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Top 10 QB recruiting classes of 2017

National Signing Day coverage continues as breaks down each position to see which school did the best.

Here is a look at which teams loaded up at quarterback:

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Hunter Johnson
Hunter Johnson

The national champs are losing Deshaun Watson, but replacing his roster spot with five-star Hunter Johnson and four-star Chase Brice in this class. It’s good to be Clemson these days. Johnson, a former Tennessee commit, is rated as the second-best pro-style quarterback in the class and has the skills to compete from day one. Brice absolutely cannot be counted out, though. The four-star committed to the Tigers two days after Johnson, so he’s not afraid of competition, and he has the ability to earn the starting job. There might be a slight drop off from Watson, but maybe not for long as Clemson looks to be back in the national title hunt.


Jalen Hurts still has a few more years in Tuscaloosa, but if one thing is true about the Crimson Tide, it’s that coach Nick Saban will play the best player at any position – quarterback included. Tagovailoa, the third-best dual-threat QB, can run and throw for big yards and has incredible poise on the field. Jones, a former Kentucky commit, is a playmaker as well, the top-rated QB in Florida, and also has a chance to make an impact for college football’s best program. Hurts probably has the job for the next couple years, and then it will be a serious competition to name his replacement.


Mond is the top-rated dual-threat quarterback and the No. 21 overall prospect in 2017. That’s an excellent start for the Aggies, who are always flush with receivers and now have one of the best players in the class running the offense. The former Baylor commit can escape pressure in the pocket and he has a huge arm. That means even more big plays could be coming to College Station. But don’t dismiss Blumrick yet, because offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone likes big quarterbacks and the 6-foot-6 three-star QB could blossom into something special.


Mills is the top-rated quarterback in the class, and Stanford also signed two five-star offensive tackles in Walker Little and Foster Sarell. The Cardinal look loaded on offense for years to come. The five-star quarterback will be well-protected, the running game is always a tremendous asset and Stanford has some top receivers that will complement Mills’ special ability. Stanford is putting together a College Football Playoff-worthy squad.


The Bulldogs could be going from one five-star to another if the transition in Athens goes from Jacob Eason to Jake Fromm over the next couple years. Who knows, maybe Fromm, a former Alabama commit, could compete for the starting job since nothing in the cutthroat SEC is promised. He certainly has the competitive nature and the tools, as the five-star and third-best pro-style QB behind Mills and Johnson averaged more than four touchdowns per game in his senior season. Coach Kirby Smart is loaded at QB for many years to come.


Coach Urban Meyer has made a career out of winning big and coaching up quarterbacks, and Martell could be his next superstar. Rated as the second-best dual-threat quarterback, Martell is a confident winner who has the ability to get on the field early for the Buckeyes. The four-star never lost a high school game. And in his senior season, Martell threw for 41 touchdowns (only one interception) and rushed for 21 scores. Yes, he’s a tad undersized, but nothing has stopped Martell yet.


LSU has simply not had quality quarterback play recently, and it could be the reason why the Tigers haven’t beaten SEC West foe Alabama in six seasons. That could be changing with the additions of Brennan and Narcisse. Brennan, the four-star, threw for nearly 4,000 yards with 48 touchdowns and three picks this season and had a solid week at the Under Armour Game. With new offensive coordinator Matt Canada in place, might LSU’s offense start humming?


We’re giving the edge to Florida State here because the offense is going to be absolutely loaded, especially after the Seminoles landed five-star running backs Cam Akers and Khalan Laborn this recruiting cycle, and QB Deondre Francois will return for at least one more season. That means Blackman, who earned an offer after working out at FSU's summer camp, and Hockman, a former Georgia pledge, will have some time to battle it out. With Florida State gearing up for a title run, Blackman and Hockman both have the ability to keep the Seminoles apace on a national level.


N'Kosi Perry
N'Kosi Perry

With Brad Kaaya leaving for the NFL, the Miami quarterback competition will be open, and Perry and Weldon will have their opportunities. Perry is rated as the eighth-best dual-threat QB and the top-rated one going to the ACC. He could be a gem in this recruiting class. Weldon combined for 30 touchdowns in his senior season, so he will be in the mix as well.


Maybe Jones was an important piece in this recruiting class, but when he flipped to Alabama, coach Mark Stoops and his staff did a great job landing quarterbacks who could make an impact in Lexington. Clark is a big-bodied lefty with a strong arm who can also move and make things happen that way. He had been committed to Ohio State. Wood is a smaller, dual-threat quarterback who can provide a different look to the Wildcats’ offense.