Fresno State will have two quarterbacks in its 2013 recruiting class, with Zach Greenlee from Lincoln High in Stockton and Brian Burrell from Bakersfield City College making non-binding oral commitments to sign on national letter of intent signing day.
Greenlee will come in as a freshman, Burrell with three to play three. And they will join a position group that is led, obviously, by Derek Carr and includes Marcus McDade and Myles Carr, who next season will be a redshirt sophomore and a redshirt freshman.
Greg Watson, the backup to Carr this season, will be moving full-time to a wide out position and he will be an important piece for Carr and the Bulldogs’ offense.
The 5-foot-10 Watson played as a slot receiver through the first part of the season, when Rashad Evans was ruled ineligible by the NCAA and Josh Harper was down with an injury. And if he were in the position group full-time this season he probably would have played ahead of some of the Bulldogs’ younger receivers, who have had issues with consistency in practice and fulfilling one primary job requirement – catching the football.
Burrell will enroll in school in January in time to participate in spring practices and compete with McDade and Myles Carr to be the backup in the fall. Greenlee will join them in the fall.