Chase Litton's one of the more highly touted quarterback recruits in the class of 2014, and like his frame, his stock still has tons of room to grow.
The 6'5, 190-pounder from Wharton High School (Fla.) in Tampa doesn't have a lot of publicity as is. He calls himself the "No. 1 QB in Florida" on his Twitter, but he's listed as a three-star recruit, with 247 considering him the No. 23 pro-style quarterback in the country. Right now, he only has one offer per most services, although it's not an offer to scoff at: it's from LSU. He's also drawing interest from Miami, amongst other Florida schools. He's got the size to be a big-time quarterback and a senior year to prove his worth as a passer.
Here's Litton's Twitter:
Going to USF Junior Day Sunday— Chase Litton (@Chase_Litton) February 13, 2013
Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Given what I've seen of Litton, both in person and in video, there is reason to question whether his offer from LSU is a legitimate offer. Schools often throw out verbal offers that are little more than an invitation to come to camp and throw live for the coaches, allowing for further evaluation.
Litton has a long, wiry frame with a lot of room to fill out. And once he does, his arm, which is already plenty strong, will only get stronger. It will also make him sturdier and better able to withstand shots.
The questions on Litton are not about his arm. Rather, they are about his feel for the game, accuracy, and decision-making.
At this point, Litton is like a baseball pitcher who is more of a thrower than a pitcher, meaning that he has the arm but doesn't necessarily realize how to use it in the best way. Litton needs to make better decisions and deliver the ball on the money more often to be considered an elite quarterback recruit. But he does have the physical tools, and with good coaching he could clean up his footwork, improve his reading of defenses, and deliver the ball accurately more often.
Look through SB Nation's many excellent college football blogs to find your team's community.