Jayden Bradford
Liberty QB recruit Jayden Bradford was coveted by several Power Five programs (PHOTO CREDIT: Jayden Bradford)

Quarterback Recruiting Ranking: SMU, Liberty Lead Way So Far in Talented G5 Class

When it comes to college football recruiting, landing a good quarterback is critical — and that's exactly what the 15 schools listed below have done. FanBuzz decided to break out the top 15 quarterback commitments so far for the class of 2024.

One of the top young men is four-star quarterback Jayden Bradford. He chose the Liberty Flames in early July.

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Liberty is dominating the Conference USA recruiting rankings, placing seven of their commitments on the FanBuzz Top 15 list for C-USA. The Flames boast the top three, but the gem is clearly Bradford, whom the recruiting services dropped to a three-star prospect after previously having him as a Top 100 overall, high-end four-star national prospect prior to him picking a Group of Five school instead of Power Five.

Bradford stands No. 2 in the FanBuzz G5 national quarterback rankings for current commitments.

Bradford told FanBuzz that even though he had Power Five options (11 to be exact), Liberty was the perfect fit in his eyes. The South Carolina native is currently enrolled at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and he has a lot of faith in first-year Liberty coach Jamey Chadwell.

"I'm obviously going in with high expectations and standards for myself," Bradford told FanBuzz. "And with how well the staff has been doing with recruiting, the sky's the limit. With the expansion of the 12-team playoff, I know that the staff, players, and recruits intend on being one of those 12 teams in the near future."

So what does Bradford bring to the table?

"I'm a good quarterback for my competitive nature, and coaches really like my mental game and how I process things on the field," Bradford told FanBuzz. "I'm very good at pre-snap reads and can control a game with my knowledge and calm demeanor. I can't wait to play at Liberty because of what the future has in store with just going into a new conference and the 12-team playoff coming in 2024. I believe that I can take Liberty to the highest level of college football.

"What really stood out to me about Liberty was the chance to build something special and do something that's never been done (there) before. The coaches and the facilities were as good as any P5 I've been to, if not better."

Bradford also held Power Five offers from Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Penn State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Missouri and North Carolina State, just to name a few.

2024 G5 Quarterback Recruiting Rankings

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UConn quarterback recruit Cole Welliver will make the trek from Texas to Connecticut to play football, and is one of the nation's best coming to the G5. (Photo credit: Cole Welliver)

Rest of the Country - G5 Recruiting

American (AAC) | Conference USA (C-USA) | Mid-American (MAC) | Mountain West (MWC) | Sun Belt (SWC)

National Top 20 Programs | National Top 100 Commitments (both coming w/of Oct 16)

G5 2024 Quarterback Recruiting Rankings

FanBuzz conference rankings are placed in order in conjunction with our professional partners at Rivals.com. However, they vary some.

1 Tyler Aronson Vero Beach, FL SMU
2 Jayden Bradford Bradenton, FL Liberty
3 Cole Welliver Argyle, TX UConn
4 Caleb McCreary Montgomery, AL Troy
5 Doran Moore Jacksonville, FL Coastal Carolina
6 Adrian Posse Miami, FL UAB
7 John White West, MS Southern Miss
8 Alberto Mendoza Miami, FL James Madison
9 Alessio Milivojevic Wheaton, IL Ball State
10 Darius Curry Long Beach, CA Colorado State
11 Karson Gordon Bellaire, TX UNLV
12  Cole Hodge Louisville, KY East Carolina
13  Arrington Maiden College Station, TX Memphis
14 JacQai Long Hurricane, WV Marshall
15 Kalieb Osborne Waterford, MI Toledo

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