One of the top quarterbacks returning for the state of Alabama is Faith Academy (Mobile, AL) 2024 QB Jarrett Daughtry. At 6’3, 182 pounds, Daughtry has the prototypical frame for a pocket passer and he also has excellent pocket presence. His ability to keep his eyes down the field and keep plays alive within the pocket make him one of the state’s top quarterbacks.
“I have an open eye for the whole field and can read the defense in a matter of seconds, and I have a really good passing game.”
The passing game for the Faith Academy Rams was a key component in their great season in 2022. Last season, the Rams won 11 games and made the 5A semifinals where they lost to Charles Henderson High School. Daughtry was a big piece to that great run as along the way, he broke the school record for most passing yards in a season while winning player of the week once and being nominated for player of the week four other times. Perhaps, Daughtry’s best performance came in a historic win over a rival program.
“I would say the St. Paul’s game because I completed 15 of 16 passes and threw for five touchdowns that game. We made history with beating them for the first time.”
Despite having a great junior campaign, Daughtry is looking for even more in 2023 after throwing for 2,350 yards and 21 touchdowns.
“I would grade myself about a B because there is always room for improvement. My personal goals are 3,000 passing yards and a little bit over 30 throwing touchdowns while having a couple 100 yards running too.”
Although Daughtry is athletic and can run a 4.7/40, he wants to display his running ability while also showing the other qualities that makes a good quarterback great.
“Good decision making and good composure are the two biggest intangibles in a quarterback because you have to be able to lead a team through hard battles and you can’t let your team get down.”
Being able to be great in the pocket while showing off the athletic ability is reminiscent of a four time NFL MVP.
“I would say that I model my game after Aaron Rodgers because he was mostly a pocket passer and when he needed to run, he would and he can throw on the run.”
Making plays and scoring touchdowns on the football field can be a work of art, which is something that the Rams veteran quarterback knows a lot about.
“A lot of people don’t know this, but I’m a really good artist and drew and created a logo for my brother’s store in Jacksonville, Florida.”
In terms of his talents on the football field, the recruiting process has been slow, but it has picked it up for the upcoming senior quarterback, especially during the offseason.
“The recruiting process has been a little slow, but I have a few coaches showing interest in me. I don’t think I will be under the radar this fall due to attending quite a few camps and getting noticed by a few coaches this summer.”
Daughtry knows that recruiting will pick up even more, especially if he follows up with an even better season in 2023.
“Rams fans should be extremely excited about this upcoming season because the past three years, we have been getting better as a team and every year, we have just gotten better and closer so this will be the best year yet.”
This signal caller was born to play the quarterback position given his frame, IQ, athleticism, leadership, and his arm, but through it all, he recognizes all the hard work and more importantly, the people that have helped him along the way.
“I want to thank God because without him, I wouldn’t be here today. Also, my parents because they put money in to get me the work I need, and my coaches because they push me to my absolute best.”
For Jarrett Daughtry, he has played football since he was four years old and he would love nothing more than to continue that level of play at the next level.
“They should recruit a player like me because I am willing and ready to put in the work.”