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2020 Position Rankings release: Quarterback

Drew Pyne
Drew Pyne (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei is the No. 1 overall prospect to start off the 2020 class rankings, but the position also boast depth with five signal callers starting off in the top 40 overall prospects.

CLASS OF 2020 QUARTERBACK RANKINGS: Pro-style | Dual-threat

THURSDAY: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers/Tight Ends | Offensive line

FRIDAY: Defensive line | Linebackers | Defensive backs | Athletes

MORE: Class of 2020 Rivals100 | Rivals250

CLASS OF 2019 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team

TEAM WITH TOP COMMIT: NOTRE DAME

Just three quarterbacks in the 2020 class are currently committed to Power 5 schools, and the highest ranked of those prospects is Notre Dame commit Drew Pyne, the No. 4 ranked pro-style quarterback and a Rivals100 member. The other quarterbacks committed to Power Five programs are future Texas Longhorn Hudson Card, the No. 2 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class and a four-star prospect, and LSU’s T.J. Finley, who debuts as the No. 12 ranked pro-style quarterback.

TEAM TO WATCH: USC

Three of the top four quarterbacks in the 2020 class are out West – Uiagalelei, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei’s Bryce Young and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral’s Jack Miller – which bodes well for Pac-12 programs. USC has already offered Uiagalelei and Young, and is considered among the strong, early contenders for both prospects. The Trojans have a lot of advantages in recruiting these West quarterbacks, and anything less than getting one of the region’s best would be a disappointment.

PROSPECT TO WATCH: HARRISON BAILEY

One of the most compelling questions at the quarterback position in the class of 2020 is who, if anyone, will join Uiagalelei as a five-star? There are several candidates on the cusp, including four sitting just one Rivals Ranking below five-star status at a 6.0. Consider that in the 2019 class there are no five-star quarterbacks and just two quarterbacks who hold a 6.0 Rivals Ranking and you start to see the depth of the position in the 2020 class compared to its predecessor. The closest to five-star status based on the first ranking of the Rivals100 for the 2020 class is Georgia native Harrison Bailey. A prospect we have been following since before his high school career began, Bailey landed his first scholarship offer from Miami when he was still in the 8th grade. Whereas other quarterbacks who landed pre-high school offers did not reach the pinnacle of the position, Bailey’s offer list now includes more than 20 schools and the excitement for his potential remains high. Is it high enough to eventually earn him five-star status? He will get his next chance to make that case at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by adidas later this month.

RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday: Revealing the top 10 players | Making the Case: Three who could land in top 10 | Who is the toughest to rank in 2020?

Tuesday: New Rivals100 | Mind of Mike: Farrell reacts to new R100 | Who should be No. 1 in 2020? | Will No. 1 player in 2020 head to Clemson?

Wednesday: The inital Rivals250 for 2020 | Five teams that should be pleased the most with new R250 | Rival Views: Who should top DL be? | Godfather and Gorney Podcast

Thursday: QB rankings | RB rankings | WR/TE rankings | OL rankings | Rivals Rankings Podcast | Commitment Issues Podcast | New Rivals250 by the numbers | Is Florida the team to beat for Manuel?

Friday: DL rankings | LB rankings | DB rankings | ATH rankings | Take Two

Saturday: Team rankings breakdown

Sunday: Mid-Atlantic states rankings | Southeast states | Midwest states | Texas | Florida | West states