Now that all the National Signing Day and fun is over, what really mattered from the big day of the 2019 recruiting season?
It might not have been the National Signing Day we’re all used to in early February, but several big things happened throughout the always-important day. Here are five key takeaways.
5. The quarterbacks just weren’t that great
Theses things go in waves, but considering 2018 was the recruiting year of the quarterback, this one was going to pale by comparison.
This one was fine, but it might show just how epic last year’s was.
JT Daniels is still young and learning, but he took his lumps after being thrown out there at USC. The promise and potential are there to be great.
Justin Fields still has to show what he can do, but he was an offseason franchise-maker for Ohio State, and all that Trevor Lawrence guy did was win a national championship for Clemson as a true-frosh.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson got in right away for UCLA, and Adrian Martinez looked like a big bag of alright at Nebraska.
Spencer Rattler was one of the best of the prospects considering his all-around skills and ability to do what Oklahoma needs, but he wasn’t a top of the top guy like Fields and Lawerence were.
Auburn is hoping Bo Nix can become special right away, Graham Mertz might just be the best high school quarterback recruit Wisconsin was ever able to land, and South Carolina got a good one in Ryan Hilinski. Throw in the brand name of Taulia Tagovailoa going to Alabama, and there are plenty of interesting prospects in the equation.
But Lawrence was considered a likely No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick in last year’s class, if it wasn’t Fields. This year’s recruiting class doesn’t have that.