A pair of Saint Louis teammates landed in Scout.com’s top 300 recruiting rankings for 2017 released on Wednesday.
Crusaders quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who holds at least 15 known offers already, is ranked No. 124 overall and 12th among players at his position. The lefty-throwing junior-to-be, listed at 6-1, 216 pounds, burst onto the scene last season as a sophomore, winning the starting quarterback job just a few games into the season. He completed 69 percent (163-for-236) of his passes for 2,571 yards and 33 touchdowns with only three interceptions and also rushed for 553 yards and eight more scores.
Also making the list was Saint Louis inside linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia, who was ranked No. 258 overall and seventh among his position. He’s the No. 1 inside linebacker on the West Coast according to the list despite not playing last year. Slade-Matautia was a standout as a freshman at Kaiser for one season, helping the Cougars win the Division II state title, before transferring to Bishop Gorman. He came back to Hawaii, only this time landing at Saint Louis, and tried to get a waiver to play last season but was denied. It hasn’t affected his recruiting. Listed at 6-1 and 220 pounds, he has already received offers from Arizona, Washington and Nebraska with many more likely on the way.