Oklahoma State extended a scholarship offer on Thursday to its first QB target of the 2020 class in St. John Bosco (California) prospect DJ Uiagalelei.
Uiagaleleia, a four-star prospect from the same school that produced Josh Rosen, is a pro-style quarterback who stands at an impressive 6-foot-4, 240-pounds … as a sophomore.
Although Uiagalelei’s got only a handful of minutes worth of meaningful playing time in high school thus far, he’s already seen as a can’t miss prospect with a double digit offer sheet because of his physical tools and ability to sling the rock like Uncle Rico.
Here’s a scouting report on him from the season praising his prospects as a passer.
It has already been said multiple times but Uiagalelei has what you would call generational arm strength, meaning he has the kind of arm talent you only see once in a very long while.
He has the ability to throw the rock over 80 yards in the air and while we have said many times, arm strength isn’t the most important thing for a quarterback, it is still very impressive to watch him sit in the pocket and effortlessly make every throw on the field. He’s not just a pocket passer either, he can run and showed it this past weekend against a tough Orange Lutheran team. [Scout]
Last season, Uiagalelei was inserted into the starting lineup late in the season after starting QB Re-al Mitchell, an Iowa State signee who he split snaps with throughout the season, went down with injury.
Given the fact that Southern Cal, Alabama, Florida, Cal, Oregon and others have already offered, OSU’s entering a stiff competition for the No. 3 pro-style QB in the class, so it will be interesting to see if Yurcich can once again snag another elite signal caller from outside the region like he did with Mason Rudolph out of Rock Hill, South Carolina.