A rainy winter Sunday in Southern California's Mission Viejo High School was the setting of an impressive showing of arm talent by some of the region's top prep quarterbacks. Kickin' off the 2020 camp season with a splash.
Even with the rain, pro-style Miller Moss, Mission Hills (Calif.) of Bishop Alemany outshined all other passers with his display of vision, touch, and fundamentals.
Moss looked every bit the part of a consensus 4-star recruit, never dropping his hands below the chest, zinging it when he could, placing it when he needed to. His attention to detail in every rep was refreshing to see not only from a coach's perspective but from an evaluator's perspective as well.
His traditional overhand slot allows for a high release point, resulting in his capacity to have a lot of control of the angle of the ball at the release point. Being "on top of the ball" for as long as possible is part of what keeps Moss from over-throwing folks on deep balls, especially when trying to compensate for the weather. Admiration of Moss's deep ball was one of the topics of discussion amongst those in attendance, and rightfully so if you've seen his highlight tape.
Moss has taken unofficials to USC, UCLA, and Stanford, with plans on heading back to USC here in early March. Moss was offered by Oregon in the days following the camp, where he also earned an invite to the UA All-America Game next January.
Who would've guessed that a traditional arm slot would still be useful?