Drake Maye

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-4.5
  • Weight 220

Prospect Info

  • High School Myers Park
  • City Charlotte, NC
  • Exp 2021 - ...

North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Jersey #10
  • Class FR
  • Age 20

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9724
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 3/6/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

3 evaluations

Evaluated 01/11/2021

Greg Biggins
Greg Biggins National Recruiting Analyst

Projection

First Round

Comparison

Sam Bradford Arizona Cardinals

North Carolina did not play high school football in the fall but Maye is a player we still really like as someone who should be able to compete for playing time early in college. Has a big, strong frame and is still filling out. He's a pure pocket passer who reminds a little of Alabama QB Mac Jones but is better athletically. He has a strong, down field arm and is very accurate all three levels of the field. He has an advanced feel for the position in terms of throwing early and anticipating and understands how to throw his receivers open. He shows toughness standing in the pocket and taking a shot to get a throw off and will run for plus yards when he needs to. Can continue to improve in his ability to extend plays and make plays outside the pocket but it's not an area we would call a weakness either. Doubles as one of the state's top basketball players and comes from a very athletic family. Has the physical tools and cerebral nature to be a very good player at the next level as well as a high round NFL Draft pick. 

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Athletic Background

An early enrollee who is a four-star prospect listed as the nation’s 57th-best player, the No. 6 pro-style quarterback and the No. 3 player in North Carolina in the 247Sports Composite • Tabbed as the nation’s 45th-best player, the No. 8 pocket passer and the No. 4 player in the state according to ESPN • A member of the ESPN 300 • Ranked as the nation’s 145th best player, the No. 8 pro-style quarterback and the No. 9 player in the state by Rivals • An Under Armour Alll-America Game selection • Tallied 6,713 yards and 86 TDs on 398-of-581 (68.5%) passing over his two prep seasons • An SI All-America candidate prior to his senior season • Named second-team All-American and MaxPreps North Carolina Player of the Year as a junior • Also tabbed first-team All-Observer and the Observer’s Male Athlete of the Year • Led Myers Park to a 12-1 record, a league title and a berth in the third round of the state playoffs • Completed 210-of-290 passes (72%) for 3,512 yards, 50 TDs and just two INTs • Both his yards and TDs set school records • Earned all-conference honors and the Rising Star Award as a sophomore • Recorded 3,201 yards and 36 TDs • Helped Myers Park to a 13-2 record and a trip to the state semifinals • Also a three-year basketball standout who averaged 16.1 points and 11.3 rebounds per game as a junior and earned all-conference and all-district honors • Coached by Scott Chadwick.

Dad, Mark, played football at UNC from 1983-88 • Brother, Luke, was a Tar Heel basketball great from 2015-19 • Brother, Cole, won an NCAA baseball title at Florida • Mom, Aimee, attended UNC and brother, Beau, is currently enrolled

Skills

  • - Size 9
  • - Intangibles 8
  • - Delivery 8
  • - Accuracy 8
  • - Arm Strength 8
  • - Pocket Presence 7
  • - Outside the pocket 6
  • - Mobility 6

Connections

  • Mark Maye Father

    Parade All-American quarterback and all-state athlete in three sports, starting quarterback at North Carolina in the mid 1980's.

  • Luke Maye Brother

    National champion and two-time all-ACC forward at North Carolina from 2015-2019.

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