It has been said since September.
By the time USC relieved Clay Helton of his duties, the 2021 college football coaching carousel would be unforgettable. Many shows followed the Trojans’ lead by letting go of their leader before the season’s final whistle, prompting further speculation, duplication of hot candidates left behind, and any other dominoes to consider.
Seven Power 5 jobs remain open ahead of Rivalry Weekend, the last regular season window on the schedule. It means more chaos is coming, which of course has a lasting impact on hiring. Joey McGuire’s swift hiring by Texas Tech paid off immediately down the road, while USC has lost all but one of its major commitments.
Even dividing it into position on the most important field in the game, and there are more dominoes that will fall with domino effects that are felt throughout P5 and beyond.
Five quarterback recruits in particular will help tell the story of how the 2022 cycle recruiting class will come to an end.
The most suitable for this function is the most recent on the market. After a record 2021 season at Draper, Utah, Corner Canyon High School, where interest in his game soared despite a long-term commitment to USC, Brown announced a release from the Trojan program Wednesday night. The senior has expressed his desire to play for the show, but unknowns about the next head coach allowed Ohio State, Texas, Ole Miss and others to bring him to campus as of late.
Brown will sign when the Early Signing Period opens on Dec. 15, and as the most coveted uncommitted quarterback in the country, there will be plenty of college coaches traveling to his school in Utah or even home when the contact period is over. open on sunday. Don’t rule out USC in the end, depending on the hiring, but spread success at OSU, Ole Miss, and potentially under Sarkisian in Texas are the most likely scenarios thus far. Both the Buckeyes and Rebels still don’t have a passer on the commitment list.
Like Brown, LSU’s long-time commitment has expressed a desire to stick with the program, but not without due diligence just in case. Notre Dame got it on campus lately and Ole Miss has also struggled to be in the running for senior services on signing day. The search in Baton Rouge appears to be more open than most, with speculation going back and forth between Lincoln Riley and Matt Campbell. The feeling is that something could happen relatively soon in a sneaky race to be the first among the highest perceived jobs (LSU, Florida, USC) to be filled.
If there’s a quarterback committed to a school transitioning more solidly to the program than tied to the head coach, it’s Evers to Florida. When the decision to leave Dan Mullen was made public Sunday, the Texan recognized his commitment to the program beyond his coaching staff or the athletics as a whole.
“While I am hopeful to have a role with # ChosenFew22, so I will remain verbally engaged, it would be unwise not to understand the options until a new coach is appointed,” Evers tweeted Sunday. “I chose Florida for many reasons other than soccer and they are still in place. I love Gator Nation and want to be here. My hope is that the new staff feel the same love for me and my family!”
But like Brown and Howard, the shows have been trying to reach him since before Mullen’s fate was sealed. Evers has had an exceptional season in 2021 following a great Elite 11 run in the summer, prompting Notre Dame, TCU and others trying to gain traction with their camp. The strength of the Gator brand resonates well out of state with Evers’ word, as well as the commitment of fellow SI99 member Chris McClellan, who jumped in this week.
When the carousel rotates, it affects all levels and works in every direction. Established Power 5 names like the ones mentioned above will potentially be stolen, while Group of Five engagements like Lyddy could serve as the ones to come back to. SI loved his first impression of the Louisianan in the spring and has endorsed it as a senior at Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist Academy with an eye-catching production.
Lyddy has become one of only three quarterbacks in state history to throw for more than 50 touchdowns in a season and is about to become the fifth to cross the 4,000-yard mark in a season. A favorite defending state champion to repeat in 2021, Lyddy is a true point guard on the soccer field with his precision, decision making and timing skill. Louisiana Tech would be lucky to keep its promise, as communication is likely to pick up with other programs sooner rather than later.
Beyond Brown, there aren’t a lot of unencumbered quarterbacks calling the head at this point in the cycle, but when it comes to winning, double-threat talent, and an intriguing ceiling, Turner thinks he’s going to filter through the carousel looking of something tangible soon. Armed with early scholarship offerings from countries like Texas A&M, Miami, Kentucky, and others, Fort Lauderdale, Florida senior St. Thomas Aquinas has played a level of competition as strong as any passer in the country with a hit. tangible.
Turner can run an offense from the pocket, extend plays with his legs and push the ball to the third level, often saving his best performances for when the majority is up for grabs. The 6’2 “, 200-pound athlete has led the Raider charge for back-to-back state championships and is in the driver’s seat for a third to close out his career. As jobs fill and shows lose more popular names For bigger jobs, Turner might be the type to be the latest addition to a class and compete for playing time anyway. There are currently two open jobs in his native Florida and many eyes are on the local Miami hurricanes to become potentially in the next one, so the transition staff won’t have to look away at the eleventh hour.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.