The college football season is well underway, and the teams in the Southeastern Conference are gearing up for the logjam ahead of them, as six different schools are ranked in the AP Top 25 at this point in the season with nine total schools receiving votes. Still, programs are busy planning recruiting visits for the future, and one of the best high school athletes in the country is beginning to close in on a decision.
D.J. Uiagalelei is the quarterback at St. John Bosco Prep, the top-ranked high school team in the state of California and the No. 2 ranked team in the entire country. At 5-0 this season, they’re led by Uiagalelei’s blue-chip talent, and he’s beginning to narrow in on where he’ll play college football as fall visits are set to begin.
Uiagalelei is the consensus No. 1 rated pro style quarterback in the country by every major recruiting agency, while 247 Sports ranks him as the No. 5 overall player in the country, and Rivals has him as the top player overall.
The junior quarterback is a freak. Not only did he receive his first scholarship offer in the sixth grade, but the 6-foot-4, 235-pound 17-year-old is also likely to be selected in the first round of the MLB Draft — he reportedly throws his fastball up in the 90s.
Ahead of an unofficial visit with the Oregon Ducks this weekend, Yahoo! Sports’ Peter Thamel reported that the junior has narrowed his choice down to four schools: Oregon, as well as the Clemson Tigers, the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
When 2020 roles around, every school in the country will be doing all they can to get the phenom into their program.
As a sophomore, Uiagalelei threw for 2,733 yards with 29 touchdowns against only TWO interceptions, he ran for another 379 yards, and he led the Braves to a 12-3 record and a second-place finish in the California state playoffs. Oh, and he didn’t start for the Braves until the fifth game of the season…
In 2018, the junior already has 18 touchdown passes in St. John Bosco’s 5-0 start.
Described as part Ben Roethlisberger and part Cam Newton, this kid’s highlight tape is unreal, and whoever lands this quarterback is going to have a day-one starter who looks like he could become college football’s best player in almost no time at all.
Uiagelelei’s focus is on St. John Bosco’s current season, and their biggest game looming on October 12 when they showdown against rival Mater Dei, who knocked off the Braves in last season’s California High School State Championship game.
The five-star quarterback recruit is going to change the program he commits to immediately, but watching him work in California’s highest level of high school football is already a lot of fun.