Look at what unfolded in the last few years.
2005 Ryan Perilloux (dismissed)
2007 Jarrett Lee
2008 Jordan Jefferson
2009 Chris Garrett (transfer), Russell Shepard (switched to WR)
2010 Zach Lee (MLB draft)
2011 Stephen Rivers, Jerrard Randall, Zach Mettenberger (JUCO)
2012 Jeremy Liggins (did not qualify)
2013 Anthony Jennings, Hayden Rettig
Because we didn't take a QB in 2006 (if my memory serves correct, I believe Alex Cate was committed for a long time and flipped to Ok State), when Perilloux was kicked off the team in 2008, we had to go with a RS freshman in Lee, who due to inconsistencies, was replaced by true freshman Jordan Jefferson (and the roller coaster ride that followed between the two).
Then, Chris Garrett didn't like his situation and decided to transfer and Zach Lee never made it to campus. Moreover, Russell Shepard didn't pan put at QB. This left us with no real option other than the JJ/JL saga for a few years.
Personally, I would like to lock down a QB every year to avoid situations like this. I know instances like Gunner Kiel happen, but we really weren't on him (or any other QB in 2012) until late. I'm all about actively recruiting a QB every year for these reasons.
This post was edited on 12/30 at 2:28 pm