Uiagalelei arrives on campus after solid performance in All-American Game – Clemson Sports Talk

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Five-star quarterback D.J. Uigalelei arrived on campus at Clemson today after participating in the Army All-American Game yesterday in Texas.

Uiagalelei finished the game 16-of-25 for 252 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw one interception, but one of his two touchdownthrows showed why he was the top quarterback in this cycle.

As you can see, Uiagalelei rolled right, felt pressure and adjusted to make a beautiful throw to his tight end.

Unfortunately, Uiagalelei and the East team came up short33-20, but he looked the part. Also, if you wanted to see some videos, earlier this week, we put links to some videos from San Antonio in The Roar.

Here are some additional highlights from yesterdays game.

Notes on D.J. Uiagalelei

Head Coach: Jason Negro

Overview: Listed as the top player in the nation by PrepStar and ranked second according to Rivals.com behind Clemson signee and classmate Bryan Bresee top quarterback in the nation according to Rivals.com and PrepStar led his team to No. 1 ranking by MaxPreps and USA Today after guiding them to a 7A state championship in California will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas National Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-American by USA Today in 2018 as a junior threw for 10,496 yards in his high school career and had 127 career touchdowns against just 11 interceptions completed 585-of-871 passes for a 66 percent completion mark averaged 18 yards per completion also rushed for 1,103 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career, a 6.1 yard-per-carry average.

Rankings: Ranked as the No. 1 overall player in the nation, the best quarterback and best player in California by PrepStar ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, which also called him the top quarterback and top player in California 247Sports ranked him the No. 2 overall player in the nation, the top pro-style quarterback and top player from California.

In High School: Played for Jason Negro at St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif. led his team to a 13-1 record and state championship in 2019 won state championship on Dec. 14, as he was 24-of-29 for 410 yards and four touchdowns while also gaining 67 rushing yards on just five carries with another touchdown on the ground led team to thrilling semifinal victory over Mater Dei, which had beaten St. John Bosco in the regular season and entered the game ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today and MaxPreps led St. John Bosco to victory out of a 28-5 deficit in that game, completing 26-38 for 446 yards and five touchdowns completed 222-of-344 passes for 4,225 yards and 48 touchdowns against just two interceptions in 2019, averaging 19 yards per completion and 12.3 yards per attempt added 412 yards rushing and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2018, led team to a 13-1 record with only loss coming to Mater Dei in state playoffs had exceptional game against Miliani, completing 25-of-31 passes for 380 yards and six touchdowns completed 13-of-15 for 361 yards and six scores against Oaks Christian completed 179-of-257 passes for 3,366 yards and 48 touchdowns against just seven interceptions on the year and added 50 carries for 312 yards and six rushing touchdowns as a sophomore in 2017, completed 184-of-270 for 2,905 yards and 31 touchdowns against just two interceptions posted 67 rushes for 379 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore helped team to 10-2 record that year helped lead team to 40-38 victory against Santa Margarita by throwing for 405 yards and two scores and followed that performance with 320 yards and four touchdown passes against Servite completed 20-of-21 passes and two scores against Mater Dei in state playoff game.

Personal: Committed to Clemson on May 5, 2019 wore No. 5 in high school recruited to Clemson by Brandon Streeter expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020 name pronounced ooh-ee-UNGUH-luh-lay.

Lowell Likes:

The first thing you notice is the size, obviously. 6-5, 243-pounds and somehow still mobile. He certainly has the ability to run, but he would rather sit in the pocket with his Howitzer of an arm and chuck the ball 80+ yards down the field (yes, he can actually throw the ball 80+ yards). He widely gets comparisons to Cam Newton, but to me, hes more comfortable in the pocket. Even with the talent thats come through recently, Clemson has not had a quarterback prospect this intriguing before.

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January 9th, 2020 at 7:47 pm