Rivals Rankings Week: Breaking down the 2024 QBs
With the updated Rivals250 released earlier this week, it's time to look at the updated position rankings. The offensive position rankings are being released today, and up first are the quarterbacks.
RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK
Sunday: Who should be No. 1?
Wednesday: Offensive position rankings revealed
Thursday: Defensive position rankings revealed
Friday: State rankings revealed
NO. 1 AT THE POSITION: Dylan Raiola
Raiola became the top-ranked quarterback during the mid-summer rankings update, and now he's the top-ranked overall player in the nation. The Ohio State commit possesses the rare ability to throw the ball with power and accuracy from multiple arm angles while consistently delivering the ball on time, occasionally into very tight windows.
Raiola's first game of his senior season is this week, and the anticipation is building. It will be his first game with his new team at Chandler High School in Arizona, and it will be the first time he will showcase his skills since the middle of the summer.
TWO TEAMS TO WATCH: Michigan and Georgia
The Wolverines and Bulldogs have been doing a great job recruiting the two remaining uncommitted five-star quarterbacks, Jadyn Davis and Julian Sayin. For Sayin, who landed at No. 5 in the newest Rivals250, his recruitment appears to be focusing in on Georgia, LSU and Alabama. The Bulldogs are in a good spot right now, but there are still a lot of moving parts.
When Georgia plays Oregon this weekend in Atlanta there will be a lot of big-time recruits in attendance. Davis is expected to be one of them. He has a lot of connections to the state of Georgia, to the school and football program, but Michigan has been the leader for Davis for months. He'll be back in Ann Arbor for the third time this year when Michigan plays Hawaii in two weeks. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment proceeds after that visit.
THREE PROSPECTS TO WATCH: Davi Belfort, Marcos Davila, Ryan Puglisi
Belfort reclassified from the 2025 class to the 2024 class and landed inside the Rivals250 at No. 142. The Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep star quarterback and son of mixed martial arts star Vitor Belfort isn't rushing his recruitment, but he's identified a few schools that are in the mix. He's already visited Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Michigan State and Penn State and visits for games are in the works. Alabama's game against Texas A&M and other games at Michigan State and LSU are possibilities.
A strong summer camp season helped Davila earn his fourth star. He's in line for a big junior campaign at Midland (Texas) Legacy, and there are a lot of colleges tracking his progress. TCU, Pittsburgh and West Virginia seem to have made the biggest impressions on Davila so far, but keep an eye on Baylor, Indiana and Rutgers. With Texas and Texas A&M also in contact, more big offers could come in as well.
Puglisi has been getting better each time we've seen him, and he continued his streak of good performances well into the summer. Puglisi has increased his arm strength and refined his throwing mechanics and footwork. All of this has led to more accuracy. Puglisi has enough athleticism to be able to make tough throws from outside the pocket as well. He holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Pittsburgh, Duke, Michigan State, Ole Miss and many others,