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Football: Cupboard is far from bare when it comes to quarterbacks

July 1, 2008 | 12:29 pm

Quarterbacks from the Southland have been flying off the board lately, with such high-profile players as Richard Brehaut, Allan Bridgford and Josh Nunes committing to four-year colleges over the course of the last two months. I suppose you could throw Matt Barkley into that group. He picked his school in late January.

Even second-tier signal callers like Caleb Herring and Sean Schroeder made decisions about the future recently, as did James Boyd, although he'll likely end up playing defense at the next level. Surprisingly enough, there are a few quality gunslingers still on the market, so I figured it was about time to take a look at the best of the rest.

  • Ted Landers visited Oregon State and UCLA in June, but was most impressed with his trip to Nebraska, according to this report. The 6-foot-4 senior from Gardena Serra does not have any offers, but that could change in a hurry, given the fact that Arizona State, Colorado and Stanford are interested.
  • It appears as if Arizona has emerged as one of the front-runners to land Corey Nielsen considering the 5-foot-11 senior from Gahr has been on the Tucson campus twice since April. He had plenty to say about the Wildcats -- click here for some quotes. Idaho, Montana State and UNLV are in the mix as well.
  • Cameron Deen has gone about his business much more quietly than anyone else during the spring and summer. Make no mistake, the 6-foot-3 senior from South Hills has plenty of potential suitors. Several Pac-10 Conference programs have been in contact with him, along with Alabama and Georgia.

-- Sean Ceglinsky