High School Football 2023 Season Preview: Elijah Brown, Dylan Raiola Headline Top 10 Quarterbacks

  • Posted on July 19, 2023
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List dominated by signal-callers headed to Power 5 schools while uncommitted Bryce Underwood, Julian Lewis only non-seniors selected. Earlier this summer, we previewed the 2023 high school football season with the preseason MaxPreps Top 25, the stretch Top 100 and the best teams in each state. Next, we turn our attention to players today, with a look at the elite at each position, starting with quarterback.

Eight of the 10 will be seniors this season while the other two spots have a junior and a sophomore, both unstoppable.
Georgia covers a third of the roster after top-rated 2024 QB Dylan Raiola transferred to Buford. Former Arizona signal-caller Julian Lewis of Carrollton and Langston Hughes (Fairburn) from the Peach State join Air Noland.


 1. Elijah Brown, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 200
Status: Committed to Stanford | Class: Senior (2024)
Has been starting since his freshman year playing against the best competition and has gone 29-1 during his career. The four-star quarterback enters his senior campaign with 6,339 yards passing and 76 touchdowns. He has completed 70.5 percent of his passes to go with seven rushing scores.

2. Dylan Raiola, Buford (Ga.)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 220
Status: Committed to Georgia | Class: Senior (2024)
The top-rated recruit in the Class of 2024 threw for 2,435 yards and 22 touchdowns last year at Chandler (Ariz.). As a sophomore he threw for 3,341 yards and 32 scores at Burleson (Texas).

3. Bryce Underwood, Belleville (Mich.)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 205
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Junior (2025)
Has been named the MaxPreps Freshman and Sophomore Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. The top-rated quarterback in his class has thrown for 5,650 yards and 76 touchdowns while leading the Tigers to consecutive Division 1 state titles.

4. Julian Lewis, Carrollton (Ga.)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 175
Status: Uncommitted | Class: Sophomore (2026)
The 2022 MaxPreps Freshman of the Year threw for 4,118 yards and 48 touchdowns while leading the Trojans to the AAAAAAA state championship game. He has landed over 30 FBS offers that includes Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas and USC.

5. Micah Alejado, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 170
Status: Committed to Hawaii | Class: Senior (2024)
The 2022 MaxPreps Junior of the Year threw for 3,575 yards and 54 touchdowns while leading the Gaels to a 14-1 record. He added 353 yards on the ground and three scores while completing 75.8 percent of his passes. The Las Vegas power begins the season No. 2 in the MaxPreps Top 25.

6. Julian Sayin, Carlsbad (Calif.)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 195
Status: Committed to Alabama | Class: Senior (2024)
Was named the Elite 11 MVP earlier this summer and has thrown for 5,477 yards and 61 touchdowns over the last two years. Has led the Lancers to a 21-3 record and they were one of 14 teams from California featured in our expanded top 100.

7. Air Noland, Langston Hughes (Fairburn, Ga.)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 195
Status: Committed to Ohio State | Class: Senior (2024)
Led the Panthers to the AAAAAA state title last season throwing for 4,095 yards and 55 touchdowns. It was the school's first state championship and his 55 touchdown passes tied for the second-most in a single season in Georgia history. He enters his senior season with 8,024 yards passing and 104 touchdowns.

8. Jadyn Davis, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 200
Status: Committed to Michigan | Class: Senior (2024)
The 2022 MaxPreps North Carolina Player of the Year threw for 3,425 yards and 43 touchdowns while leading the Chargers to their second straight NCISAA Division 1 title. Davis and the Chargers begin the season as the top-ranked team in North Carolina.

9. D.J. Lagway, Willis (Texas)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 225
Status: Committed to Florida | Class: Senior (2024)
Over his last 20 games he has accounted for 4,877 yards of total offense (3,660 passing, 1,217 rushing) and 54 total touchdowns. The four-star quarterback is the 10th-rated player from Texas in the Class of 2024, according to 247Sports.

10. C.J. Carr, Saline (Mich.)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 195
Status: Committed to Notre Dame | Class: Senior (2024)
Has thrown for nearly 5,400 yards and 54 touchdowns over the last two years. The grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr is the top-rated prospect from Michigan in his class, according to 247Sports.