QB House College Bus Tour: Notable Standout Update

The QB House College Bus Tour has made three stops so far including Mercer University, the University of South Carolina, and Duke University where familiar faces featured on the tour continue to stand out. College camps allow student-athletes to work on the small things while being coached by college coaches, taking what they’ve learned into the fall season. Platform National Scout Drew Johnson has attended each camp with a list of notable standouts. This list will continue to be updated throughout the tour with fresh breakdowns.

QB House Tour Notes

Kaden Paghense | DL | Class of 2026 | @kaden_paghense 

5’11, 240

There have been various standouts on the tour but few have dominated their competition like Kaden Paghense has at each camp thus far. He’s fundamentally too advanced with his handwork and quick with his initial first step for many kids his age. I want Paghense to continue getting reps with the older guys to test himself and see what he needs to work on. Great kid with a bright future.

Film: https://twitter.com/kaden_paghense/status/1664441407895994368?s=46&t=E0s2L9z46AqxWmKm25SmTQ


Myles McDonald  | QB | Class of 2027 | Newsome | @813_mcdonald

5’10, 180

I’ve mentioned this many times that Myles McDonald is one of the top 2027 quarterbacks in the country. His body is starting to fill out with plenty of time to add height and thicken the lower body. This kid can flat-out sling it and the ball placement has been most surprising.

Film: https://twitter.com/813_mcdonald/status/1664753345448275971?s=20


Brent Clements | EDGE | Class of 2024 | Zephyrhills Christian Academy | @BrentMClements

6’1, 195

Clements is the most experienced edge rusher featured on the tour and his stock can rise with a better understanding of his skill sets. He’s quick enough to cause problems on the edge but it’s the long frame and physical abilities which he can use to be a hybrid defensive piece. He can rush the passer, drop back in coverage, or fill a gap to help stop the run.


Rogers Jones | DB | Class of 2025 | Zephyrhills Christian Academy | @rogersjones_4

6’4, 180

If there’s a kid with a chance to earn a Power 5 offer it has to be Rogers Jones. His ability to flip his hips and drive on the ball with his length is what defensive back coaches can work with. Still has time to work on the small things but with his athletic frame, he can be moved around at the next level.

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15540127/Rogers-Jones


Blake Johnson | QB | Class of 2025 | Victory Christian | @blakejohnson_11

5’11, 180

Johnson has a really nice release combined with a cannon to drive the ball in tight windows. It’s the athletic lower body and build that make him an intriguing prospect that can be mobile with his legs and create plays. A potential playmaker in the making with the right look. Little more work on the footwork mechanics and understanding the position and Johnson will be a problem in Polk County.

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/14592895/blake-johnson


Jeremy Thomas | QB | Class of 2024 | Largo | @Jeremy_T10

6’3, 190

“Largo” has a military weapon for an arm that he uses to zip the ball to wide receivers while being able to complete most routes on the tree. If he tunes up a couple of aspects of his game I believe he can make it to the next level because of his good frame and upside potential.

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15893089/Jeremy-Thomas


Kendall Johnson | WR | Class of 2024 | Tampa Tech | @KxndallJxhnson

6’1, 170

Johnson has stood out as one of the more developed receiver prospects on the tour. I wanted to see what he could do on the gridiron with limited tape and haven’t been let down much. Check the camp film, he’s blown by defenders with a nice release and finished tough catches. Needs to continue working on the WR position heading into the fall because he could be a problem with Tampa Tech.

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/16823183


Alex Cruz | RB | Class of 2024 | Sunlake | @lestatsports  

5’10, 180

Cruz earned a well-deserved offer from Keiser following an impressive camp showing. He’s a speed demon in the backfield that can be a weapon anywhere just get the ball in his hands. Watched him go through drills at the Mercer camp and was clear that he works on his game throughout the offseason.

Ethan Larson | WR | Class of 2025 | Bloomingdale | @1ethanlarson 

6’1, 165

Larson has his best day of the tour at Duke after finishing 6-0 in his 1v1 rep session. He’s an interesting receiver product with time to add weight to his frame but has solid height. Need to watch how he performs going forward but was clear he won the day. Check the film below.

Duke Film: https://twitter.com/1ethanlarson/status/1665165539960844289?s=20


Jacobi McDaniel | LB | Class of 2024 | Largo | @cobi2lit

5’9, 185

McDaniel had a standout junior season for Largo and is looking to take that momentum into these college camps. I think McDaniel has his best day of the QB House tour after watching him make two good plays during the 1v1 period, getting the attention of the Duke coaches. Going to pay attention to his game more because it’s clear he has a nose for the ball.

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/16009938/646b90b832dcdf11d0e09165


Ayden Wallace | QB | Class of 2026 | Fivay | @aydendwall16


Wallace has been one of the most consistent QBs on the tour that has continued to impress on each day of the camps. Hasn’t let up since day one at Mercer and has stood out among his class of prospects.

Hudl: https://twitter.com/aydendwall16/status/1594130864077611009?s=46&t=E0s2L9z46AqxWmKm25SmTQ


Best of the Rest:

Aiden George | QB | Class of 2024 | Davenport | @Aidenjgeo

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15736118/Aiden-George


Gavin Galish | QB | Class of 2026 | Indian Rocks Beach | @Gavin_Galish 

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/17938695/gavin-galish


A.J Hill | DT | Class of 2024 | Steinbrenner | @AjHill7585

6’0, 270

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/14889068/6189deae02b21308ecc37141


Alex Newman | OL | Class of 2025 | Steinbrenner | @Alex_Newman57

6’1, 285

Hudl: Alexander Newman – Hudl

Noah Senka | OL | Class of 2024 | Indian Rocks Christian | @SenkaNoah

6’2, 270

Hudl: Noah Senka – Hudl


Amari Turner | QB | Class of 2025 | Auburndale | @10Free_AT

6’2, 195

Hudl: Amari Turner – Hudl


Parker Stirnkorb | QB | Class of 2024 | Zephyrhills Christian | @Parkerstirnkob 

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/16137880/61700f302347dc04ac43d857


Elijah Brown | QB | Class of 2024 | Zephyrhills Christian | @elijahbrownqb

Hudl: https://t.co/GMUrvMtFms


Christian Bailey | DB | Class of 2024 | Zephyrhills Christian Academy | @CCHLONE

6’2, 165


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