Top High School Football Quarterbacks in Class of 2020

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A couple of days after Rancho Cucamonga (California) quarterback CJ Stroud won the Elite 11 quarterback competition, I thought it would be a good time to look at the top QB’s in the Class of 2020, according to the composite rankings prior to the Elite 11 and The Opening at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Related: Stroud wins Elite 11’s Top 50 quarterbacks include fourteen players whose teams begin the season ranked in our Preseason 100. In fact, the top two — No. 1 D.J. Uiagalelei and No. 2 Bryce Young — are the triggermen for the top two teams in our national rankings.

Related: HSFA 2019 Preseason 100

Young, who has given his verbal to USC), will be looking to lead Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) to its third straight High School Football America “mythical” national championship. Mater Dei is our Preseason No. 1.

Last year, Young, a 4-star prospect, completed nearly 70-percent of his passes for 3,846 yards with 39 touchdowns and only six interceptions.

Clemson-bound Uiagalelei, who is the country’s only 5-star quarterback, is the leader of No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California). In nearly two years as the Braves starter, DJ has thrown for nearly 6,100 yards with 77 touchdowns with only nine picks.

Everyone is looking forward to Round 3 between the two on October 25. Last year, Uiagalelei won the regular season battle between the two national powers, but Young won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship game. Look for these two heavyweights to meet twice again this year.

At No. 3 in the composite rankings is Hudson Card of Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), the alma mater of Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield. Card, a Texas-recruit, threw for over 3,500 yards last year with 50 touchdowns and only four picks for the Cavaliers who start the season ranked No. 41 in our Preseason 100. Card ran for over 600 yards last season with nine scores.

Sitting at No. 4 is Jack Miller of Chaparral (Scottsdale, Arizona), who has given his verbal commitment to Ohio State. Due to an injury, Miller only played eight games last year, but he still put up big numbers completing 141 of 256 passes for 2,431 yards with 27 TD’s and six interceptions.

Chaparral is listed in the High School Football America Preseason 100 Honorable Mention list, which features teams ranked nationally between No. 126 and No. 250.

Longview (Texas) quarterback Haynes King, who is uncommitted, is the No. 5 overall quarterback prospect. This will be his third year as the Lobos starter. He’s thrown for over 5,500 yards with 62 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. He’s also run for 886 yards in two years with ten touchdowns. Longview is ranked No. 45 in the HSFA Preseason 100.

Below are the composite ranking QB’s who are on teams in the High School Football America Preseason National Rankings.

247 Composite Rankings for Quarterbacks

247 Composite Ranking – Name – School – HSFA Ranking

No. 6 – Luke Doty – Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) – Honorable Mention

No. 7 Jay Butterfield – Liberty (Brentwood, California) – Honorable Mention

No. 8 Carson Beck – Mandarin (Florida) – No. 56

No. 9 Harrison Bailey – Marietta (Georgia) – No. 64

No. 10 Malik Hornsby – Fort Bend Marshall (Texas) No. 110

No. 13 Shane Illingworth – Norco (California) – Honorable Mention

No. 15 Chubba Purdy – Perry (Arizona) – Honorable Mention

No. 17 Ethan Garbers – Corona del Mar (California) – Honorable Mention

No. 19 Robbie Ashford – Hoover (Alabama) – No. 26

No. 20 Michael Alaimo – St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) – No. 6

No. 22 CJ Dixon – Grayson (Georgia) – No. 60

No. 25 JD Johnson – Pinnacle (Arizona) – Honorable Mention

No. 26 Chandler Morris – Highland Park (Texas) – No. 27

No. 32 Jaden Casey – Calabasas (California) – Honorable Mention

No. 33 Micah Bowens – Bishop Gorman (Nevada) – No. 29

No. 39 Demeatric Crenshaw – Pickerington Central (Ohio) – No. 39

No. 43 Kellon Brown – Zachary (Louisiana) – No. 118

No. 46 Will Rogers – Brandon (Mississippi) – Honorable Mention

No. 48 Sol-Jay Maiava – St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) – No. 3

No. 49 Tucker Gleason – Plant (Florida) – No. 103

No. 50 Tee Webb – Cartersville (Georgia) – No. 91

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.