Top High School Football Quarterbacks in Class of 2021

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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’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.

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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

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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.