Every recruiting class has them: The household names who are tracked breathlessly, who can send a fanbase into a whirlwind with one cryptic tweet, who become water-cooler (i.e., message board) fodder because of two things: They’re really damn good — and they’re uncommitted. 247Sports is profiling a slew of these players in the War Daddy series as our analysts handicap far-and-wide recruiting battles and tell you why these players matter on a national scale.

While many college football programs and fans alike turned the page from the 2022 recruiting class back in February, the cycle still hasn’t been finalized with one five-star still in play.

That would be Josh Conerly Jr., who will announce on Friday, April 8 on CBS Sports HQ at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST.

The No. 1 prospect on the West Coast, the No. 1 offensive tackle nationally and a top-10 player per 247Sports will have his recruitment come to an end this week when he announces his decision. Conerly will choose from between Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC and Washington.

A year after another Seattle-area prospect, J.T. Tuimoloau, took his recruitment past the traditional signing days to July 4, Conerly is also taking his recruitment longer. A big reason for Conerly’s delay came from him playing basketball, games conflicting with January visits and five of the six schools he’s considering undergoing a head coaching change (and the sixth had their coach interview for an NFL head coaching job).

So where is Conerly likely to end up? We break down who is in the best position to land him and who is fighting to stay in it.

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