Alabama Crimson Tide Land QB Dylan Lonergan, no. 62 College Football Recruitment on ESPN 300 for 2023

As a multisport athlete, Dylan Lonergan is not afraid of small competitions.

Lonergan demonstrated this once again by committing in Alabama on Monday.

“I thought I had the best chance to develop in football and baseball,” he said. “So naturally be able to play for the national championship every year, to compete and play on the biggest stage.”

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound quarterback at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, ranks 62nd on the 2023 ESPN 300.

He is the last ESPN 300 quarterback of the 2023 cycle and the second ESPN 300 quarterback to join the Crimson Tide in this category, joining Eli Holstein (No. 59) at Zachary High School in Louisiana.

“The way the quarterback room is set up, even when Eli arrives – there will be only four quarterbacks on the scholarship when I get there,” Lonergan said. “So it’s going to be an open competition that I’ve heard from the coaches.”

For the first time since 2019, when Tolia Tagovaloa and Paul Tyson pledged, Alabama has multiple ESPN 300 quarterbacks in the same class.

Nick Saban and Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien are both ahead of Lonergan in that they will have a chance to compete.

“Just need to be able to compete for the job,” Lonergan said.

The Alabama class is currently ranked 14th by ESPN and has seven ESPN 300 prospects.

With full intent to play both baseball and football, Lonergan chose South Carolina and Alabama over Stanford. All three events gave him the opportunity to play both games. He is the first baseman and right-handed pitcher of the Brookwood baseball team.

“I would say this is the biggest factor for me,” Lonergan said. “If I can’t play both, I definitely won’t go to that school.”

Lonergan averaged a total of 3,932 yards (3,412 passes) and 39 touchdowns (32 passes) as a junior for Brookwood in 2021. And he’s right in O’Brien’s run in the calculation of his versatility in the pro-style system.

“I would say I have a strong hand, I can make every throw on the field,” Lonergan said. “Smart. Very athletic. Those who run can play with my feet.”

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