19 Shreveport-Bossier Class 1A-3A quarterbacks to watch in 2021 in Louisiana

Jimmy Watson
Shreveport Times

The 2021 Louisiana high school football season is starting soon. Here's a look at some of the top Class 1A, 2A and 3A quarterbacks in the Shreveport-Bossier City area to watch.

Northwest Louisiana football fans can also check out the top Class 4A and 5A quarterbacks, 13 games to catch, the top running backs, linebackers, offensive linemen, defensive linemen and running backs.

Among the top recruited athletes in Classes 1A-3A are Calvary's Landry Lyddy, North Caddo's Omarion Miller and Many's Tackett Curtis


Carlos Butler 

Bossier, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 215 pounds

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “The expectations for Carlos are infinity and he has set the bar high for himself. He continues to push himself and his team. He’s handling his business inside the classroom and being a two-sport athlete.” Bossier coach De’Aumante Johnson

Tovoras Lee

Green Oaks, Fr.

Height, weight: 5-10, 181 

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “A first-year starter with a great work ethic. He’s very coachable and always working to get better.” Giants coach Chad Lewis

Jacob Lafitte

Loyola, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-0, 170

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “An athletic player who isn’t just a one-dimensional quarterback.” former Flyers coach Scott Mallien

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Loyola's Jacob Lafitte runs the ball against North Webster in a District 1-3 A game last season at Messmer Stadium.

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Dakeldrick Thomas

Mansfield, Jr.

Height, weight: 6-foot, 193

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “He completed 102 of 198 passes for 1,808 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Dakeldrick is the returning trigger man for a very explosive Wolverine offense.” Wolverines coach Mike Green

Colin McKenzie

North Webster, Jr.

Height, weight: 6-1, 170

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “Colin has progressed very well in our system and will continue to get better as he gets more experience. He’s one of the fastest guys on our team, but also capable of throwing from the pocket. He’s one of the smartest students in the school as well.” Knights coach John Ware


Carlos Alejo

D’Arbonne Woods Charter, Jr. 

Height, weight: 6-0, 205

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “Superior arm. Almost non-human. Great intelligence and heckuva a bass fisherman. Great kid. Team leader.” Timberwolves coach Tommy Tharp

Tydre Malone

Jonesboro-Hodge, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-4,190

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “Tydre is very athletic with a strong arm and deceptive speed. We are expecting big plays from him in the passing game.” Tigers coach Terrance Blankenship  

Jacob Whitehead

Lakeside, Jr.

Height, weight: 5-10, 170

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “He’s gonna be much improved and looking him to take that next step. He has a year of experience under his belt.” Lakeside coach Mike Santelices

Tackett Curtis

Many, Jr.

Height, weight: 6-2, 215

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “A blend of speed, but his biggest attribute is his physicality. He will be our Tayson Smith type. Has 42 offers to this point.” Many coach Jess Curtis

Zion King

North Caddo, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-foot, 160

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “He’ll be all over the field for us on defense.” Titans coach John Kavanaugh 

Zintayvious "Tre" Smith

Red River, Sr.

Height, weight: 5-11, 175

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “Tre is the unquestioned leader of this team. This is his third year as the starting QB. He’s a great athlete with a strong arm and high football IQ. He’s put in the work to learn the offensive system and will have a huge year for us.” Bulldogs coach Jeff Harper


Landry Lyddy

Calvary, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-0, 190

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: The Louisiana Tech commitment is the returning LHSAA Division IV state MVP and Times Quarterback of the Year after passing for 3,566 yards and 43 touchdowns last season.

Kyle Woodard

Haynesville, Sr.

Height, weight: 5-11, 165

Position: Quarterback 

Why selected: “Runs our offense well!” Tors coach David Franklin

Takeviuntae Kidd

Homer, Sr.

Height, weight: 5-10, 165 

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “He’ll be a 3-year starter so his experience will be big this year. He’s very accurate and he understands what we’re trying to do offensively.” Homer coach Richie Casey 

Khameron Boykins

Logansport, Jr.

Height, weight: 6-1, 170

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “Incredible athlete with elite speed (4.55 in 40-yard dash) and a big arm that can make all the throws. Second-year starter who has played in every game since his freshman year. Will be on college radars soon.” Tigers coach Kevin Magee

Mark McCray

Magnolia Charter, So.

Height, weight: 5-10, 218

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: “McCray is a leader in the making.” Coach Toriano Williams

Braeden Sterling

Plain Dealing, Sr.

Height, weight: 6-0, 200

Position: Quarterback 

Why selected: “Big arm and mobile. Hopes to redeem himself after missing over half of last season.” Lions coach Christopher Wilson 

Sabien Walter

Ringgold, Sr.

Height, weight: 5-10, 185

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: "A true leader with a next level arm!” Ringgold coach Shon Trent

Adam Parker

St. Mary’s, Jr.

Height, weight: 5-11, 180

Position: Quarterback

Why selected: Parker threw for 1,598 yards and 16 touchdowns while leading the Tigers to a come-from-behind win in 2020 against Logansport for the district title.

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