As the excitement for the 2023 high school football season builds, USA TODAY High School Sports brings the thrill closer by highlighting the top 10 quarterbacks class of 2024 – the most promising young talents of this recruiting cycle. This year’s top prospects present a formidable line-up of quarterbacks, each demonstrating remarkable athletic prowess and potential.
Moreover, these athletes are primed and ready to shape the course of high school football, and in turn, dramatically stir up the college football landscape.
Meet the Top Prospects
Starting off the list at the number one spot is Dylan Raiola from Pinnacle High School, Arizona. Standing at a commanding 6-foot-3 and weighing 220 pounds, Raiola has topped the composite rankings with a score of 1.00 and has committed to play for Georgia.
Next up is Julian Sayin from Carlsbad High School, California. Standing a bit shorter at 6-foot-1, Sayin, a force to reckon with, weighs 195 pounds. With a composite ranking of 15.67, he has committed to play at Alabama.
At third, we have Jadyn Davis from Providence Day, North Carolina. Davis, who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 202 pounds, boasts a composite ranking of 25.33 and plans to join Michigan.
Fourth on our list is CJ Carr from Saline High School, Michigan. Carr, standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 195 pounds, ranks 30.00 in composite scores and has committed to Notre Dame.
In the fifth spot, we have DJ Lagway from Willis High School, Texas. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing a substantial 225 pounds, Lagway ranks 34.00 in the composite scores and will be joining the team at Florida.
Michael Van Buren from St. Frances High School, Maryland, is sixth on our list. Although he’s a bit shorter at 5-foot-11, Van Buren still weighs in at 185 pounds. He boasts a composite ranking of 47.33 and has pledged his commitment to Oregon.
Seventh is Elijah Brown from Mater Dei High School, California. Brown, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 180 pounds, has a composite score of 83.00. However, he is still undecided about his college commitment.
Jake Merklinger from Calvary Day School, Georgia, occupies the eighth spot. Merklinger, who stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 195 pounds, boasts a composite score of 97.67. He has made his commitment to play at Tennessee.
Ninth on the list is Air Noland from Langston Hughes High School, Georgia. Matching Merklinger’s height and weight, Noland also stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 195 pounds. His composite ranking is 108.67, and he is committed to Ohio State.
Rounding off the top 10 is Walker White from Little Rock Christian Academy, Arkansas. At a robust 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, White has a composite ranking of 129.00 and has committed to Auburn.
Each one of these top 10 quarterbacks in the class of 2024 brings a unique blend of skill, determination, and promise to the field. As such, they are the young athletes to keep an eye on as they navigate their way from high school to college football, prepared to redefine the game. Indeed, their journey embodies the very spirit of football – a clear testament to talent, hard work, and dedication.
Therefore, as we look forward to the upcoming 2023 season, these athletes undoubtedly give us much to anticipate. Furthermore, they promise to deliver many extraordinary performances for us to savor.