Jaden O'Neal, 4-star QB from Narbonne High School, announces Top 10 schools

O'Neal has emerged as one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country for the 2026 class
Narbonne QB Jaden O'Neal (right) with coach Deion Sanders of Colorado.
Narbonne QB Jaden O'Neal (right) with coach Deion Sanders of Colorado. / Jaden O'Neal/X

Has any high school quarterback seen their stock rise in the last six months more than Jaden O'Neal?

The 4-star quarterback from Harbor City Narbonne in Southern California announced his Top 10 college list Wednesday afternoon on social media.

Oklahoma, Ohio State, Colorado, Oregon, Penn State, Washington, Miami, Arizona State, Auburn and Florida State make up O'Neal's final list. Hometown schools USC and UCLA are no where to be found.

O'Neal is ranked the No. 6 QB in the country for the 2026 class, according to 247Sports. He's among the top 3 prospects in California with Folsom's Ryder Lyons and Newbury Park's Brady Smigiel. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound signal caller played his sophomore season with Newport Harbor High where he threw for 2,475 yards and 27 touchdowns with a 61% completion percentage.

The Sailors went 5-6 overall and 3-2 in the Sunset League before falling to Trabuco Hills in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs, 24-21.

Since then, O'Neal has transferred to Narbonne High in the Los Angeles City Section where the Gauchos become an automatic contender for the Open Division City title, threatening Lake Balboa Birmingham from winning its fifth straight Open crown.

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Tarek Fattal, SBLive Sports


Tarek Fattal has been covering high school sports since 2015 in Southern California and primarily in Los Angeles, covering notable athletes such as Bronny James, Kayvon Thibodeaux and Alyssa Thompson. He was with the LA Daily News for eight years, which included being the beat reporter for the UCLA men's basketball team. Tarek can be seen on TV regularly on CBS/KCAL as a sports analyst with Jim Hill.