Tyler Van Dyke named top 20 quarterback nationally

Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports /

Tyler Van Dyke was named the 20th-best quarterback in the country by 247 Sports as summarized by Clint Brewster on Tuesday morning. Van Dyke was playing at an elite level through the first four games this season before regressing versus Georgia Tech and North Carolina in the last two weeks.

The 247 Sports QB rankings have Tyler Van Dyke fourth in the ACC behind Drake Maye of North Carolina, Jordan Travis of Florida State and Jack Plummer of Louisville. Van Dyke is currently 17th nationally averaging 286.8 yards per game, 10th with a 171.77 passer rating and 13th with a 70.5 completion percentage.

Van Dyke is also eighth with 16 touchdown passes. The six interceptions thrown by Van Dyke with five in the last two weeks are concerning. Van Dyke is tied for second with five other QBs in the ACC for the most interceptions thrown. Plummer has thrown eight interceptions in seven games during the 2023 season.

Van Dyke leads the ACC in completion percentage and QB rating and is second in passing yards per game behind Maye. Miami has multiple opportunities for Van Dyke to move higher up on the list. Van Dyke will be on the same field with Clemson five-star QB Cade Klubnik on Saturday as both 4-2 teams meet.

Van Dyke will face two of the top pass defenses in the ACC in the next two weeks. Clemson is third in the ACC allowing 175.5 passing yards per game and Virginia who Miami hosts on October 28 is fifth in the conference permitting 202.8 passing YPG. Miami opens November versus pass defenses in the bottom half of the ACC.

Next. Miami leads ACC in turnover margin by wide amount. dark

Louisville is eighth, Florida State 10th and North Carolina State 11th in pass defense in the ACC. Miami finishes the season at Boston College who is sixth in the ACC in pass defense. Van Dyke has to cut down on turnovers. Obviously five interceptions in two games is a dreadful amount. Van Dyke needs to diminish turnovers.