AJ Surace

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-1.5
  • Weight 210

Prospect Info

  • High School Notre Dame
  • City Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  • Class FR

As a Prospect


  • Class 2024
  • Committed 2/5/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 09/23/2022

Brian Dohn National Recruiting Analyst


Power 4 Starter

Has verified size with a frame to add 15 pounds. Son of Princeton University coach Bob Surace. Has strong understanding of offense and is smart in reading defenses. High football IQ and does not get rattled. Calm demeanor and does not panic. Keeps emotions in check and has leadership skills. Does well with pre-snap reads and in-game decision making is impressive. Gets through progressions. Maximizes frame with high release point. Release is quick, free and easy. Arms works well in unison to lower body. Fundamentally sound pass. Ball comes out cleanly. Shows good arm strength and touch. Puts ball in places defenders cannot make play on it. Shows ability to slide in pocket while keeping eyes down field. Is comfortable throwing ball over the middle and throws nice deep ball. Rarely takes unnecessary chances. Understands nuances of position and can hold safety with eyes or pump fake. Able to make in-game adjustments with mechanics. Can add strength throughout frame, which will increase arm strength. Does not often air it out to show off arm strength. More physical development will elevate game. Power 5 starter with a lot of physical growth potential.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also plays baseball.
2022: As a junior, completed 131 of 231 pass attempts (56.7 percent) for 1,737 yards with 21 TD to go against 6 INT. Missed two games early on in the season due to injury. Still, helped Notre Dame go 6-5 and make the first round of the NJSIAA Non-Public A playoffs.
2021: Started under center for the Fighting Irish and completed 114 of 212 passes (53.7 percent) for 1,649 yards with a 19 to 6 TD to INT ratio. Led squad to an appearance in the first round of NJSIAA Non-Public Group A playoffs.
2020: Played a backup role on varsity as a freshman.


  • Bob Surace Father

    Head coach at Princeton since 2010. Also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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