What Colleges Look For In QBs

College QBs are some of the most heavily recruited athletes because every school needs a good QB or they won’t be successful. At least big time successful. But what do these coaches actually look for in a QB? It’s only a few things.

The first thing they look for, obviously, is if you can ball. If you can’t play you won’t get recruited. There is no magic formula. You have to be able to play. You need to produce and win games for them. That is the bottom line. They don’t care about height or size. They will help your size improve when you get there but it is nice to weight 200 lbs and be athletic. But your height doesn’t matter. They want to know if you can win games for them. Because college football much like professional football is a business. If those coaches don’t win games, then they lose their job and their families won’t eat. So they want to get the best players who will win the most games for them.

Now especially in QBs, you need to have command of your team. You need to be that guy who walks into a room and has control of it. They want a leader. QBs are held to a different standard than the rest. You have to do all of the little things that coaches wouldn’t expect a normal player to do because it is the hardest position in sports. Fact. I don’t think anybody reading this can say playing QB is easy or “boring”. You have to work harder than everyone else and put in more hours than anybody else. That’s another thing colleges will look for, your work ethic.

There are many things coaches look for, but those are the most important. You need to be able to ball out (obvious) and you need to have command of your team and be the hardest worker in the room. There is literally no excuse to not be the hardest worker in the room. Why can’t you be that guy? That’s what colleges want in their QBs