So between now and Monday, Feb. 10, when we'll reveal our overall FCS team (Top 50) and individual recruiting rankings (Top 300 recruits), we're going to begin to release some of our early thoughts about each class here — by conference, and by position. Today we release our feelings about the quarterback position and where things stand for those schools.
Also … please remember, this is a ranking of HIGH SCHOOL commitments … this is only one way our FCS rankings differentiate us from 247Sports and Rivals etc. Also … we don't pay any attention to the star rating, this ranking is based solely on how each athlete is coveted, and who wanted him … and how many wanted him. That's it. Film evaluation is something I will leave up to the coaches, as they have their jobs on the line with that. I figure if their jobs are on the line, they're probably doing a pretty good job of figuring out who they want to offer a spot on their rosters. And they are certainly better than I am at making that determination.
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Quick rankings explanation:
- Only high school recruits are taken into account. Transfers are separate and will be evaluated much later this spring.
- The system is based on school offers, NOT 247Sports or Rivals. Every level of D-1 (P5, G5, FCS) has a particular tiered point total.
- When it comes to team rankings, it's the value of all of its Dec. signees and current commitments' point totals combined. Every kid counts.
- I respect PWOs — preferred walk-ons. They get credit too. The FCS is the perfect level for walk-ons. They matter to these schools.
- The final national rankings for Top 50 teams and Top 300 individuals will publish Monday, Feb. 10[divider]
TOP FCS QB RECRUITS
|RK||POS||FCS TEAM||FCS RECRUIT||HOMETOWN||CONF.||OTHER D-1 OPTIONS|
|1||QB||NICHOLLS||Shamar Smith||Saint James, LA||SOUTHLAND||UTSA decommit – Kansas, Colorado, 18 G5, 5 FCS offers|
|2||QB||DARTMOUTH||Devon Lingle||Neptune Beach, FL||IVY||18 G5 offers, 6 FCS offers|
|3||QB||YOUNGSTOWN ST.||Demeatric Crenshaw||Pickerington, OH||MVFC||BC, Ga. Tech, Indiana, Ky., Louisville, 4 G5|
|4||QB||PRINCETON||Blaine McAllister||Atlanta, GA||IVY||N.C. State, 11 FBS offers, 5 Ivys|
|5||QB||IDAHO||Caleb Jordan||Camas, WA||BIG SKY||Louisville, 5 G5, 13 FCS offers|
|6||QB||KENNESAW ST.||DeAngelo Hardy||Chattanooga, TN||BIG SOUTH||4 FBS, 19 FCS offers|
|7||QB||VILLANOVA||Ricky Ortega||Coatesville, PA||CAA||Army, Air Force, 18 FCS|
|8||QB||TENNESSEE STATE||Edwin Rhodes||Fort Lauderdale, FL||OVC||Vandy, 3 FBS, 5 FCS|
|9||QB||PRINCETON||Wilson Long||Austin, TX||IVY||Texas Tech, 4 G5 offers, 5 FCS offers|
|10||QB||BUCKNELL||Tyler Beverett||Scottsdale, AZ||PATRIOT||Indiana, New Mex, 6 FCS|
|11||QB||MORGAN STATE||Raequan Beal||Detroit, MI||MEAC||4 G5 offers, 4 FCS offers|
|12||QB||MONMOUTH||Tony Muskett||Alexandria, VA||BIG SOUTH||Coastal Carolina, 8 FCS offers|
|13||QB||JAMES MADISON||Kyle Adams||West Lafayette, IN||CAA||10 FCS offers|
|14||QB||CENT. ARKANSAS||Hunter Loyd||Rogers, AR||SOUTHLAND||Ark. State, La.-Monroe, 6 FCS|
|15||QB||BETH-COOKMAN||Tony Bartalo||Tampa, FL||MEAC||Kent St., 7 FCS offers|
|16||QB||ALCORN STATE||Kole Williams||Montgomery, AL||SWAC||So. Alab., CMU, Lib., Alab St., AA&M, JvilleSt|
|17||QB||HOWARD||Asa Williams||Waldorf, MD||MEAC||Navy, 6 FCS offers|
|18||QB||AUSTIN PEAY||Draylen Ellis||Memphis, TN||OVC||8 FCS offers|
|19||QB||ALBANY||Joey Carino||White Plains, NY||CAA||8 FCS offers|
|20||QB||ILLINOIS STATE||Jackson Waring||Ankeny, IA||MVFC||PWO Iowa, PWO Iowa St., UNI, SDSU, WIU, ACU|
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