Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel published today a feature on the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the country.
D.J. Uiagalelei, a 6-foot-4 pro-style quarterback out of Bellflower, Calif., is described as "Part-Big Ben, part-Cam Newton."
Naturally, a ridiculous amount of schools are after him. Four appear to be standing out, though.
Four top contenders are: Clemson, Oregon, Alabama and Georgia.
The five-star recruit has already visited a couple of major programs.
D.J. said he’s a long way from making any kind of decision, although he’s intrigued by the idea of going away for school. Oregon has long been a favorite, as Marcus Mariota and Jeremiah Masoli are two of his favorite all-time quarterbacks. He’s already visited a host of schools, including Alabama, LSU, Arizona State and Georgia, and there are visits planned to Oklahoma, Auburn and an additional trip to Clemson.
The mystery element of D.J.’s future will be how seriously he considers devoting himself solely to baseball if the opportunity arises to sign a lucrative contract after next season. D.J. didn’t play baseball as a sophomore at Bosco, something that expedited his physical development for football as he dropped from 255 pounds to 235 pounds and now has a vertical leap of at least 34 inches. He’ll play baseball the next two seasons – ruling out the chance at early enrollment for football – and Bosco baseball coach Don Barbara says the anticipation is such that he’s constantly getting calls from agents and scouts about D.J.’s baseball status. That’s all without having thrown a pitch in high school. “If he can pitch like he throws a football, his ceiling is unbelievable,” said Barbara, a former minor leaguer and college baseball coach. “He’s got a cannon already.”
The full feature can be seen here.