The final week of Contender Ratings for the Class of 2023 begins and the offensive position rankings are updated today. There are 18 defenders in the team ultimate competitors 250 and 24 are rated as at least four-star prospects.
See which prospects a team of national analysts think are the best fit for their schools of choice.
Competitors Ranking Week
Thursday. The defensive position rankings have been published
Friday: The state ranking table has been published
Saturday. A roundtable
DANTE MOORE UCLA
“Dante Moore perhaps the best player in the entire 2023 class and the former UCLA: starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson to the NFL Draft, Moore should come in and be the man for the Bruins from day one.
“Moore is a proven winner, has the skills and intangibles to handle the pressure of starting behind center as a true freshman, and if any player in this class is capable of doing that, it’s Moore under the leadership. Chip Kelly.
“Moore is the best player and plays best when the stakes are highest, which makes him a perfect fit for UCLA.” – Clint Cosgrove, National Recruiting Analyst
NICO IAMALAWA TO TENNESSEE
“It is not difficult for me to answer this question Niko Iamaleava. He goes for the perfect attack for his skills. Just look what! Tennessee was able to do Hendon Hooker last year. They are similar players, but Iamaleava comes across as a much more polished shooter with a more impressive athletic profile.
“Tennessee’s offense has the opportunity to be more dynamic with Iamaleawa at the helm than it was last year when Hooker was at the helm.” – Adam Friedman, National Recruiting Analyst
“If Hooker can get better at coaching Josh HeupelHe caught and completed nearly 70% of his passes for 3,135 yards with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions and kept Tennessee in SEC contention, so Vols fans should be excited about Iamaleawa coming to town. Five-star Warren from Downey, Calif., has the same leadership qualities as Hooker, but he’s just a more dynamic passer, so he and Heupel should fit together perfectly.
“And let’s not forget that one of the biggest reasons Iamaleawa chose the Vols was because of his relationship with Joey Helzl, who is now the offensive coordinator. “A lot of quarterbacks were smart and picked passing offenses that fit their style well, but Iamaleawa went almost across the country to find himself at an up and coming program, and that was a really smart move.” – Adam Gorney, National Recruiting Director
“Tennessee may have signed a program change agreement at Yamaleawa. The five-star out of Warren, Calif. High School can hit any route on the board, and he can do it with speed and touch and throw tight windows. In just two seasons, Heupel has earned Hooker, a former three-star dual-threat QB, the 2022 SEC Player of the Year honor. One can only imagine what Yamaleava can do in Heupel’s offense over the next three seasons. – Ryan Wright, National Recruiting Analyst
ARCH MANNING TEXAS
“Steve SargsyanThe offensive system of Texas has featured plenty of complex plays over two seasons that have confused opposing defenses, but they’ve also added some growing pains in the Longhorns’ quarterback room. Hudson card and: Casey Thompson each has struggled with the mental aspect of the position in 2021, and Quinn Evers 2022 has had more than its fair share of freshman mistakes.
“But I think so Arch Manning will be the smartest player between the lines that Sargsyan has been able to field at quarterback in his entire coaching career. Manning’s ability to process quickly and make the right throw is what makes him a unique prospect compared to No. 1 overall prospects of the past.
“And when you combine that with his ability to escape the pocket and make plays on the run, you have an offensive playmaker that perfectly matches what Sargsyan has tried to do with his defenders throughout his career.” – Nick Harris, National Recruitment Analyst