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2026 elite 4-star QB Jaden O’Neal is taking visits across the country this summer

Chad Simmons updated head shotby:Chad Simmons05/23/24


Long Beach (Calif.) Narbonne four-star quarterback Jaden O’Neal is one of the top rising junior signal-callers in the country. His play has caught the attention of programs across the country. 

O’Neal, who holds more than two dozen offers, is set to visit some of them in the summer. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound recruit will be visiting Texas on June 1, Colorado on June 6, Florida State on June 9, Miami on June 11, Oklahoma on June 13, Michigan State on June 17, Michigan on June 19, Auburn on June 22 and Oregon on July 26. 

All but Texas and Michigan have already offered O’Neal.

Each of these schools will be hosting O’Neal for the first time in the coming weeks except for Oklahoma and Miami, who he visited on April 8 and June 15, respectively.  Taking these trips will give the talented quarterback the chance to work out at various camps with other top prospects, meet numerous coaching staffs and experience the environment at multiple campuses. 

“What’s most important is whether I see myself being there and see myself not only as an athlete, but as a student,” O’Neal previously told On3 on Jan. 24 about what he is looking for in a school. “Do I feel comfortable walking around there? Is it a social environment? Is it a calm environment? It will matter being in an environment that suits me. Also, I look forward to seeing the community outside of football and how people treat football players off the field.” 

A few programs are already standing out to O’Neal

O’Neal is the No. 73 overall prospect and No. 6 quarterback in the 2026 On3 Industry Ranking. He is also the No. 11 player in California. 

Other schools to host O’Neal this spring include USC (April 13), Arizona State (April 19) and Washington (April 26). Miami, Oklahoma and Washington are some of the programs that have the early attention of the four-star and he proceeded to break down his interest in them. 

Miami: “The environment of Miami is a fun place to be,” O’Neal said in January. “The community in Miami, they’re all about football. I feel like they’re like me because I’m huge on football. Football is my life. Being down there, I saw myself there.” 

Oklahoma: “I had a blast at the University of Oklahoma,” O’Neal said on April 10. “There were many things that stood out to me, but the one thing that stood out to me is the passion the coaching staff has into developing their football players on and off the field. 

“They were very genuine and real people. Being on campus and talking to the staff, I can relate to them. I’m looking forward to continuing building the relationship. The comparison is unmatched and Oklahoma just set the new standard.”

Washington: “One of the things I like about them is their passing and they’re a quarterback-friendly school,” O’Neal said on April 3. “The new coaching staff coming from Arizona and seeing what they did with Noah Fifita, I see that as somewhere I can really develop as a quarterback.”