Name: William Crest
School: Dunbar (Baltimore, Maryland)
Offers: Maryland, Ohio State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Purdue, Rutgers
Rankings: No. 47 2014 Prospect (247Sports), No. 2 Maryland 2014 Prospect (247Sports)
Baltimore's William Crest is an under-the-radar prospect in the 2014 class, who is starting to get a lot more attention nationally. There's a reason why, too. For starters, he just led Dunbar to the 1A state championship in Maryland last fall as a sophomore. He's also known as a very solid kid. He gets very good grades, and actually served as his school's class president this last year.
On the field, Crest is known more as a pocket quarterback with a big arm and a quick release. While he can run and is definitely mobile, as his film shows, he uses those tools more to move around in the pocket. In fact, he shows a lot of maturity in keeping his eyes down field when feeling pressure, rather than just tucking the ball away and running. He statistics back this up as well, as he threw for over 1,500 yards last season while only running for a little over 200.
As for the Buckeyes, they are looking at a bevy of quarterbacks in the 2014 class including Crest, Kyle Allen (Scottdale, AZ) Caleb Henderson (Burke, VA), Drew Barker (Hebron, KY), DeShone Kizer (Toledo, OH) and Chris Durkin (Youngstown, OH). Of that group, Crest is definitely one of the top guys that have a chance to end up in scarlet and gray. He's in no hurry to make a decision though, and is instead focusing on his upcoming season.
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