Who is the best college quarterback in Utah? Cam Rising or Garen Hall?

If the quarterbacks for the three Utah FBS schools are any indication, it’s going to be another good year for Utah, BYU, and Utah State.

All three programs belong to an experienced quarterback who has high expectations – Utah’s Cam Rising, BYU’s Jaren Hall, and Utah’s Logan Bonner have often been included in the Pre-season watchlists this summer.

Who is the best college quarterback among the trio, though?

Let’s put the opinion of the national media. For this exercise, Deseret News looked at how five different national publications ranked college football players at the FBS level.

This included the arrangement of Cam Mellor from the Pro Football NetworkAnd the Steve Lassan of Athlone SportsAnd the Pro Football Focus Anthony TriggAnd the 247 Sports’ Will Backus And the David M. ESPN’s Hill.

All but one ranked all 131 players initially predicted, while Pro Football Focus ranked the top 50.

Here’s how they ranked Rising, Hall, and Bonner.

Where Media ranked FBS Utah quarterback nationally in 2022

player Pro Football Network Athlon Sports Professional Football Focus (Top 50) 247 Sports ESPN (by levels)
Cam Rising, Utah number 8 number 15 No. 24 No. 19 Level 2: Heisman waiting room
Garen Hall, BYU number 7 No. 21 No. 17 No. 25 Level 8: The best out of Power 5
Logan Bonner, Utah No. 31 number 34 Unavailable number 42 Level 12: Best left in group 5

What others are saying about Cam Rising in Utah

“His arm talent is fantastic and seems to be improving as his confidence grows throughout the season. He has caught open receivers in the smallest of gaps, and his quick decision making has often resulted in big gains.” – Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network.

“The junior doesn’t make a lot of mistakes, can extend plays as needed, and is well suited to attacking Utah. With a full off season serving as the No.1 quarterback, I’m looking to rise to take a step forward in his sophomore year as a rookie.” – Steve Lassan, Athlone Sports.

“The comeback didn’t open the year as a start for Utah, but once he took over, he was fantastic, finishing nearly 3,000 yards total with 26 touchdowns while starting 9-2. Incidentally, Utes scored 79 points in those two losses.” – David M. Hill from ESPN.

What others are saying about BYU’s Yaren Hall

“His presence in the pocket took an amazing step forward towards the end of the season as well, proving that he can navigate defenders to find open lanes and stand tall in the face of pressure.” – Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network.

Hall thrived in his first year as a full-time BYU starter, throwing for 2,583 yards, 20 touchdowns and running for 307 yards and three runs over 10 appearances. Hall averaged 289 yards in the game, which ranked 19th nationally among the total crime leaders”. – Steve Lassan, Athlone Sports.

“(Coastal’s Grayson’s Carolina) McCall, Hall and (Western Kentucky Billy) Zabby are the only quarterbacks outside of Power 5 who scored a higher QBR total last season than (UTSA’s Frank) Harris. … His QBR total of 78.0 put him by one point. Zappe is behind and ahead of (Tennessee’s Hendon) Hooker, (Kentucky’s Will) Levis, and (Virginia Brennan) Armstrong.” — David M. Hill from ESPN.

What others are saying about Utah’s Logan Bonner

“Boehner has a big arm for his size and uses them very well in the system under (coach Blake) Anderson. He will work on the field from left to right and produce accurate passes to the receivers with pace and timing.” – Cam Mellor, Pro Football Network.

“How important is Bonner’s access to Utah offense? Consider this: The Aggies ranked last in the Mountain West in scoring (15.5) in ’20. However, that unit jumped to 32.6 last fall.” – Steve Lassan, Athlone Sports.

“Utah’s Bonner is one of nine returning QB players who had at least 36 touchdowns and 3,600 yards last season.” – David M. Hill from ESPN.

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