I think some of the fan unrest over Macon is based on his HS ranking, though not everyone had Macon rated as a four star. 247Sports had him as a three star and rated him the nation's No. 35 QB in his class. That's not the ranking of a can't-miss prospect.
Here are MU QB recruits who were rated as better prospects using the 247Sports rankings:
Sam Horn, 4-star, No. 8 in 2022
Brady Cook, 3-star, No. 29 pro style QB in 2020
Connor Bazelak, 4-star, No. 13 pro style QB in 2019
Taylor Powell, 3-star No. 34 pro style QB in 2018
Prior to 2021, 247 broke down QBs into two classes (pro style and dual threat), but you can see here, Macon isn't close to the top-rated QB the Tigers have signed in the last few years.