Analyzing the best Dallas-area high school quarterbacks in the Class of 2025

With football season soon approaching, the spotlight is on the Class of 2025.

Of The dallas Morning News’ top 100 recruits for the incoming senior class, eight quarterbacks made the cut. That’s one more than last year, which at the time, had the most ranked quarterbacks since 2021, when 11 quarterbacks made the list.

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All eight of the quarterbacks are pledged to colleges.

For the last two seasons, only two quarterbacks made the top 50. This year, five of them did.

And for the first time since 2022, a signal caller cracked the top 10 of this list. The 2024 football season just might be the year of the quarterback in the Dallas area.

Take a look at the eight quarterbacks that earned spots in the top 100.

Duncanville quarterback Keelon Russell (12) throws a pass during the first half of the Class 6A Division I state championship game against Galena Park North Shore on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, at AT&T Stadium in arlington.(Smiley N. Pool / Staff Photographer)

No. 6 Keelon Russell

The highest-ranked quarterback in The News’ top 100 since Jackson Arnold in 2023, Russell is a four-star recruit who, after initially committing to SMU, flipped to Alabama. He has 23 offers from schools including Oregon, Texas A&M and Florida.

Russell completed 72% of his passes for back-to-back 6A Division I state champion Duncanville, throwing for 3,483 yards and 38 touchdowns to just three interceptions in 2023. The 6-3, 175-pound signal caller also rushed for 361 yards and six scores.

As a sophomore during Duncanville’s championship season in 2022, Russell passed for 2,377 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Prosper Rock Hill quarterback Kevin Sperry has totaled 12 touchdowns through his first four varsity football games.(Shawn McFarland)

No. 18 Kevin Sperry

Sperry found his way back to Texas after playing his junior season at Carl Albert High School in Oklahoma, where he led the program to a 14-0 record and won the state’s Class 5A championship.

His 2023 performance — 2,564 yards, 31 touchdowns and just four interceptions — came after Sperry played his varsity season as a sophomore at Prosper Rock Hill in 2022. Sperry has since transferred to Denton Guyer for his senior season.

The 6-1, 200-pound four-star prospect committed to Oklahoma after his sophomore season and currently has 21 offers. He is the third consecutive top quarterback recruit from the Dallas area to commit to OU after Denton Guyer’s Jackson Arnold (2023) and Frisco Emerson’s Mike Hawkins (2024).

DeSoto quarterback Kelden Ryan (10) delivers a pass against Anna during the semi-final game of the Division l championship bracket. Dallas-area teams competed in the 26th annual Texas State 7-on-7 Championship tournament held at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station on June 29, 2024. (Steve Hamm/SpecialContributor)(Steve Hamm)

No. 30 Kelden Ryan

The new QB1 at DeSoto, Ryan joined the back-to-back 6A Division II state champs and recent state 7-on-7 Division I title winners from Fort Worth All Saints.

As a junior at All Saints last season, Ryan led the team to a 9-3 record and third-round playoff appearance. He threw for 4,298 yards and 29 touchdowns in his first three high school seasons, also rushing for 1,634 yards and 22 touchdowns. Ryan spent his first two years of high school at Keller Central.

A three-star prospect, Ryan is a Virginia Tech commit with 25 offers. He stands at 6-2 and weighs in at 200 pounds.

Parish Episcopal quarterback Sawyer Anderson (7) throws a pass during the second half of a high school football game against South Oak Cliff on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool / Staff Photographer)

No. 43 Sawyer Anderson

A three-time state champion, Anderson has started for TAPPS power Parish Episcopal since he was a freshman. The three-star Purdue pledge threw for 3,395 yards and 40 touchdowns to just six interceptions last season when Parish won its fifth straight TAPPS Division I football championship.

The 5-11, 177-pound signal caller impressed early on in his high school career, passing for 2,864 yards and 32 touchdowns as a freshman in 2021. Anderson has 29 offers and committed to Purdue last August.

Rockwall quarterback Landyn Locke (3) launches a pass across the middle during first half play against Argyle during Division l pool play. Dallas-area teams competed in the 26th annual Texas State 7-on-7 Championship tournament held at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station on June 28, 2024. (Steve Hamm/SpecialContributor)(Steve Hamm)

No. 44 Landyn Locke

Locke shared snaps with Mason Marshall last season, finishing with 1,752 yards and 19 touchdowns in Rockwall’s dual-quarterback system.

The 6-3, 180-pound three-star recruit is committed to Wisconsin and has nine offers from schools including Miami and Duke.

Houston Cypress Christian linebacker Maxwell Landrum (12) tackles Dallas Christian quarterback Luke Carney (9) during the second half of the TAPPS Division III state championship game at Waco ISD Stadium in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Dallas Christian defeated Houston Cypress Christian 24-0 to win its second consecutive state title.(Elías Valverde II / Staff Photographer)

No. 52 Luke Carney

The Syracuse pledge passed for 3,400 yards and 35 touchdowns last season, completing 80% of his passes and throwing just six interceptions for 2023 TAPPS Division III state champion Dallas Christian.

Carney, a 6-2, 200 pound three-star prospect, has 25 offers from schools including Arizona, Boston College and Arkansas.

Coppell quarterback edward Griffin (14) launches a touchdown pass during the 4th quarter of play against Byron Nelson. The two teams played their Class 6A Division ll Region l semifinal football game at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington on November 25, 2023. (Steve Hamm/SpecialContributor)(Steve Hamm)

No. 64 Edward Griffin

Last fall, Griffin had a breakout season for Coppell, which advanced to the regional semifinals.

The 6-1, 205-pound Baylor commit passed for 3,170 yards and 41 touchdowns in 2023, completing 73% of his throws and only recording three interceptions.

A three-star recruit, Griffin holds additional offers from North Texas, UTEP and three other schools.

Lancaster High QB Carter Jones (6) scrambles during the first half of a high school football game against the Skyline High at Forester Field in Dallas on Friday, August 25, 2023.(John F. Rhodes / Special Contributor)

No. 75 Carter Jones

The 6-3, 190-pound signal caller threw for 1,895 yards and 20 touchdowns for regional finalist Lancaster last season.

Jones, a three-star prospect, committed to Nevada in June. He holds 13 other offers and chose Nevada over schools like Colorado State, Boston College and Texas State.

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