Anthony Jennings is a great Quarterback who can run and throw!
by Super Scout Max Emfinger
Anthony Jennings (6-2, 205, 4.52) of Marietta, Georgia is an outstanding mobile quarterback who can run and he is also an outstanding running and passing quarterback out of the shotgun. On his highlight film, Jennings actually looks taller and bigger than 6-2, and he also does a great job on rolling out if the play breaks-down. His passing accuracy is uncanny in his ability to hit the open receiver. Jennings can run for a first down on any play that he chooses.
Jennings was injured a little as a junior, but he worked very hard to rehab his injury to his knee. Jennings still had a great junior season as he completed 165 of 273 passes for 2,157-yads and 19 touchdowns, while also rushing for another 464-yards and 8 touchdowns.
Jennings played in the Georgia Rising Junior Bowl Game after the season, but since he was injured for a few games, he was Flying Under the Recruiting Radar at the start of recruiting season. That all changed when he was invited to the Southeast Regional Elite 11 Camp in Buford, Georgia at the start of the summer.
There were 86 quarterbacks invited to Buford from 16 different States and Jennings not only was sensational at the Camp, he won the Regional Elite 11 MVP Award and then was invited to the National Elite 11 Camp in Southern California in July.
After this Southeast Regional Elite 11 Camp, Jennings got offers from most all of the SEC Powerhouse Teams, including LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State.
Jennings narrowed his schools to a Final Elite Eight including LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. He then visited the LSU Tigers at the first of June and gave them a Verbal Commitment on June 7.
Jennings is one of my favorite quarterbacks that the LSU Tigers have taken in the last few years. I really like him and I think that he will bring a lot of versatility to the already potentially great LSU Offense. One of the reasons that I like him is because he has a great arm and he is extremely accurate with his passes, and he also has great speed and he can put a lot of pressure on defenses when he runs.
This recruiting season is a great year for absolutely great quarterbacks in the country. The Top Three Dropback Quarterbacks in the country are Max Browne, Cooper Bateman, and Shane Morris. Browne is Committed to Southern Cal; Bateman is Committed to Alabama; and Morris is Committed to Michigan.
I have Jennings rated as one of the Top Four Mobile Quarterbacks in the country behind Tyrone Swoopes, Cody Thomas, and Aaron Bailey. Swoopes is Committed to Texas; Thomas is Committed to Oklahoma; and Bailey is Committed to Illinois. All four are Six Star Mobile Quarterbacks in my MEARS RATING SYSTEM.
The interesting thing is that the top two teams in the Big-12 and the top two teams in the SEC are getting themselves one of the top quarterbacks. Swoopes and Thomas will be playing against each other in the Annual Texas/Oklahoma Grudge Game; while Bateman and Jennings will play against each other in the Annual LSU/Alabama Grudge Game; and Morris and Bailey will play against each other in the touted Annual Michigan/Illinois Grudge Game.
Of course, there are some variables involved. Two variables could be new LSU QB Hayden Rettig or new Alabama QB Parker McLeod, who will also be in this same recruiting class. Rettig (6-4, 210, 4.6) of Los Angeles Cathedral, California is another incredible quarterback prospect who was injured after two games as a junior, but he has an outstanding arm and he is also a mobile quarterback who can run if he has to out of the shotgun.