Florida football may have dropped out of the top ten in the 2024 recruiting rankings after signing day, but they still have some of the top players in the country signed on to be Gators.
One of those guys is 5-star QB DJ Lagway, out of Texas, who is known by everybody in the industry as one of the best players in the nation.
Well, almost everybody.
Rivals released their "Five-Star Countdown" yesterday, where they release all their 5-star rated players in order. DJ Lagway, for a reason known to almost nobody, came in at No. 28.
Florida football: Logic goes out the window
Before we even get into the numbers Lagway out up, how many players with the following accolades would anybody put outside of the top ten:
- MaxPreps Player of the Year
- Gatorade National Player of the Year
- High School Heisman
Winning even one of those awards is something every player dreams of. But to take home all three is just phenomenal.
For reference, no other service has Lagway rated outside of the top 20 overall players. In order, 247 Sports has him as No. 3, On3 has him at No. 16, and ESPN has him at No. 17.
Let's run through DJ's senior stat line one more time too, just for the fun of it.
In 13 games he completed 72.1% of his passes for 4,604 yards, 58 touchdowns, and eight INTs. He also ran the ball 99 times for 957 yards and 16 more touchdowns.
That's 5,561 total yards and 74 total touchdowns. But sure, there are 27 players in his class who are better than he is.
Lagway is a program-changing player that every single school in the country would love to have. Rivals ranking him as the 28th-best player just flat out doesn't make any sense.
He'll be ready to prove them wrong when the pads are on.