Shreveport area high school quarterbacks to watch for 2022 season

Jimmy Watson
Shreveport Times

The 2022 high school football season is inching closer. Here's a look at some of the top quarterbacks in the Shreveport area to watch and what some of their coaches said about them. 

Also check out these stories on the top running backs, wide receivers, cornerbacks, defensive linemen, offensive linemen and kickers in Northwest Louisiana. 

Aiden Brock 

North Caddo, Sr.

Height, weight: 5-10, 190

Why selected: “Really looked good during 7-on-7 season even though his first year playing the position. Excited about his potential.” – Coach John Kavanaugh

Tackett Curtis

Many, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-3, 220

Why selected: Committed to Southern Cal as a linebacker/safety, Tackett Curtis has the talent to run the offense for a second consecutive season.

Luke Delafield

North DeSoto, Fr.

Height, weight: 6-1, 170

Why selected:Luke Delafield’s gonna be special. Had a great spring game and it makes us better moving Sam Odom back to receiver.” – Coach Dennis Dunn

Preston Dierner

Airline, Jr.

Height, weight: 6-0, 175

Why selected: “Preston has the ability to make plays and is a very quick learner. Plays fast and always knows what's going on.” – Coach Justin Scogin

Ladarius Epps 

Airline, Jr.

Height, weight: 5-10, 165

Why selected: “Ladarius throws the ball really well and can run as well. Has the ability to get out of trouble and make plays downfield.” – Coach Justin Scogin

Kamron Evans

Huntington, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-3, 200

Why selected: “Kam Evans, who has ULM and NSU offers, is the undebated heart and soul of the Raiders. Broke several school records as a junior and earned Times All-City honors. The Raiders will rely on Kam's veteran leadership as the Raiders replace many skill position players from last season.” – Coach Steve Dennis

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Peyton Fulghum

Evangel, Jr.

Height, weight: 6-1, 210

Why selected: “Already with two years as a starter, Peyton Fulghum just keeps getting better and his leadership on the field is a great strength. He is expecting a breakout year in ‘22.” – Coach Denny Duron

Tyler Hughes

Red River, Jr.

Height, weight: 6-1, 195

Why selected: “Hughes will be taking over for Tre Smith and plans to build on the success we had last season. Tyler is two-sport athlete and one of the best pitchers in 2A. He’s going to have the opportunity to play baseball at the next level if he chooses to. He’s got incredible arm talent and the build every coach wants in their QB.” – Coach Jeff Harper

Jakobe Jackson

Minden, Jr.

Height, weight: 5-10, 170

Why selected: “Outstanding leadership abilities. Explosive athlete (4.4 40 yard dash), strong arm and highly intelligent.” – Coach Spencer Heard

Byrd's Lake Lambert throws the ball against Natchitoches Central in their District 1-5A football game Friday.

Lake Lambert

Byrd, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-2, 195

Why selected: A veteran quarterback who led the Jackets to the 2020 state championship.

Tovoras Lee Jr.

Green Oaks, So.

Height, weight: 6-1, 185

Why selected: “Started every game as a freshman. Had some struggles early but, saw his confidence level increase all season. Big arm. Can make every throw.” – Coach Chadwick Lewis

Ashton Martin

Parkway, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-4, 180

Why selected: “Martin ran into some bad luck with an arm injury the spring of sophomore year and a broken collarbone in the fall of his junior year.  Moved to Parkway in January and immediately made an impact on the baseball field. Martin had a great spring and will lead the Panthers this year.  Currently holds 1 offer.” – Coach Coy Brotherton  

Collin McKenzie

North Webster, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-1, 170

Why selected: “One of the heartbeats of our team. A great leader. Has started at some position since he was a sophomore.” – Coach John Ware

Jaden Osborne

Ruston, Sr.

Height, weight: 5-11, 160

Why selected: Osborne passed for 923 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 850 yards and nine more scores last season.

The Byrd defense cracked down on Haughton quarterback Colin Rains Friday night.

Colin Rains

Haughton, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-1, 195

Why selected: Passed for 1,568 yards and 15 touchdowns last season while adding 541 rushing yards and eight more scores. “Tough as nails. Natural born leader.” – Coach Jason Brotherton

Quintarion Scott

Bossier, So. 

Height, weight: 6-1, 189

Why selected: “A first-year starter who is extremely smart and driven. Great arm strength and accuracy on the ball. Love the fact that when things get hard, he continues to push through.” – Coach De’Aumante Johnson

Ben Taylor

Airline, So.

Height, weight: 6-1, 170

Why selected: “A long, tall natural thrower who made a few starts as a freshman. Has picked up the offense quickly and plays with confidence.” – Coach Justin Scogin

Kenyon Terrell

Captain Shreve, Sr.

Height, weight: 5-11, 170

Why selected: Terrell has compiled 2,063 passing yards and 22 touchdowns with 397 rushing yards rushing and 8 scores. Is 13-2 as a starter. “Kenyon has the highest football IQ I’ve ever coached at the QB position.” – Coach Adam Kirby

Dekeldrick Thomas

Mansfield, Sr.

Height, weight: 5-11, 190   

Why selected: Talented on a number of fronts, Thomas will also play safety for the Wolverines.

Benton's Grey Walters scores a first half touchdown against Parkway Friday at Preston Crownover Stadium.

Gray Walters

Benton, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-2, 185

Why selected: “It’s been fun to watch him grow up and mature as our leader as a three-year starter. Can make every throw on the field and is very adept at reading defenses. Deceptively fast when he runs and he likes to get involved in the game through scrambling and running the ball.” – Coach Reynolds Moore

Mason Welch

Northwood, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-4, 225

Why selected: “Welch has an FCS offer. He’s the team captain, a member of FCA and a school and community leader. Big, strong arm who will finish his career second all-time in yards and touchdowns.” – Coach Austin Brown 

Jimmy Watson covers Shreveport-Bossier area sports. Email him at jwatson@shreveporttimes.com and follow him on Twitter @JimmyWatson6.