As we get ready for the release of the Preseason High School Football America 100 national rankings on June 29, we’re going to start taking a look at the top high school football players around the country in the Class of 2021. Below are the top quarterbacks, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.
Leading the way is Caleb Williams, the dual-threat quarterback from Gonzaga in Washington, D.C. In March, Williams announced his Top 5 college football teams — Clemson, LSU, Maryland, Penn State and Oklahoma.
22 of the Top 25 quarterbacks in the Class of 2021 have already made their verbal commitments.
Williams led Gonzaga to a No. 40 ranking in the High School Football America 100 national rankings in 2019.
The top Pro Style QB is Sam Huard of Kennedy Catholic in Washington. Huard, who is rated as the No. 2 overall quarterback, is the son of former NFL quarterback Damon Huard.
Huard, who has given his verbal commitment to the University of Washington, has led the State of Washington in passing years as a sophomore and junior. He’s already topped 10,000 yards passing after a junior season that saw him throw for over 4,000 yards with 56 touchdowns. Huard will enter his senior season with nearly 12,000 yards passing.
Prince Avenue Christian School’s (Athens, Georgia) Brock Vandagriff will be staying close to home after his senior season. Vandagriff has given his verbal to the Georgia Bulldogs.
Last month, J.J. McCarthy, the overall No. 4 QB, announced that he was leaving Nazareth Academy in Illinois for Florida’s IMG Academy. McCarthy led Nazareth to three straight Illinois state championship appearances, winning in 2017.
Last year, the No. 5 prospect Kyle McCord missed the end of his junior season due to injury, which cost him the thrill of leading St. Joseph’s Prep to its second straight Pennsylvania 6A state championship. McCord has given his verbal to Ohio State.
Combine McCord with some of the top talent in the country, look for the Hawks to have a high preseason ranking. Last year, the SJP finished No. 10 in the nation.
The top QB in the Class of 2022 is Quinn Ewers of Southlake Carroll in Texas. Ewers. Ewers completed over 72 percent of his passes last year with, for 4,003 yards and 45 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions. He also ran for 569 yards and nine touchdowns for the Dragons, who finished No. 30 in our national rankings.
Quarterbacks, Class of 2021
No. 1 Caleb Williams, Dual – Gonzaga (Washington, DC) – Uncommitted
No. 2 Sam Huard, Pro – Kennedy Catholic (Washington) – Washington
No. 3 Brock Vandagriff, Dual – Prince Avenue Christian (Georgia) – Georgia
No. 4 J.J. McCarthy, Pro – IMG Academy (Florida) – Michigan
No. 5 Kyle McCord, Pro – St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) – Ohio State
No. 6 Tyler Buchner, Dual – Helix (California) – Notre Dame
No. 7 Jake Garcia, Pro – La Habra (California) – USC
No. 8 Miller Moss, Pro – Alemany (California) – USC
No. 9 Drake Maye, Pro – Myers Park (North Carolina) – North Carolina
No. 10 Jalen Milro, Dual – Katy Tompkins (Texas) – Texas
No. 11 Preston Stone, Dual – Parish Episcopal (Texas) – SMU
No. 12 Ty Thompson, Pro – Mesquite (Arizona) – Oregon
No. 13 Garrett Nussmeier, Pro – Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas) – LSU
No. 14 Dematrius Davis, Dual – North Shore (Houston, Texas) – Auburn
No. 15 Sawyer Robertson, Pro – Coronado (Lubbock, Texas) – Mississippi State
No. 16 Jake Rubley, Pro – Highlands Ranch (Colorado) – Kansas State
No. 17 Carlos Del Rio, Pro – Grayson (Georgia) – Florida
No. 18 Eli Stowers, Dual – Denton Guyer (Texas) – Texas A&M
No. 19 Shedeur Sanders, Pro – Trinity Christian School (Cedar Hill, Texas) – Uncommitted
No. 20 Aaron McLaughlin, Pro – Denmark (Georgia) – NC State
No. 21 Peter Costelli, Dual – Mission Viejo (California) – Utah
No. 22 Behren Morton, Dual – Eastland (Texas) – Texas Tech
No. 23 Kaidon Salter, Dual – Cedar Hill (Texas) – Tennessee
No. 24 Luke Altmyer, Pro – Starkville (Mississippi) – Florida State
No. 25 Ty Keyes, Pro – Taylorsville (Mississippi) – Uncommitted
Quarterbacks, Class of 2022
No. 1 Quinn Ewers, Pro – Southlake Carroll (Texas) – Uncommitted
No. 2 Gunner Stockton, Dual – Rabun County (Georgia) – Uncommitted
No. 3 MJ Morris, Dual – Carrollton (Georgia) – Uncommitted
No. 4 Maalik Murhy, Pro – Serra (Gardena, California) – Uncommitted
No. 5 Walker Howard, Pro – St. Thomas More (Louisiana) – LSU
No. 6 Ty Simpson, Dual – Westview (Tennessee) – Uncommitted
No. 7 Braden Davis, Dual – Middletown (Delaware) – Uncommitted
No. 8 AJ Duffy, Pro – Rancho Verde (California) – Uncommitted
No. 9 Jacurri Brown, Dual – Lowndes (Georgia) – Uncommitted
No. 10 Nicco Marchiol, Pro – Chandler (Arizona) – Uncommitted