3. DJ Uiagalelei
School: St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California)
The 2018 ALL-USA Football Player of the Year is back for one more season. With the award and a commitment to Clemson in check, DJ Uiagalelei has one last thing to accomplish after two years of dominance – winning a national championship.
In the last two seasons, St. John Bosco lost the championship game to rival Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California), the team who went on to win both Super 25 National Championships. Bosco was close last year, winning the October matchup 41-18, but fell flat in the title rematch.
Uiagalelei returns as the most important player on the Bosco team. Though he’s a pro-style quarterback, he can extend plays in the backfield and run with power to add yardage when he sees a whole. He also has pinpoint accuracy, consistently hitting windows to his receiving corps, which appears will be led by four-star Beaux Collins and Logan Loya.
Uiagalelei had 3,366 yards, 48 touchdowns and seven interceptions last year while adding six more scores on the ground. He’s proven himself as the No. 1 quarterback in the class. Now, all that’s left is to prove his team as the best in the country. With games against top teams throughout the country – including DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland), Liberty (Henderson, Nevada), Mililani (Hawaii) and the usual Trinity League cast — it’ll be appointment viewing.