Photo via Rod Aydelotte, Waco Tribune-Herald



A name we hear often, but what exactly is it. No, not the Hebrew prophet, or from the Regular Show on Cartoon Network, but rather a Waco, Texas quarterback who is making great strides in the recruiting ranks.

A rising senior, Waco Midway QB Tanner Mordecai has 13 offers to his name with a host of Big 12 schools to be in the running for the dual threat’s signature. After limited reps in his sophomore season, the three-star recruit showed signs of promise after throwing and rushing for close to 300 yards, while throwing for two touchdowns on only 42 pass attempts. In his junior season, after being given the full reigns, Mordecai broke out for 1716 yards on 119 completions with 13 touchdowns in the air. He added over 500 yards on the ground as well, scoring 8 times with his legs, making him the proverbial dual-threat caliber QB and turning heads in the process.

Waco Midway went 8-3 and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Cedar Hill, but with in his senior season, the possibilities are endless for what heights he can reach come Fall.

According to prediction experts from, they are saying that the Waco native will stay in his own backyard for Matt Ruhle’s Baylor Bears. This would seem a viable fit, knowing that a host of Texas High School coaches that will work with him in his time at McLane Stadium. If he is to defer on that offer however, Kliff Kingsbury of Texas Tech would surely make a great tutor in Lubbock, knowing his track record of success with standout Texas quarterbacks.

Also, it would not be wise to rule out an SEC destination for the Midway product, as Ole Miss and Missouri have offered the District 8-6A Offensive MVP. In a conference known for dynamic quarterback both in the pocket and on the run, Mordecai has all the tools to stand out in either of those programs.

From the tape, coaches and recruiters alike can see the poise and moxie that this three-star prospect has. As far as intelligence goes, that’s there as well. Mordecai has a unique blend of playmaking ability and decision making. However, the most impressive thing about Mordecai?

The desire to win, something that is refreshing to see as a neutral.

Mordecai, whenever his destination ends up being, is slated to be a star and there are not many to dispute it. With the frame (6-2.5) and skill set to succeed, it will be a pleasure to watch this Waco Midway star perform for the state of Texas, and possibly beyond after next season.

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