Class of 2023 quarterback Chris Vizzina from Briarwood Christian High in Montgomery, Alabama has his pick of college offers to choose from.
Among the suitors for the highly rated six-four, two-hundred and seven pound, 4 star quarterback are colleges like Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Auburn, Miami, Ohio State and Penn State to name a few.
Vizzina knows where he stands with the Tigers, as Dabo Swinney only has two quarterback offers out for the 2023 cycle. One to Arch Manning and one to Vizzina.
Manning is headed elsewhere, so that means the reality is Vizzina is Clemson’s guy and he knows it.
The question is, will he reciprocate?
247Sports.com currently ranks Vizzina the number seven quarterback and number 51 overall player in the class.
Vizzina’s film shows a good athlete who is not afraid to run and he has the wheels to take advantage, though occasionally he takes off before the play has a chance to develop.
A strong arm, with touch on the long ball, but some unfinished work to do in the shorter game, which is not unsurprising at the high school level.
They also compare him to – gulp – Mitch Trubisky. Hopefully they mean the Trubisky of North Carolina Tar Heel fame and not the Chicago Bears.
The Tigers, of course, have junior D.J. Uiagalelei and true freshman Cade Klubnik on campus, along with Hunter Johnson, Billy Wiles and Hunter Helms.
Barring anything out of the ordinary, Uiagalelei or Klubnik, or perhaps both at some point, will be the starting quarterback for the Tigers in 2022.
After the 2022 season the picture is not as clear, especially in the day of the transfer portal and all that brings to college football.
There’s no doubt managing a roster in college football is much tougher than it was 3 years ago.
A position that’s a strength one season may be barren the next as transfers throw gas on the traditional attrition routes of exhausting eligibility, injury or moving on from football.
It’s the new reality of modern college football with the transfer portal in place.
You can never have too many quarterbacks, because for the most part, the highly rated ones aren’t going to stick around if they aren’t playing.