Rivals Rankings Week: Which QB will be next to earn fifth star?
The initial Rivals250 for the 2024 class was released Tuesday and there are a few quarterbacks that are ranked very high in the Rivals250 but missed out on being rated as five-stars. Currently, Jadyn Davis and Julian Sayin are the five-star QBs in 2024.
National recruiting analyst/rankings director Adam Friedman and national recruiting analyst Clint Cosgrove give their takes on who will be the next five-star quarterback.
CLASS OF 2024 RANKINGS: Pro-Style QB | Dual-Threat QB
RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK
Weekend: Who should be the No. 1 prospect in the 2024 class? | Top QB?
Monday: Five-Star Countdown | Meet the new five-stars
Tuesday: New Rivals250 released | Gorney goes position-by-position
Wednesday: Offensive position rankings released | Who is the biggest threat to take over top position at RB?
Thursday: Defensive position rankings released
Friday: State rankings released
COSGROVE'S VIEW: DJ Lagway
This was a hard choice between CJ Carr and DJ Lagway because I believe they are both legit five-star candidates. In the end I had to go with Lagway because I just picked him during our "Making the Case" for the top QB in the nation earlier this week. I am partial to quarterbacks who can run, and Lagway is the best dual-threat QB in the nation.
He is a little raw mechanically at this stage of his career, but at the same time he shows the ability to make every level of throw and flashes great ball placement, especially on the back shoulder throws. Not only is he an athletic QB with the ability to extend plays with his feet, he is also capable of being both an elusive and powerful runner in the QB run game. I believe Lagway has an incredibly high ceiling and with continued development as a passer, he has a very good chance to be a star at the next level.
Texas A&M, Texas, LSU and Alabama are considered the top teams early in his recruitment.
FRIEDMAN'S VIEW: Dylan Raiola
There are some good candidates out there but Dylan Raiola is the most interesting to me. The quarterback out of Arizona has a big arm and is accurate from the pocket and while on the move. Raiola gets the ball out quickly and does a good job finding the open receiver in his progressions. He seems to have a knack for big plays and making something out of nothing.
More up-close looks at Raiola throughout this spring should reveal a lot about where he is in his development. Raiola, who has family ties to Nebraska, could be the next quarterback to get his fifth star, and he might not be the last one, either.