National Radar takes a look at five signal-callers in the 2023 class from the state of Texas that should be on the recruiting radar. These quarterbacks currently do not have offers but have shown what they can do on the football field. These quarterbacks will have a chance to throw in front of college coaches when the evaluation period starts in a few months. Remember, this is not a top quarterback list and no one was forgotten.
BRADEN BENNET | 5-10 | 165 | MOUNT VERNON
In his first year as a starter on the varsity level, Bennet completed 212-of-333 passes for 3,798 yards, 41 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 15 games while leading his team to a 14-1 record. He also carried the football 107 times for 622 yards and five touchdowns. Bennet plays in a wide-open offense which showcases his ability to spread the football to all of his weapons. HIs ability to see the field and go through his progressions are shown in several plays in his highlight video. Despite the rushing yards, he is a solid pocket-passer and doesn’t flinch under pressure.
BRADY DEVER | 6-2 | 185 | FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Dever completed 226-of-353 passes for 3,958 yards, 57 touchdowns, and five interceptions in 13 games last season. He also scored five rushing touchdowns. Dever’s rushing statistics may not scream dual-threat, but he is certainly mobile. Dever can make all of the throws on the football field. He puts great touch on his medium-to-long passes downfield which enables his targets to catch his passes in stride. Dever also has a quick-release. He also does a great job of reading the defense before the snap and getting the football to his target as soon as possible. I love his ability to move in the pocket and extend plays with his legs.
CHRIS TETEN | 5-11 | 180 | DUBLIN
Teten completed 262-of-425 passes for 4,066 yards, 42 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions while leading his team to a 9-4 record. He didn’t do a whole lot of running with the football but scored eight touchdowns on the ground.
JAKE WILSON | 6-2 | 196 | BYRON NELSON
Wilson had a breakout season during his junior-year campaign. He completed 345-of-576 passes for 38 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 13 games last season. He also added 219 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
RYDER LAMBERT | 6-1 | 180 | STEPHENVILLE
This one is a head-scratcher. Lambert completed 249-of-384 passes for 4,275 yards, 52 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 16 games. He also carried the football 117 times for 831 yards and 11 touchdown. Oh, by the way, he helped lead his team to a 16-0 record and a state title. He’s a true dual-threat quarterback that does damage both running and passing the football. His ball mechanics are excellent and he displays a compact and sudden release from the pocket on in RPO’s. Lambert has the pure athleticism to scramble and extend the play. I like the face that even when he’s rolling out to either side, his eyes are always looking downfield.