Meet the 4Frenzy nominees for best high school QB in Metro Detroit

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METRO DETROIT – We put a call out for the best high school quarterback in Metro Detroit, and you responded in force. 

More than 100 people nominated 20 quarterbacks from across the region. Below are all of the nominees, plus a poll where you can vote for who you think is the best QB in Metro Detroit (scroll down). 

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With that, meet the nominees (in alphabetical order) with comments from people who nominated them ... 

Zane Alexander, Roseville High School, junior Highlights
“He's always accurate throwing the ball, his heart is always in the game he's been playing since he was 6! He's my next Tom Brady! He loves football and everything about.” 

Kyle Becker, Garden City High School, senior Highlights
“Kept playing until physically couldn't...encourages everyone, great person over all.” 

Austin Brown, Detroit Catholic Central, sophomore  Highlights
“Team is undefeated he has lead them back to a couple late victories with his poise.”

Jacob Clark, Livonia Franklin, senior Highlights
“He is an awesome and versatile player, who has helped Franklin win their division. He is also a good student and very nice young man who is raised by a single mom.”

Evan Cummins, Livonia Churchill, senior Highlights
“He is an excellent multi-sport athlete, excelling in the QB position. He is a 2nd year varsity starter, with a spectacular running and throwing game. He is a true leader, highly respected by his teammates and peers. He is the all-around package.”

“He has had an outstanding season...he is a natural....look at his stats...watch his huddle ...he is pretty amazing and we are excited every week to watch him and see what he will do next. Works amazing under pressure and on the run.”

“He has an absolute love for the game. Gives a 110% every time. He is respectful on and off the field. Has a great arm and can run the ball. Quite the athlete and leader in my book.”

Joshua Czarnota, Fenton High School, junior Highlights
“Team leader started Varsity as a Sophmore QB disciplined young man has all the talent in the world but is very humble about it. Praises his lineman and his team regularly. Has good grades. Watch his Hudl highlights. So fun to watch.” 

Chris Eddy, Warren Fitzgerald, senior Highlights
“He has brought the school to a 6-0 so far this year. He always has his heart in the game and try his best to keep the team going. He works great with the running back.” 

Jaylan Franklin, Gibraltar Carlson, junior Highlights
“Six D-1 offers before his junior season. Versatile QB that can throw the deep ball and 4.6 speed.” 

Robert (Bobby) Green, Royal Oak, senior Highlights
“Bobby has played football since he was 6 years old. He has been an excellent example and mentor to not only his teammates but the youth football teams in Royal Oak. In his years at Royal Oak he has been awarded with The Raven Leadership Award, the Players Choice Award, The Most Valuable Offensive Player and a Sportsmanship Award. He has had a rough season in his final year. He suffered a concussion just before the end of the first half of the season opener. He missed the second game of the season but was on the sidelines all week helping to build his team up and prepare his backup for the game. He was back week three and passed for a 99 yard touch down pass, tieing the state record leading his team to a 35-0 victory. Game 4 was another great week (which Football Friday Frenzy was at) Bobby suffered an ankle injury in the 3rd play of the game, but fought through the pain to lead his team to a victory. Unfortunately, the ankle injury has kept this out of the last 2 games and in a non weight bearing boot and on crutches. He may not be returning pending the results of a MRI this week. He has passed for 326 yards in 2 and a half games played this year, and 4 passing TDs Bobby is truly a team leader and serves as Captain of the team. His love for this sport is clear to anyone who knows him. It is absolutely heart breaking that he has suffered such an injury in his senior year.”

“Awesome throwing arm, threw a 99 yard touchdown pass this year. Plus he's a leader on and off the field and an all around good person!”

“His spirit and love of football on and off the field is inspiring. His leadership skills are evident to everyone. He leads his team as QB and as a friend to everyone on freshmen, jv and varsity.”

“Team Captain and QB all 4 years of high school. Received the All OAA award in 2015. Proven leader that is respected by his peers as well as coaches. Three sport athlete since the age of 5. He has received many awards as an athlete such as Tom Farley Sportsmanship Award as a Royal Oak Charger, Royal Oak Sandlot Baseball MVP of the All Star game in 2012, Players Choice in JV Football 2014, Most Valuable Offensive Player JV Football 2014, Received the Raven Leadership Award in Varsity Basketball in 2015-16 and was Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team as a Jr, as well as captain of his basketball teams in JV and Freshmen year. Receives Academic Honors. Had a State record for a 99 Yard touchdown pass on 9-9-16 against Pontiac. Wants to be a teacher and a high school football coach in the future.”

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Rodney Hall, Cass Tech, senior Highlights
“Great runner and can throw the ball well. Good student and is a good leader in the community. Very athletic, runs the ball well and has good vision. Able to manage difficult decisions while leading the team this year to a 6-0 start. Excellent student in the classroom. Very Coachable and well respected on and off of the field. Raised very well by both of his parents.” 

Tracey Hubbard, Michigan Collegiate, junior Highlights
“He is versatile in all aspects of the game. He is able to defend heavy pressure by either running for a hole or releasing the ball quickly. He has put up some impressive numbers this season so far.”

Jordan Irwin, Anchor Bay, senior Highlights
“Powerful runner. Strong arm. Great Leader! Heart and soul of his team!!”

“Has rushed for close to a 1000 yards in 6 games. Just a tough playmaker!”

Great leader, friend, very compassionate and thoughtful, always ready to help in any way he can. Will help the other team up after a tackle. All around great guy on the field and off.

“All around great leader who excels on the field and in the classroom. Second year starter on Varsity who has taken ahold of the offense and ran/passed with complete control and success.”

Antonio Mangiapane, Allen Park, senior Highlights

Patrick O’Connor, Utica, Senior Highlights
“Speed, positive attitude, athleticism” 

Mike Pond, Warren Mott, senior Highlights
“He Is by far the best leader and athlete on and off the field. Very unselfish on the field and treats every player and coach on his team and ever team he plays with the utmost respect. He is what we call a complete student athlete.” 

Caden Prieskorn, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, junior Highlights
“He's a great leader on and off the field. He could have gone to a lot of schools that are pass heavy, but chose OLSM to win titles. Stats mean nothing to him only W's. He’s also a very good basketball player.”

Jaylin Tatum, Romulus, senior Highlights

Mariano Valenti, Brother Rice, sophomore Highlights
“Nobody can believe that Mariano is a sophomore QB. They way he handles the team, you'd think that he has been doing this for many years. I cannot imagine the pressure that he is under by playing that position at that school. Trying to fill Alex Malzone's shoes, satisfying the crazy alumni, leading his team to victories so that all of the Division 1 potential can shine enough to get a scholarship so they can even go to college! All this pressure, and he's doing it as a sophomore?! I wouldn't want that job if it paid, but Mariano takes it on and loves it. Even as a 15 year old kid, he has already started to break Brother Rice records. I know that he is already in the top 5 for passing yards per game, and last year, he became the first freshman QB to ever start for Brother Rice since opening in 1962.”

“His stats speak for itself. Through 5 games played he has thrown for 1000 yards. But not only is he the hardest working QB year round, he is truly a great kid. He will go out of his way to help others in need. Usually a kid in his shoes, with his looks, acts like they are better than everyone else. This isn't Mariano! Just a really cool, down to earth kid. It's hard to believe that someone so modest has multiple D1 college offers. Most football players that I know think that they're better than they are. It's the opposite with Ano, it's almost like he's embarrassed when talking about the great plays, college offers, and visits. Recently he was contacted by Notre Dame to come see a game and meet the coach's and tour the campus. I guarantee there isn't another QB in the state that received this invitation from ND!! Does he go and brag about it to the whole school? Nope, he tells his Mom and Dad and like 2 other kids at school. I'm honored to have Mariano as our QB. I wouldn't trade him for anyone. An unbelievable student athlete, and a great friend. Picking anyone other than Mariano Valenti would be a mistake. Thank you.”

“Just watch him play! This kid will be in the NFL Someday!”

“As a sophomore, already breaking Brother Rice football records. Last year he became the first freshman to start on varsity since the school opened in 1962! This year he has started breaking U of M QB Alex Malzone's records. AS A SOPHOMORE!! He has a few D1 college offers and some Big 10 schools are starting to show interest. Here is a some of this years highlights, judge for yourself! Super nice kid that doesn't act better than everyone. Really hard worker in school.”

“Best QB in the state, but you would never know it by talking to him. The most modest kid you will ever meet!”

Max Wittwer, Utica Eisenhower, junior Highlights
“His combination of strong throwing arm, ability to run a triple option attack, strong leadership ability on and off the field, and his ability to reset when things don't go his way.”

“He is leading his football team to an unbelievable season with poise on the field and enthusiasm on the sideline. He is a dual threat QB that can run the option and beat you deep.”

Kyle Wood, Rochester Adams, senior Highlights
“Great football IQ, good leader on and off the field. Evolved the Adams offense into a passing attack and is a down-hill runner unlike all.”

“Great role model to younger players and believes in his teammates!”

“A leader on the field and in the classroom. Respected by peers and demands the best. His ability to run an offense and make decisions for his team is superior. When called upon can deliver a great pass. Willing to do what is needed for his team.”

Ryan Young, Salem, junior Highlights
“He can run in tough situations and can throw the ball too he is also a good defender when he has to be. He's also a track runner competes on a high level.”

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