MANATEE -- There's the coveted top-rated quarterback from Louisiana.
There's the signalcaller heading to the University of Miami after his senior season this fall.
There's the efficient pocket passer that led a program from obscurity to an undefeated regular season.
There's the guy in charge of a tradition-rich program, looking to lead his team on a deep postseason run.
There's the mobile quarterback that terrorizes opposing defenses with his legs.
These are the top quarterbacks of Manatee County's high school football scene: Shea Patterson, Jack Allison, Jacob Huesman, A.J. Colagiovanni and Fred Billy.
They're the Herald's Top Guns.
Other programs in the area either had a quarterback battle in camp or rely on a ground game.
At IMG Academy, Palmetto and Braden River, three Division I-bound quarterbacks lead those offenses.
"With Shea Patterson, Elite 11 MVP and Jack Allison and all those guys, D-I," Billy said. "It's great motivation. I'm in the conversation with the best and makes me want to work harder."
Patterson is heading to Ole Miss next year, and is widely considered the best senior quarterback in the country. He arrived at IMG Academy during the summer, transferring from Calvary Baptist in Shreveport, La.
"To come into another state, and not know a bunch of people, to be included is a big honor," said Patterson about being a Herald Top Gun.
Palmetto's Allison and his 6-foot-5 frame became an alluring prospect for the Miami Hurricanes, and he committed there during the 2014 summer. This past summer, he signed a grant-in-aid agreement after racking up 18 touchdown passes and 1,622 yards as a junior.
"You've just got to make sure not to get too big of a head, because you haven't done anything yet," said Allison about staying grounded after receiving college offers. "All you've done is play high school football. Just don't think about it."
Braden River's Huesman committed to Florida International University in late July. But it wasn't long ago the Pirates were a laughingstock. They had just one win in their first season under head coach Curt Bradley.
Then last fall -- in the third year of the rebuilding project -- Huesman ran the offense to the program's first district championship and undefeated regular season in history.
"You know you're going to get everybody's best game," said Huesman, who threw just three interceptions last season. "Whether it's Week Five or whatever it is. ... Everybody is going to be shooting for you, but you've got to go out with the same mentality. Everybody starts 0-0."
While Huesman was vital to Braden River's 2014 turnaround, Colagiovanni went through the highs and lows as a sophomore quarterback last fall.
He won the starting job in fall camp, throwing his name into the Manatee quarterback fraternity that includes past greats such as Tommie Frazier, Willie Taggart and Cord Sandberg.
That was the high.
The low came when he lost the starting gig to Sloan Drummonds, who led the Hurricanes to the Class 8A state semifinals.
Watching that unfold has only fueled Colagiovanni to raise his game.
"It's hard, because you always want to play," Colagiovanni said. "I grew more when I wasn't starting than when I was, because I got to sit back and look at my game more."
At Saint Stephen's, Billy excelled as a freshman, but isn't a prototypical pocket passer. Rather, his legs do most of the talking on the field. He amassed more than 700 rushing yards with six touchdowns.
"For me, to be able to make plays last longer and if wide receivers get open quicker, that's always fun," Billy said.
They're five quarterbacks from different backgrounds and different styles.
Yet, they each share the label of Top Guns in Manatee County for the 2015 high school football season.