24 October 2020

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Spencer Rattler: The Next Great Oklahoma Quarterback

Spencer Rattler could be the next big Oklahoma Sooners quarterback. He stands at just 6 feet tall and just 198 pounds. Yes, most quarterbacks are taller than Rattler, but two of the three previous QBs at Oklahoma were around the same height. Baker Mayfield stands at 6’1, and Kyler Murray is just 5’10. Rattler has not been named the starter yet, but he already has betting odds for the Heisman Trophy.

Rattler, 19, hails from Phoenix, Arizona, where he played high school ball at Pinnacle High School. he was featured on the Netflix documentary QB1: Beyond The Lights. During the show he broke the Arizona high school passing record. He broke the record in his 18th birthday. Rattler finished his high school career with 11,083 passing yards and 116 passing touchdowns. He didn’t run much, but still totaled 1,040 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.

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The star quarterback was a 5-star and was ranked at the 11th best player in the 2018 recruiting class (via. 247sports.com). Rattler was heavily recruited by many top college football programs. He received offers from Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Miami during his freshman year. Rattler also saw offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, and Texas. He would later sign with Oklahoma in 2018.

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Jalen Hurts was the starter last year, giving Rattler the opportunity to learn behind a player who gotten a lot of exposure in the college football playoffs. Despite being the backup, Rattler still saw game action. He threw for 81 yards and one touchdown in three games. Since he only played in three games, Rattler was able to redshirt his freshman season.

Two attributes really stand out when watching Spencer Rattler. His arm strength is great. He is able to throw the ball in tight coverage any where with ease. The accuracy that Rattler displays is also solid. He is able to throw the ball where only his receivers can get it. His arm strength along with his accuracy make one great quarterback.

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