with other players, the way he is with other coaches, there is an aspect of him that leads me to believe he’s going to have a long playing career.
“For being a tall guy, I think he’s 6-4 1/2 without shoes on, he could very easily grow another inch although I don’t really care if guys are 6-5 or 6-1. I’m a big believer that height is overrated in recruiting and the NFL combine but the way he moves for a tall guy is impressive. He’s a natural thrower which is really important. It sounds crazy to say that but you do see a lot of quarterbacks (even in the NFL) that their throwing motion is not fluid or not natural. When guys are natural their accuracy goes up. Natural throwers can easily repeat things over and over and it looks effortless. Kyler Murray is effortless and he’s been a super accurate quarterback in college and the NFL.
He has a quick twitch about him. He’s not a big methodical guy. I heard he’s a really good basketball player too which is not surprising at all. I do think playing quarterback the ball has to be able to snap out of your hands, there has to be a quick twitch, not just with your feet and body but your hand has to be able to snap it, not just throw it.”
In an interview with 247 Sports, Maye was asked about his experience at the QB Collective Event:
“It’s an awesome camp. Great coaching. Really good players out here and I made a relationship with all these guys out here. Always trying to get more accurate. You can’t get accurate enough. I’m trying to be like Drew Brees one of the most accurate players in the NFL. Always working on off-platform throws and throwing on the run.”
If Tar Heel fans weren’t already excited to see him in Chapel Hill, Maye standing out at a camp that features the best quarterback talent around surely will add to the excitement and anticipation.
With Sam Howell already on campus, and with Drake Maye soon to follow, the quarterback position is definitely a bright spot for the Tar Heels moving forward.
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