Of all the great quarterbacks who have come through Plant High since head coach Robert Weiner took over in 2004, none have received as many college offers as a sophomore as Rex Culpepper, the Panthers’ quarterback heir apparent for the next two years.
So far, Culpepper has received offers from Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Clemson, Utah, Cincinnati, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina State and South Florida.
The attraction to Culpepper includes many things: His 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame, his arm (can throw a football 70 yards), accuracy, speed, strength, durability, leadership qualities and genes (dad Brad Culpepper played in the NFL).
Last year as a sophomore, Culpepper’s experience was limited while Colby Brown played out his senior year. Culpepper, however, had an outstanding spring and his stock has shot up as expected.
Culpepper follows a long list of great Plant quarterbacks, including four who have won four state titles in the past eight seasons: Robert Marve (state title 2006), Aaron Murray (2008), Phillip Ely (2009) and James Few (2011).