San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch signal caller Jax Leatherwood is one of the state’s top pure throwers and we had a chance to see him in action over the weeknd at the first annual San Diego Super 7 event.

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Leatherwood had a huge junior season and led the Falcons to a CIF, SoCal Regional and 2A State Championship. He threw for 3,915 yards and 52 touchdowns with just two interceptions while completing 69% of his passes.

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He’s a three-sport athlete who also helped the hoops team win a state title and is trying to do the same on the schools volleyball team as well. Football is his meal ticket and there is not a throw on the field he can’t make.

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He’s accurate to all three levels of the field and throws one of the best deep balls in this class. He has a high understanding for how to play the position and is advanced in terms of reads, changing speeds and throwing with anticipation.

He needs to continue to improve his overall athleticism and ability to extend plays when the pocket breaks down but he showed multiple times during the schools playoff run that he’s adept at making that first guy miss and shows poise under duress as well.

On the recruiting front, Leatherwood committed to Nevada back in April but as we said at the time, that wasn’t going to stop other programs from recruiting him and it sounds like things are heating up.

“There are a lot of schools that are coming down to watch me throw in the spring and a handful want me to go out and camp with them as well,” Leatherwood said. “Out of respect for everyone, I don’t want to give out any names yet but there are a lot of Power 5 programs that sound very interested right now.

“I don’t know if I’ll camp with anyone or not, it depends on the school and my relationship with the coaches there. If it’s the right situation, I could go and camp but I also don’t feel like I need to go out and chase offers right now.”

Leatherwood said he still feels very good about his commitment to Nevada.

“I feel great about it,” Leatherwood said. “I love the staff and coach Costa (QB coach) and talk with those guys almost every day. I love the plan they have for me and my overall fit in the offense.

“It would take a lot to pull me away from Nevada. Saying that, I’m not going to completely shut out other opportunities either and Nevada knows that. We’ve been very open in our conversations and they know other schools are talking to me but Nevada definitely feels like home and I’m happy with my decision.”