2024 QB Rankings: Julian Sayin Tops the Class of 2024 Quarterbacks

    The Class of 2024 QB Rankings are indicative of one thing: talent. This group has a bevy of marquee skills and should continue to turn heads.

    Utilizing a combination of the industry consensus rankings, just who are the top quarterbacks that are set to take the college football world by storm? The top 2024 QB Rankings are an interesting mix of players from all corners of the country.

    Class of 2024 QB Rankings

    We’ve seen the QB Class of 2024 under the microscope for years, fixing our recruiting rankings at every turn. Now, with Signing Day here, just who are the top quarterbacks in this year’s recruiting class and where are they headed?

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    In our rankings below, we utilize a combination of rankings from the big four recruiting websites: 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals.

    1) DJ Lagway, Willis High School

    College: Florida
    :  Willis, TX
    Height:  6’2″
    Weight: 225
    247 Position Rank: 1
    On3 Position Rank: 1
    ESPN Position Rank: 3
    Rivals Position Rank: 1 (DUAL)

    DJ Lagway had his own positive showing at the Elite 11 Finals over the summer before he set the single-season Texas Class 6A touchdown record. Lagway threw 59 touchdowns in 2023 for Willis, leading them to their best record in over 60 seasons.

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    Considering he also scored 16 touchdowns with nearly 1,000 yards on the ground, it’s clear to see why some at Florida think he could press for starting reps right away in Gainesville. He may not be a buttoned-up prospect just yet, but Lagway’s potential is enough to look forward to potential great things with the Gators.

    Despite a late push from USC and reportedly Texas A&M, Lagway ultimately never swayed in his commitment to the Gators.

    2) Dylan Raiola, Buford High School

    College: Nebraska
    : Phoenix, Arizona
    Height: 6’3″
    Weight: 230
    247 Position Rank: 2
    On3 Position Rank: 4
    ESPN Position Rank: 1 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 1 (PRO)

    Subject to much scrutiny over the course of last year, Dylan Raiola was surely excited to get his recruiting over with ahead of Early Signing Day. After decommitting from Ohio State and moving to a Georgia commitment, Raiola was seemingly steadfast until recruiting rumor season started.

    In the week ahead of Early Signing Day, Raiola was said to be considering flipping his signing-day commitment to Nebraska. He was even said to be taking a visit to Nebraska’s campus just days before December 20.

    As of the early morning hours of Early Signing Day, Raiola was officially a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Saying simply that Nebraska is in his blood, the family ties won out in the end for the Huskers.

    3) Julian Sayin, Carlsbad High School

    College: Ohio State (transferred from Alabama)
    Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
    Height: 6’1″
    Weight: 195
    247 Position Rank: 3
    On3 Position Rank: 2
    ESPN Position Rank: 1
    Rivals Position Rank: 2 (PRO)

    A member of the Elite 11, Polynesian Bowl, and Under Armour All-America Game, Julian Sayin tore up the competition in his final season of high school ball. After earning MVP honors at the Elite 11 Finals, Sayin threw for 24 touchdowns against a single interception and led Carlsbad to their fifth consecutive Avocado League title.

    He had been committed to Alabama since November 2, 2022, and never wavered. After signing his letter of intent, it wasn’t until after Nick Saban retired that Sayin sought his way away from Tuscaloosa. After just a few weeks with the Crimson Tide, Sayin is heading to Columbus and joining the Ohio State Buckeyes for the 2024 season.

    4) Luke Kromenhoek, Benedictine Military School

    College: Florida State
    : Savannah, GA
    Height: 6’4″
    Weight: 185
    247 Position Rank: 4
    On3 Position Rank: 3
    ESPN Position Rank: 7 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 7 (PRO)

    Turning heads as a first-year starter in 2022 as a junior, Luke Kromenhoek didn’t take long to showcase his talents. He led Benedictine to a 13-2 record and a state championship, throwing 27 touchdowns against just three interceptions.

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    He sat behind former Elite 11 Finalist Holden Geriner while at Benedictine and he’s got some of the most college-ready skills despite only two seasons as a starter. Florida State was in the hunt for a signal-caller to take over after the 2024 season, and Kromenhoek certainly looks the part of the future in Tallahassee.

    The ‘Noles inked Kromenhoek early on during their Early Signing Day haul. He took part in Florida State’s Orange Bowl practices and should be able to learn from DJ Uiagalelei this fall before ultimately taking over in the long run.

    5) Air Noland, Langston Hughes High School

    College: Ohio State
    : Fairburn, GA
    Height: 6’3″
    Weight: 195
    247 Position Rank: 7
    On3 Position Rank: 11
    ESPN Position Rank: 3 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 3 (PRO)

    You name it, Air Noland has a scholarship offer to ’em. Noland, a bonafide track star, is set to continue his career at Ohio State and you better believe he’ll be the talk of the town in Columbus before too long.

    His left-handed release is as compact as it is fast and he’ll be widely seen as a potential dual-threat quarterback in Columbus, but that’s not his best attribute. Noland threw 55 touchdowns as a junior, and his ability from the pocket and within the structure of the offense will likely have OSU fans clamoring for him to see action sooner than later.

    With Will Howard in the mix as the immediate starter, it appears it’ll be Air Time in due time for the Buckeyes.

    6) CJ Carr, Saline High School

    College: Notre Dame
    : Saline, MI
    Height: 6’2.5″
    Weight: 195
    247 Position Rank: 6
    On3 Position Rank: 16
    ESPN Position Rank: 2 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 4 (PRO)

    CJ Carr threw at least 24 touchdowns in each of his final three seasons as the grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr looks to continue the family legacy at the major college football level. Heading just a bit south to Notre Dame, Carr inked his commitment to the Fighting Irish despite their recent commitment from transfer portal QB Riley Leonard.

    Carr finished his senior season at Saline with 33 total touchdowns, pushing his career total passing scores to 78 touchdowns in three seasons. His place in the Notre Dame lineup will come in time as he has some room to grow on his frame, but he’s ready for the limelight in South Bend.

    7) Ethan Grunkemeyer, Olentangy High School

    College: Penn State
    : Lewis Center, OH
    Height: 6’2″
    Weight: 190
    247 Position Rank: 8
    On3 Position Rank: 10
    ESPN Position Rank: 5 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 15 (PRO)

    North of Columbus, Ohio, has proven to be a fertile recruiting ground for the Penn State Nittany Lions, and they’ve grabbed Ethan Grunkemeyer in that window. Making his name known at the Elite 11 Finals this summer, Grunkemeyer had largely flown under the radar before his appearance in Southern California.

    Recruited by former offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, however, Grunkemeyer likely needed some swooning on the recruiting path following Yurcich’s firing. Grunkemeyer is a dynamic, stand-tall-in-the-pocket quarterback with an edge about him on the field. He fit some footballs into some tight windows at Olentangy and elevated the talent around him during a 3,517-yard, 39-touchdown season in 2023.

    8) Jadyn Davis, Providence Day School

    College: Michigan
    : Charlotte, NC
    Height: 6’0.5″
    Weight: 202
    247 Position Rank: 9
    On3 Position Rank: 17
    ESPN Position Rank: 4 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: 5 (PRO)

    A member of the Army All-American Bowl and an Elite 11 Finalist, Jadyn Davis has had a quiet recruiting journey to date. Sure, he’s made waves with his on-field play, but he was a solid commit to the Michigan Wolverines since March of 2023.

    Davis, however, should make plenty of noise with the Wolverines in the future with his blend of athleticism and dominant passing ability. He won the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior and he’s done nothing but dominate since taking over as the starter at Fort Mill Catawba Ridge as a freshman and Providence Day School as a junior.

    9) Ryan Puglisi, Avon Old Farms High School

    College: Georgia
    : Avon, CT
    Height:  6’3″
    Weight: 205
    247 Position Rank: 10
    On3 Position Rank: 7
    ESPN Position Rank: 6 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 10 (PRO)

    Ryan Puglisi was the second of the top-10 quarterbacks committed to Georgia, but ultimately ended as the lone Bulldog signee. A true gunslinger, Puglisi has an absolute fastball as a quarterback — documented by his 94 mph fastball as a baseball pitcher — and could largely be seen as a reason for Raiola’s departure to Nebraska in the waning stages of the Early Signing Day period.

    Against some top-tier opponents, Puglisi threw for 14 touchdowns this past season at Avon Old Farms, on the heels of a 16-TD season in 2022. He was an Elite 11 Finalist and presents a Power Five starter with an incredibly high upside due to his arm talent.

    10) Jake Merklinger, Calvary Day School

    College: Tennessee
    : Savannah, GA
    Height:  6’3″
    Weight: 195
    247 Position Rank: 13
    On3 Position Rank: 24
    ESPN Position Rank: 8 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 6 (PRO)

    After four terrific seasons, Jake Merklinger is ready to make the leap to Josh Heupel’s offense and the (un)friendly confines of the SEC. Merklinger signed with Tennessee and was seen as an unwavering prospect throughout the process despite multiple Power Five and other SEC offers.

    The Vols have Nico Iamaleava for at least the next two seasons, but Merklinger is seemingly ready to learn and compete in Knoxville. A member of the Polynesian Bowl roster, Merklinger is certainly one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the entire class of 2024.

    Other Top Class of 2024 QBs

    Walker White, Little Rock Christian Academy

    College: Auburn
    : Little Rock, AR
    Height:  6’3″
    Weight: 215
    247 Position Rank: 5
    On3 Position Rank: 6
    ESPN Position Rank: 3 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: 6 (DUAL)

    Elijah Brown, Mater Dei

    College: Stanford
    : Santa Ana, CA
    Height:  6’1.5″
    Weight: 200
    247 Position Rank: 11
    On3 Position Rank: 33
    ESPN Position Rank: 12 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 11 (PRO)

    Cutter Boley, Lexington Christian Academy

    College: Kentucky
    : Lexington, KY
    Height:  6’5″
    Weight: 203
    247 Position Rank: 38
    On3 Position Rank: 22
    ESPN Position Rank: 15 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 8 (PRO)

    Demond Williams, Basha High School

    College: Arizona
    : Chandler, AZ
    Height:  5’11”
    Weight: 180
    247 Position Rank: 19
    On3 Position Rank: 14
    ESPN Position Rank: 10 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 4 (DUAL)

    Will Hammond, Hutto High School

    College: Texas Tech
    : Hutto, TX
    Height:  6’1.5″
    Weight: 190
    247 Position Rank: 14
    On3 Position Rank: 12
    ESPN Position Rank: 14 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 12 (PRO)

    Tyler Cherry, Center Grove High School

    College: Indiana
    : Greenwood, IN
    Height:  6’5″
    Weight: 205
    247 Position Rank: 18
    On3 Position Rank: 5
    ESPN Position Rank: 19 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 16 (PRO)

    Tyler Cherry flipped his commitment from Duke to new head coach Curt Cignetti and the Indiana Hoosiers, officially signing on Early National Signing Day.

    Isaac Wilson, Corner Canyon High School

    College: Utah
    : Draper, UT
    Height:  6’0″
    Weight: 190
    247 Position Rank: 21
    On3 Position Rank: 20
    ESPN Position Rank: 13 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 2 (DUAL)

    Miles O’Neill, Hun School

    College: Texas A&M
    : Princeton, NJ
    Height:  6’5″
    Weight: 220
    247 Position Rank: 45
    On3 Position Rank: 9
    ESPN Position Rank: n/a
    Rivals Position Rank: 13 (PRO)

    Dermaricus Davis, Etiwanda High School

    College: Washington
    : Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Height:  6’4.5″
    Weight: 190
    247 Position Rank: 17
    On3 Position Rank: 8
    ESPN Position Rank: 22 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 33 (PRO)

    Hauss Hejny, Aledo High School

    College: TCU
    : Aledo, TX
    Height:  5’11.5″
    Weight: 185
    247 Position Rank: 12
    On3 Position Rank: 21
    ESPN Position Rank: 6 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: 8 (DUAL)

    Michael Hawkins, Emerson High School

    College: Oklahoma
    : McKinney, TX
    Height:  6’2.5″
    Weight: 195
    247 Position Rank: 35
    On3 Position Rank: 18
    ESPN Position Rank: 7 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: 3 (DUAL)

    Mabrey Mettaur, The Woodlands High School

    College: Wisconsin
    : The Woodlands, TX
    Height:  6’5″
    Weight: 215
    247 Position Rank: 52
    On3 Position Rank: 52
    ESPN Position Rank: 8 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: 9 (PRO)

    Michael Van Buren, St. Frances

    College: Mississippi State
    : Baltimore, MD
    Height:  5’11.5″
    Weight: 185
    247 Position Rank: 27
    On3 Position Rank: 43
    ESPN Position Rank: 4 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 14 (PRO)

    Dante Reno, Cheshire Academy

    College: South Carolina
    : Cheshire, CT
    Height: 6’1.5″
    Weight: 205
    247 Position Rank: 36
    On3 Position Rank: 46
    ESPN Position Rank: 12 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 19 (PRO)

    Anthony Maddox, Oak Grove High School

    College: Ole Miss
    : Hattiesburg, MS
    Height:  6’2″
    Weight: 175
    247 Position Rank: 27
    On3 Position Rank: 51
    ESPN Position Rank: 9 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 22 (PRO)

    Samaj Jones, St. Joseph’s Prep School

    College: Cincinnati
    : Philadelphia, PA
    Height:  6’1″
    Weight: 215
    247 Position Rank: 39
    On3 Position Rank: 38
    ESPN Position Rank: 5 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: 11 (DUAL)

    Josh Flowers, Baker High School

    College: Arkansas State
    : Mobile, AL
    Height:  6’3″
    Weight: 210
    247 Position Rank: 55
    On3 Position Rank: 44
    ESPN Position Rank: 15 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: n/a

    Davi Belfort, Western High School

    College: Virginia Tech
    : Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Height:  5’11”
    Weight: 190
    247 Position Rank: 75
    On3 Position Rank: 96
    ESPN Position Rank: 10 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: 9 (DUAL)

    KJ Jackson, St. James School

    College: Arkansas
    : Montgomery, AL
    Height:  6’3″
    Weight: 215
    247 Position Rank: 15
    On3 Position Rank: 50
    ESPN Position Rank: 28 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 10 (DUAL)

    Trey Owens, Cy-Fair

    College: Texas
    : Cypress, TX
    Height:  6’5″
    Weight: 238
    247 Position Rank: 16
    On3 Position Rank: 13
    ESPN Position Rank: 17 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 17 (PRO)

    Marcos Davila, Midland Legacy

    College: Purdue
    : Midland, TX
    Height:  6’2″
    Weight: 239
    247 Position Rank: 20
    On3 Position Rank: 44
    ESPN Position Rank: 24 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 30 (PRO)

    Colin Hurley, Trinity Christian Academy

    College: LSU
    : Jacksonville, FL
    Height:  6’0″
    Weight: 213
    247 Position Rank: 22
    On3 Position Rank: 23
    ESPN Position Rank: 16 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 20 (PRO)

    AJ Surace, Notre Dame

    College: Rutgers
    : Trenton, NJ
    Height:  6’0″
    Weight: 205
    247 Position Rank: 29
    On3 Position Rank: 15
    ESPN Position Rank: 26 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 29 (PRO)

    Judd Anderson, Warner Robins

    College: Miami (FL)
    : Warner Robins, GA
    Height:  6’6″
    Weight: 217
    247 Position Rank: 53
    On3 Position Rank: 19
    ESPN Position Rank: 41 (PP)
    Rivals Position Rank: 36 (PRO)

    Jared Hollins, Mary G Montgomery School

    College: South Alabama
    : Semmes, AL
    Height:  6’3″
    Weight: 180
    247 Position Rank: 80
    On3 Position Rank: 25
    ESPN Position Rank: n/a
    Rivals Position Rank: n/a

    EJ Colson, Cedar Grove

    College: UCF
    : Byron, GA
    Height:  6’0″
    Weight: 195
    247 Position Rank: 64
    On3 Position Rank: 26
    ESPN Position Rank: 11 (DUAL)
    Rivals Position Rank: 16 (DUAL)

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