UPDATED COMPOSITE RANKING 5/2/20
Luke Altmyer is a 6’2 190 pound quarterback from Starkville, MS.
The Class of 2021 prospect attends Starkville High School and has an 90 rating (4*) from the 247 Sports Composite, and they list him as the 266th best player in America (15th best pro-style QB and 5th best player in Mississippi).
However, on Thursday, ESPN gave him a significant bump:
We asked Altmyer about it, and he said he didn’t think they had him in their top 300 previously, but he emphasized he isn’t done moving up the rankings: “I’ll keep climbing.”
Below, you can find his highlights, along with a scouting report:
As you can see, Altmyer possesses many traits you want in a quarterback. One of the first things to like about the QB is his size. At 6’3 and nearly 200 pounds, Altmyer possesses the size you want there.
Next, you want a quarterback who has a quick release. Altmyer shows an ability to make snap throws throughout his highlight tape. This is important in today’s college offenses because of the RPO game.
A third trait to like about Altmyer is his accuracy. Often times Altmyer is delivering a ball into a spot where only his receiver can catch it or that maximizes run after the catch.
The final trait that stands out about Altmyer is creativity. Whether it is manipulating the pocket (which is important behind an FSU offensive line) or using multiple arm slots to throw the ball, Altmyer has a knack at making things happen. These are tools you find with many of today’s top QBs and a definite strength of Altmyer’s game.