David Cornwell, a 6-5 220 pound quarterback out of Norman, Oklahoma is a highly recruited quarterback and a player that head coach Mike Leach and company would love to land. The 2014 recruit is ranked 4-stars by Rivals.com and at 63 of the top 100 players in the 2014 class.
In his junior year in high school Cornwell threw for 2,747 yards on 191 completions scoring 27 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions. On the ground he ran 755 yards on 128 carries scoring 7 touchdowns.
Cornwell is a HUGE quarterback and that is very obvious when you watch his film. He towers over his own team and opposing team which is a very good thing. At 220 pounds he is able to run over most defenders that come at him making him able to gain a few more yards after contact if he has to run the ball. Cornwell’s size is a great compliment to his ability to stand in the pocket and make a throw. He is not afraid to take a hit if that is what it takes to get the ball down the field.
The attributes that Cornwell already has are going to make him a great Division 1 quarterback. He is a very, very accurate QB and can put the ball where only his man can go up and get it. The long ball is another great addition to the skills that Cornwell already has. He can throw a ball accurately deep down the field and doesn’t just close his eyes and hope his man goes up and gets it.
While on the run he knows exactly where he is on the field at all times and knows where the other players are as well. His feet are great when scrambling and while moving within the pocket he doesn’t get tangled up in other players. Cornwell is able to focus down field and get rid of the ball without having to worry about tripping over other players or running into anyone.
Cornwell’s size is something that truly gets me excited about seeing this kid possibly play for Washington State. At 6-5 he already is taller than three of the five quarterbacks already on the roster and at 220 pounds he weighs more than three of the five quarterbacks on the roster. The only quarterback in both categories who outweighs him and is taller than him is redshirt freshman walk-on Connor Johnson, who stands at 6-5 and is 230 pounds.
Washington State has already gotten a 2014 QB commit in Peyton Bender from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, which for the chances of Cornwell committing to WSU scares me a little. Adding Cornwell to the roster in 2014 would only be a good thing for Leach and the team. With Connor Halliday and Austin Apodaca already fighting for the starting spot this year it would be hard to see a freshman come in in 2014 and get playing time right away. The roster right now shows Halliday, Apodaca, Conner Johnson, Jesse Brown, and Tyler Bruggman who will all be around in 2014 as well.
If Cornwell commits to Washington State look for him to redshirt his first year and contend for playing time in his second year in Pullman.
Other teams that Cornwell already has offers from are: Alabama, Auburn, Indiana, Miami (Fl), Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UCLA, and Virginia Tech.
Below you will find David Cornwell’s junior highlight tape.