Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian quarterback Christopher Vizzina might not draw the attention that some of his other, highly rated peers do. (Namely, Arch Manning, Malachi Nelson, Nico Iamaleava and Dante Moore.)
But the four-star signal caller has steadily risen up recruiting rankings and drawn offers that mirror his ascent. Clemson, Notre Dame and Tennessee are among the programs who have offered, and Wednesday, Ole Miss joined the mix.
Vizzina is the No. 100 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He ranks as the nation’s No. 9 quarterback and the No. 9 overall prospect in Alabama.
On3’s own rankings are a bit higher on Vizzina, pegging him as the No. 75 overall prospect in the 2023 cycle and the No. 6 quarterback. He is the 13th quarterback to report an offer from the Rebels, joining Manning, Iamaleava, and Moore, as well as uncommitted four-stars Jaden Rashada, Dylan Lonergan, and others.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder has taken multiple unofficial visits to Kentucky, Tennessee and Notre Dame, which he saw right before the 2022 early signing period.
He spent significant time with new head coach Marcus Freeman, who he came away very impressed with.
“I’ve gotten on the phone with Coach Freeman a few times since he took over and that means a lot to me,” Vizzina told On3’s Jeremy Johnson. “It’s going to be something special up there. You can tell when you walk in there, everyone wants him to be the head coach. People are excited about it. He’s excited about it. He’s young, so it’s going to be a pretty good fit.”
The Rebels, meanwhile, are on the hunt in both the 2022 and 2023 classes for quarterbacks. Kiffin and Co. struck out on a number of high school prospects in the 2022 class, but they are considered one of the favorites to land USC transfer Jaxson Dart.
Ole Miss is also one of five main contenders for Arch Manning, the No. 1 overall prospect in the junior class and Rebels legacy. He was visited by Kiffin yesterday and has been their top quarterback target for quite some time.
Vizzina, meanwhile, plans to take more visits this spring and see which schools are prioritizing him the most before making a commitment.
“I want to take some visits and see who all comes to see me this spring,” Christopher Vizzina said. “I just need to see more schools and actually spend time with the coaches. That’s going to be a big factor for me.”