Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, Grant Hedrick, or Jimmy Laughrea

Ah a great question, who will be our next offensive leader for QB. Obviously coach Pete has a big choice to make to replace the best QB in BSU history. From what I and a lot of others can tell is it's either going to be Joe or Nick. Well here's what I want to know. Kinda like from my last post who will be the next go-to-guy for wide receiver, same thing only for quarter back. So here's their bios:

Joe Southwick

#16 Redshirt Junior, Height 6-1

Ah a familiar face to Boise State, always know as the back up behind Kellen. Kellen had taught him and Southwick has even admitted that out of all of his years in football that when working with Kellen, he has learned and improved the most. Now Kellen, an amazing QB, can it be possible that Kellen can teach the back-up to take his place so that BSU has a great QB leader the year after he's gone. Well we all know that Kellen is a hell of a coach, and know's the game of football. Hey if he doesn't get anywhere in the NFL, just watch, he's going to be hell of a coach. Anyway knowing that Kellen had taught Southwick for several years has made me more confident that we will has a good QB next year but still, seeing him play and watching his mistakes can be nerve racking, but hey every one make mistakes in football, Kellen threw interceptions. So sense Joe didn't have enough play time with BSU, here's how he did in high school:

Lettered twice in football, and once each in baseball and basketball. Named first-team all-state as a senior, first-team all-conference as a senior and second-team all-conference as a junior, completed 239 passes for 3,781 yards, while throwing 36 touchdown passes and only 11 interceptions as a senior, also rushed for 350 yards and eight scores on 90 carries in his final prep campaign, as a junior, threw 35 touchdowns and just eight interceptions with a 63 percent completion rate and 3,185 passing yards.

2011 stats:

Comp-Att Int Pct TD Yds Rating

23-30 1 .767 1 198 136.44

Nick Patti

Freshman, Height 5-9

Well sense this is Nick's freshman year here, we don't know much about him. But my older brother makes the same argument, so I'll tell it anyway. Kellen Moore came in as a nobody, no one knew him, and as a freshman. Kellen came in and made our team great. So he's saying it's possible that Nick is the next Kellen? Who know's, but Coach Pete has said Nick has improved so quickly and I quote "Nick is like Kellen with a right arm" well this might be hinting that Coach Pete likes the idea of a new Kellen, but is he? Well here's his bio form High School, I think you will happy with what you read:

Capped his prep career by playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix, "one" of 24 quarterbacks nationally invited to the Elite 11 camp prior to his senior season, was a finalist for both the National Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Football in Florida, compiled a 34-4 record as a starter during his prep career, set his school's career records for completions (374), yards (5,701), touchdown passes (66) and completion percentage (67 percent), named 8A Florida Player of the Year following his senior season...also garnered offensive player of the year honors from the Orlando Sentinel, Bright House and the Orlando Touchdown Club, first-team All-Metro quarterback for Central Florida, named to the Central Florida All-Star Team, led Dr. Phillips HS to a 10-2 record and the second round of the state playoffs, threw for 2,114 yards and 23 touchdowns, and rushed for 626 yards and seven touchdowns, junior year led squad to a 14-1 record and a trip to the state finals, threw for 2,390 yards, 28 touchdown passes and just one interception, also rushed for 377 yards and three touchdowns, was his senior class vice president and a member of the Principal's Honor Roll.

Grant Hedrick

#9 Redshirt Sophomore, Height 6-0

Now I remember Hedrick used for the wild cat formation and ran in for several touchdowns. But can he make it as the starter for BSU?

2011 stats:

Comp Att Int Pct. TD Yrds Rating

2 3 0 .667 0 19 119.87

2011 bio:

Reserve quarterback made eight appearances during his debut season with the Broncos, completed 2-of-3 passes on the season for 19 yards, rushed eight times for 70 yards and a touchdown, set season highs in carries (three) and yards (38) against Fresno State (Oct. 7), scored on a 23-yard rush against the Bulldogs.

High School bio:

Named Oregon High School State Player of the Year at quarterback as a senior, also voted second-team all-state as a junior and all-state honorable mention as a sophomore, three-time first-team all-conference selection, including being named Valco League Player of the Year as a junior and senior, completed 65 percent of his passes as a senior, tallying more than 2,500 passing yards, 34 touchdowns and just one interception, also rushed for more than 1,500 yards and scored 17 touchdowns in his final high school season, as a junior threw for more than 3,100 passing yards, had 41 touchdowns and just seven interceptions, while completing 69 percent of his passes, rushed for 1,200 yards and 13 scores as a junior, completed 67 percent of his passes as a sophomore, recording 2,600 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and nine interceptions, named Statesman Journal Player of the Year as well as the Oregonian Player of the Year, earned four varsity basketball letters and two varsity baseball letters, high school coach was his father, Shane Hedrick.

Jimmy Laughrea

#14 Redshirt Freshman, Height 6-1

Now I have never truly heard of this guy until recently, mostly because he was redshirted last year, but he was named Boise State’s Offensive Scout Player of the Year. Pretty good accomplishment, so here's his high school bio:

Three-time varsity letterwinner was voted first-team All-Sierra Foothill League as a senior, also named first-team all-metro and all-city as a senior, selected second-team all-conference as a junior, completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,527 yards and 22 touchdown throws as a senior, also tallied 327 rushing yards and six rushing scores in 2010, as a junior, completed 54.7 percent of his passes for 2,635 passing yards and 22 touchdowns, while also rushing for six touchdowns,threw for 1,522 passing yards as a sophomore.

As you can tell, Nick is a very good Athlete, now if he isn't chosen, I think he will be starting for BSU soon. He has skill but who knows, does Joe have what it takes to take over? And do the other two have a chance at starter as well? Well that's what I want to know. Vote for any of the 4 and if you want comment and tell me your opinion.

Nick Patti High School Highlights:

Nick Patti Class of 2012 (via schyck12)

Joe Southwick Interview

Interview with BSU QB Joe Southwick (via daniewhawk)

BSU spring break (Lot's Joe Southwick's highlights, also some Nick Patti)

Boise State football spring game 2012 highlights (via KBOI2Sports)

Nick Patti Interview:

Grant Hedrick High School Highlights

Grant Hedrick 2008 (Boise State Commit) (via jad0723)

Jimmy Laughrea interview

Rocklin Student Signs With Boise State (via kcratv)

Jimmy Laughrea Highlights

Jimmy Laughrea in Rocklin vs Nevada Union (via amalong)

Well I hope these video's also help, make your decision and have a nice day!

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