Top football recruit to start USC early, reclassifying to Class of '25

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 16 Jan, 2024 at 05:22 PM

Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The top high school football player in the class of 2026 intends to start college a year early, according to ESPN on Tuesday.

Quarterback Julian Lewis out of Carrollton High School in Georgia told ESPN he plans to reclassify to enter college as part of the class of 2025.

"Since I was 7 years old, one of my goals has been to play Division I football," Lewis told ESPN. "Through hard work and sacrifice that goal has become a reality. I have been blessed to have two good seasons under Coach Joey King and I have confidence that after this coming season I will be ready to compete at the next level.

"So, after much prayer and talking with my family, coaches and trainers I will be reclassifying to the class of 2025."

Lewis committed to USC in August after many other top programs recruited him, including the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Oregon.

As part of the Class of 2025, Lewis ranks as the No. 14 overall prospect in the country with a 10.12 Y/A and 25 career wins, according to 247Sports.

--Field Level Media