Rivals.com – 5 questions on 2023 QB rankings


The primary Rivals100 for the 2023 class was launched final week and there are many questions left as the center of the spring camp season approaches. Every day this week we are going to study the largest rankings questions at every place, beginning with the quarterbacks.

1. How will the Malachi Nelson/Arch Manning debate play out?

This debate goes to go on via to the tip of the 2023 rankings cycle. Arch Manning brings identify recognition and an impressive skillset to the desk and Malachi Nelson is supremely proficient as properly. Every of them throw with spectacular accuracy, timing, contact and have the flexibility to make all of the throws.

At this level, the distinction between the 2 five-stars could be very small. Nelson is enjoying his sophomore season proper from time to time will leap into camp season with only a couple months earlier than he will get began on his junior season. Over the following eight months we’re going to study a lot about Nelson’s sport and the way shortly he’s growing.

Manning probably gained’t be collaborating in lots of offseason occasions so the alternatives to observe his growth and get a deal with on the finer factors of his sport may very well be restricted. Nonetheless these two elite prospects deal with their schedule all through the remainder of this yr, the controversy about which needs to be ranked greater will likely be the rankings query from now till the 2023 rankings are finalized in 21 months.



Is Dylan Lonergan being slept on?

No, Dylan Lonergan, the Thirty second-ranked participant within the 2023 Rivals100, isn’t getting slept on however, proper or mistaken, he definitely isn’t getting the hype that another quarterbacks are on this class. Lonergan placed on a powerful efficiency at a camp in Florida again in December however he’s been quiet since then.

He’s additionally a big-time baseball prospect and hopes to have the ability to pitch in addition to play quarterback on the subsequent degree. As a quarterback prospect, Lonergan exhibits off an enormous time arm and could be very polished technically. Taking a look at his throwing movement, it’s apparent there’s some baseball affect that might have an effect on his timing with receivers but it surely hasn’t damage him to date. That will likely be simply one of many issues we look ahead to as we monitor his growth.


3. Which quarterback within the Rivals100 has the perfect likelihood of transferring up if he exhibits growth?

Nico Iamaleava is among the most intriguing quarterbacks within the nation. Simply contained in the Rivals100, the Southern California native has all of the bodily traits a coach might want for in a quarterback. Iamaleava stands tall at 6-foot-6, has loads of arm power, and might decide up chunks of yards along with his legs.

As a passer, he’s nonetheless a bit uncooked however he’s in the midst of his sophomore season proper now. If he exhibits the flexibility to throw with extra constant accuracy and contact, and is ready to transfer via his development to seek out the open receiver, Iamaleava might discover himself rocketing up the Rivals100.


4. The place are among the different huge 2023 quarterbacks which have garnered numerous hype? 

Tad Hudson (Rivals.com)

Cameron Edge, Tad Hudson and Gabarri Johnson are three 2023 quarterbacks that received a ton of hype after their freshman seasons and heading into the restricted 7-on-7 and camp season of final yr however none of them landed within the first Rivals100 for the 2023 class.

Every has loads of enticing traits and may be actually efficient at occasions however all three of them run very cold and warm. On one play they may throw an attractive cross between three defenders for a landing and on the following they may miss a large open receiver simply 5 yards down the sector. For these gamers, throwing a number of touchdowns in a single half might occur simply as simply as throwing a number of interceptions in a half. Higher choice making and consistency will assist these three gamers within the rankings.


5. Who’re some Rivals250 candidates?

Chris Parson
Chris Parson (Chad Simmons / Rivals.com)

Exterior of Edge, Hudson and Johnson, there are a number of different names we have already got our eye on as four-star candidates who might make the Rivals250 when the 2023 rankings are expanded this summer time.

Louisiana natives Eli Holstein and Rickie Collins have been talked about as potential four-stars. Holstein is an LSU legacy with an enormous arm and spectacular athleticism and Collins retains defenses on their toes due to his skill to do injury with each his arm and legs. Texas native Chris Parson, now enjoying Ravenwood Excessive College in Tennessee, has stood out due to his throwing mechanics and arm power. That is only a handful of quarterbacks that might discover themselves incomes a four-star ranking and presumably discovering themselves contained in the Rivals250.


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