Dual-threat Chandler QB Hundley has talent, smarts, composure

CHANDLER (AP) — Brett Hundley is considered one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2011 recruiting class.

He’s tall at 6-foot-4 and 218 pounds, with an accurate arm and fleet feet — so much so that he’s been compared to Donovan McNabb.

Last year, in his first full season as a starter for Chandler High School, Hundley completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,517 yards and 16 touchdowns with just two interceptions. On the ground, he gained 1,208 yards and 12 scores for the Wolves, who went 9-4 but lost to rival Hamilton in the 5A Division I playoffs.

Hundley even tried his hand at punting.

“He’s as much a threat running the ball as he is throwing the ball,” coach Jim Ewan told The Associated Press.

A first-team All-Arizona selection, he was the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year. Oh, and he has a 3.9 GPA and someday hopes to be a doctor.

“He never gets rattled. I’ve never seen him lose his composure — ever,” Ewan said. “He’s really a unique kid.”

While he has received plenty of offers, Hundley has taken his time in deciding where to play in college. He is among the last of the top quarterbacks in his class who are still undecided.

Hundley is being heavily recruited by Washington after Bakersfield’s Cody Kessler, the other top QB prospect in the West, opted to go to USC. UCLA is also high on his list.

Ewan said Hundley is expected to make a decision on Labor Day.

He has ruled out Arizona, even though his dad, Brett Hundley Sr., played for the Wildcats and is now an assistant at Chandler. Ewan refers to the younger Hundley as “Junior.”

Hundley was among a handful of high school quarterbacks invited to Maui this summer for a three-day camp of sorts that included instruction from the likes of Joe Montana and Matt Leinart.