Video: Top 10 Quarterbacks from Class of 2021
National Football Editor Zack Poff looks at next crop of elite field generals.
Now that the second National Signing Day has passed it's time to zone in on the Class of 2021 and up first we will check out the Top 10 quarterbacks.
Seven different states (including Washington, D.C.) are represented while California and Texas are the only ones with multiple players featured.
Nine of the 10 are already committed to a college and the lone uncommitted field general checks in as the No. 1 quarterback on the list.
Top 10 Quarterbacks from Class of 2021
Older brother Luke Maye helped lead North Carolina to an NCAA basketball championship in 2017 and the younger Maye is forging his own path. The 2021 Alabama commit threw for over 3,500 yards and 50 touchdowns during his junior season. He completed over 72 percent of his passes against two interceptions while adding over 200 yards rushing to go with six more scores.
The 2021 USC commit transferred to La Habra from Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) to finish his high school career. The 5-star quarterback threw for over 2,300 yards and 25 touchdowns while completing over 70 percent of his passes in 2019.
Led the Roadrunners to back-to-back 7A state title game appearances and a 26-2 record over the last two years. They won it all during his sophomore season while falling short in 2019. He threw for nearly 3,500 yards and 37 touchdowns as a sophomore and the Michigan commit passed over 2,800 yards and 34 touchdowns last season.
Threw for nearly 3,300 yards and 37 touchdowns to go with another 800-plus yards rushing and 11 more scores. The 2021 SMU commit led the Panthers to their first TAPPS Division 1 title and third state championship in school history.
The 2021 Notre Dame commit put up video-game-type numbers last season, throwing for 4,474 yards and 53 touchdowns to go with 1,610 yards rushing and 28 more scores.
On pace to smash the state record for career passing yards, the 2021 Washington commit is 1,303 yards away from breaking Brett Rypien's
Shadle Park (Spokane) record set in 2014. Huard enters his senior season with 11,741 yards passing and 132 touchdowns. The future Husky was the Freshman of the Year
in 2017 and has been named to the Sophomore
and Junior All-American
teams the past two years.
The 2021 Georgia commit showed off his toughness during his junior campaign. He played in eight games because of a leg injury and still threw for over 2,400 yards and 31 touchdowns against three interceptions. The 5-star quarterback rushed for nearly 300 yards and six more scores. During his sophomore season, he accounted for over 4,000 yards of total offense and 51 touchdowns.
Before injury cut short his junior campaign, he had a seven week stretch where he threw for over 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns against one interception. The 2021 Ohio State commit can make any throw in the book and is one of the most accurate passers in the country. McCord has been named to the first team on the Junior
All-American squads the past two years.
All he does is win, leading the Mustangs to back-to-back 6A Division 1 state titles. The Virginia Tech commit was the Sophomore Player of the Year
in 2018 and a first team
selection on the Junior All-American squad last season.
The 5-star quarterback has been a first-team selection on the sophomore
All-American squads the past two seasons. In 2018, he led the DMV power to its first WCAC championship in 16 years and put on a show in the title game. He accounted for six touchdowns and heaved a game-winning as time expired to beat DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 46-43. The uncommitted standout has over 20 FBS offers and is just as dangerous with his feet as he is with his right arm.