On3 5-Star Countdown: No. 7, QB Julian Sayin

On3 imageby:Hunter Shelton11/20/23


On3 has updated its recruiting ranking for the 2024 class following the completion of the high school regular season for prospects. Carlsbad (Calif.) five-star quarterback and Alabama commit Julian Sayin is the No. 7 overall prospect in the 2024 On300.

The latest edition of On3’s 2024 rankings features 20 five-star players, up one from the previous update in September. Of those 20 prospects, 19 are already committed to college programs. While some recruits may have played their last down as a high schooler, evaluations — both in-person and on tape — are far from over.

This latest ranking sets the table for the important final ranking in January 2024. That last update comes after postseason all-star games, where top prospects across the country face off during a week of practices and end with games in Orlando and San Antonio. Following those evaluations, the 2024 On300 will finish with 32 five-star prospects.

The 6-foot-1.5, 190-pound Sayin committed to Alabama over a year ago on Nov. 2, 2022. He chose the Crimson Tide over LSU and Georgia.

“Alabama is the standard for college football,” Sayin told On3 upon his commitment. “The culture, track record for QBs, and all other positions to the NFL is second to none. Also, the business-like approach at Alabama is what I was drawn to. I want to go somewhere I will be coached hard and they will bring the best out of me. The talent they bring in will be elite every year and they surround you with the best players in the country.”

Julian Sayin Scouting Summary

On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power writes this about him as a prospect:

“The most refined and accurate passer in the 2024 cycle. Measured in at over 6-foot-1, 195 pounds with a 9.25-inch hand prior to his senior season. Touts one of the quickest releases in the cycle with a tight, compact throwing motion. Has outstanding overall mechanics. Consistently throws in rhythm, marrying his eyes, upper body and feet. Generates good zip on short and intermediate passes. The ball gets out quick. Layers his passes with ease, delivering with advanced touch. Hits receivers in stride. A good deep ball thrower. Comfortable passer on the run with the ability to deliver from off-platform. Navigates the pocket with ease and with intention. Plays on his toes and has quick, reactive feet. A surgical passer on Friday nights. Decisive passer who reads the field quickly and efficiently.

Turned in an efficient junior season, completing 66.5% of his passes for 2,708 yards (11.1 yards per attempt) and 27 touchdowns against 4 interceptions. Also rushed for 154 yards and three scores. A standout in neutral settings, as he was named the On3 MVP at the Elite 11 Finals and OT7 Finals prior to his senior season. Does not possess the eye-popping physical traits of some of his highly-touted peers. Can continue building on his improvisational skills and overall creativity as he often wins from within structure. Considered a very safe quarterback prospect with a high floor at the next level.”