Georgia Bulldogs – Aaron Murray – Graduated from Plant HS in Tampa, FL. After redshirting his first year, Murray took over as starting QB in 2010, setting a UGA freshmen passing record. Last season he lead the team to a 10-4 season and an appearance in the Outback Bowl
Tennessee Volunteers – Tyler Bray – Graduated from Kingsburg HS in Kingsburg, CA. In 2011 he broke Peyton Manning’s school record of throwing at least two touchdown passes in 8 consecutive games. He broke his thumb midway through the season and had to sit out five games, of which the Vols lost 4. He is considered a top NFL prospect for 2013
Arkansas Razorbacks – Tyler Wilson – Graduated from Greenwood HS in Greenwood, AK. After playing in numerous games in the previous two seasons Wilson was tapped as the Razorbacks’ starter in 2011. He set the school’s record for completions in a game that year with 32 in a 44-17 win over Mississippi State.
Missouri Tigers – James Franklin – Graduated from Lake Dallas HS in Lake Dallas, TX. Franklin began starting for the Tigers in 2011, his Sophomore year. He lead the team to the Independence Bowl where he was named MVP. He underwent shoulder surgery in March of this year but should be well in time to bring his team into the SEC.
Alabama Crimson Tide – AJ McCarron – Graduated from St. Paul’s Episcopal HS in Mobile, AL. He redshirted his first year, and became the starter in 2011, and lead the team to a 12-1 season and their 14th National Title, while winning the offensive MVP award in that game.
Vanderbilt Commodores – Jordan Rodgers – Graduated from Pleasant Valley HS in Chico, CA. He attended Butte Community College before transferring to Vanderbilt where he took over as starter in October 2011. He is the younger brother of Green Bay Packers QB, Aaron Rodgers.
University of South Carolina Gamecocks – Connor Shaw – Graduated from Flowery Branch HS in Flowery Branch, GA. He became the Gamecock’s starter in 2011 after the benching of Stephen Garcia. He was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week in the first game he took over.
Louisiana State University Tigers – Zach Mettenberger – Graduated from Oconee County Hs in Watkinsvill, GA. After getting kicked off of Georgia’s team his freshmen year for misconduct; Mettenberger has stayed out of the headlines. He has gained the confidence of the coaching staff at LSU and will be the team’s starting quarterback this season.
University of Kentucky Wildcats – Max Smith – Graduated from Birmingham HS in Los Angeles, CA. After a long and tough battle between quarterbacks, Smith was named the starter for this season. He will be a sophomore. He was named to the All-SEC team by league coaches and Rivals.com last year.
Mississippi State University Bulldogs – Tyler Russell – Graduated from Meridian HS in Meridian, MS. Redshirted his first year and played in 9 games earning SEC freshmen of the week in his first week playing. Rank fourth all-time in school history for a single season with a 135.08 passers rating.
Texas A&M Aggies – Johnny Manziel – Graduated from Tivy Antlers HS in Kerrville, TX. Manziel beat out three other contenders to become this year’s starting quarterback. According to Aggie Head Coach Kevin Sumlin he has a simple policy “the best player plays”.
The three schools below have not yet settled on a starter, the contenders are listed in parenthesis:
Auburn (Kiehl Frazier, Clint Mosley)
Florida (Jeff Driskel, Jacoby Brissett)
Ole Miss (Barry Brunetti, BoWallace)