Travis Waller took to Twitter on Monday night to narrow down his list of potential suitors. The 4-star quarterback announced that Alabama, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Ohio State remain:
According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Waller is the 79th-best player in the country and fourth-best dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2015.
Jimmy Hyams of The Sports Animal in Knoxville, Tennessee, thinks the Crimson Tide sit in pole position at the moment:
QB Travis Waller of California expected to commit Tuesday to Alabama over UT and Notre Dame. UT still high on QB Quinten Dormady of Texas— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) June 9, 2014
The Fighting Irish are also considered top contenders to secure the 4-star quarterback. Their interest was renewed after Blake Barnett decommitted last week. With Notre Dame also pursuing Waller's high school teammate, Equanimeous St. Brown, the two could join up in South Bend, per Irish Illustrated:
New ND offer QB Travis Waller is a teammate of 4-star receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, who’s headed to Rivals Challenge and ND this month.— Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals) June 5, 2014
Waller tweeted out back on June 5 that he officially received an offer from Notre Dame:
It's easy to see what all the fuss is about for the star signal-caller. 247Sports rates his pocket presence and intangibles a nine out of 10, and his accuracy and delivery are both at eight. While labeled as a dual-threat QB, Waller can fit into any offensive scheme. His underrated passing ability would allow him to thrive in even a more pro-style system.
You can see a Vine of Waller in action below at the 2014 Air Strike passing tournament, courtesy of ESPN's Blair Angulo:
The competition to land the Servite High School star will only heat up now that he's shrunken down his list of schools. The Fighting Irish, Buckeyes, Wildcats and Crimson Tide will go the extra mile to ensure he commits.
Whatever team does land Waller will be getting one of the most athletic quarterbacks in the 2015 class. He should take little time blossoming into a star.