Texas High School Quarterback alums saw widespread success in the 2016 weekend opener of college football. Every single starting quarterback in the power 5 (with the exception of OU’s Baker Mayfield) that played high school football in Texas won their first game. Here is the list of the Texas Qb’s and their schools, hometowns, and high schools.
Cal – Davis Webb, Prosper High School, Prosper (vs. Hawaii, won 51-31).
Texas – Shane Buechele, Lamar High School, Arlington (vs. Notre Dame, won 50-47).
Nebraska – Tommy Armstrong Jr, Cibolo Steele High School, Cibolo (vs. Fresno State, won 43-10).
Texas Tech – Patrick Mahomes, Whitehouse High School, Whitehouse (vs. SFA, won 69-17).
Virginia Tech – Jerod Evans, Mansfield High School, Mansfield (vs. Liberty, won 36-13)
Purdue – David Blough, Creekview High School, Carrollton (vs. Eastern Kentucky, won 45-24).
West Virginia – Skyler Howard, Brewer High School, Forth Worth (vs. Missouri, won 26-11).
TCU – Kenny Hill, Carrol High School, Southlake (vs. South Dakota State, won 59-41).
Alabama – Jalen Hurts, Channelview High School, Channelview (vs. USC, won 52-6).
Oregon – Dakota Prukop, Vandegrift High School, Austin (vs. UC Davis, won 53-28).
Texas A&M – Trevor Knight, Ronald Reagan High School, San Antonio (vs. UCLA, won 31-24 in overtime).
Ohio State – JT Barrett, SH Rider High School, Wichita Falls (vs. Bowling Green, won 77-10).
Houston – Greg Ward Jr, John Tyler High School, Tyler (vs. Oklahoma, won 33-23).
Indiana – Richard Lagow, Plano High School, Plano (vs. FIU, won 34-13).
Baylor – Seth Russell, Garland High School, Garland (vs. Northwestern State, won 55-7).
A third of the FBS programs that won their first game this weekend have Qbs that played high school football in the state of Texas. Not only that, every Power 5 conference is represented in this list. I guess what they say about Texas and their football is true.