What are people thinking about Jabe Burgess? My understanding is that he is a very good QB, possibly the best class of 2014 QB out of the state. But is there room for him on the Hogs' roster?
Going into next fall we'll have (not speculating who might get redshirted and assuming Brandon Mitchell stays at WR):
Brandon Allen (So.)
Taylor Reed (So.)
Austin Allen (Fr.)
Tyler Cogswell (Fr.)
Rafe Peavey (2014 Commit)
You have to figure that the #1 target for the team in 2015 will be Ty Storey, who some are speculating might be the #1 QB in the country.
Given Rafe Peavey's commitment, which seems to be firm like granite, it is hard for me to see that we'd have room for someone as good as Burgess. Especially given that the two Allens, Reed, Cogswell, and Peavey are all superb prospects.
I don't see any of that crew being effected by a coaching change, except possibly Tyler Cogswell if we get a coach who requires the QB to run. Cogswell might have the strongest arm of any of our QBs, but a runner he is not.
Am I seeing this correctly? Or does anyone think that we offer Burgess anyway? I'd say in most years - maybe 20 of the past 25? - he might have been someone we would have pursued aggressively. But I just can't see that we would need six QBs (with Storey the next year) who all had the potential to be Division One starting QBs.