Rivals Rankings Week: Which QB is best fit for his future team?
The final Rivals Rankings Week for the 2023 class rolls on and the offensive position rankings are being updated today. There are 18 quarterbacks in the final Rivals250 and 24 are rated as at least four-star prospects.
Take a look at which prospects the national analyst team thinks are the best fits at the schools they chose.
FINAL 2023 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Pro-Style QB | Dual-Threat QB
RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK
Sunday: Who should be the top three prospects in 2023?
Monday: Five-Star Countdown | Introducing the new five-stars
Tuesday: Rivals250 released | Biggest risers | Toughest rankings questions we faced | Tuesdays with Gorney on the new Rivals250
Wednesday: Offensive position rankings released
Thursday: Defensive position rankings released
Friday: State rankings released
DANTE MOORE TO UCLA
"Dante Moore is arguably the top player in the entire 2023 class, and with former UCLA starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson off to the NFL Draft, the stage is set for Moore to come in and be the man for the Bruins from day one.
"Moore is a proven winner with the skill set and intangibles to shoulder the pressure of starting behind center as a true freshman, and if any player in this class is capable of doing so it is Moore under the guidance of Chip Kelly.
"Moore is the ultimate gamer and plays his best when the stakes are highest, making him the perfect fit for UCLA." - Clint Cosgrove, national recruiting analyst
NICO IAMALEAVA TO TENNESSEE
"To me this isn't a hard question to answer. It's Nico Iamaleava. He's going to the perfect offense for his skill set. Just look at what Tennessee was able to do with Hendon Hooker last year. They are similar players but Iamaleava is coming in as a much more polished thrower with a more impressive athletic profile.
"The Tennessee offense has a chance to be even more dynamic with Iamaleava at the helm than it was this past year with Hooker leading the way." - Adam Friedman, national recruiting analyst
"If Hooker can thrive in coach Josh Heupel's offense and complete nearly 70% of his passes for 3,135 yards with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions and put Tennessee in SEC contention then Vols fans should be thrilled with Iamaleava coming to town. The five-star from Downey (Calif.) Warren has some of the same leadership traits as Hooker, but he's just a more dynamic passer, so he and Heupel should fit together perfectly.
"And let's not forget one of the biggest reasons that Iamaleava picked the Vols was his relationship with Joey Halzle, who's now the offensive coordinator. A lot of quarterbacks were smart and picked pass-happy offenses that fit in well with their style, but Iamaleava went nearly across the country to an up-and-coming program to find his, and it was a really smart move." - Adam Gorney, national recruiting director
"Tennessee may have signed a program changer in Iamaleava. The five-star out of California’s Warren High School can hit any route in the playbook, and he can do so with velocity and touch, and throw into tight windows. In just two seasons, Heupel molded Hooker, a former three-star dual-threat QB, into the 2022 SEC Player of the Year; one can only imagine what Iamaleava will be able to do in Heupel’s offense over the next three seasons." - Ryan Wright, national recruiting analyst
ARCH MANNING TO TEXAS
"Steve Sarkisian's offensive system at Texas through two seasons has featured a lot of complicated sets that have confused opposing defenses, but they have also added to some growing pains into the Longhorns' quarterback room. Hudson Card and Casey Thompson each had struggles with the mental aspect of the position in 2021, and Quinn Ewers had more than his fair share of freshman mistakes in 2022.
"However, I think Arch Manning will be the smartest player between the lines that Sarkisian has been able to throw on the field at quarterback in his entire coaching career. Manning's ability to quickly process and make the correct throw is what makes him such a unique prospect compared to No. 1 overall prospects of the past.
"And when you pair that with his ability to escape the pocket and make plays on the run, you have an offensive playmaker that perfectly fits what Sarkisian has tried to do with his quarterbacks his entire career." - Nick Harris, national recruiting analyst