2020 College Football Recruiting Commitments





By Corey Long - @CoreyLong
Updated May 22, 2020.

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All prospects are part of the 2021 college football recruiting class unless otherwise specified.

May 5

RB Will Shipley (Matthews, NC) commits to Clemson
Clemson has some good running back prospects waiting in the wings, but the Tigers are still looking for the next Travis Etienne. I don't want to put that sort of pressure on Shipley with a comparison like that, but he has some of the elements that makes Etienne so dangerous in the Tigers' offense.

Shipley is a terrific pass catcher and route runner out of the backfield. He's not just a guy who will run screens, flares and wheel routes, because he can get open in the middle of the field and recognize the mismatches as well. Shipley has good size and can run with speed and power. Even though Shipley has the speed to break runs to the outside, he has no issues running between the tackles. Shipley's vision is next-level ready, and he has great anticipation, putting him seemly two moves ahead of the defense. Shipley is one of the top-10 running back prospects in the nation and makes the talent-rich Tigers richer.

Shipley's player grade: A

TE Victor Mullen (Ottawa, IL) commits to Louisville
Mullen (6-6, 245) had been a target for Louisville for a while, and he showed his interest in the school by visiting there on several occasions. Despite that, the Cardinals didn't extend an offer to Mullen until March, although it didn't make a difference in the end.

Mullen is a big athlete with a wide catch radius and someone who has the physical mindset to play inline and be part of the run game. Louisville uses the tight end on nearly every snap and often uses two-tight end formations. Mullen isn't going to be a guy who catches more than a couple passes a game, but he has good pass-catching ability and the foundation to be a good additional blocker in the run game.

Mullen's player grade: C+



CB Philip Riley (Valrico, FL) commits to Notre Dame
Riley (6-0, 190) has risen to be one of the top prospects in Florida and is the second player from his high school to make a verbal commitment after top wide receiver Agiye Hall committed to Alabama last week. Riley is a two-way player in high school and excels at both wide receiver and defensive back, but he is likely to end up on the defensive side of the ball in college.

Riley is a natural ball hawk and has the skill set to be a shut-down cornerback on the outside. He has plus marks for his speed, his agility and his hands. His ability to track balls in the air and know when to get aggressive and play for the turnover shown advanced instincts. Riley is a top cornerback prospect in this class.

Riley's player grade: A-

WR Kendall Long (Lexington, SC) commits to Syracuse
Long (6-3, 215) is an interesting prospect who I believe would be a much more coveted recruit if he weren't in a run-based triple-option offense in high school. He has to do a lot of blocking, which he is game for, and he doesn't get a lot of opportunities with the football.

But when Long gets a shot, he usually makes good things happen. He's a tough, physical football player who seems to relish the contract when he's asked to block. Long also can make things happen after the catch. He can take a short pass and turn it into a big play or stretch the field on a seam route. Long will have to develop some more wide receiver fundamentals, but he might be a diamond in the rough.

Long's player grade: B

LB Kolbe Cage (New Orleans, LA) commits to Arizona
Cage (6-0, 200) is a little undersized to be a traditional linebacker, but up to this point, he's never been a traditional linebacker. Cage is much of a jack-of-all-trades type of player who is very comfortable working in space. That ability has allowed him to play some off-ball linebacker as well as boundary cornerback, slot cornerback and both safety positions. Where Cage ends up will depend on how much he continues to fill out. I think he could play snaps at linebacker and safety in college. Cage is an intriguing piece and should be especially useful against the pass-happy teams in the Pac-12.

Cage's player grade: B-



DE/DT Shawn Williams (Philadelphia, PA) commits to Arizona State
Williams (6-4, 255) was presented with a scholarship offer from Arizona State in mid-April. The Sun Devils are the only Power Five program that has extended an offer to him. Williams is still young in football, and he's playing all around the defensive line in high school, both on the outside as a stand-up rush end and in the middle.

Williams is definitely headed for the interior, probably as a three-technique, but he could be a fit at one-technique as well. He is a basketball player, and the foot quickness and movement has immediately translated over to the football field. Williams needs to get stronger and continue to learn some technique in his senior season.

Williams' player grade: C+

LB Easton Mascarenas (Mission Viejo, CA) commits to Oregon State
Mascarenas (6-0, 200) represents of the one highest-graded recruits Oregon State has had in recent years. If Mascarenas were a couple of inches taller, I think he'd be considered among the best 15-20 linebackers in the nation. As it is, he's a little undersized, but he plays like he's the biggest player on the field. Mascarenas plays with tremendous effort and speed. He is a sideline-to-sideline tackler who can diagnose plays and brings high-end closing speed. Mascarenas is more than capable in space and can cover slot receivers, running backs or tight ends. Beyond his great athleticism, Mascarenas is a hard, physical tackler to add to an impressive set of tools.

Mascarenas' player grade: B

ATH Prince Green (Griffin, GA) commits to Illinois
Green (6-2, 190) has been projected as a wide receiver and a defensive back, and Illinois is looking at Green to play to play on the defensive side, which makes plenty of sense because Green has some underdeveloped upside at cornerback. He has exceptional length and good size overall, and he might end up playing some safety as well because he will be big enough to play around the line of scrimmage. Green's best early fit might be at boundary corner, but I anticipate he will play more safety as he develops and grows in Illinois' defensive system.

Green's player grade: C+

May 4

OT Colby Smith (West End, NC) commits to Tennessee
I'm not sure if Smith (6-7, 285) has a significant basketball background, but from watching his feet and his movement, I feel like there has to be some cross training going on. Smith is a large, massive athlete and a prospect with a high ceiling because of his natural tools. There are a couple of clips on Smith's reel where he stone walls blockers and barely puts a hand on them because they are completely neutralized by his footwork and wide base. Smith has some development to do. He has strength to gain in both the upper and lower body as he continues to fill out. Smith could get better with his hands and more consistent with finishing blocks. But with his size and natural athleticism, Smith has those things you just can't teach - size and athleticism.

Smith's player grade: B-

CB Shawn Gates (Akron, OH) commits to Boston College
I like what Boston College coach Jeff Hafley and his staff have done with the secondary recruiting. The Eagles have been a little small in the secondary for a while, but they are bringing in bigger, physical guys into the secondary.

Gates (6-0, 175) adds to a significant recent haul for the Eagles. He reminds me a little of a cornerback named Kaleel Gaines who played at Michigan State for a couple of years. Gates is just active and physical with his hands. He's going to put a wide receiver through hell to get past him. Gates is athletic and uses his length to contest those tall passes. I think his physicality makes him a boundary corner, but Gates has the ability to play outside too.

Gates' player grade: B-

QB Garrett Nussmeier (Flower Mound, TX) commits to LSU
Nussmeier (6-1, 178) is part of a football family. His father, Doug, has been an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for several FBS programs and is current the quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys. The younger Nussmeier is fun to watch on film because he goes for it. He plays an aggressive game and takes some chances. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but in my world, I'd rather a quarterback show the confidence to make the big plays. Nussmeier is comfortable in the pocket, but not a statue. He shows some playmaking ability and can fire the ball down the field on the run as well. Given what LSU did this past season with Joe Burrow and getting the ball downfield, Nussmeier looks to be a good scheme fit.

Nussmeier's player grade: B-

LB Danny Stutsman (Winter Garden, FL) commits to Oklahoma
Stutsman (6-2, 218) has put on about 25-30 pounds over the past year, and with his increased size came a lot of interest from FBS programs to the tune of over two dozen offers. He is a talented prospect and a very good tackler. Stutsman tackles with form and physicality. He can run and move from side-to-side. Stutsman is athletic; he can read and track down the play on a consistent basis. His closing speed is impressive.

Stutsman's size increase will continue as he fills out his frame. Oklahoma is looking for more players on defense like Stutsman - kids who are aggressive and can get after it. He can also play well in space and has the ability to work in coverage. Stutsman is a solid prospect across the board.

Stutsman's player grade: B

DE Hayden Nelson (Brookfield, WI) commits to Syracuse
With Syracuse going to more odd-man fronts in the future, Nelson (6-4, 242) fits well as a defensive end in that alignment. The Orange are retooling the defense and want to do it with guys who play fast and play with high effort.

Nelson fits that bill as well. He's around the ball immediately and trying to force the offense into negative plays. He has pretty good explosive speed and is strong at the point of contact. Nelson has good hands and is always moving and working to get off the block. He doesn't quit on the play. Nelson is a prospect who looks like he has some good football ahead of him.

Nelson's player grade: C+

WR D.J. Sims (Church View, VA) commits to Wake Forest
Sims (6-3, 205) looks like a giant among his competition on film. Think of Andy Reid in that punt, pass and kick contest. Sims is just so much bigger and more physical.

Anyway, Sims is a great athlete, a two-sport guy who has speed and strength. His high school team generally runs the football, so he is basically an additional offensive linemen when he's not catching the couple of targets he gets a game. That being said, Sims has some serious potential as an outside receiver, and once he gets used to more of a high-volume passing attack, Sims could make some waves at Wake Forest.

Sims' player grade: B-

DT Victory Vaka (Westlake Village, CA) commits to Texas A&M
Vaka (6-1, 348) is a big defensive lineman who can play snaps at nose guard or defensive tackle. Probably a better fit at nose with his current size, but if he can drop 20-25 pounds, Vaka should get a little quicker and provide more versatility. He plays with very good leverage and has the ability to drive offensive linemen into the backfield when he gets moving. Vaka is a natural space eater and taking on a double team is something he does regularly. I was impressed with his effort, as Vaka doesn't take plays off and seems to have a pretty gas tank. He'll brings a lot of size and the ability to plug gaps and stop the interior run game.

Vaka's player grade: B

DE Najee Story (Solon, OH) commits to Northwestern
Story (6-4, 235) was listed as an Ohio State target earlier in the recruiting cycle and had most recently been pursued heavily by Penn State. But Northwestern was a constant among his final schools, and the Wildcats held off a group that included Minnesota and Tennessee as well for the commitment.

Story is the second Northwestern commitment in as many days. Even though his recruiting appeal may have faded in the past few months, he's still one of the top prospects out of the Midwest and a major get for Northwestern. He has the ability to be a game changer on the defensive line. Story isn't necessarily a natural pass rusher, but he brings good balance to the line as a guy who can get around the edge and also be an honest run defender.

Story's player grade: B+

WR Chase Jackson (Choctaw, OK) commits to TCU
Jackson (6-2, 175) is a potential big-play machine. He is long and has a large athletic frame that should allow him to eventually grow into a receiver who could play on the outside. Jackson has good speed and can stretch the field and be a major threat on deep balls. He is adequate in space and has the ability to turn a short gain into a big play, although that's not Jackson's primary strength. Jackson has plus-level hands and excellent feet. His route-running skills are among some of the better I've seen in this class so far. Jackson's burst is decent as well, and he shows some explosive speed going down the field to gain separation.

Jackson's player grade: B

May 3

WR Armond Scott (Euclid, OH) commits to Kentucky
Kentucky has been looking for at least one big outside receiver in this recruiting cycle, and in Scott (6-3, 200), the program believes it has its guy. Scott has one play on his film that is eye-raising on which he catches an underthrown fade route and shows the body control to stay on his feet and make a move on the defensive back to get to the end zone. Scott shows a few different things on film. Obviously with his size, Scott will get up for the contested balls, and he's tough in single-man coverage around the red zone. But there's another clip on which he gets across on a cross in the middle of the field and one on which he sits down on a quick out and makes a nice physical run after the catch. I can see why the Kentucky staff likes Scott. He is a big, physical receiver who can handle himself in the SEC.

Scott's player grade: B

TE Elijah Arroyo (Frisco, TX) commits to Miami
Over the years Miami has had some fine players at the tight end position most recently with guys like Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow Jr., Chris Herndon and Jimmy Graham representing the U in the 21st century. Arroyo (6-4, 212) has somewhat of a similar skill set, especially as a pass catcher. He has plus-level hands and the length and leaping ability to be a major asset around the red zone. Arroyo has to add size and strength because Miami does require their tight ends to be heavily involved blocking for the run game. Arroyo is quick, but he doesn't have that explosive burst yet. Plenty of potential and upside for Arroyo as he puts on weight and cleans up a few things.

Arroyo's player grade: B

S De'Shawn Rucker (Tallahassee, FL) commits to Tennessee
Rucker is another big commitment for the Volunteers, and their second from the state of Florida over the past week. Rucker (5-11, 175) is probably the top free safety prospect in Florida this year. He is a two-way star in high school and a major playmaker. Rucker's skills as a receiver shine through via his hands and ball skills. He is always around the football, and if he can generate a turnover, his mind quickly shifts to making a big play on the return. Rucker's ability to line up anywhere in the secondary forces offenses to have to scheme against him to keep the ball out of his area. The Volunteers continue to work toward the top recruiting class in the SEC.

Rucker's player grade: A-



DE Rodney McGraw (Elkhart, IN) commits to Penn State
McGraw (6-5, 220) committed to Indiana in last January but backed away from that pledge to make a flip to Penn State and give the Nittany Lions their 11th commitment in the 2021 recruiting class. Penn State offered McGraw in the fall of 2019 during a productive junior season for the lineman where he had 21 tackles for loss and nine sacks.

McGraw's raw talent is evident on film though he's still pretty unrefined, but he's a lengthy quick-twitch athlete who is quick off the ball and tough to block on the edge. McGraw is difficult to contain on the outside and closes on the play quickly. His main issues are technical things like his pad level and other aspects of a game he's still learning. But he's going to be one of the best natural athletes in Penn State's recruiting class.

McGraw's player grade: B+

RB Cody Brown (Lilburn, GA) commits to Tennessee
The Volunteers recently got a commitment from top junior college running back Tiyon Evans and also have athlete Jaylen Wright in the class, although Wright could play in the backfield, at wide receiver or possibly defensive back. Brown (6-0, 223) reminds me a lot of a former Tennessee running back and NFL All-Pro, Jamal Evans. He is already built like a college running back, with a developed frame and a strong upper and lower body.

Brown is a powerful one-cut downhill running back. He doesn't waste time dancing in the backfield, and when he gets a head of steam, he is hard to take down. Brown doesn't have breakaway speed, but he has the ability to take a high-volume of carries and wear defenses down.

Brown's player grade: B+

LB Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan (Kansas City, MO) commits to Arkansas
Hamilton-Jordan (6-1, 192) chose to go with Arkansas and play in the SEC over a host of offers from Big XII programs like Iowa State and Kansas State. Hamilton-Jordan isn't the biggest linebacker, and he'll probably always been a little undersized, but he is an active player around in the line of scrimmage and in the run game. He has the physical tools to be an outside linebacker and work in space, but he needs more work in coverage to solidify his footwork. Hamilton-Jordan projects out as a linebacker who will play sideline to sideline and get in a lot of tackles.

Hamilton's player grade: C

May 2

CB Darius Jackson (Red Oak, TX) commits to Missouri
Jackson is the fourth verbal commitment for Missouri in about a week's time, and he's the eighth member of the Tigers' 2021 recruiting class. He plays against some good competition in the Dallas metroplex and has accounted well for himself. Jackson (6-1, 175) has very good length and ideal size to play cornerback in the SEC. He should continue to get stronger and be matched up against the more physical wide receivers. Jackson is also a track performer and as a hurdler, he has the ability to challenge and contest those 50-50 balls. He looks like a boundary cornerback in college, and I think he has the tackling skills to help out against the run as well.

Jackson's player grade: C+

JUCO CB Cortez Eatmon (Jasper, AL) commits to Mississippi State
Eatmon is currently at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC and has already carved to an interesting recruiting story that started at William Penn University of the NAIA and eventually led him to a redshirt year at Independence Community College in Kansas last year. Eatmon (6-3, 195) will play his sophomore year at Mississippi Gulf Coast and have two years to finish out his eligibility at Mississippi State. Eatmon's size makes him a potential fit as a corner or a safety.

Eatmon's player grade: C-

ATH West Weeks (Watkinsville, GA) commits to Virginia
Weeks (6-1, 205) plays wide receiver in high school and shows a lot of speed on offense. The first clip on his film reel is him taking a kickoff for a touchdown. Weeks also plays linebacker, which is apparently the position where Virginia is recruiting him.

As a linebacker, Weeks is a good athlete. I like the way he shows the ability to sell out against the run, but he can also drop in coverage and close in on the play quickly. Weeks could play in the middle or off the ball. Honestly though, I think he might be a more intriguing prospect on offense, especially as a flex tight end. We'll see where Weeks ends up.

Weeks' player grade: B-

LB Andrew Simpson (Bellflower, CA) commits to Kansas
Part of Les Miles' plan to rebuild the culture at Kansas is recruiting players who come from winning programs. Simpson (6-1, 216) has been part of the successful St. John Bosco program, one of the top programs in the nation. Simpson has played multiple roles in high school on both sides of the ball, but he's likely to play linebacker in college.

Simpson is probably going to play in the middle, and he is at his best when he's defending against the run. He reads the play well and plays with gap integrity. Simpson sticks with the plan - he doesn't freelance too much or get caught taking himself out of the play. He does have the ability to play off ball and has the speed to play on the edge, so he will give Kansas some scheme versatility.

Simpson's player grade: C+

DE Andre Porter (Washington, DC) commits to Boston College
Porter (6-3, 265) had a lot of schools on him early in the process, but without the ability to perform at camps or visit campuses, he lost some recruiting momentum. Boston College, however, was rewarded for its persistence and earned a verbal commitment from Porter.

I see Porter as more of a containment guy and a run stopper on the outside and a guy who will move to the inside on passing downs to provide rush from the interior. Porter is a good type of program player. He plays with a high effort, and I think he's going to work hard and put himself in a position to contribute wherever he's needed on the defensive line.

Porter's player grade: B-



DE Jordon Thomas (Port Arthur, TX) commits to Texas
Thomas (6-3, 245) has a good look, and I think he'll be an end in odd-man fronts and move into the middle on four-man lines. That scheme versatility is a good asset, and it fits Thomas because he's a strong player who delivers a good blow at the point of contact. He is more of a strength guy than a speed guy. Thomas has a strong lower body and can drive blockers into the backfield. He missed his junior year with an injury, so he is a little behind in terms of technique and development. Thomas will need to diversify his pass rush and add some moves to complement his strength. Thomas has potential to be a major contributor on the Longhorns' defensive line for 3-4 years.

Thomas' player grade: B

LB Aidan Hubbard (Cleveland, OH) commits to Northwestern
Hubbard (6-4, 221) is the sixth verbal commitment for Northwestern. He is a projected linebacker who could easily grow into being a defensive end. Northwestern won a tight recruiting battle that included Purdue, Minnesota, Cincinnati and Boston College among the finalists. The Wildcats staff made its offer to Hubbard in February. He could also play some outside linebacker, but I believe his ability to cover at the next level is bit of a question mark. Hubbard, however, is a very sound player with some upside and ability to contribute in multiple roles.

Hubbard's player grade: C+

May 1

LB Zavier Carter (Atlanta, GA) commits to LSU
Carter (6-4, 190) is a speed rusher with excellent length who is playing well below his ideal weight. He actually plays defensive end in high school; he's going to be more of an outside linebacker/stand-up rush end hybrid in college once he gets to an ideal weight.

Carter is often at a physical mismatch playing on the line, but he uses his hands well to complement his quickness. Carter is a high-effort, high-motor guy who closes well and is good with the backside pursuit. He has some skills that should be able to translate to linebacker and others that are less certain. His coverage skills and ability to work in space are big question marks. The upside to Carter is high, but it all depends on how well he can adjust to playing linebacker, be it off the ball or in the middle.

Carter's player grade: B

WR Quaydarius Davis (Dallas, TX) commits to USC
Davis (6-0, 189) is a dynamic talent and one of the best athletes at wide receiver I've seen in the 2021 recruiting class. He's not as big as Deebo Samuel, but his body and physical athleticism remind me a lot of the player. Davis is tough and plays tough. He is physically stronger than his size would indicate and shows it as a downfield blocker in the run game.

Davis is a competitive player who plays with a chip on his shoulder and battles against some of the best competition in Texas. His hands might need some work, but he has advanced skills as a route-runner. Davis can jump up and get the ball on contested throws. He isn't a burner, but he has adequate top-end speed and can make plays after the catch. Davis has the build and skill set of traditional USC wide receivers.

Davis' player grade: B

DE Terrell Tilmon (Arlington, TX) commits to Oregon
Tilmon (6-4, 199) is a talented, quick-twitch athlete who brings length and an interesting skill set to the defensive end position. He is a hurdler in track, and that vertical makes him dangerous at the line even if he can't get to the quarterback. As a pass rusher, Tilmon has the speed and is sudden off the snap. He is undersized, and sometimes that's a problem, especially if he has to shed a blocker, but Tilmon's quickness has won him plenty of battles. Timon can be a stand-up rush end or put his hand in the ground. His experience with his hand in the ground will give him some versatility on where to line up from snap to snap.

Tilmon's player grade: B



CB Jalen Cheek (Atco, NJ) commits to Boston College
Cheek (6-1, 185) appeared to be leaning toward Pittsburgh early in the process and also had West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland heavily interested, but Boston College reeled in Cheek for its seventh verbal commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle. New Eagles head coach Jeff Hafley wanted to get bigger in the secondary and get more players who could play closer to the line of scrimmage. Cheek projects well as a boundary cornerback who will cover the short-intermediate routes while being big enough to play close to the line and help with the run defense.

Cheek's player grade: C+

LB Jaydon Williams (Dallas, TX) commits to Arizona State
Wiliams (6-1 193) is a speedy linebacker prospect. He can run; he closes well, and he's strong in pursuit. Williams is a sideline-to-sideline guy and a decent tackler considering he just moved to defense from wide receiver in the past year. He plays a lot of stand-up rush end in high school. Williams' skill set translates to playing linebacker off the ball or in the middle. He's athletic enough to believe that he should be able to handle himself in space when the situation calls. Williams will need to add weight to better determine his best fit. He is a football player who likes to compete and is willing to do whatever is asked of him.

Williams' player grade: C+

OL Edgar Amaya (Russellville, AL) commits to Kansas
Amaya (6-3, 300) is a road grader on the interior. On film, he looks like a steady, tough blocker who doesn't back down an inch and puts out a solid effort from snap to snap. Amaya is pretty adequate across the board, but Les Miles and the Kansas coaching staff will like his toughness. He doesn't back down from an opponent, and when he can get the upper hand, he plays to the whistle. Amaya is a no-nonsense blocker who gives you his full effort and plays with intensity.

Amaya's player grade: C-

WR Brody Brecht (Ankeny, IA) commits to Iowa
Brecht (6-4, 205) is kind of a unique fit as wide receiver for Iowa. I'm wondering if he'll eventually grow into somewhat of a flex tight end or at least an h-back. Iowa doesn't have a natural tight end in its 2021 recruiting class so far, but Iowa took two in the 2020 class, so it's not a great position of need.

That being said Brecht has the ability to give the Hawkeyes a lot of flexibility in the passing game. He is fast enough to stretch the field and win some one-on-one battles. Brecht can run after the catch and has the ability to line up outside or in the slot. As a matter fact, he spends a lot of time in the slot as a wide receiver in high school. There's certainly a fit for Brecht at Iowa, and he will figure out ways to get the football.

Brecht's player grade: B-

DT Marcus Bradley (Gaithersburg, MD) commits to Maryland
It didn't show up in the win-loss column last season ... or at any other stop Mike Locksley has been the head coach, but when it comes to recruiting, he brings home the bacon. Bradley (6-3, 275) is a good-looking defensive line prospect and one of the best players from Maryland in this recruiting cycle. He has good strength and looks like the best player on the field in his film. He is light on his feet - moves better than you think for 275 pounds. Bradley has sudden quickness off the snap and a formidable first step. He's strong enough to push his way into the backfield, and once he diversifies his moves and improves on technique, he will have the full package. Bradley can be a defensive end in an odd-man front, a three-technique or defensive tackle in four-man fronts.

Bradley's player grade: B+

LB Patrick Payton (Miami, FL) commits to Nebraska
Payton (6-5, 196) is a long, lean, quick-twitch athlete from the storied Miami Northwestern program. I actually had a chance to see him live against Miami Columbus, which eventually won the state title in Florida's highest classification. Payton had five sacks in the game and played like he owned real estate in the backfield. Nebraska's had a couple of trying years under Scott Frost, but the program can't keep losing as Frpst continues to recruit high-upside players like Payton.

As of now, Payton is a stand-up speed rush end. He has a nice swim/slash move to get to get past a blocker, and that's been good enough. Payton has a big frame and wide shoulders, so getting to 240-250 pounds might not be a big issue. Whether he's a defensive end, a linebacker or a combination of both, I think Payton is a player.

Payton's player grade: B+



DE Kahlil Saunders (Huntsville, AL) commits to Kentucky
Saunders (6-5, 265) looks like a potential gem from down in the Gulf Coast. I have a lot of respect for Mark Stoops and the coaching staff at Kentucky when it comes to evaluating talent. Saunders is listed as a defensive end, but I think he could become a 300-pounder and kick to the inside. He also has some good length, and it wouldn't surprise me if he does some cross training early and maybe finds a home on the offensive line. Saunders is a big athlete; he can run a little; he plays with effort; and he has some toughness. Where he ends up remains to be seen, but the upside with him is certainly evident.

Saunders' player grade: C+

DT Solomon Wright (Vian, OK) commits to Texas Tech
Texas Tech offered Wright (6-0, 278) in early March, and the Red Raiders were part of a number of programs around Texas and the mid-South that were interested in him, including Missouri, Iowa State and Oklahoma State. Wright is a little sawed off, and listing him at six feet might be a tad generous, but Wright can play. He is a bull on the inside with great upper body strength and a short burst to get into the backfield. Obviously, there might be some concerns about his physical upside, but what Wright has to offer currently is good enough to develop into a starter over time.

Wright's player grade: C+



April 30

LB Terrence Lewis (Hollywood, FL) commits to Tennessee
Lewis (6-1, 200) is arguably the best linebacker in Florida and likely top five at his position in the nation. Tennessee has absolutely exploded in recruiting, with Lewis' commitment joining the recent one from Dylan Brooks.

When it comes to his playmaking skills, Lewis probably has the most upside of any defensive player in the nation. He will be a major contributor immediately and could very well be a starter for as long as he's on campus. Lewis has a complete game. He can run; he can tackle; and he will go sideline to sideline. He can play near the line of scrimmage and get into the backfield. Lewis is a tremendous athlete who can drop into coverage and assist with pass defense. He is an aggressive player and always seems to be the right place to cause a negative play for the offense. Lewis is a big-time coup for Tennessee.

Lewis' player grade: A-

CB Charles Brantley (Venice, FL) commits to Michigan State
Brantley (6-0, 165) is extremely fast, long and athletic. Once he adds some more mass to his frame, I believe he'll have a chance to be a complete defensive back. He has great game speed and is one of the fastest players in the state. I am a little surprised Brantley has gotten away from the in-state schools given how well he performed at camps at Florida and Florida State last year. Brantley has a good connection with Michigan State's defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett, who was the defensive coordinator at Florida State in 2018 and 2019.

Brantley is a smooth cornerback who can seamlessly change direction and is good with transitioning and flipping his hips. He also has a good backpedal and stays close to his man. Brantley is a competitive player, and his mentality really fits Mel Tucker's plans for the Michigan State defense.

Brantley's player grade: B

ATH Corey Ellington (Lexington, MS) commits to Mississippi State
Ellington (6-3, 185) has been a wide receiver and a defensive back in high school, but once he gets to college, he's going to be a safety. Ellington is a long, rangy player who has the ball skills to be a perfect fit with the deep middle. He can also play up on the line of scrimmage, and while he has the size to be ready for college now, he will probably add a few pounds and become more physical in the run game. Ellington could also get big enough to play some snaps in a hybrid linebacker role. I think he has potential to be used on blitzes as well. Ellington is a very good athlete who has a lot of tools to bring playmaking skills to the secondary.

Ellington's player grade: B-



OT Robert Wyrsch (Sequel, CA) commits to Washington
It might take a couple of years for Washington to reap the benefits of recruiting Wyrsch, but at 6-foot-7, 265 pounds and still growing a lot, it might worth the wait. For now, Wyrsch looks like a player still getting used to his size and learning how to be physically imposing on the football field. He is converting from the basketball court, so his footwork is his biggest strength at this point. Wyrsch has only played football for around a year, so his technique is still in the learning process, but he doesn't back down on the field and isn't afraid to mix it up. He needs to get stronger and learn how to bend better and play with leverage. All of that will come with time. Wyrsch represents a young talent who a big school is willing to take a flyer on. There is considerable upside there, and with the right development, it will work out.

Wyrsch's player grade: C+

OT Connor Heffernan (Georgetown, TX) commits to Baylor
Heffernan (6-4, 265) looks longer than his listed height. He is a nasty one in the run-blocking game. On one of his early clips, he put the defender into the ground and politely kicked his helmet as the guy was getting back to his feet. Heffernan has good strength against the competition and seems to enjoy getting his nose dirty on the line. I didn't see too many pass-blocking clips from the few that I saw, but on one of them, he should've been called for a hold.

I wouldn't be surprised if Heffernan kicked to the inside. His style of play is much more suited to playing at guard, and I believe his upside is much higher on the interior. Heffernan plays hard and plays with intensity. There isn't much flash to Heffernan's game, but that's all right.

Heffernan's player grade: C

WR/LB Michael Green (Williamsburg, VA) commits to Virginia
Green (6-4, 210) plays wide receiver, tight end and linebacker in high school. I think he could probably gain traction in college as a prospect at either receiver or linebacker, but with his length and frame, I believe his best position will be outside linebacker/stand-up rush end. Green plays to his assignment and understands the intricacies of playing linebacker and how to direct the play into the strength of the defense. He can rush and is useful as a blitzer or for just tracking down a ball-carrier in pursuit. Green is capable at most things, but not great at any one thing, so his entire game could improve. He needs to be quicker in closing in on the ball-carrier and more comfortable covering in space.

Green's player grade: C

RB David Holloman (Auburn Hills, MI) commits to Indiana
Holloman (5-10, 188) has a reported speed of under 4.4. in the 40-yard dash that he ran at one of the NIKE camps last year. That's extremely fast, and once Holloman is in the open field, you might as well prepare the kick block team because he's a goner. He catches the ball well, and that will allow the Indiana staff to move him around a little bit. He has gotten bigger, but he will need to continue to add size and get to around 200 pounds if he wants to be three-down back. I don't know that Holloman's best use is in the backfield as a three-down back, but he's a player I would always want on the field. Holloman has great upside as a weapon on offensive be it a running back or as an all-purpose player. He should also be part of the kick return game.

Holloman's player grade: B-

QB Nate Yarnell (Austin, TX) commits to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh made an offer to Yarnell (6-6, 190) last month and was, along with Utah, was one of the only Power Five schools to make an offer to the tall quarterback, though several mid-majors were also interested. Yarnell was backing up Texas signee Hudson Card going into his senior year, but when Card went down, Yarnell had a chance to show off his ability and threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Yarnell has a big frame and will be a big player in the pocket. He is a traditional style of passer with a pretty good release. Yarnell has a nice arm, which I would say is at a plus level. He loves to throw the deep middle and does it with good accuracy. Yarnell can also move better than I expected, but I wouldn't suggest Yarnell try to make a living off scrambling. He can, however, make a lot of the throws. His upside is easy to see.

Yarnell's player grade: B-

DE Chris Murray (Wichita Falls, TX) commits to TCU
Murray (6-3, 240) has played both linebacker and on the defensive line in high school, at end and in the interior, and he understands what the roles are at different spots. That being said, he projects as a run-stopping defensive end or possible a three-technique, depending on how much weight he gains. Murray is more strength than speed. He has the ability to handle himself in a phone booth. Murray isn't quick off the ball, but he's good in pursuit. He is a player who should be able to handle himself at the end or on the inside and will give TCU some scheme versatility. If Murray can improve his explosion and speed, he could increase his upside at the next level.

Murray's player grade: C

JUCO RB Tiyon Evans (Hartsville, SC) commits to Tennessee
Evans is currently at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas. He is widely considered the top-rated running back in the junior college ranks. Evans (5-9, 220) is physically ready to go and honestly wouldn't hurt from dropping a few pounds. That being said he's a compact bowling ball and difficult to bring down. Evans rushed for 539 yards and nine touchdowns on 61 carries at Hutchinson as a freshman. He is planning on playing his sophomore season at Hutchinson and will have two years of eligibility after that.

Evans' player grade: C+

DE Travion Ford (St. Louis, MO) commits to Missouri
Ford (6-2, 218) is a major in-state recruiting win for the Tigers and he will be one of the centerpieces of their 2021 recruiting class. Where Ford is a little underestimated is because he's not the biggest or longest in the class. He is strong, however, and he plays well above his weight class. Ford figures out how to be effective against bigger players in ways beyond his speed. I think he's a plus-level run defender and sufficient at getting to the cornerback. He has room to get bigger, I don't know if he can be a full-time defensive end of a hybrid player that has to split time between linebacker and rush end. Ford has quickness and moments of burst, he's fastest than reported times, but he's not fast enough to win battles with speed only. Ford is hard-working player that has a good football IQ and ability to get to the backfield and cause negative plays.

Ford's player grade: B

DT Jaelin Moss (Fairport, NY) commits to Syracuse
Moss (6-5, 255) is another one of those prospects who probably would've made a lot of headway as a recruit, but without the ability to attend summer prospect camps, he only had a couple of FCS offers until Syracuse came through yesterday. Moss, a projected three-technique, committed immediately.

When I take a look at the film, Moss is a good prospect. I love the way he gets off the ball and gets in the backfield quickly. It's clear at whatever level of football he's currently playing, Moss is a man among boys, but he still dominates on every snap. Moss' dominance allows him to take a few shortcuts that he'll have to clean up at the next level. He plays too high currently, but as his core and legs get stronger, I think that will be an area that he can improve quickly. Moss is a good-looking player who I believe would've gained much more traction as a recruit in a normal offseason.

Moss' player grade: C+

LB Trenilyas Tatum, (Jonesboro, GA) commits to South Carolina
I think any projected top-level outside linebacker or three-technique should consider a team that Will Muschamp is coaching on. Those are just two positions that I believe he and his staff develop well, and those two spots play major roles in the defense. Tatum (6-2, 205) has the ability to play on the outside off the ball or in the middle. He can run well, very well, and has excellent closing speed. Tatum is strong on the pursuit and can go sideline to sideline. He also is more than athletic enough to drop in coverage and cover a tight end or man over the slot position. Tatum's speed makes him an option to be a stand-up rusher off the edge. He is a player with a high upside who has the potential to be very productive.

Tatum's player grade: B

April 29

QB Christian Veilleux (Potomac, MD) commits to Penn State
Penn State was only going to take one quarterback in this class, and Veilleux (6-3, 197) made sure he was the guy. Originally from Canada, Veilleux chose the Nittany Lions over Clemson, Duke and Tennessee. Penn State is going to a new offense this year that will focus more on pro-style concepts and taking shots downfield. On film, it's easy to see that Veilleux has a nice deep ball and he's aggressive when it comes to looking downfield. His accuracy is going to be something he needs to work on, as he can get too aggressive and he makes mistakes with the football that he'll need to clean up. Veillieux can run, absolutely being able to make a defense pay with his legs, but that's not what he'll be doing a lot of in Penn State's new offense. As long as Veilleux can get his accuracy under control, he has the tools to be a starter at the higher levels of college football.

Yager's player grade: B-

OT Makylan Pounders (Byhalia, MS) commits to Mississippi State
It was a classic Ole Miss-Mississippi State recruiting battle for this in-state offensive tackle prospect, and the Bulldogs ended up winning the commitment from Pounders (6-6, 285). He is plus level in pass protection. Even though Pounders could bend a little lower and play with more leverage, he has some balanced strength in his frame. He is good with the hand fighting and has the upper body strength to keep pass rushers at bay. Pounders could improve his overall athleticism, which will help him as a pass blocker and a run blocker. His leg drive could improve as well. Pounders has some upside and should develop into a starter as he grows and continues to work on his improving his weaknesses.

Pounders' player grade: C+

RB Jaden Nixon (Frisco, TX) commits to Oklahoma State
Nixon (5-9, 170) is going to be an offensive specialist. He is playing running back in high school and can certainly develop there, but I think he'll add kick/punt returner and potential slotback to his resume when he gets to college. Nixon is a big-play machine. He is fast and runs about a 10.6 in the 100-meter dash. When he sees an opening, he's not wasting time trying to get to the open field and past the next level of defenders. I think Nixon is perfect for the quick-hit type of offense Oklahoma State runs. He'll get yards on those quick hitters in the run game and be dangerous in space.

Noxon's player grade: C+

DT Albert Regis (La Porte, TX) commits to Minnesota
Regis (6-1, 291) is an interesting prospect for sure. He's played tight end and been used mostly as a blocker, but then you see video of him on the internet being a leg in a 4x100 team at 285 pounds! And he can run, reportedly 11.18 in the 100-meter dash. He's made the move to the defensive line, and it's a good thing because he's continuing to grow and could play his senior season at 300 pounds.

Regis plays with a lot of effort and a high motor. He runs himself out of plays and then back into plays and has great backside pursuit. Regis can go from sideline to sideline and has exceptional lateral movement. He plays low and can play with leverage, but he would take his game up a level with increase upper body strength. Regis is little bit of a project, but some time invested in his development could lead to big rewards down the stretch.

Regis' player grade: B-

TE Kameron Allen (Forney, TX) commits to Michigan State
Allen (6-5, 215) is one of those players who got a little buzz going for himself on the camp and 7v7 circuit before the coronavirus pandemic forced everything to shut down early. He's a big athlete with a big frame and a wide base to make himself a good target for the passing game. Allen can run and can catch, though he probably isn't a guy you're going to ask to do too much blocking, at least not early in his career, but he is going to be a weapon as a flex tight end.

Allen's player grade: C+

LB Kaci Seegars (Cornelius, NC) commits to Texas A&M
Seegars (6-1, 209) isn't the biggest linebacker out there, but he is a terrific athlete and has range. His range in coverage, range in tackling, and range in playing off the ball make Seegars a pretty unique player. He is great off the snap, explosive and seems to always play at his top speed. He has been used as a stand-up edge rusher and shows a burst off the edge and great pursuit in running down the play. Seegars is more than speed too; he has moves and shows different ways to get around bigger blockers. His coverage is plus level as well because Seegars covers with his feet and his eyes. He has nice instincts and anticipation. Plus, Seegars has the ability to cover in the slot or stick to a tight end. Seegars is a fast-twitch athlete who can play multiple positions at linebacker and will provide Texas A&M with plenty of options on defense.

Seegars' player grade: B

QB Kyron Drones (Pearland, TX) commits to Baylor
First and foremost Drones (6-1, 196) is a winner. He led Shadow Creek to a undefeated record and a state championship at one of the higher classifications in Texas football. Drones was named MVP of the game, so he has experience performing in big situations. He was very productive as a junior, accounting for over 4,000 yards of total offense and over 60 touchdowns combined running and passing.

Drones is dangerous on the scramble. When the play breaks down, that's when you see his talent and playmaking ability shine through. Drones has a pretty good arm, and he can launch the ball downfield on the run. He has good size and a frame to get bigger and strong. Drones has exceptional upside, and as he grows as an athlete and a passer, he could be a difference-maker at the next level.

Drones' player grade: B

OL Marco Fugar (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Pittsburgh
Fugar (6-4, 270) has been a two-way lineman for Plantation (Fla.) High and will be playing football for St. Thomas Aquinas this fall. He is the ninth player to commit to the Panthers in April. Fugar is being projected as either an offensive guard or a future interior defensive lineman. I think he'll play on the defensive line at Aquinas, and that's where I predict he'll start his college career. Fugar has good upper body strength and is a tough kid. There isn't anything particularly dynamic about him, but he's solid .

Fugar's player grade: C+

KS Sander Sahaydak (Bethlehem, PA) commits to Penn State
Sahaydak is the No. 1-rated kicker in the nation, according to Kohl's Kicking website. He has videos of him kicking field goals in excess of 60 yards circulating the internet. The website says that Sahaydak's "field goal height off the ground is D1-ready now. Sahaydak can still improve technically. His ability to hit field goals from 55-65 yards away makes him different than others in his class."

Sahaydak's player grade: N/A

April 28

WR Markus Allen (Clayton, OH) commits to Michigan
Michigan handed Allen (6-2, 185) an offer back in February and immediately became among the favorites for the wide receiver before he eventually landed as the program's ninth commitment. Allen has the prototypical size for an outside wide receiver. He has some bulk to him already and is almost college-ready in that department. Allen is very good with the 50-50 balls, and he wins a lot of battles with his ability to use his height and get the ball at a high point. These attributes makeup for average speed. Allen isn't a burner and isn't very explosive, but he has upside as a possession receiver and short-yardage/red-zone threat.

Allen's player grade: B-

WR Dante Reynolds (Chicago, IL) commits to Boston College
Reynolds (6-0, 185) made his commitment to the Eagles along with his high school teammates Lewis Bond. Reynolds has a good frame for a wide receiver and decent hands. He didn't got a ton of opportunities in the passing game as a junior, only catching 15 passes for a little more than 300 yards. That being said he did make things happen when the ball was in his hands. Reynolds isn't a burner, but he can stretch the field a little and might also be able to contribute in the return game.

Reynolds' player grade: C

WR Julian Nixon (Roswell, GA) commits to Tennessee
Nixon represents Tennessee third verbal commitment over the past two days. There are a lot of different opinions on Nixon (6-3, 225). Some see him as a big outside receiver, while others believe he'll end up as a flex tight end. Nixon is a big-bodied target with a good wingspan. He was been hampered by injuries, so there's not a ton of film to look at. Nixon has sharp route-running skills and good hands. His speed could be improved, but on the outside, he's a physical mismatch who knows how to use his body to box out smaller defensive backs. Nixon looks like a future tight end, although probably not an inline tight end, but one who can be flexed out or line up in the backfield as an h-back.

Yager's player grade: B

RB Lewis Bond (Chicago, IL) commits to Boston College
Bond (6-0, 191) was the second prospect from Kenwood Academy in Chicago to give a verbal commitment to Boston College. Bond didn't have a lot of touches as a junior, but made the most of his opportunities, rushing for nearly 700 yards on just 63 carries. He has good size to be a college running back and a frame that should allow him to get bigger. Bond can run with power and in between the tackles, which fits a lot of what we've seen from Boston College running backs over many years. Bond looks like a running back with some upside as a potential balanced power runner at the next level.

Bond's player grade: C+

ATH Arland Bruce IV (Olathe, KS) commits to Iowa
Both Iowa and Iowa State jumped on Bruce (5-9, 187) last last year with scholarship offers, and the Hawkeyes won out to continue their impressive recruiting haul this cycle. Bruce has played quarterback and running back for his high school in kind of a single-wing attack. He rushed for almost 2,500 yards and over 40 touchdowns as a junior. Bruce could be a running back in college, but just putting him in the backfield doesn't seem like a full use of his talents. I see a player who can learn to play in the slot, line up at various spots on the perimeter, play some running back, and possibly be a returner. He's not the normal type of playmaker you see at Iowa, so I'm curious to see how the coaching staff will use him.

Bruce's player grade: B

DE Jahzion Harris (Brooklyn, NY) commits to Texas A&M
Jimbo Fisher and his staff went all the way to New York City to recruit Harris (6-4, 220) to help with the pass rush down in College Station. Harris has a nice long, lean frame with plenty of room to add weight. He projects as a hybrid stand-up rush end and outside linebacker. I don't think he'll get big enough to put his hand in the ground on every play but we'll see. Speed is the name of Harris' game. He explodes off the snap and gets around the edge quick. He is always in pursuit of the ball-carrier and plays hard to the whistle. Harris will get stronger as he puts on weight. His speed is impressive, but he'll have to develop more technique and diversify his pass-rushing skills. Harris is a quick-twitch athlete with a lot of upside to as an edge rusher.

Harris' player grade: B

S Shawn Chappell Jr. (Durham, NC) commits to Georgia Tech
Chappell (6-1, 185) gave himself a birthday present by making a verbal commitment to Georgia Tech. He has played some cornerback and some safety in high school. I think he's going to get considerably bigger and become more of a strong safety or potentially a safety/linebacker hybrid. Chappell is good around the line of scrimmage, and I could see him I playing downhill to help against the run and coming in on blitzes. Chappell still has some coverage skills and could jump in the slot or play nickel, depending on the package. He will bring a lot of scheme versatility and size to a secondary.

Chappell's player grade: B-

CB Micah Gaffney (Spanish Fort, AL) commits to Virginia
Gaffney (6-0, 162) becomes the ninth verbal commitment for the Cavaliers and the second prospect projected to play in the secondary. He has good length for the position and should add weight to his frame to be a good-sized player on the outside. Gaffney looks like a boundary corner. He can play man, but he looks more comfortable in zone coverage and could find a home as a nickelback. Gaffney is more about technique and instincts than speed, and he plays a sound game in the secondary. He might not be a big-time playmaker, but he's not going to make many mistakes either.

Gaffney's player grade: C+

DE/DL Allan Baugh (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Colorado
Colorado is taking a bit of a flyer on Baugh (6-3, 259), who has been more of a rotational backup in high school up to this point. Baugh, however, comes from the storied St. Thomas Aquinas program in south Florida and is surrounded by a lot of talent. On film, Baugh shows some nice explosion off the ball and can knife into the backfield from the end or the interior. Baugh looks more like a three-technique for college, and I think he can easily add 20 pounds as he gets stronger in the upper body. Baugh is still a work in progress, but he has some tools and some upside worth investing the time to refine.

Baugh's player grade: C

April 27

OT Branson Yager (Grantsville, UT) commits to Nebraska
Yager (6-7, 329) is a large offensive tackle prospect who is probably college ready in terms of size. As a run blocker, Yager uses his size to bulldoze the guy in front of him. He has good strong legs and can drive a defensive lineman off the ball. Yager has a real nasty streak, and he'll play until the officials tell him to stop. He has plus-level strength in his upper body as well. Yager's pass protection is all right, but he's not a great athlete and could get off the snap a lot quicker. Sometimes, Yager springs up a little high and loses leverage. He should be able to develop into a starter at one of the tackle positions over time.

Yager's player grade: C+

ATH Myles Alston (Virginia Beach, VA) commits to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh went into Virginia to land its seventh verbal commitment of the 2021 recruiting class. Alston (6-1, 178) chose Pittsburgh over a host of programs, including Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Virginia and Wake Forest. I think many programs were looking at Alston to play defense, but Pittsburgh was recruiting him as a wide receiver, and that likely helped give the Panthers the edge. As a junior, Alston had nearly 600 yards and six receiving touchdowns. He has the build of a future outside receiver. Alston has decent hands, and he's fast enough to also be a kick returner for his high school. Spending time focused on one position will help with his development.

Alston's player grade: C

OL Ryan Rodriguez (Miami, FL) commits to Miami
Rodriguez (6-3, 280) will stay in Miami-Dade County to play his college football. He is an interior lineman and likely a future center. Rodriguez might not be an elite talent, but he's a high IQ player and rarely makes bad decisions on the line. He has some strength and looks like a pretty balanced blocker overall.

Rodriguez is what I like to call a good program player. He probably isn't going to be a superstar, but he'll be a quality depth piece early and eventually work his way into a starting role as an upperclassman. Not necessarily a ton of upside, but Rodriguez is a hard-nosed player who will come to work every day.

Rodriguez's player grade: C+

OT David Davidkov (Winnetka, IL) commits to Iowa
Iowa went out of state to battle with Ohio State and Michigan in a recruiting battle for Davidkov (6-6, 290). Davidkov is a two-sport guy, and to give an idea of his toughness, that second sport is rugby. He carries his weight extremely well and is very strong in the upper body. Davidkov is a crushing run blocker, and even though he could play right tackle, I think he might be better suited for a guard. Davidkov plays with leverage and stays at pad level or lower. He is good off the snap and has a strong initial punch.

I could see Davidkov being a multi-year starter at guard or tackle. He would be very good at tackle, but has the potential to be elite as a guard.

Davidkov's player grade: B+

S Kamar Wilcoxson (Bradenton, FL) commits to Tennessee
A day after shocking the system by gaining a verbal commitment from top defensive lineman Dylan Brooks, Tennessee stayed hot on the recruiting trail to add the talented Wilcoxson (6-2, 190) to its top-10 recruiting class. Wilcoxson brings a lot of versatility to the back end. He has shown the ability to play cornerback and safety, and he'll likely do both in college because Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt loves bigger cornerbacks. Wilcoxson is a very good athlete who has excellent speed and length. He has a good skill set for cornerback and displays plus-level ball skills.

Wilcoxson is a competitor and plays with a chip on his shoulder. On one play, he can be a corner who will match up with bigger receivers, and on the next, he will be playing deep safety and patrolling the middle.

Wilcoxson's player grade: A-

OL Kevin Wigenton (Princeton, NJ) commits to Michigan State
Wigenton (6-5, 290) had a nice run of scholarship offers over the past month, with Tennessee, Maryland and Michigan State all coming through. The Spartans, however, proved to be the place that Wigenton wanted to be, and he fits the style of football Mel Tucker wants to play. Wigenton is a pure mauler or a road grader, or a tractor, or whatever term you want to use for his hard-nosed, in-your-face style of blocking. Wigenton is a nasty run blocker eho likes to get his hands dirty and mix it up on the interior. He'll play to the whistle; he'll finish blocks, and he'll get into a shoving match after the whistle if the defender wants some. Wigenton is going to play at a lighter weight this year, which should help his feet and athleticism.

Wigneton's player grade: C+

QB Jacob Rodriguez (Wichita Falls, TX) commits to Virginia
Rodriguez (6-2, 200) is a pretty good athlete at the quarterback position. He plays basketball and does the triple jump in track, so his footwork is pretty solid. He will be a 3-year starter for his high school and threw for over 3,000 yards and over 30 touchdowns as a junior. He also played on defense as a defensive back and linebacker and led his team in interceptions. Rodriguez is a good runner who is faster than you think and works well in space. He tends to run more for yards than to extend time in the pocket, but that has worked out for him so far. Rodriguez plays with a bit of a linebacker mentality too. He has some size and is not afraid to lower his head and fight for extra yardage. He reminds me a little of Marques Tuiasosopo, maybe not as good of a passer, but definitely from a productivity standpoint.

Rodriguez's player grade: C+

April 26

DE Dylan Brooks (Roanoke, AL) commits to Tennessee
Tennessee makes a major power move in recruiting with the verbal commitment of Brooks, one of the top five defensive linemen in this class and arguably the top prospect out of Alabama. The Volunteers were trending for Brooks over the past several weeks, but to pull him from Alabama and Auburn is still somewhat of a shock.

Brooks (6-5, 245) is the centerpiece of any top recruiting class. He's a big, long defensive end with freakish strength and athleticism. I don't think there is a better wide lineman coming off the snap and at the point of attack than Brooks. He is over 240 pounds, but athletic enough to drop into coverage and also play offense as a wide receiver and tight end in high school. Right now, Brooks just overwhelms his competition, so he'll have to show that he can raise his game against much better players, but the impact this will have on Tennessee's class can't be denied. Brooks is a highly impactful player with major potential.

Brooks' player grade: A+

DT Voi Tunuufi (Salt Lake City, UT) commits to Washington
Washington continues to stack up on front-line beef with Tunuufi (6-0, 280), another big-body athlete who will eat up space on the inside. Tunuufi is a little shorter than what you would normally want out of a potential three-technique at the Power Five level. But he's very quick on his feet and plays with such energy and a high motor that it makes up for a few inches of height.

Right now, Tunuufi plays on the outside quite a bit for his high school. He's not going to be able to do that in the Pac-12, so he's going to have to work on some interior pass-rushing moves and deal with shedding multiple blockers on a play. My only real concern for Tunuufi is how much more weight can he add. He might already be about as big as he's going to get.

Tunuufi's player grade: C+

TE Landen King (Humble, TX) commits to Texas
King (6-5, 205) is one of the most talented pass-catching tight ends in the 2021 recruiting class. He hasn't shown much as a blocker so far, and even though he has the frame to put on considerable size, I think King could stay around the 225-230-pound range and be used all over the field as an offensive weapon. He can line up outside, in the slot, in the backfield as an h-back, and he'll always be a threat because there aren't many linebackers who can run with him. King was very productive as a junior in high school with over 50 receptions for over 850 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is more of a big offensive athlete than a natural tight end and should give Texas a lot of options.

King's player grade: B-

DE Landon Jackson (Texarkana, TX) commits to LSU
Jackson is another long, wide athlete who will develop into a big defensive end with the athleticism to also be a hybrid stand-up edge rusher. The 6-foot-6, 240-pounder is a double tough player who will play anywhere on the defensive line in high school and then play tight end where he used almost exclusively as an extra blocker.

Jackson is a LARGE prospect, and his listed height of 6-foot-6 might be cheating him of a half inch or so. He fires off the snap and gets to the boundary quickly to close in on the play. Jackson plays all out and is particularly good with his backside pursuit, often making stops behind the line of scrimmage on plays designed to go away from him. Jackson's aggressive play is usually a reward, but it can be a curse. I don't know exactly where he will line up once he fills out, but LSU is one of the few places where a 285-pound edge rusher isn't out of the question.

Jackson's player grade: B+

S Ty Williams (Muskogee, OK) commits to Oklahoma State
Williams (6-1, 182) received an offer from Oklahoma State at the end of March, which was part of a strong recruiting period for him. He plays quarterback for his high school as well and has posted terrific numbers on the offensive end. But Williams is an absolute ball hawk on the defensive end and has 14 interceptions over the past two seasons. On film, he looks more like a wide receiver while he's playing safety just by the way he can track the ball down the field and contest passes. Williams is more suited to play free safety and play deep. He hasn't spent enough time around the line of scrimmage for me to believe he will be comfortable there, at least not in his early years of eligibility.

Williams' player grade: C+

April 25

TE Ryan Hoerstkamp (Washington, MO) commits to Missouri
Hoerstkamp (6-4, 221) has the skill set of a flex tight end who can catch passes and play in the slot. As more teams line up tight ends on the outside, Hoerstkamp has plus-level receiving skills to be able to fit in that role as well. I was impressed with Hoerstkamp''s route running, and I think he's really going to be able to exploit some mismatches at the next level. If Hoerstkamp wants to be a three-down player, he'll have to get bigger and show more as a blocker, but he has a special skill set that programs are looking for in tight ends as the position becomes more about skill and pass catching.

Hoerstkamp's player grade: B

ATH Malik Curtis (Fort Myers, FL) commits to Miami
Curtis (5-11, 160) is not one of the biggest players at the position, although he has an adequate frame. He is one of the fastest players in Florida, and he should be an immediate help as a kick returner or a punt returner. Position-wise, I think he'll project out best a a cornerback, even though he probably has more experience as a wide receiver. Curtis could be a real diamond in the rough for anyone's class. Offensively, he shows great athleticism. Curtis runs around a 4.5 in the 40 and can stretch the field as a wide receiver. He is a potential difference-maker.

Curtis' player grade: B-

RB Taj Butts (St. Louis, MO) commits to Missouri
Butts (5-11, 200) is Missouri's second verbal commitment of the day, joining tight end Ryan Hoerstkamp, and comes from another in-state prospect. Butts was the lead back for one of the top high school programs in the nation, DeSmet Jesuit School. He received offers from Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky and several others.

Butts is a very balanced back. He has good size and knows how to run with power. There's also a speed element to Butts' game, and when he gets in the open field, he is hard to track from behind. Missouri needed at least one running back in this class, and Butts looks like a good fit for the Tigers' offense.

Butts' player grade: B-

QB Hampton Fay (Fort Worth, TX) commits to Michigan State
Fay (6-5, 205) hasn't played a ton of football thanks to transferring schools and injuries, but the little he has played certainly has made him an interesting prospect and a coveted one for Michigan State. Fay injured his labrum three games into his junior season at All Saints Episcopal. He threw for 10 touchdowns in that short time, and if you projected him over a full season, he would've had approximately 3,400 yards and around 38 touchdowns. Fay was a backup at Aledo (TX) High as a sophomore. And without the luxury of summer camps, he's bound to be a little under rated. But the upside here is significant.

Fay has a big body, and he's going to be a big, 225-plus-pound athlete at the position when he fills out. He's not a statue either, having run track and played wide receiver in high school. Despite limited snaps, Fay received a host of FBS offers, including Boise State, Indiana and Rutgers. Obviously, we all want to see Fay play a full season in 2020, but with the coronavirus, nothing is guaranteed. It is safe to say that if Fay stays healthy, his best football is probably ahead of him.

Fay's player grade: B

DE Khordae Sydnor (New Rochelle, NY) commits to Purdue
Sydnor (6-4, 245) is a bigger framed defensive end who I believe will probably spend as much time on the inside as he will at defensive end. I think he has a future as a three-technique, but he could also play some five-technique or line up wide. Sydnor has a pretty balanced game, although I think he's stronger against the run than he is as a pass rusher. I don't know if he's going to be a star at Purdue, but he looks like a very useful depth piece who can play multiple positions.

Sydnor's player grade: C

OT Zen Michalski (Floyds Knobs, IN) commits to Louisville
The first film I looked at of Michalski was him as a sophomore, and while he had good height and some length, he looked like he was playing at about 225 pounds. On his junior film, he looked about 250 and was considerably more effective carrying that additional weight and establishing a strong base from which to block. He shows me a lot of talent and potential as a pass blocker. He gets off the snap well and gets into positive with the right pad level. Michalski is listed at 6-foot-6, 275, so he'll be playing at a heavier weight as a senior, and we'll see how his athleticism holds up with that weight. Overall, Michalski is a promising prospect with the right measurables to be a left tackle.

Michalskil's player grade: B-

April 24

CB Williams Simpkins III (Gaithersburg, MD) commits to Virginia
Simpkins (6-2, 175) is listed as a cornerback, but it wouldn't surprise me to see him eventually make a move to safety. He's a press cornerback for college and better suited for playing on the boundary. Simpkins is most comfortable around the line of scrimmage, and his best coverage is against shorter routes. His ball skills are more suited for breaking up passes than forcing turnovers. Simpkins tracks the ball well, but he doesn't have the speed you'd like to see to cover deep routes.

The physical game is very important to Simpkins' success. He is very good against the run and enjoys playing run support. Simpkins will provide some scheme versatility with his ability to play corner and safety plus match up against big receivers.

Simpkins' player grade: B-

LB Devin Aupiu (Oxnard, CA) commits to UCLA
Aupiu (6-5, 215) had his choice of Pac-12 programs to attend, since it seems like all of them extended offers and wanted to see him on campus. But COVID-19 affected visit plans and Aupiu decided to stay close to home. His long, lean frame tells me there's a very good chance that Aupiu could end up with his hand on the ground and coming off the edge.

Aupiu is a very good athlete and plays with great effort. I love his backside pursuit; he never quits on a play. He will need to develop some more technique and skills to be an effective pass rusher at the next level. As he is, Aupiu is a high-energy, productive prospect with very good upside.

Aupiu's player grade: B

TE Tyler Moore (Johnston, IA) commits to Iowa State
Moore (6-5, 231) is more of a pass-catching tight end given that he has been a wide receiver in his high school days. Having the versatility to lineup on the outside is good for Moore, but I think he'll be doing a lot of his work at Iowa State lining up inside. There's going to be a development period here, but Moore has put on weight and playing tight end for his senior year in high school should shorten the transition time considerably.

Moore's player grade: C

CB Ja'Den McBurrows (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Michigan
McBurrows (5-10, 160) is the 11th verbal commitment for the Wolverines in the 2021 class and surprisingly their first prospect from Florida, a state that has always been good to Michigan. McBurrows is not the biggest cornerback, and his game actually tends to lend more to playing safety. He is kind of like a player without a position.

That being said McBurrows is a football player, and he'll produce wherever he's lined up. But the coaches are going to have to decide if McBurrows is a nickelback or potentially a free safety. McBurrows has very good instincts, good anticipation, and top-end speed. I wouldn't be surprised if he also finds a home as a return specialist.

McBurrows' player grade: C+

OL Zach Richards (Mooresville, IN) commits to Purdue
Richards (6-2, 295) made a commitment to Purdue over Illinois and Indiana. The Boilermakers were his first major offer and were the program to beat from the beginning. Richards is the second lineman from Mooresville High to commit to Purdue, joining offensive tackle Jaelin Alstott-VanDeVanter.

Richards is going to be an interior lineman at Purdue, likely a guard. He plays guard in high school, so it works itself out. Richards has good technique, good footwork - he originally started as a tackle. He'll have to get stronger in his upper and lower body to be the type of mauler you want to see on the interior.

Richards' player grade: C

LB Carston Marshall (Wadsworth, OH) commits to Iowa State
Marshall (6-3, 195) is an intriguing prospect as a linebacker, because he's played a lot of cornerback and covered wide receivers on the outside. His body type and frame definitely lend itself to becoming a linebacker, and having a coverage background will definitely provide him some level of scheme versatility. Marshall is a decent tackler and has some speed, but he'll need to become better laterally to really thrive as a linebacker.

Marshall's player grade: C

S Bralyn Oliver (Cornelius, NC) commits to Louisville
Oliver (6-1, 190) was a member of Georgia's 2021 recruiting class early in the process before backing out of that commitment. The Cardinals are going to be retooling their secondary in this class, and finding a couple of prospects who could contribute sooner than later is important to that mission. Oliver has the potential to be one of those guys.

Oliver is projected as a free safety, and he has the range and the ball skills. His athleticism is on a high level. Oliver has the size and the talent to play up to the line of scrimmage and come in on the blitz. He can backpedal, play deep and track the ball down the field as well. Overall, Oliver already has a college-ready build, and he should be able to find his way on the field early.

Oliver's player grade: B

April 23

WR Jaden Bradley (Hyattsville, MD) commits to Pittsburgh
Bradley (6-4, 185) is a big outside receiving prospect who committed to Pittsburgh over an offer from Virginia. There isn't much secret to Bradley's game - he's a big body who can elevate and grab a pass at its highest point. Bradley doesn't show much variation to his route running, with most of his routes being fades aside from the occasional slant worked in. Bradley is dangerous in the red zone because of his size and length. I don't see him having any real breakaway speed or being much of a threat to run after the catch. Bradley clearly has the size to be a tough threat in the red zone, but he'll need to improve his speed and playmaking ability in college.

Bradley's player grade: C-

S Hunter Barth (Queen Creek, AZ) commits to California
Barth (6-2, 195) is a big athlete who could stay at safety or possibly grow into being more of a linebacker or at least a hybrid player. On film, Barth looks like a player who can fill a lot of roles. He is comfortable playing in space, and he can drop into coverage and track the ball coming in his area. Barth can also play closer to the line of scrimmage and get into the backfield as a blitzer off the edge or in the middle. Additionally, he can help with run defense and is a willing tackler with a bit of a physical, nasty edge to him. I think Barth's future is as a safety because his ball skills are at a plus level. He could possibly spend time as an outside linebacker as well.

Barth's player grade: B

OT Terrence Ranki (Massillon, OH) commits to Pittsburgh
Ranki (6-6, 280) elevated himself to being a legitimate offensive line tackle propsect for Power Five programs over the past year after he grew a couple of inches and showed off a much leaner, longer frame during junior day events. Ranki looks very comfortable in past protection. His feet are very active and he has good hands, while his extended frame makes it hard for defenders to get around him. Ranki has to continue to learn how to play lower and use leverage to win battles up front. As he puts on more weight, Ranki will have to get stronger in the lower body as well.

Ranki's player grade: C

DE Charles Esters (Cedar Hill, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Texas Tech came through with an offer for Esters (6-3, 225) at the end of January. The Red Raiders and Kansas were his only scholarship offers from Power Five schools. Esters' length is a little better than you would think with his height, but he's still more of a run-stopping end than a natural pass rusher. He is a hard worker and a physically tough prospect. Esters can get off the ball well, and he has strength comparable to bigger players.

Esters' player grade: C

TE Caden Jumper (Eatonville, WA) commits to Washington
Jumper (6-3, 242) received his offer from the Huskies coaching staff a couple of days ago and made a quick decision to be part of the program's 2021 recruiting class. Jumper is an athlete - he played quarterback and tight end for his high school as a junior and also took snaps on the defensive end as a linebacker. Jumper is being a listed as a tight end, but according to all reports, he's been brought into Washington to play more of an h-back role and be used as a blocker in the power running game.

Jumper's player grade: C-

WR JoJo Earle (Aledo, TX) commits to LSU
Earle (5-9, 167) is possibly the most explosive, dynamic playmaker from the slot in the 2021 recruiting class. Calling Earle a quick-twitch athlete almost feels like an understatement; he's a blur and a player who has crisp, smooth route-running abilities, plus-level hands and the talent to take any ball and turn it into a big play or a touchdown. Earle has a skill set similar to Steve Smith in the way he'll elevate for passes and can run after the catch. Earle can line up on the outside, but that's unlikely at LSU because the team has much bigger receivers to fit those roles.

Earle is lightning in a bottle, and with the ball in his hands, anything is possible. He will have to get bigger and stronger to play in the SEC and deal with the physicality, but he is an impactful player for the college game.

Earle's player grade: A-

OT Beau Stephens (Blue Springs, MO) commits to Iowa
I always get excited watching film of an offensive lineman who has committed to Iowa. Stephens (6-6, 310) was gaining a lot of steam as a recruit and had nearly every Big Ten school on him, as well as some SEC programs. Stephens' size will give him the opportunity to play right tackle. I think right guard might even be more fruitful for him. I wouldn't be surprised if he started at guard and ended up at tackle or vice versa.

Stephens is a bulldozer on film and attacks and destroys in the running game. He is a strong player who shows decent lower body push. Stephens is also a capable pass blocker, but he could improve and move his feet better. He provides the Hawkeyes with another quality line prospect from this class.

Stephens' player grade: B

2022 OT Tegra Tshabola (West Chester, OH) commits to Ohio State
Tshabola joins the growing list of 2022 prospects to make a verbal commitment to Ohio State. Projected to be one of the top-10-12 offensive tackles in the 2022 recruiting class, Tshabola (6-6, 300) had offers from Penn State, LSU, Florida, Indiana and Kentucky, among others. Ohio State extended its offer to Tshabola back in November of 2019.

Tshabola's player grade: N/A

April 22

DE Trevion Stevenson (Hampton, VA) commits to Pittsburgh
Stevenson (6-4, 220) committed to Pittsburgh shortly after receiving offers from Syracuse and Mississippi State. The Hampton area of Virginia is one of the strongest in the state, so Stevenson has gone against some pretty good players. He makes a lot of plays in the backfield, as he has pretty good anticipation and comes off the snap well. Most of his splash plays came against the run, so it's hard for me to determine his abilities as a pass rusher or whether he can play in space. Stevenson was originally committed to Old Dominion before backing away at the start of the new year.

Stevenson's player grade: B-

OT De'Kedrick Sterns (Del Valle, TX) commits to Kansas
Sterns (6-4, 255) fits the role of my favorite type of offensive line prospect - the jack of all trades. He has the frame and some length to stay out at tackle, probably on the right side, but he's strong and has good leg drive, so he could easily kick to the inside. Sterns will easily add 35-40 pounds of mass to his frame in college, and he has enough attributes to play offensive line at the Power Five level. He'll need a couple of years of development, but he could become a multi-year starter.

Sterns' player grade: C

DE E'maurion Banks (Wichita Falls, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Banks (6-4, 260) is a little bigger of a defensive end, and he plays a lot of three-man fronts in high school, so I could easily see him moving to the three-technique in college. Banks has really long arms, and even when he's engaged with the blocker, he's making progress toward the quarterback. On one of his clips, Banks was on the inside and actually dropped into zone coverage to blow up a short pass play. He is a little stiff with his movements, doing fine north-south, but a little more flexibility would do wonders for his game. Overall, Banks is a very good defensive line prospect, and he's going to give Texas Tech a lot of versatility up front.

Banks' player grade: B-

WR Chauncey Magwood (Leesburg, GA) commits to Kentucky
Magwood (6-0, 191) is a good athlete who will be making the switch from quarterback to wide receiver when he gets to college. He has played both positions in high school, and although there isn't much variation in his route running, it's easy to see the tools. Magwood has a 34-35-inch vertical, and he is very dangerous in the red zone and in one-on-one situations on the outside. He has big size for a wide receiver, and it's clear that defensive backs at the high school level don't want to get into too much of a physical game with Magwood. Although he doesn't have naturel breakaway speed, Magwood can make plays after the catch. He is much more of a downhill player than one who works in space. Magwood should be a prospect worth watching once he gets to college and can focus on one position.

Magwood's player grade: B

DT Kuao Pelhopa (Honolulu, HI) commits to Washington
Pelhopa (6-3, 300) will face all kinds of comparisons to former Huskies standout and 2018 NFL Draft first-round pick Vita Vea because they are very similarly built. Pelhopa isn't the athlete Vea is, but he has that same style of play. Pelhopa has powerful legs, and he can get low and drive offensive linemen into the backfield. Pelhopa is going to be absolutely ferocious against the run because he does not get off his base and understands how to eat up space. Although Pelhopa will likely have nose guard size, he's capable enough to get to the quarterback. I'm a little surprised that the rankings on Pelhopa are low, because I think he's one of the 15-20-best defensive tackles in the class.

Pelhopa's player grade: B+

ATH Max Llewellyn (Urbandale, IA) commits to Iowa
Llewellyn (6-5, 235) will project out as a defensive end, although he could also play tight end at the next level. His skill set leans more to defense, and he has the length and off-the-ball attacking style that I like to see out of defensive ends. Llewellyn will fight through the blocks and get into the backfield, but he can also go inside and has a nice little rip move to get through the inside blocks. Llewellyn's game is based around effort and pursuit more than technique. He has to become more diversified as a pass rusher, but Llewellyn has all the things you need to be productive.

Llewellyn's player grade: C+

DE D'Marion Alexander (China Spring, TX) commits to Minnesota
A long, lean athlete, Alexander (6-5, 210) does a little bit of everything in high school. He's played some safety, been a wide receiver, played some linebacker and played some stand-up rush end. When it's all said and done, Alexander is probably going to grow into an outside linebacker or a stand-up rush end. He could grow into a natural defensive end, but that would be a longer development process. Alexander definitely needs to add mass to play at the linebacker position. He is decent playing in space, but he could become more athletic and fluid with his movement. Alexander's technique is something that will be developed, especially as he grows as a pass rusher.

Alexander's player grade: C+

DT Allan Haye (Hollywood, FL) commits to Miami
Haye (6-1, 295) is a player who has come to football later in his young athletic career after playing soccer and basketball. He is a solid defensive tackle prospect who works hard to get better. I wouldn't classify Haye as an elite talent, but he's good enough to be a key piece in a defensive line rotation. Haye is particularly good against the run and shows a lot of grit playing on the inside. His ability to rush the passer from the interior is something that needs to be developed. Haye might not project out as the next superstar defensive lineman to come through south Florida, but he's the type of player who a top team always needs - a hard-working prospect who will provide quality depth and could become a starter as an upperclassman.

Haye's player grade: B-

ATH Sam Jackson (Naperville, IL) commits to Minnesota
Jackson (5-11, 175) is listed as a quarterback, but it looks like he'll be a wide receiver at the next level or possibly a defensive back. He is one of the more explosive athletes in the midwest, and it's easy to see why most of the teams in the Big Ten were recruiting him. He does have some interesting traits as a quarterback, which includes a very big arm. But Jackson can provide a lot more as a slot receiver if he takes some time to learn the position. Jackson is just a unique player with the ball in his hands, and you could see him as a receiver, playing in the backfield and contributing in the return game. Could Jackson play some quarterback too? Sure. I get some Antwaan Randle-El-type vibes from Jackson.

Jackson's player grade: C+

2022 Jyaire Brown (New Orleans, LA) commits to Ohio State
Within a 2-week span, Brown (6-0, 160) received offers from Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Florida State among others. The offer from Ohio State was the one that put the New Orleans prospect over. Brown's signature is over a year away, and LSU probably won't let a top in-state prospect head to the Big Ten without a battle, so keep an eye on this recruitment. For now, Brown is the third commitment for the Buckeyes in the 2022 recruiting class.

Browns's player grade: N/A

April 21

WR Bralon Brown (Hollywood, FL) commits to Ole Miss
Brown (6-2, 185) is a very good-looking wide receiver prospect, and he's built physically in the mold of many of Ole Miss' past wide receivers. He has some speed and can make a big play out of a short catch. Brown is more of a very good athlete than a developed football player at this point, although he does have good route-running skills and plus-level hands. Brown will get good coaching this season at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The upside with Brown is significant because he has some natural tools and should take strides in his development this season.

Browns's player grade: B

OT Cole Carson (Bogata, TX) commits to Arkansas
Carson (6-5, 285) really took off as a recruit over the past few months, with nearly a dozen programs extending scholarship offers since the beginning of the year. Arkansas made its offer to Carson in mid-February, and looking at the film, he could play the tackle position or get kicked to the inside. Carson probably doesn't have the arm length to be a left tackle. He is very comfortable as a run blocker. Carson does a good job at the point of contact and drives his legs well. He is good at getting to the second level, and at times, he can be dominating, but he's not on every down. Carson's team doesn't throw much, so his pass protection is underdeveloped. Carson looks like he'll might need some work, but he's a big kid with good tools.

Carson's player grade: C+

DE/LB Josh McCarron (Everett, WA) commits to Virginia
A solid west-coast prospect and one of the best in the state of Washington, McCarron is a surprising pick-up for Virginia over a host of Pac-12 programs. McCarron (6-4, 220) was absolute sack machine as a junior in high school, recording 22 sacks for Archbishop Murphy School. He is a natural speed rusher who explodes off the snap. He can easily get around his blocks, although if he gets caught in a double team, he tends to get pushed out of the play. McCarron is all effort, and if he runs himself out of the play, he'll work hard to get himself back in. He is a pure pass rusher as this point and will need to spend more time learning how to play in space to be an outside linebacker.

McCarron's player grade: B

CB Jimmy Wyrick (Dallas, TX) commits to Stanford
Wyrick (5-10, 165) comes from NFL genes. His father of the same name was a cornerback for the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins. The younger Wyrick is a high school standout at football and in track, where he is a hurdler. That quick vertical jump is a big tool for Wyrick, who isn't particularly long and a little shorter than the ideal size for a cornerback. Wyrick will be able to play in the slot and will certainly be used as a nickelback as well. There are a lot of things to like about Wyrick's game, especially his ball skills. His technique is sound, as he has clearly learned a lot from his father. If he were a little bigger, Wyrick would be a much higher-rated recruit.

Wyrick's player grade: C+

TE Mason Brotherton (Mena, AR) commits to Kansas
Brotherton (6-4, 245) has really good size, and I wouldn't be surprised if he turned into an offensive lineman. If he stays at tight end, he's going to an inline player who will be used heavily for blocking. Brotherton isn't a bad receiver though. He's best in short-yardage situations or around the red zone. He probably doesn't have the foot speed for anything significant downfield. Brotherton is a blue-collar tight end who is going to give the Jayhawks all they can ask for as a tough-nosed blocker and should be a major asset for the running game.

Brotherton's player grade: C

RB Josh Hough (Beaver Falls, PA) commits to Syracuse
Hough (6-1, 244) brings the 'big' in a big running back. There's no shiftiness here, no sudden moves in space from Hough, it's old-school Earl Campbell-style of downhill running and wearing down a defense by forcing them to sell out and tackle Hough's big body over and over again. Hough runs like a power runner too, as he's trying to inflict the blow and he wants to punish the defense, so good luck to the defensive backs and safeties if he gets some momentum behind him running to the second level. Hough rushed for over 1,200 yards and nearly 20 touchdowns as a junior, so the style works. In a world of spread offenses, I'm curious if Syracuse is looking at going with more power, and to be honest it might not be the worst idea for a team without a ton of offensive skill.

Hough's player grade: C+

April 20

S Jantzen Dunn (Bowling Green, KY) commits to Ohio State
Dunn (6-2, 175) is an impressive two-way athlete who will likely end up at safety once he gets to Columbus. He has both offensive and defensive film, and right away, it's clear to see Dunn is an active athlete who is all over the field. He can run with his ability to close in on the play from the secondary being very impressive. Dunn is an explosive player on offense, and a couple of his catch-and-runs made me wonder if he doesn't have significant upside as a wide receiver. But Dunn is a little lean on the frame, so as he begins to fill out, he'll look more like a safety. He has good ball skills, but he is probably better suited to play closer to the line of scrimmage. Dunn is a very good athlete with a lot of potential.

Dunn's player grade: B

WR Adonai Mitchell (Antioch, TN) commits to Ole Miss
Mitchell (6-3, 185) played his sophomore year in Texas before relocating to Tennessee as a junior. He really came on in his junior season, catching 50 passes for almost 800 yards and 11 touchdowns. Many of his catches are short passes on which he makes a move and then gets down the field, showing great agility and some breakaway speed. Mitchell is blessed with size and length, and it shows on one of his film clips where he gets up to grab a ball in the end zone over double coverage. He's going to grow into an impressive, big outside receiver, and those guys do well in Lane Kiffin's scheme.

Mitchell's player grade: B-

ATH Caleb McDowell (Leesburg, GA) commits to N.C. State
McDowell (5-9, 175) will be coming into the N.C. State as a running back, and he'll give the Wolfpack a little versatility at the position with his ability to line up in the backfield or in the slot. McDowell is probably better long term in space and playing on the perimeter than he is in the backfield, but he can run between the tackles when the situation calls for it. McDowell can be productive with touches and should work out in the Wolfpack's spread offense.

McDowell's player grade: C

CB Antoine Booth (Hyattsville, MD) commits to Michigan State
The Spartans made its offer to Booth (6-0, 180) back in mid-January and seemed to get an early jump on him as compared to some other programs that came on later. Booth has good size, and he's going to be a bigger man corner in Mel Tucker's defense. Booth is a strong cornerback who doesn't let himself get pushed around, and while he's physical, its not to the point of being overly physical and drawing attention from the refs. Booth's a willing tackler, although he often comes in too high. He looks like a Big Ten type of cornerback who will battle with bigger receivers.

Booth's player grade: C+

DT Terlon Sugick (Fort Washington, MD) commits to Vanderbilt
Sugick (6-1, 295) has worked his way into being a solid defensive line prospect who a lot of programs were interested in. He could be a nose guard or a three-technique in college depending on where his weight ends up and what Vanderbilt's other options on the interior are. Sugick is still pretty raw on the defensive line, so he's either dominating some overmatched competition by being a better athlete or he's using raw strength to work against tougher competition. Sugick will need to develop technique and learn how to stay low, use his hands better and use leverage and lot of other things. But he is a big body and appears to be a decent athlete. The tools are there to be developed.

Sugick's player grade: B-

QB Brendan Sullivan (Devison, MI) commits to Northwestern
Sullivan (6-3, 180) gives Northwestern its arm for the class, with the program beating out Indiana in the recruitment. I expected more of a slender statue drop-back passer before I turned on the film, but I saw more of a fluid athlete who happens to be a good passer with good instincts. Sullivan had an excellent junior year, throwing for over 3,000 yards and accounting for over 40 total touchdowns. He led his Davison High team to a state championship, and he makes the right decisions with the football. Sometimes a solid quarterback prospect slips through the cracks, and I think Sullivan has considerable upside.

Sullivan's player grade: C+

CB Tamarion Crumpley (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Minnesota
Crumpley (6-0, 170) is the third cornerback Minnesota has taken during this recruiting cycle, and it's likely the team is done with that position unless another target really sticks out. Crumpley is one of the bigger corners in the Golden Gophers' class and could easily play more of a corner/safety role. On film, Crumpley looks like a nice player. He has good speed and moves well rather than stiffly or roboticly. Crumpley transitions from the backpedal well and is a competitive player. His anticipation and ball skills are all solid as well. Crumpley is a good prospect.

Crumpley's player grade: C+

April 19

DE Elijah Jeudy (Philadelphia, PA) commits to Georgia
Jeudy's film is super impressive, as he just bulldozes most of his competition. That being said, he doesn't face a lot of high-end prospects, so he's usually the best player on the field. Jeudy (6-3, 241) can end up as a rush end or play outside linebacker. He can run and has the ability to make places in space. Once he gets going, Jeudy will probably make his impact as a pass rusher. He's good off the snap, and he likes to use his length to make that first move around the edge and force the offensive lineman to chase him. Jeudy has quick hands and moves well laterally and in turn of direction. He'll be facing a major upgrade in talent, and that could take him a while to get used to, but Jeudy has all the potential and upside to be a major part of Georgia's defense.

Jeudy's player grade: B

April 18

WR Agiye Hall (Valrico, FL) commits to Alabama
Hall had been leaning to Alabama for several months, and shortly after transferring to his third high school in the past five months, including a short sting at IMG Academy, committed. Hall hopes to follow in the footsteps of Amari Cooper, Calvin Ridley and Jerry Jeudy as Florida high school wide receiver prospects who went to Alabama and became first-round picks.

From a talent standpoint Hall is one of the best in the class regardless of position. Consistency is a big issue for Hall, who will makes a great catch and drop the next pass. He needs to really work on his focus as he tends to check out on plays on which he's not going to be targeted to catch the football. When Hall is on his game, he's a man among boys and he has an NFL ceiling. His movement could improve, as he can be a little stiff at times. His hands are very good, and he'll make that acrobatic catch. He hasn't shown that he can be great all the time, and he'll need to find that hunger to make it in Nick Saban's program.

Hall's player grade: A

ATH Calen Bullock (Pasadena, CA) commits to USC
The big recruiting mantra for USC during this recruiting cycle has been "take back California," and so far, it's been a good rallying cry for the Trojans, as they have gotten verbal commitments from prospects who I would say are among the top-25-30 players in the state. Bullock (6-2, 175) is a big athlete who probably will end up starting out at cornerback and probably finishing as more of a corner/safety. I think he's a little underrated, which speaks of the great depth of talent that's in California this year.

Bullock's length is obvious, and his ball skills are at a plus level. I'm curious to see exactly how much size he'll put on in college and where it leads him. On film, Bullock is a competitor who will get involved in a play around the ball. He's tough on the field and reminds me more of the players the Trojans got in their program when they were competing for championships. More of these guys will save Clay Helton's job.

Bullock's player grade: B+

DE/LB Thomas Davis (Valdosta, GA) commits to Mississippi State
Davis (6-2, 220) is projected to be an outside linebacker in Mississippi State's new 3-3-5 defense. The Bulldogs coaching staff is likely going to try to load up on linebackers or bigger safety prospects to find depth there. Davis is a good fit because he's a good athlete and he'll be asked to do everything from stand up and rush from the edge to drop into coverage and occasionally put his hand in the ground.

Davis seems most comfortable as a pass rusher, and I think he'll add about 20-25 pounds and specialize in that role more than dropping and playing in space. He had 11 sacks as a junior at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga., so he knows how to get to the quarterback.

Davis' player grade: B-

LB Bryce Steele (Alexandria, VA) commits to South Carolina
Steele (6-1, 205) has been posted as a linebacker and a safety, but the way he plays around the line of scrimmage and his speed - reportedly 4.55 in the 40-yard dash - could be a major issue coming off the edge. It all depends on how much weight he can put on and maintain his athleticism.

Steele has played a lot of safety and can play in space. I think he's better closer to the line of scrimmage and wouldn't ask him to drop back in coverage more than necessary, but he can do it. Overall, I see Steele as a potentially dynamic pass rusher off the edge and a sturdy defender around the line of scrimmage to provide support against the run. There is a chance he could make a move to the inside as well.

Steele's player grade: C+

RB Deon Silas (Lutz, FL) commits to Iowa State
A couple of days ago, Iowa State received a commitment from Noah Biglow, a cornerback prospect from the Tampa, Fla. area, and today the Cyclones hit the area again for a running back, Deon Silas. Silas (5-8, 10) isn't going to be the biggest guy in the backfield, but he's very elusive and versatile. He can line up in the backfield as a running back, go into the slot on passing downs or line up on the perimeter for jet sweeps. Silas will also be a candidate for touches in the return game. The bottom line is figuring out different ways to get Silas the football will reward Iowa State with big plays.

Silas' player grade: C

April 17

DT Anquin Barnes (Montgomery, AL) commits to Alabama
Barnes (6-5, 295) is a player who I believe is just starting to scratch the surface of his talents. He's not going to be the highest rated or most heralded player in Alabama's recruiting class, but if he sticks, I could see him outplaying his expectations.

From watching his film over a couple of seasons, it's easy to see the areas he needed to improve from his games as a freshman and sophomore and the improvements that he made as a junior. Barnes has consistently gotten better with his feet, his hands and at getting up the field quicker. Most of his film has him on the defensive side, but there's a belief that he'll end up being an offensive lineman in college. That will probably allow Barnes to get a redshirt and really develop his strength and athleticism under the guidance of Alabama's coaching staff.

Barnes' player grade: B

OT Maximus Gibbs (Bellflower, CA) commits to USC
I don't think you can go wrong with an offensive lineman named 'Maximus'. It doesn't hurt that Gibbs is a mountain of a prospect at 6-foot-6, 355 pounds. Weight has been an issue for Gibbs going through high school, and he'll need to scale back some on the bad weight before he can play in college. Gibbs is projected as a tackle, but the footwork and most importantly the run blocking tell me he'll be better off as a guard.

Gibbs is a punishing run blocker, and when he gets his hands on a defender, they might as well give up and enjoy the ride because he's going to take them to the ground. He needs to play lower and use more leverage. Gibbs has very high upside, but he'll need to be developed in college and might benefit from a redshirt.

Gibbs' player grade: C+

CB Jeffrey Davis Jr. (West Hartford, CT) commits to Penn State
Penn State made its offer to Davis (6-0, 170) back in November, and from there it seemed like the Nittany Lions were always going to be the team to beat as long as the offer was committable. Davis is a speed cornerback, with different reports having him running between a 4.5 and a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash, which looks about right on film. Davis has plus-level ball skills and works hard to put himself in position to play the football in every situation, despite the facts that his movement is shaky at times and he could be more flexible and smoother in turning his body. What Davis lacks in technique, he makes up for in competitiveness and instincts. There's a good foundation to build a solid football player with Davis.

Davis' player grade: B-

OL Jared Wilson (Clemmons, NC) commits to North Carolina
Chalk up another big recruiting battle win for the Tar Heels and Mack Brown, as they received a verbal commitment from Wilson (6-4, 320), who had been committed to Georgia earlier in the process. Wilson was racking up the offers over the past six weeks with Ohio State and Alabama extending offers with the hopes of him dragging out his recruitment through the summer. But the North Carolina staff got aggressive and continued to push.

Wilson plays tackle in high school, but he's going to get kicked to the inside in college. He moves exceptionally well though, much better than I expected for a big lineman. He plays with pad level and has good lower body strength. On the inside, he's going to pull a lot because he does have quick feet and good lateral speed. Wilson could also play center. At either position, I believe Wilson has potential should be a multi-year starter.

Wilson's player grade: B+

DE/DT Tyson Watson (Warren, MI) commits to Michigan State
Recruiting at Michigan State is really starting to pick up, and it's clear to see what Mel Tucker is looking to fill his roster with. He wants long, big athletes, and Watson (6-6. 255) fits that bill. The Spartans are projecting Watson to play inside and be a three-technique.

Watson is pretty lean on his frame, so I can easily see him getting to 285-290 pounds or more depending on how well he carries it. Watson has pretty good explosion, and I think he's more than adequate at the point of attack, but if he can gain strength as he puts on weight, it would help him get past the initial blocks more consistently. In particular, I'd like to see him get stronger in the lower body and learn to drive offensive linemen in the backfield.

Watson's player grade: B-

LB Raneiria Dillworth (Kennersville, NC) commits to North Carolina
Dillworth (6-2, 185) becomes the 14th commitment in North Carolina's 2021 recruiting class, which is a consensus top-10 class, and he's the 13th in-state player committed. Dillworth has incredible speed and pursuit along with a great motor. He runs like a track kid. Dilllworth is built more like a cornerback than a linebacker, so he's going to have to go through a body transformation, more than just adding weight, he's going to have to add mass and strength. He'll never be the biggest linebacker, and I don't know that a weight over 210-215 pounds is going to be good for him, but he's a natural football player who will make plays sideline to sidelines and end to end. I feel comfortable saying he'll learn how to play in space and be one of the better coverage linebackers in this class. Dillworth has the potential to be a freak athlete who can play several positions at linebacker or in the secondary.

Dillworth's player grade: B

CB Avante Dickerson (Omaha, NE) commits to Minnesota
Dickerson (6-0, 160) fills one of P.J. Fleck's main needs for the cornerback position - he can run. Dickerson is not very big or very physical right now, and he'll need to gain size and strength to survive against the bigger receivers of the Big Ten, but Dickerson can run and he has good ball skills and instincts. I like the way he plays the football; he seems to diagnose plays well and takes advantage of the opportunities that are presented to him. Dickerson creates turnovers and positive plays for the defense by good anticipation. His technique is sound, and he moves well both downhill and laterally.

Dickerson's player grade: B-

DE T.J. Guy (Mansfield, MA) commits to Michigan
Michigan has hit the state of Massachusetts pretty hard, and Guy (6-4, 245) becomes the third player from the commonwealth to commit to the Wolverines. Guy is very good at the point of attack, and I think he has very good strength for his current size. His technique is sound, and he has some variations to his attack from trying to win battles with speed, to a little bit of a bullrush, and he's even got an an inside swim move, so offensive tackles can't pick up on just one thing. I think Guy can play anywhere on the line, and he could add another 30 pounds to his frame and provide opportunities for Michigan to use him at the end or on the inside as a three-technique. Guy has promising upside and is a prospect who is easy to get excited about.

Guy's player grade: B-

WR Trent Broadnax (Savannah, GA) commits to Duke
Broadnax (6-1, 185) comes from great athletic genes. His father, Horace Broadnax, was part of the dominant Georgetown Hoyas basketball teams of the early-mid 1980s that went to three Final Fours and won a national championship in 1984. He has been on Duke's radar for a while and reciprocated the interest by visiting campus several times.

Broadnax will be an outside receiver in college, and he's been very productive high school, with over 1,200 yards combined in the past two seasons. Broadnax has very good footwork, looking sharp coming out of breaks. He's not especially fast, but I think he can improve in that area. Broadnax is a technically sound wide receiver with good size and the potential to be a quality skill player on the outside.

Broadnax's player grade: C+

LB Devon Williams (Dublin, OH) commits to Minnesota
Williams (6-1, 210) is the second player to commit to the Golden Gophers on this date, joining cornerback Avante Dickerson. Looking at Williams on film, he seems to understand the nuances of being a coverage linebacker and playing in space. He has good vision and rarely gets caught out of range. He also moves very smoothly and fluidly, showing a nice ability to change direction.

Williams has a high football IQ and could definitely become the quarterback of a defense. He has some ability to rush the passer, although I wouldn't call that the strongest part of his game. Williams is a smart player who could contribute early in passing situations as he develops into an every-down starter.

Williams' player grade: C+

April 16

DE Sam Carrell (Albuquerque, NM) commits to Baylor
Baylor grabs Carrell (6-4, 250), who is rated as the top prospect out of New Mexico during the 2021 recruiting cycle. Carrell is also listed as a tight end and could play on either side in college, although his upside is likely on the defensive end. Carrell is a speed rusher who has been clocked under a 5.1 in the 40-yard dash, but on film, he's a little faster than that.

Obviously, Carrell isn't going up against a lot of top competition in New Mexico, but he has some potential as a speed rusher. The other elements of his game need to be developed. The Baylor coaches see Carrell as a prospect who has some significant upside once he's in a college program.

Carrell's player grade: C

OT J'Marion Gooch (Seymour, TN) commits to Auburn
Gooch (6-7, 355) is a mountain of a prospect, and he fills a high need for tackles for Auburn. The Tigers need tackles on both the right side and the left side, and they probably need multiples at both positions. Gooch has incredible size, and it shows up in the run-blocking game, where he can use that body to smother defensive linemen. Surprisingly, Gooch has pretty good, quick feet. His weight is an issue, especially the lower body, where he still needs to develop strength to play lower and play with leverage. Gooch isn't a slam dunk as a recruit, but he was a heavily coveted player on the recruiting circuit and one that Auburn will be glad to add to the class.

Gooch's player grade: B

CB Noah Biglow (Seffner, FL) commits Iowa State
Iowa State has always done a good job at recruiting mid-level prospects from Florida, especially in central Florida down the I-4 corridor. I've seen Biglow a number of times during his three years at Armwood High School. The Hawks have a great defense, so the opportunities are there for a player to post some gaudy statistics. Biglow had eight interceptions last year, although some of that stat is inflated from playing overmatched competition. Still, Biglow has decent ball skills and always seems to be in the right place at the right time as suggestd by his interception total and four fumble recoveries. His instincts can't be undervalued.

Biglow's player grade: C+

RB Jaylen Anderson (Massillon, OH) commits to West Virginia
Gone are the days of West Virginia having a bunch of 5-foot-7 speedsters running all across the perimeter and being a pain in the butt for the defenses of the early 2000s. Anderson (5-11, 210) is a big back who wants to run with a punishing style. He is a high-volume runner, and with an expected additional 10 pounds of muscle in college, I could see him as a 20-25 carries-per-game type of player.

What you see is what you get with Anderson. He has ok speed, nothing I would consider dangerous, but he runs downhill and is tough to take to the ground. He gets through the first level well enough, and from there, it's a fight for extra yardage. He can also help out a little in the receiving game out of the backfield.

Anderson's player grade: C+

QB Landon Rogers (Little Rock, AR) commits to Arkansas
I am generally high on the quarterbacks who Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles goes after because he doesn't miss on evaluations too much. Rogers (6-4, 215) is a big athlete who can run, pass, extend plays, take snaps from under center and play out of the shotgun. Having a high school quarterback with experience taking snaps under center is a big thing for me, and it's big in an Arkansas offense that's going to have some pro-style and I-formation elements to it.

The ball looks good coming off of Rogers' hands, and his release is better than average. Rogers' accuracy is a little rough, as he completed less than 55 percent of his passes as a junior. I'd like to see him do a little more with his accuracy on the intermediate routes particularly. Rogers is at his best when the play breaks down and he can extend his time in the backfield and search for big plays. He is a good enough runner to make defenses pay with his scrambling as well. Overall, he's a good in-state pick up for the Razorbacks.

Rogers' player grade: B-

April 15

DE Tunmise Adeleye (Katy, TX) commits to Ohio State
Adeleye was originally at Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas, but transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for the upcoming season. Adeleye (6-3, 245) was heavier at Katy, and he's dropped some pounds to add some speed to his power game. His power has been key to his rush over the past couple of years, and it's the reason why he's extremely stout against the run.

Adeleye is a versatile weapon who could be an end in a four-man front, a stand-up rusher in a 3-4, or an outside linebacker with the athleticism to drop back in coverage. He is a top-end prospect, but he still has to show that the drop in size will make him more dynamic on the edge. Adeleye has plus-level skills across the board - quick hands, good at the point of attack and a strong upper body. He is simply another talented prospect for Ohio State.

Adeleye's player grade: A-

DT Derrick Harmon (Detroit, MI) commits to Michigan State
From the way Mel Tucker is recruiting at Michigan State, I think the Spartans are going to lean toward playing a 3-4 scheme on defense, and Harmon (6-3, 315) has plenty of size to be a good nose guard in such an alignment. His time isn't impressive - a reported 5.51 in the 40-yard dash, but it looks like he's improved his quickness significantly since then. Harmon moves his feet well, and I think his explosion off the ball is underrated. He carries the 300-plus pounds well and looks like a plus-level athlete.

Harmon's player grade: C

CB Tevin Williams (Stillwater, OK) commits to Baylor
Williams (6-0, 175) is a speedy athlete who has been one of the better track performers in Oklahoma. His game is speed, and he plays a nice competitive game on the field, showing a willingness to add some physical components to the speed. Williams is being projected as a cornerback, but he could also contribute at wide receiver or on special teams, at the least. My biggest concern with Williams is his spacing in coverage, as he tends to be a little loose on spacing and overly aggressive on trying to play the ball. It's great when it works, but when it doesn't he's giving up a big play.

Williams' player grade: C+

WR Lemeke Brockington (Moultrie, GA) commits to Minnesota
Brockington (6-0, 185) can do a lot of things as a wide receiver. He has the size to play outside or play in the slot. His speed is good, not great, but he looks faster on tape than his reported speed and he doesn't have a problem breaking away from a defender. Brockington has solid fundamentals. I like the way he brings the football in to his body. Brockington's hands seem pretty reliable, and he makes sure to complete the catch and secure the football before making the additional moves if he has the space. He's a good all-around football player who has some decent upside.

Brockington's player grade: C+

OL Pat Coogan (Chicago, IL) commits to Notre Dame
Coogan (6-5, 285) had a great month, receiving offers from Ohio State, LSU and Oklahoma among others. Notre Dame came through with an offer at the end of March, and Coogan eventually becomes the program's eighth verbal commitment in the class.

Coogan projects as a tackle, but he can play inside and will likely end up playing and training at multiple positions on the line. Going into the film, Coogan plays with the proper pad level and with good leverage. He's a strong blocker, although I wouldn't say he's overpowering. Most importantly Coogan's technique is advanced, as good as any that I've seen in this class. His hands and feet work well in tandem; he understands how to win battles against bigger guys by using his base and leverage. Coogan has high upside and is going to be a valuable piece on Notre Dame's line.

Coogan's player grade: B

ATH Anthony Beavers Jr. (Harbor City, CA) commits to USC
Beavers (6-1, 190) gives USC another solid in-state commitment early in this recruiting cycle. The Trojans need to get more athletic and need bigger athletes in the secondary. Beavers has that sort of length and size - he could possibly grow into more of a safety/linebacker hybrid. Beavers is an interesting player when he's asked to play in space. I think he's a good open-field tackler, but his coverage could improve. Beavers is fine running downhill, but he could be a little more fluid overall, especially with lateral movement. I think Beavers' best placement is keeping him close to the line of scrimmage and making plays in the box as a middle linebacker.

Beavers' player grade: B-

April 14

CB Kaleb Higgins (Folsom, CA) commits to California
Higgins is originally a Texas prospect who moved west to be closer to his older brother, Elijah Higgins, who is a wide receiver at Stanford. The younger Higgins', who committed to the rival school, biggest attribute is his length at 6-foot-2. Being 175 pounds though leaves Higgins a little light on the frame, but those long arms make him a tough target for quarterbacks to go after. He's a very good athlete who can run and jump and challenge for the ball at its highest point. I think Higgins can still get better with his ball skills, but he has a lot of upside overall, and I have the feeling he's just scratching the surface as a player.

Higgins' player grade: C+

QB Ari Patu (Folsom, CA) commits to Stanford
On the same day his teammate Kaleb Higgins committed to California, quarterback Ari Patu decided to go make a verbal commitment to Stanford. Patu (6-4, 180) is an interesting prospect for the Cardinals. He's an athletic quarterback with some part of a cerebral game to him, but not the sort of drop-back pocket passers we're used to seeing at Stanford. Patu can move, and he moves with such fluidity that it looks like he's skating on ice a times. He's not big on the frame right now, and you can envision a much more dangerous quarterback as a runner and passer when he gets to the 210-215-pound range or bigger. I like Patu's throwing motion, as he makes the ball come off his hands smoothly, and he's accurate with his delivery on tough passes. Patu has a high ceiling as a quarterback, but he'll need time and I think the structure of Stanford and the way the program builds its quarterbacks will be a good fit for him.

Patu's player grade: B-

RB Antwan Roberts (Hendersonville, TN) commits to Wisconsin
Wisconsin made its offer to Roberts (6-1, 185) about a year ago and had to deal with some other programs, but Roberts decided to join a Wisconsin class that already had two other running backs committed. Roberts fits the traditional style of a Wisconsin running back. He's generally a north-south running back, who doesn't dance around at the line but rather is usually one-cut and get through the hole or fight for as more yards as he can. Roberts will get much bigger and add more of a power element over time. He has decent speed, though he is not going to win a sprinter's race, but he's fast enough to get to the outside if the play calls for it.

Roberts' player grade: B-

CB Jordan Oladokun (Tampa, FL) commits to Iowa
Oladokun has some college football bloodlines in his family. His older brother, Chris, was a quarterback at South Florida initially and has since transferred to Stanford. Jordan Oladokun (5-11, 1805) was starting to rack up the offers over the past 30 days, but Iowa came through much earlier and the program's persistence paid off. Oladokun had an amazing sophomore season, grabbing seven interceptions and gaining First-Team All-State honors. His reputation grew, and he didn't see as much action as a junior, but his ball skills are elite. Oladokun gets high marks for his instincts and his ability to read the quarterback's eyes. He can run well and will offer a chance to make plays in the return game.

Oladokun's player grade: B-

OL Sione Veikoso (Kailua, HI) commits to Oregon State
Hawaii has become a major feeder state for the Pac-12 over the past decade. Veikoso (6-6, 290) is an older prospect because he took his 2-year mission for the Church of Latter-day Saints right after high school. So, while getting used to football action might take a minute for Viekoso, the Beavers are getting a mature player who originally committed to them in the 2018 class. Viekoso was originally recruited as a guard, but he has the length to be a tackle, probably on the right side.

Velkoso's player grade: C+

S Malcolm Folk (Newtown Square, PA) commits to Syracuse
Syracuse made an offer tp Folk at the beginning of the month and was his first offer from a Power 5 program, and it didn't take two weeks for him to make a verbal commitment. Folk (6-1, 190) has good size for a safety, and I see him making his biggest impact in the box and playing closer to the line of scrimmage, where he can support the linebackers against the run game. Folk needs to work on his coverage techniques, and while he probably has the speed to cover in the slot, he could be a little more fluid with his lateral movement and change of direction.

Folk's player grade: C

April 13

OL Jake Slaughter (Ocala, FL) commits to Florida State
Florida State's offensive line remains in a state of rebuild. The Seminoles' 2019 offensive line coach Randy Clemens did a decent job masking a lot of the flaws on the line, but only stayed in Tallahassee for one season and couldn't get a rebuild plan together. The new Florida State offensive line coach, Alex Atkins, is trying to pick up where things left off and received a big commitment from Slaughter (6-4, 305), the top center in the state. He's built wellfrom the bottom up and has a strong lower body and leg drive. Slaughter can get down the field on pulls and has decent feet. His pass protection is pretty good as well. Slaughter plays with leverage and has a solid base. He does a lot of things right and could be a multi-year starter in Tallahassee.

Slaugher's player grade: B

DE Deldrick Withers (Little Rock, AR) commits to Kansas
Kansas made an offer to Withers in late January, his only offer from a Power Five program to date, and on Monday, he became the sixth member of the 2021 recruiting class for the Jayhawks. Withers was part of a state championship team at one of the higher levels in Arkansas. He is a decent athlete who plays hard and has a grinder mentality. He also played right tackle for his high school, and his toughness shows in the way he battles with linemen on both sides of the ball. Withers has good size (6-4, 250), but he wins battles with good mechanics too. I think he'll take well to the coaching at Kansas and the program will get a lot out of him.

Withers' player grade: C+

OT Jack Tucker (Argyle, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Tucker (6-6, 260) has a good body frame and should grow into a solid tackle prospect with decent length. He looks like a natural when it comes to pass protection, possessing a very good slide step and nice natural feet with good lateral mobility. Tucker is pretty technically sound and doesn't make too many assignment mistakes. His run blocking needs work, as I think he could be more aggressive and get off the ball a little better and deliver the blow. Tucker might need a couple of years, but I think he'll develop into a starter for the Red Raiders.

Tucker's player grade: C

K Connor Lytton (Radford, VA) commits to Boston College
Lytton (6-1, 185) is rated 4.5 stars by the Chris Sailer kicking academy website. The site says that Lytton "has a strong leg and kicks with excellent technique and consistency. He hits a pure ball on field goals and has 50+ yard range. His kickoffs are competitive with the best in his class."

Lytton's player grade: N/A

April 12

OL Raheem Anderson (Detroit, MI) commits to Michigan
Michigan is going to look to reload on the offensive line during this cycle, and Anderson gives the Wolverines a great prospect to build the offensive line class around. He is one of the best interior linemen in the class and a future starter for the Wolverines at center. Anderson (6-3, 295) has played a lot of snaps in high school and has a very good grasp of the game and his role as on the center of the line. He is very good at the point of attack. He can snap clean and get that first punch off smoothly. Anderson plays with leverage and balance. He'll have to show me more with his lateral movement to see where his ceiling is in pass protection, but he has a high football IQ and is a player who you can trust to lead the offensive line.

Anderson's player grade: B+

April 11

ATH/QB Jordan Moore (Towson, MD) commits to Duke
Moore (6-2, 181) is a quarterback who is being recruited as an athlete and might stay at quarterback or move to wide receiver when he gets to college. He was starting to get some real interest from Power Five programs over the past month, but Duke was more adamant about recruiting him as a quarterback, and that probably put the Blue Devils over the top. Looking at Moore's film, his offensive line wasn't great, so he was under duress often and knows how to extend plays and make the right decision with the ball when he's in difficult situations. Moore is a project as a passer and will benefit from the teachings of David Cutcliffe. With time and development, Moore should be a decent college dual-threat quarterback.

Moore's player grade: C+

QB Peter Costelli (Mission Viejo, CA) commits to Utah
When I first looked at Costelli's film, I hadn't done a lot of research, so his speed really caught me off guard a little bit. Then, I did a little more leg work and saw that Costelli came from track background and was a sprinter. Costelli is a quarterback who is very dangerous because you can't leave him a bit of open field, as he knows he can easily gain 15-plus yards on a scramble rather than even take the chance of throwing. He's a good passer, throws a good ball and has plus-level accuracy. Costelli (6-2, 210) is a big body too, so he's tough and hard to bring down. You can imagine him in a college strength program, which would make him into a 225-230-pound quarterback with that speed and toughness. He continues to develop as a passer, which will only make him more dangerous. As it stands, I think he's one of the top-12 quarterbacks in the 2021 class.

Costelli's player grade: B+

S Gabe Neely (Miami, FL) commits to Michigan State
Neely (6-4, 170) is a very long, rangy athletic safety prospect who could very well play cornerback in college. He has played against some of the top receivers in the state of Florida and is a battle-tested player going into his senior year of high school. Neely has good speed and moves with fluidity. His overall playing style and physical build reminds me of another prospect out of Florida - Pat Watkins. Neely will have to put on some weight, but he has the frame to easily get to around 200 pounds. I thought Neely would really have increased his recruiting profile with a chance to visit programs in the spring. As it is, I believe Michigan State got a major steal out of South Florida.

Neely's player grade: B

April 10

ATH Roc Taylor (Oxford, AL) commits to Tennessee
Taylor (6-4, 200) is a big athlete who will likely project as a wide receiver or more specifically a tight end. He committed to Tennessee over offers from Florida, Georgia Tech and Arkansas, among others. Taylor is a solid pass catcher and shows plus-level hands. He can run and is faster than his 4.85-second recorded time, which shows in the way he can get downfield. Taylor is a two-sport athlete and well regarded as a basketball player. He might start out at wide receiver and eventually grow into being a tight end, which I believe is more of a natural fit for him.

Taylor's player grade: C

CB Kalen King (Detroit, MI) commits to Penn State
King (5-11, 175) is one of the three Penn State commitments on the day, two of which are from the Detroit area, as King joins his twin brother, Kobe, in committing to the Nittany Lions. On April 9, Detroit-area safety prospect Jaylen Reed committed to Penn State.

Kalen King is a pure cornerback and has the ability to be very good in coverage because his smooth, fluid movement. He can turn out of the backfield and flip his hips while maintaining speed and balance. HKing isn't the biggest cornerback around and will need to add some size to play on the outside in the Big Ten. He has plus-level instincts and ball skills. His speed is also plus-level. Overall, King is a solid piece to add to the secondary.

King's player grade: B

DE Hammond Russell (Dublin, OH) commits to West Virginia
Russell (6-3, 240) had several mid-major offers to start the year, but in the past 30 days, things really began to pick up with Michigan State, Illinois and Purdue making offers to him. West Virginia, however, came in even earlier and made Hammond a major priority during his recruiting process. The Mountaineers need to get bigger along the defensive front, and the days of having 225-pound pass rushers are over for them.

Russell can get to the quarterback and can set the edge. He's also pretty good against the run and has the ability to kick to the inside in situations where he can be used as an interior pass-rusher.

Russell's player grade: B-

WR Brayden Fox (Akron, OH) commits to Rutgers
Fox (6-3, 200) will bring some more much-needed size to Rutgers' receiving corps. He played quarterback as a sophomore in high school and comes from a deep athletic background - his father, Derek, played safety at Penn State and uncle, Dustin Fox, played in the secondary at Ohio State.

I think Brayden Fox can do work on the outside or in the slot. He has decent speed, although I'm not completely buying the reported 4.6 time that's traveling through the inter-webs. But even if Fox is a tick slower than that time, he's a long strider and covers plenty of ground. Fox seems to have a knack for the game and made the transition from quarterback to wideout pretty seamlessly as a junior, so continued development should make this a good recruit for Rutgers.

Fox's player grade: C+

DE Caleb Banks (Southfield, MI) commits to Arizona State
Banks (6-6, 250) looks a longer than his listed height on film, and I wonder if he's not going to get to 6-foot-7 or 6-foot-8 in college. Banks has a good frame to build muscle on and a strong first-step off the ball. He is projecting as a player for the defensive line, but I'm not ready to close the door on his potential to be the Sun Devils' left tackle of the future. Banks has very good flexibility and can move well laterally. He plays with a lot of effort and a high motor; his effort makes up for some lags in his technique, but he's strong at the point of attack. Banks is still early in his development, and I think a lot of his best football is probably 2-3 years ahead of him.

Banks' player grade: B-

LB Kobe King (Detroit, MI) commits to Penn State
King (6-0, 220) committed to Penn State along with his twin brother, Kalen King. They are different players though. Kalen is a cover cornerback who is a little thin on the frame right now, but a smooth streamlined athlete. Kobe King looks like a little tank and is a thudding linebacker who wants to bring the hit stick any time he gets the opportunity. He wants to be close to the line of scrimmage and play downhill. King has speed going downhill, but he could use more work with lateral movement and show a little more fluidity. King's coverage is also an area that he's going to have to continually work at. He's a pure inside linebacker and should develop into a guy who can fit in the middle of the defense.

King's player grade: C+

ATH Bryon Threats (Dublin, OH) commits to Purdue
Threats (5-10, 190) was being recruited to play on the defensive side of the ball by several programs, but he wants to have the opportunity to be a running back, which put Purdue ahead of offers from West Virginia, Iowa State, Cincinnati and Kentucky among others. Threats plays running back and strong safety in high school. He plays both sides of the ball a similar way - tough and with a lot of effort. I don't think Threats is necessarily a big-time athlete, but he's a solid, blue-collar football player and that's great effort. He can run with some speed and some power, not going down on first contact, and has a high motor.

Threats' player grade: C+

DT Tyas Martin (Jacksonville, AR) commits to Virginia Tech
Martin (6-2, 315) received an offer from Virginia Tech back in the middle of January, and although he wanted to visit some campuses during the spring, the coronavirus pandemic kept that from happening while Virginia Tech continued to recruit him heavily. In Virginia Tech's defense, Martin looks like a natural fit at nose guard and could probably play a little three-technique too because of his ability to rush the passer from the inside. Martin has a little nastiness to his game, and he is a battler on the inside. I like his ability to defend the run and fill up the space in the middle. He's going to be a crucial part of defensive lines in the future at Virginia Tech.

Martin's player grade: B-

CB Mario Love (Cornelius, NC) commits to N.C. State
Love (5-11, 175) received an offer from N.C. State a couple of years ago when he performed well at one of their camps. Since then Love has been a top target for the Wolfpack, and he's reciprocated his interest by spending a lot of time on campus during the 2019 season. Other programs made offers to him - Louisville, Pittsburgh and Michigan State were among them - but Love always seemed destined for N.C. State.

Love's speed doesn't show up in testing, but it shows up on the field. He moves very well and competes hard on the snap whether he's in coverage or trying to help against the run. He has plus-level coverage skills, and he's a willing tackler despite being a little on the small side.

Love's player grade: C+

ATH Zakee Wheatley (Severn, MD) commits to Penn State
Wheatley (6-2, 180) is a very good athlete who could see the field playing wide receiver or in the secondary. Penn State seems to like him as a safety, and it makes sense because he has tremendous length and body frame that can get over 200 pounds. With additional size Wheatley should become extremely versatile because he has plus-level coverage skills and good ball skills to play free safety, but he'll also have the size to play close to the line of scrimmage and help against the run as an extra linebacker. Wheatley is a somewhat of a physical player, but he'll get better as that aspect of his game with additional size and muscle. Overall, Wheatley is the player I'm most excited about in Penn State's recent recruiting haul.

Wheatley's player grade: B+

S Larry Smith (Jacksonville, FL) commits to Indiana
Smith (5-10, 170) could play either safety or cornerback and actually might be a better long-term fit at cornerback, where his talent as a ball hawk can be utilized a little better. Smith had five interceptions as a junior in high school, and looking on the film, he has some pretty good instincts and tracks the ball well out of the air. Smith looks like he has the speed to play with slot receivers, and if he can gain a little more weight and increase his strength, he could also line up on the outside. Smith's technique and hands are solid, and I think he's in line to be an early contributor at Indiana.

Smith's player grade: C+

April 9

S Jaylen Reed (Detroit, MI) commits to Penn State
Reed (6-0, 190) has some very good scheme versatility, and he's one of the top prospects coming out of Detroit in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Reed is strong against the run. He plays well when asked to get close to the line of scrimmage and shows great instincts in diagnosing the play. Physically, Reed has average length, but he makes up for it with a knack for being where he needs to be a make a play. Even though Reed doesn't have elite length, he's pretty good in coverage and plays the ball well. It's hard to pinpoint an exact role for Reed in the secondary, but he's a football player who will work hard and be productive wherever he lands.

Reed's player grade: B

QB Kai Millner (Gilbert, AZ) commits to California
Millner (6-2, 185) has had a heck of a recruiting push over the past couple of months, with N.C. State, Miami and Washington State extending offers to him. He has been one of the top quarterback targets for California, and finally the Bears staff was able to reel him in.

Looking at the film, it's easy to see why Millner has attracted so much attention over the past few weeks. His greatest strength is the ability to throw on the run. Millner has good feet, quick feet and the ability to take off a run, but he generally prefers to deliver the ball while moving and forcing defenders to make the choice. Millner has a good release and is pretty accurate. As much as he seems to prefer throwing the ball on the run, there are plenty of clips of him standing in the pocket.

California has a pretty deep and exciting quarterback room, with plenty of young talent coming in. Millner will get thrown in that mix next season, and the Bears will have some good competition to see who gets snaps over the next few seasons.

Millner's player grade: B

TE Mason Tharp (Spring, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Tharp (6-7, 220) is the second tight end to commit to the Red Raiders in the span of less than a week, joining Jed Castles. Whereas Castles was a bit of an under-the-radar prospect, Tharp has well over a dozen offers, including ones from Iowa State, Michigan State, Colorado, Duke and Illinois.

Like Castles, Tharp is a two-sport athlete who also plays basketball. He has elite length and a frame that should easily allow him to get to 250-plus pounds. He is also more experienced at playing inline, and when you project out his size over a couple of years, he should be an asset in the run-blocking game. Tharp shines as a pass catcher; he can get the ball in tight spaces and use his physical gifts to make plays in double coverage. Tharp's greatest strength is in the red zone, where he makes himself a big, available target.

Tharp's player grade: B

CB Steven Ortiz (Goodyear, AZ) commits to Minnesota
Ortiz (5-11, 175) gives Minnesota a big-time recruiting win given how hotly pursued Ortiz was among the Pac-12 programs in and around his home state. I love the way Ortiz covers. On film, it looks like he is stuck to the wide receiver. He has very good speed and dynamic footwork. Ortiz is technically sound and equipped with plus-level ball skills. He is a little thin on the frame, and adding another 10-15 pounds and improving his upper body strength should be a major help against more physical receivers. But as a coverage cornerback on the outside, Ortiz will grade out as one of the better ones in this class.

Ortiz's player grade: B+

2022 S Bryan Allen Jr. (Aledo, TX) commits to LSU
Allen (6-0, 185) was one of the top sophomore players on one of the top programs in Texas last season, and he becomes the fourth verbal commitment in the 2022 recruiting class for LSU. He is a two-sport athlete who runs track. Allen was named Class 5A II Defensive Newcomer of the year and had over 100 tackles and three interceptions for Aledo High School. Allen projects to be one of the top defensive backs in the 2022 recruiting class.

Allen's player grade: B+

OT Ethan Boyd (East Lansing, MI) commits to Michigan State
Things are beginning to pick up for Michigan State in the recruiting world and by getting an in-state commitment from Boyd (6-6, 290) over Minnesota, Indiana, Vanderbilt and several others. Boyd was one of the last prospects to visit Michigan State before the coronavirus shut down recruiting visits for the rest of the spring. Mel Tucker wants size on the Spartans, and Boyd brings great size, elite length and long arms made for playing left tackle. Boyd has more of a basketball background and is still being developed as a football player. He has significant upside despite a lack of experience, and if Boyd puts in the work, I think he'll start at least two years in college.

Boyd's player grade: C+

RB Lovasea Carroll (Warrenton, GA) commits to Georgia
Carroll (6-1, 190) is originally from Warrenton, Georgia but is currently playing at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He was also entertaining offers from Auburn, Florida and South Carolina. If there's one thing for certain in recruiting, it's that Georgia will land a top running back - or two - in every class. Carroll is a great power/speed combo back. He has a good frame and could easily carry 20-25 more pounds. Carroll shows good speed and occasionally looks faster than the 4.56 time he's been recorded at in the 40-yard dash. He is good between with the tackles and shows great explosive getting through the line. Carroll has the speed to get to the outside. He is also a good receiver out of the backfield and has the skill set to be good in pass protection. Carroll projects as a three-down back in college and could be a multi-year starter.

Carroll's player grade: A-

DT Howard Brown (Kansas City, MO) commits to Iowa State
Brown (6-1, 285) is a prospect who I think has fallen under the recruiting radar a little bit. On film, I see a highly active freak of an athlete who plays QUARTERBACK and has over 80 touchdowns in three seasons. He can run and plays with a high motor, and his high school coach claims Brown can dunk a basketball. Did I mention Brown is a 285-pound high school QUARTERBACK? Just wanted to see if you were reading.

Brown hasn't done enough on defense to see where he is with technique. But a 285-pound future interior guy who can run and move the way Brown can is a player I'll take a flyer on any day of the week. Brown is going to be a prospect I watch closely in college. He has a lot to work on, but his athletic ability tells me that his ceiling could be the NFL.

Brown's player grade: B-

April 8

DT Nicholas Barrett (Goldsboro, NC) commits to South Carolina
Barrett (6-4, 315) is a big interior lineman who can eat up plenty of space. But looking at the film, he is much quicker off the ball than I expected. and his first-step and ability to use his hands to get through blockers is a big reason why he had double-digit sacks in his junior season. Barrett is explosive at times, but at other times, he's a powerhouse. Barrett hasn't yet been able to combine his skill set to round out his game, but the attributes are there. South Carolina needed to recruit some size on the defensive line, and while Barrett hasn't put it all together yet, he has a high ceiling and I think he's a little undervalued as a recruit right now.

Barrett's player grade: C+

LB Tristan Cox (Somerset, KY) commits to Purdue
Cox (6-3, 225) was a pretty tight recruiting battle between Purdue, Kentucky, Louisville and a couple of others. He looks like he could be a big body in the middle, but Cox says Purdue wants to use him as an outside linebacker, presumably someone who can get to the quarterback. Cox is a pretty good athlete; he plays both linebacker and running back in high school. As a linebacker, Cox was very good in his junior season, notching 20 tackles for loss. This is a big athlete who, if he can consistently get into the backfield at the next level, should be a significant piece of future defenses at Purdue.

Cox's player grade: C+

OT Micah Morris (Kingsland, GA) commits to Georgia
Morris (6-4, 315) is a top-end, potentially elite offensive linemen who could be a difference-maker at either guard or tackle. Morris is dominating in the run game; he has the power to maul the guy in front of him. He plays left tackle in high school, and his pass-protection skills are occasionally put to the test. Morris is excellent with his hands and can be a very physical and nasty player up front. He has gotten considerably bigger but is still light on his feet. Morris is at a good size for his senior year, and the focus should be on rounding out his athleticism, flexibility and strengthening his upper body over putting on more size. Morris could potentially be a blue-chip player in this class. He is one of the top-20 prospects in Georgia.

Morris' player grade: A-

April 7

QB Finn Collins (Calabasas, CA) commits to Arizona State
If things go well, Arizona State has at least two years of quarterback security behind rising sophomore Jayden Daniels, so the program's recruitment of Collins (6-2, 180) is to help with depth assuming some of the upperclassmen in the quarterback room may transfer, and to target a potential quarterback competition a couple of spring seasons from now. Collins, who also had Iowa at the top of the list, posted big-time numbers as a junior as San Joaquin High in Fresno, Calif., throwing for over 3,500 yards and 40 touchdowns. The ball comes off his hand extremely well. Collins throws accurate balls, and his quick release helps that ball get down the field in a hurry. There's a nice ceiling with Collins, and he could be good in a couple of years.

Collins' player grade: B

WR Robert Army (Southfield, MI) commits to Iowa State
Army (6-0, 179) is listed as a wide receiver in the databases, but he's more than likely going to be a safety in college. He does play wide receiver in high school, and Army shows excellent hands and ball skills on film, so those attributes should translate over to the defensive side. Army doesn't show very good top-end speed. He has a recorded time of 5.0-seconds in the 40-yard dash, and he's probably a little faster than that, but speed is going to be an issue other either side of the ball.

Army's player grade: C-

RB Davion Primm (Oak Park, MI) commits to Michigan State
Primm (6-0, 200) gets Michigan State on the board with its first verbal commitment in the Mel Tucker era. It seemed like nearly every running back at Michigan State tried to transfer or announce they were going to transfer as the 2019 season went on, so it's a good place to start with a new class. Primm was a prospect Tucker targeted at Colorado. He is a well-built back with ideal size for the position. Primm shows nice vision and is very decisive once he finds the right path to run down. He has great form, runs low and has a good forward lean. Primm doesn't have great top-end speed, but he's a solid all-around back.

Primm's player grade: B-

QB Will Crowder (Gardendale, AL) commits to West Virginia
Crowder (6-2, 190) gives West Virginia its first arm of the 2021 recruiting class. The Mountaineers were able to beat out Boise State, Appalachian State, Wake Forest and Iowa State among several others. Crowder is a good mobile quarterback prospect and comes from an offense that is almost completely based around run-pass options. He's good enough on his feet to make some plays, but Crowder is really strong at throwing on the run and making the right decisions with the football. Crowder's numbers aren't necessarily flashy, he threw for 2,295 and 11 touchdowns as a junior. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. Crowder is a good program fit and should do well in West Virginia's system.

Crowder's player grade: B-

TE Jed Castles (Wichita Falls, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Castles (6-6, 215) is kind of a late riser in terms of Texas' recruiting prospects. He's been to three high schools in three years, and his third stop, Rider High in Wichita Falls, is the one that put him on the map. Castles is a two-sport guy who had been more regarded as a basketball player to this point, but with over 40 receptions and 500 yards as a junior last season, the football talent from Castles is starting to shine. He's more of a pass catcher at this point and will need to show off more blocking acumen to be an inline tight end. Maybe that will come as he adds size to his frame. Castles is a good athlete, and it seems like he's just starting to scratch the surface as a football player.

Castles' player grade: C+

April 6

OL Vinny Fiacable (Fort Wayne, IN) commits to Indiana
Fiacable (6-4, 285) is the type of offensive linemen I really like. He's not necessarily great at any one thing, but he's pretty good across the board and his size is good enough to put him at guard, center or right tackle. He's the type of player who could start for three years at three different positions - the player who can fill the most glaring hole on the offensive line. Fiacable isn't necessarily a great athlete, but his technique is pretty sound. He plays low and generates his strength from the legs up. Fiacable is likely to end up at guard, and I think he's going to be a major contributor down the road.

Fiacable's player grade: C+

April 5

WR Latrell Neville (Missouri City, TX) commits to Virginia Tech
Neville (6-3, 190) is an interesting prospect. Off the hoof, he looks very good. He's a big body with a big frame and should be dominating competition in high school. However, he hasn't been very productive and is heading to his third high school in three years. So, Neville's recruitment is based solely off potential and assuming that the right coaching staff can get the most out of his very evident physical abilities. Neville needs to be better at battling for the 50-50 balls, and his speed isn't top end by any stretch. He has raw potential with an incredible ceiling. Neville is very much a boom-or-bust recruit for Virginia Tech.

Neville's player grade: C+

April 4

RB Jordan Jenkins (Lindale, TX) commits to Baylor
Jenkins (6-1, 200) is a prototypical "big" back for college. He can easily add 20 pounds on his frame and keep his speed. Right now, Jenkins is more of a straight-line runner who finds the hole and goes downhill. He's too big to be stopped by the first tackler, and he wants to deliver the hit as much as he's going to take it. Jenkins' speed isn't bad, but he's not going to beat you with speed. Jenkins is going to be more effective on the second 10 carries he gets in a game compared to the first 10 carries - a high-volume running back who should get good opportunities at Baylor.

Jenkins' player grade: B-

April 3

S Xamarion Gordon (Downey, CA) commits to USC
Gordon (6-2, 190) reminds me more of the type of defensive backs USC used to get when the program was rolling under Pete Carroll. Gordon is big, has elite length and could fit into that role between safety and outside linebacker. He is good around the line of scrimmage as a designated blitz guy and in run support. Gordon is good in pass coverage, probably a little better in a center field role than he is taking on an assignment and covering in man. Gordon is a big hitter, but sometimes his desire to get the big hit will get him in trouble. Overall, Gordon is going to give you a lot of options on defense because his skill set is so diverse.

Gordon's player grade: B+

LB Casey Phinney (Dedham, MA) commits to Michigan
Phinney (6-1, 230) is being projected as a linebacker, but there are also some who believe he'll eventually play fullback. As a linebacker, Phinney is a guy who is going to play in the box and control a certain area of space. He is able to get through blockers and traffic to get to the ball-carrier. The reason I believe Phinney will eventually settle at fullback is because there isn't a lot of speed and reaction time to his game. If Phinney is put in a situation when he has to cover a back out of the backfield, he would probably struggle. Phinney is a hard-nosed player who wants to mix it up. Those attributes will fit him well at fullback.

Phinney's player grade: D+ (as LB), B- (as FB)

WR Brady Boyd (Southlake, TX) commits to Minnesota
Boyd (6-1, 180) is a speedster with a 4.44-second time in the 40-yard dash from a Nike Regional camp held in 2019. So naturally the question is: Will that speed show up on film? Yes. It. Does. Boyd plays at Southlake Carroll, so he's going against some of the best competition in Texas. In the past, I've found that some prospects at Southlake Carroll "max" out earlier than others, but I think Boyd is just scratching the surface of his abilities. Boyd can stretch the field, even if he isn't necessarily the fastest off the line, but once he gets those legs churning, he will leave defensive backs in the dust. Boyd's hands are ok, but he will have to become more consistent to be a high-volume receiver. Minnesota's staff, under P.J. Fleck, is one of the best at evaluating and developing, and I think Boyd could be a very productive wideout under that staff.

Boyd's player grade: B

LB Mac Uihlein (Lake Forest, IL) commits to Northwestern
Ulhlein (6-1, 215) is one of the top defensive players in Illinois during this cycle and a big recruiting win for Northwestern, which had to fight off Minnesota and Iowa to get Ulhlein off the board. Ulhlein is a pure middle linebacker and a future quarterback of the defense. On film, you can quickly see the motor, the physicality and the general love of playing football. Ulhlein isn't one who is afraid to get his nose dirty and jump in the pile to help against the running game. In coverage, Ulhlein might have a little bit of work to do, but he's a very good athlete and a player who the Wildcats can build the defensive side of their recruiting class around.

Ulhlein's player grade: B

LB Marco Avant (Jonesboro, AR) commits to Arkansas
Avant (6-2, 210) has the size that make him more of an inside linebacker than the outside, but his long arms add to that length and on the field, he uses that length to play more like a linebacker who is 6-foot-4, rather than 6-foot-2. Avant has film playing both mike linebacker and the outside positions, showing good versatility in either role. Avant is better and more comfortable against the run right now because he thrives on being physical. He's athletic enough to play outside and drop in coverage, but he has to work on his instincts and flexibility with the movement in pass coverage. Avant is a solid in-state pick-up for the Razorbacks who has the potential to be a multi-year starter.

Avant's player grade: B-

RB Kamarro Edmonds (Havelock, NC) commits to North Carolina
The one thing missing from the Tar Heels' impressive early haul in the 2021 class was a top end running back. Edmonds (5-11, 195) should fill that void as a prospect who projects to be one of the top-20 running backs in this class. Edmonds fits that tweener back role, as he's somewhat of a power back with some speed, but he also has plus-level quickness and explosive burst. What puts Edmonds a cut above other backs in his tier might be his ability to catch out of the backfield. He is a solid back who should project out as a multi-year starter and a guy who will reliably get 20-25 touches per game.

Edmonds' player grade: B+

April 2

DE Cooper Jones (Valparaiso, IN) commits to Indiana
Jones (6-6, 240) is one of the top-10 players in Indiana for the 2021 class and a nice recruiting victory for the Hoosiers, as Iowa, Michigan and Purdue were all looking to get in on the defensive lineman. He has college-ready size and will likely add another 15-20 pounds onto his frame once he gets into college. He has some crossover athletic skills, and his time on the basketball court has helped his footwork significantly. Jones never seems to stop, even when teams game plan around him, he's hustling and figuring out ways to get to the ball-carrier. Add that motor with decent athletic traits and length, Jones should make an impact at Indiana.

Jones' player grade: B

P Tommy Doman (West Bloomfield, MI) commits to Michigan
Doman (6-3, 175) gets a five-star rating as a kicker and a punter by Kohl Kicking Camps website. He is ranked as the No. 4 punter in the nation. Further comments from the site say Doman's "punting consistency might be the best in the country." He also won the kickoff competition at the Kohl's Underclassman Challenge.

Doman's player grade: A

QB Trent Battle (Daphne, AL) commits to TCU
For a while, it looked like Battle might end up in the SEC, as he was checking out Tennessee and Texas A&M, but TCU might have the more friendly situation in terms of depth for a young quarterback. Battle (6-1, 195) is very familiar with TCU and visited the program earlier this year. TCU was expected to take two quarterbacks in this class and has already received a commitment from German prospect Alexander Honig. Battle is a pure dual-threat player and brings in much of that skill set, especially the ability to pass on the run and make something out of broken plays. He threw for 1,868 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior and had over 500 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.

Battle's player grade: B-

TE Louis Hansen (Needham, MA) commits to Michigan
Hansen (6-6, 240) looks like a prototypical tight end from the Big 10. He has good length and a solid frame that should allow him to get a little bigger without losing any speed or athleticism. Hansen uses his size well as a receiver, helping him to box out defenders in the red zone. He has the ability to go up and grab a ball at its highest point. Hansen has plus-level receiving skills, and he shows his versatility in the passing game by lining up inside or outside. Hansen will have to improve his blocking if he wants to be the next great tight end from Michigan. Right now, Hansen is a plus-level receiver and a project with the blocking aspect of being a tight end.

Hansen's player grade: B+

March 31

QB Sawyer Robertson (Lubbock, TX) commits to Mississippi State
One of the reasons Mike Leach made the jump from Washington State to Mississippi State was because he wanted to coach some of the top-end talent from around the Gulf Coast. Robertson (6-3, 190) is a top 10-15 quarterback in the nation and probably one of the highest-rated passes Leach will welcome into one of his programs. Robertson is a dynamic passer too - he makes all the throws you want without much of an issue. His deep corner fade throw is a thing of beauty. Robertson is accurate with the short passes and the things you need in a west-coast offense, and he shows the arm strength to fit the ball in the tight windows. He can move a little, but that's not really his game. Robertson has a high ceiling, and I wouldn't be surprised if he turns out to be the most successful quarterback in this class.

Robertson's player grade: A-

S Will Johnson (Leonardtown, MD) commits to Virginia Tech
Johnson has been a long-time target for Virginia Tech and admitted to the Roanoke Times that he was originally going to commit to the program during the 2019 season. However, when he found out about Bud Foster's retirement, he decided to hold back for a few months. But eventually, the linebacker knew where he wanted to go and stuck with his favorite. Johnson (6-2, 200) is a little undersized for now, but he's expected to redshirt and grow into an inside linebacker. He's a good tackler and looks comfortable close to the line of scrimmage. There is film of him dropping in coverage and he has good athletic instincts to make up for some of the footwork issues. Overall, Johnson is a good athlete, a hard worker and a good fit for the program.

Johnson's player grade: C+

CB Kani Walker (Douglasville, GA) commits to Boston College
Boston College pulled a big cornerback out of the southeast when Walker (6-2, 190) chose the Eagles over offers from Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Maryland. Walker has very good length and natural cornerback abilities, so he can be a good fit as a boundary corner. Because of Walker's size and tackling ability, he has scheme versatility and the ability to play either safety position or even some linebacker. Walker has some ball skills and moves well enough to complement his length. I'd like to see a little smoother footwork from Walker and a little cleaner with his change of direction. But with his length and toughness, Walker has some upside.

Walker's player grade: C

WR Max Patterson (Arlington, VA) commits to Rutgers
Rutgers has been doing an amazing job recruiting in the state of New Jersey, but Greg Schiano and his staff have reach outside of the Garden State and went to Virginia to pull Patterson (5-10, 165), a projected slot receiver with speed to burn. Patterson's speed - 4.54 in the 40-yard dash - will make him a dynamic, big-play weapon who should be used a variety of ways. Patterson plays against lower level competition in that part of Virginia, so he generally looks like the best player on the field. It will be a major step up playing in Power Five college football.

Patterson's player grade: C+

WR Walker Merrill (Brentwood, TN) commits to Tennessee
Merrill (6-1, 175) has some explosive speed and athleticism that should project well as a wide receiver. He is pretty raw in terms of wide receiver skills and mechanics - his hands are not completely reliable yet and his route running is pretty basic. But projecting forward as an athlete, Merrill is really dynamic and a big play waiting to break out. Right now, he's the type of player who can make plays in space off a bubble screens and is explosive through an opening for a big play. Merrill has good length and great leaping ability that will serve him well as his other skills begin to develop. It might take Merrill a while to become a complete receiver, but he's a threat every time the ball touches his hands.

Merrill's player grade: C+

March 30

S Jordan Mukes (Choctaw, OK) commits to Oklahoma
Mukes (6-4, 185) has cornerback ability, and if he were a little faster, you'd be talking about one of the top defensive backs in the country. As it is, Mukes has amazing length and long arms; he's built like a basketball player, and it's not a surprise that he plays the sport in high school and is considered a prospect. Even though Mukes has cornerback ability and could be recruited at the position, he's more of a situational cornerback in college and a full-time safety prospect. Mukes is a solid all-around athlete with strength and a lot of natural tools for safety that go beyond his range. He'll be a quality starter in college, and with a few improvements, he has to potential to reach higher.

Mukes' player grade: B

RB Jaylen Wright (Durham, NC) commits to Tennessee
Tennessee was going to take two running backs in this class and already had a commitment from in-state prospect Elijah Howard. Wright (5-10, 190) will bring speed and more speed to the backfield for the Volunteers. Wright is one of the fastest players in North Carolina and runs around a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, if not a little faster. He has plenty of interest with offers from Miami, Florida State, Rutgers and Arizona State out there. Wright will bring some scheme versatility; he can catch the football out of the backfield, and he'll be dangerous in space. Expect him to be a returner on special teams as well.

Wright's player grade: C+

March 28

RB Brandon Campbell (Katy, TX) commits to USC
Campbell (5-11, 190) is one of the more coveted running backs out of Texas during this cycle. USC had to beat out Auburn, Baylor, Arizona and a host of other potential suitors. Campbell has ideal size for a running back, and although he doesn't have track speed, his 40-yard dash time is reportedly 4.58 seconds. Campbell rushed for nearly 900 yards as a junior and caught 15 passes for almost 300 yards. Campbell is a combo back who can run with power and some speed, but he can also catch passes and make some plays in open space. He will have to put some more weight on as he gets older, but he has a chance to be a red-chip recruit.

Campbell's player grade: B+

OT Caleb Tiernan (Franklin, MI) commits to Northwestern
Northwestern is always a threat to grab a top-20 linemen in each class, and when it's all said and done, Tiernan (6-7, 280) might be that player. This wasn't an easy recruitment for Northwestern as Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State had all targeted Tiernan and were part of his final group. Tiernan has length to spare and a huge frame that should allow him to get well over 300 pounds and maintain his skill set. Tiernan can move pretty well. He also plays basketball, and his feet will be a major reason he gets on the field earlier than the other linemen Northwestern will sign in this class. Tiernan has all the physical attributes and can move well in space to get downfield on screens and similar throws. Overall, this is a very solid pickup for Northwestern.

Tiernan's player grade: B

March 27

RB TreVeyon Henderson (Hopewell, VA) commits to Ohio State
Ohio State's been among the best in the nation at recruiting over several years, but the Buckeyes' running back recruiting came under the microscope in the last cycle when they missed out on their top-two targets and eventually only took one back instead taking the two backs they had space for. Well, Henderson (5-11, 190) solves that problem. He has got a good chance to be rated as the best running back in the 2021 class, and he's one of the top-20 prospects regardless of position in this class. Henderson has everything you want in a running back prospect - he plays with speed and power. Henderson has the balance and the vision to run between the tackles and the speed to get to the outside and separate from the defense. He can catch passes, and he will get through the hole quickly. Henderson now only fills a need for Ohio State, but he fills it with elite talent.

Henderson's player grade: A+

WR Jesiah Davis (Cornelius, NC) commits to Virginia
Davis (6-2, 175) becomes the fifth verbal commitment for the Cavaliers in the 2021 class. A big-bodied receiver, Davis is also a two-sport star at his high school and uses a lot of his attributes from the basketball court on the football field. He can jump, and even though he will gain size and strength, he can get physical and he'll battle for those 50-50 balls. I could see Davis eventually becoming the primary outside target in the pass game for Virginia.

Davis' player grade: C+

DE David Abiara (Mansfield, TX) commits to Notre Dame
Abiara (6-4, 255) took a visit to Notre Dame for a junior-day event in February and left there with the Fighting Irish as the program to beat. A little more than a month later, Abiara made his decision to commit to Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish had to beat out a ton of top programs in the region, including LSU, Texas A&M, Alabama and Oklahoma. Abiara has a big-bodied frame, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him get into the 280-pound range and play all across the line. Abiara is a solid pass-rusher. He can get off the ball with some quickness, and he uses his arms in a sweeping motion to get blockers out of his way. Abiara is pretty strong and can overpower kids at the high school level

Abiara's player grade: B+

DE Keshon Griffin (Hammonton, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Griffin (6-4, 225) continues the haul of defensive linemen, mostly EDGE players, for Rutgers since Greg Schiano took over the head coaching role in December. All of the players have similar builds, have good length and are very athletic. Griffin often looks like the best player on the field in his high school, and more importantly, he plays like the best player on the field. Griffin is really good against the run, can close on the ball-carrier quickly, and plays with a lot of speed. He reads the plays well and can get off of blockers. Griffin is not as good in coverage, as his footwork is a little choppy and he often uses his raw athleticism to make up for some of those shortcomings. Griffin is another impressive in-state recruit for Rutgers.

Griffin's player grade: B

DE Demeioun Robinson (Gaithersburg, MD) commits to Maryland
Robinson (6-3, 220) is one of the top defensive end/outside linebacker prospects in the nation, and he gives Maryland coach Mike Locksley another major recruiting victory. Locksley hasn't exactly impressed as a coach in terms of a won-loss record, but with the talent he's accumulating at Maryland, he should be able to improve his winning percentage a little. Robinson is nearly the total package as an edge rusher. He gets off the ball as well as anyone you'll see in the 2021 class. He's not just dynamic around the edges, he can rush in between blockers and explode through pretty small seams. Robinson is a player you have to account for on offense whenever he's on the field. He is a blue-chip player, one of the best in his class, and a true game changer.

Robinson's player grade: A

DE Grey Carroll (Alcoa, TN) commits to Georgia Tech
Carroll (6-3, 250) had nearly two dozen offers, mostly from mid-majors and Ivy League programs, but he named Georgia Tech a leader soon after he received an offer from the Yellow Jackets and visited the campus in early March. Carroll could put on some significant weight and make a move to the inside. He told 247Sports that the plan is to add about 20-25 pounds and move him over the line. I could see Carroll being an all-purpose defensive lineman who provides depth at several positions. I like Carroll's hands; I think he has a good motor and is active on the play. He's not a super athlete, but he's going to give what he has on every snap.

Carrol's player grade: C+

March 26

OT Landon Tengwall (Olney, MD) commits to Penn State
Tengwall (6-6, 300) is a big-time football player, arguably the best in the state of Maryland. He's versatile enough where I believe he can play any position on the offensive line, including both tackle spots. Tengwall is a plus-level athlete and has better lower-body strength than you'll see from most offensive linemen in this class. His skill set is plus level across the board. Tengwall checks off the boxes with footwork, hands, and strength at the point of contact. He is a physical player who plays with a chip on his shoulders and finishes blocks with authority. Tengwall can contribute at a major college program as a true freshman and is likely to be a multi-year starter. He will have a blue-chip designation.

Tengwall's player grade: A

LB Khayri Banton (Newark, N.J.) commits to Rutgers
My good friend Charles Fishbein, a prospect scout based in Broward County, sent me a text, "have you seen the guys Greg [Schiano] is getting in his class? These guys are studs." Banton (6-2, 220) might be the best of the bunch, a player who looks like he would fit in with any of the top recruiting school in the nation. He's going to be a dynamic rusher off the edge and also has the athleticism and awareness to drop in coverage as a middle linebacker. Banton's instincts are solid, he can get from end to end well. and he's strong on the backside pursuit. He has the potential to be a double-digit sack guy in college.

Banton's player grade: B-

March 25

DE Dominick Giudice (Middletown, NJ) commits to Michigan
Guidice (6-4, 250) received his first Power Five offer from Michigan about a week ago and didn't take long to jump on it. I see Guidice making the move to the inside in college because he's probably not athletic enough to play on the edge. Right away on film, Guidice shows a high motor and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make the play. He'll chase the football from the backfield to the open field, and he likes to be physical. Sometimes the physical play is reckless, but sometimes Guidice is reckless in general. But I think his effort is something that will be much appreciated on the Wolverines.

Guidice's player grade: C-

OL Greg Crippen (Milton, MA) commits to Michigan
Crippen (6-4, 280) is currently playing at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He was committed to Notre Dame for almost a year but backed away from his pledge at the beginning of March, and soon after his de-commitment it was clear that Michigan was his leader. Crippen could be the next big-time center in the Big Ten. He's good off the snap, has very good with his hands and is looking to get the first shot on a defender. Crippen is athletic and smart. He excels at getting to where he needs to be for the combo blocks. Sometimes he gets a little overaggressive, but that's not necessarily a bad problem to have. Crippen will be one of the best interior linemen in this class.

Crippen's player grade: B+

March 24

OL Josh Thompson (Fenton, MI) commits to Northwestern
Thompson (6-5, 300) received his first Power Five offer from Northwestern in early March, and he is a prospect who I believe would've gotten a nice boost in his overall recruitment had the normal spring visit schedule taken place. However, this might turn out to be a hidden gem for the Wildcats. Thompson plays tackle, but he could slip to guard in college. I also think he's got a shot to be a right tackle if his footwork improves and can hold up against Big Ten opposition. Thompson is a tough player; he'll flatten a defender if he gets the opportunity. He does well as a lead blocker and has good lower body strength to hold up in pass protection. His overall athleticism is average at best, but he has a decent ceiling and room to grow.

Thompson's player grade: C

March 23

JUCO CB Marcellas Dial (Woodruff, SC) commits to South Carolina
Dial is originally from Woodruff, South Carolina and has played junior college ball at Georgia Military College. He played in 10 games as a freshman at Georgia Military and had 11 tackles and an interception. Dial is going to have three years of eligibility remaining.

Dial's player grade: C

DE Jonathan Jefferson (Douglasville, GA) commits to Georgia
Jefferson (6-4, 255) is currently listed as a defensive end, but I feel pretty confident he's going to move to the inside after a good year in the Bulldogs' weight program. He's a two-sport athlete with a heck of a skill set that allows him to even play some offense in high school. Jefferson is a stable presence on the defensive line. Not necessarily a dynamic player or a game changer, but a very consistent guy on the line that's going to be where he needs to be and not make many mistakes. Jefferson is going to be one of those unsung heroes on the defense who might not get the credit, but his presence will make the players around him better.

Jefferson's player grade: B-

QB Kaiya Sheron (Somerset, KY) commits to Kentucky
Sheron (6-3, 195) gives Kentucky its arm for the 2021 class, and the Wildcats staff didn't even have to leave the commonwealth to make it happen. After playing a wide receiver-at-the-quarterback position last year and running a single wing, Kentucky is set up to have a deep quarterback room for the next few years. Sheron is one of the best players in Kentucky. He put up some big numbers as a junior, throwing for over 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a junior. Sheron is already pushing 6-foot-4 and is going to be a big quarterback. He's going be able to make plays with his feet and his arm. Sheron's arm isn't among the biggest I've seen in this class, but he has a winner's mentality, which will serve him well.

Sheron's player grade: C+

LB Aidan Ralph (Chicago, IL) commits to Iowa State
Ralph (6-3, 190) took a visit to Iowa State several weeks ago and received an offer; now he gives the Cyclones a verbal commitment. On film, I see a high-energy player who does a lot of his damage going downhill and making plays at or behind the line of scrimmage. Ralph is aggressive, although he tackles way too high right now. He is athletic and can hold his own against a ball-carrier in open field. I'd love to see him improve his coverage and become a more versatile player down the road.

Ralph's player grade: C

March 22

DT Terry Lockett (Springfield, MA) commits to Syracuse
Lockett (6-1, 250) jumped to the top of the target board for Syracuse after he attended the program's junior-day event in February. He is now the Orange's first commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle. Syracuse is moving to three-man fronts on defense this year, so the staff is looking for defensive linemen who can move all along the line. In a three-man front, Lockett could see some time on the end, but he's going to be asked to rush the passer from the interior. On film, he shows a decent burst as an interior pass-rusher. Lockett might not be a sure-fire starter, but he should find a role in a defensive line rotation.

Lockett's player grade: C

CB Mark Wilson (Houston, TX) commits to Houston
Normally, I don't go into detail on commitments to Group of Five programs, but if the prospect is good enough, I make an exception and I see Wilson as a potential red-chip player who the Cougars had to beat out several Big XII programs to land. Wilson (6-0, 160) is a little thin on the frame, but he has the length and the athleticism to become a very good one. Wilson is a tough competitor and doesn't let his size keep him away from being a physical player and a willing, hard-hitting tackler. Wilson can run too; he's a track kid who has good burst and explosion. He is quick enough to play man coverage as a defensive back, but he also has some attributes that would be best served as a safety. I think Wilson is a legitimate top-250 player in the nation, which the summer evaluation period will show.

Wilson's player grade: B+

2020 JUCO DE Victor Obi (Kilgore, TX) commits to Baylor
Obi (6-5, 215) was extended an offer from Baylor a couple of weeks after the February signing-day period. He was a full qualifier out of high school, but chose to attend Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas to gain more recruiting interest. Obi played eight games as a reserve for Kilgore in 2019. He'll have three years of eligibility and a redshirt year when he gets to Baylor.

Baylor's 2020 class grade: C

March 21

WR Jack Bech (Lafayette, LA) commits to Vanderbilt
Bech (6-1, 200) showed his chops as an outside receiver with a big junior season that saw him catch 91 passes for nearly 1,700 yards and 20 touchdowns. He played for one of the better programs in Louisiana and will enter college as a prospect who should be able to contribute early. My only concern with Bech is that he might be maxed out already. Even if he is, he is going to be a good receiver in the room. Bech is a big body and plays like a big receiver. He uses his frame to get in position to grab 50-50 balls, and that will help him greatly as a red-zone target in college. Bech is also a willing blocker and looks like he takes pride in doing it to help out the running back.

Bech's player grade: C+

ATH Malachi Fields (Charlottesville, VA) commits to Virginia
Fields (6-4, 200) gave Virginia its fourth verbal commitment in the 2021 class. He attended a junior-day event at the program earlier in March. Fields' recruitment was going a little slowly, which surprised me because I see a quality athlete who should be able to make the transition from high school quarterback to wide receiver in college. Obviously, there isn't any film on him at receiver, but as a quarterback, Fields looks like a quick-twitch athlete and can make things happen in the open field.

Fields' player grade: C+

March 20

ATH Jordan Thompson (Morris Plains, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Thompson (6-3, 225) is a versatile athlete who gives Rutgers another commitment from an in-state prospect. This was one of the easier targets for Rutgers, as Thompson was admittedly a fan and wanted to jump on board once Schiano was hired. Thompson is a two-way player in high school, and he could project as a defensive end, linebacker or tight end in college. Thompson sees himself as a linebacker, and I wouldn't be surprised if he splits time as an outside linebacker and is also put in situations where he'll have to put his hand on the ground and come off the edge. Thompson has some real potential and looks like he could be a multi-year starter.

Thompson's player grade: B

RB Devin Neal (Lawrence, KS) commits to Kansas
I expected recruiting to pick up a little bit at Kansas now that it is Les Miles' second year. Miles fielded a competitive team in 2019, and now he can continue to upgrade and flip the roster. Neal (5-11, 185) is a solid prospect at running back. He's not quite a red-chip player, but I really like his skill set and the fact that he's spent enough time at wide receiver to have good hands and plus-level receiving skills out of the backfield. Neal is a good athlete; he plays several spots. He's not a speedster, but he's a tough runner and a great competitor. He should be able to jump right in as part of a running back rotation early in his career before challenging for the No. 1 running back spot.

Neal's player grade: B-

DE Cam'Ron Stewart (Reading, PA) commits to Rutgers
Stewart (6-4, 220) continues the recruiting run for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers was Stewart's only offer from a Power Five program, and he's going to take a few years of development and seasoning before we can see what he really has to offer. From a size standpoint, Stewart looks the part. He's pretty raw from a football standpoint, but he can move and plays with aggression. There isn't a lot of technique there so far because most of his film clips are just him running downhill. But Stewart can run and looks pretty explosive. With Rutgers trying to improve every aspect of its roster, Stewart is worth taking a flyer on.

Stewart's player grade: C

LB Christopher Paul Jr. (Cordele, GA) commits to Nebraska
I could see the Cornhuskers taking up to five linebackers in this class, so Scott Frost and his staff had to jump on targets early. Paul (6-1, 215) actually visited the campus last season for a game, so he's had a long time to build a relationship with Frost and the rest of the Nebraska staff. Paul is going to be a middle linebacker in college, and he has shown to be a tackling machine so far in high school. He had over 150 tackles as a junior. Paul is a physical player who can run and plays with a lot of effort. He can diagnose a play quickly, and when he has the chance to lay in a big hit, he doesn't miss.

Paul's player grade: B-

DE Victoine Brown (Loganville, GA) commits to Louisville
Brown (6-4, 235) was one of the hotter prospects coming out of Georgia during the early phases of the evaluation of 2021 prospects. He had a ton of top-end offers. However, Brown has tested well and has a 5.1-second 40-yard dash to his name, which likely scared some schools away. For what it's worth, I think Brown is a little faster than the time listed, but he's not a dynamic player off the edge or anything. On the end, Brown is going to tougher against the run than he would be as a pass-rusher. I think Brown could put on some significant weight and be a more effective player on the inside.

Brown's player grade: C+

March 19

S Dakota Mitchell (Winter Park, FL) commits to LSU
Mitchell (5-11, 175) gives LSU its first verbal commitment since December for the 2021 class. Mitchell was setting up an LSU-Alabama recruiting battle, but the Tigers prioritized him in recruiting. Mitchell does a good job of dropping into the coverage and then making a play on the football or the ball-carrier. He also plays wide receiver in high school, which helps his ball skills. Mitchell can run, though there is not a reliable time on record. It looks like he can run around a 4.55 or better. Mitchell is a physical player on defense and plays a big-man's game. That's surprising to see when you compare it to his offensive sights where Mitchell is so agile, quick and shifty. With his speed, I could see him playing on either side of the ball.

Mitchell's player grade: B

CB Shaquan Loyal (Newark, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Rutgers' recent run of verbal commitments continues with Loyal (6-0, 175), who becomes the sixth verbal commitment in the Scarlet Knights' class. One of the things that separates Greg Schiano's recruiting class from the previous Rutgers regime is that he values the prospects from the public schools in New Jersey more. Loyal has the sort of competitive mentality that some coaches believe you'll only find from prospects in the inner-city public schools. Loyal has good feet and plus-level ball skills. On film, he shows a willingness to help against the run and seems to play with a chip on his shoulder. His toughness will be appreciated at Rutgers.

Loyal's player grade: B-

March 18

ATH Al-Shadee Salaam (East Orange, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Salaam (5-9, 175) will give Rutgers a lot of options on offense with where he can line up on the field. Rutgers coach Greg Schiano has always liked to have a couple of guys on offense who play multiple roles, and Salaam fits that description. He has primarily played running back for his high school, and that's probably his best position. But Salaam can also line up in the slot or on the outside as a wide receiver, and he's going to be a major part of the return team with his speed. As long as there's a plan to get Salaam the ball in space, he'll make plays at the next level.

Salaam's player grade: C+

ATH DeAndre Boykins (Concord, NC) commits to North Carolina
Boykins (5-11, 195) should project out to be a versatile piece on defense who could play some safety or possibly grow into a middle linebacker position. He's likely to stay in the secondary, however, because he has good enough coverage skills to play cornerback in certain alignments. Boykins is a two-way player in high school and certainly has the size to play running back. He doesn't have top-end track speed, but he has plenty enough speed to compete in the secondary or on offense as a bigger power running back. Boykins' football instincts should get him on the field early and in a spot to contribute.

Boykins' player grade: B

QB Colten Gauthier (Dacula, GA) commits to South Carolina
Gauthier (6-3, 200) gives the Gamecocks their arm for the 2021 class. Checking out the film, Gauthier shows off a live arm right away, and he can just fire the ball to the target. He makes a lot of these throws without the best mechanics. Gauthier can escape the pocket and can move around well to buy time, but I'd love to see him really set on his feet and use that big arm to make more accurate throws. Overall, Gauthier's skill set is very appealing, and I could see new South Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Bobo being very excited to work with him. After a few mechanical adjustments, keep an eye on Gauthier down the road, as he could prove to be one of the more surprising quarterbacks to come out of this class.

Gauthier's player grade: B

WR D.J. Justice (Mission Hills, CA) commits to UCLA
Justice (6-0, 180) puts UCLA on the board with its first verbal commitment of the 2021 recruiting class. He comes from athletic lineage as his father, David Justice, was a former power-hitting outfielder in Major League Baseball. The Bruins need more explosive talent on offense, and Justice has some of that big-play ability. He is a good athlete, and while he isn't the most advanced route runner, he is good after the catch and has the straight-line speed to stretch out a defense. Justice is a little raw and will need some development, but he's got some real tools and upside to succeed in Chip Kelly's offense.

Justice's player grade: B-

March 17

ATH Tymir Brown (Jacksonville, NC) commits to North Carolina
Brown (6-0, 160) had been handling his recruitment as if he wasn't going to be too far from home, and the projected defensive back chose the Tar Heels over N.C. State when it came to his final decision. The Tar Heels staff is looking at Brown to be a cornerback who can compete in man coverage and survive when he's out on an island. Brown has good length, but he'll need to gain overall strength to cover outside receivers one-on-one. I think Brown will contribute more as a slot corner and corner in the nickel package on the front end of his college career before he becomes a full-time starter as an upperclassman.

Brown's player grade: C+

OL Aaron Gunn (New Castle, PA) commits to Louisville
The Cardinals have to get more physical on both sides of the line, and they hope a player like Gunn (6-2, 295) can be a fighter in the trenches for them. Gunn is a pure guard who wants to mix it up on the inside and wear his opponent down. On film, there are a lot of clips of Gunn pulling as well and showing some decent athleticism. Gunn is a sturdy blocker with a good leg drive. He can finish blocks and shows a lot of nastiness when he's challenged. Overall, Gunn looks like a solid competitor who will win battles with effort.

Gunn's player grade: C

ATH Cooper DeJean (Ida Grove, IA) commits to Iowa
DeJean (6-2, 190) is a big athlete who looks good off the hoof and physically ready to contribute when he walks on campus. He shows a lot of potential as a strong safety who can play downhill and create havoc close to the line of scrimmage. He's also not uncomfortable playing in coverage situations. DeJean will probably put on more weight, and that could put him in the tweener position between safety and linebacker. To be honest, he could easily commit to putting on more weight and becoming a solid outside linebacker given his coverage skills and naturally physical play. DeJean should project to be one of the top-end prospects in the Hawkeyes' 2021 recruiting class.

DeJean's player grade: B+

S Andre Turrentine (Nashville, TN) commits to Ohio State
The re-stocking of the Ohio State secondary continues with the verbal commitment of Turrentine (6-0, 175), who the Buckeyes staff pulled from the southeast despite offers from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida. Turrentine will probably provide some meaningful snaps at safety or cornerback and will probably eventually find himself having the most success in nickel packages, where he can use his versatile skill set. Turrentine looks like a good and willing tackler on film, and he gets to the ball-carrier quickly. His coverage instincts are good, and while he isn't the fastest out there, he makes up for it with a high football IQ and good anticipation.

Turrentine's player grade: B+

March 16

RB Evan Pryor (Cornelius, NC) commits to Ohio State
Given the way North Carolina has dominated recruiting in its home state, it was a bit of a surprise to see Pryor (5-10, 200), the top running back in the Tar Heel State, opt for the Buckeyes instead. Pryor, however, isn't just a normal running back or what you think of when you think of a running back in Ohio State's system. He can be a workhorse out of the backfield, but where he really excels is when he can utilize his strong receiving skills. Pryor has the ability to be a running back, a slot receiver, and potentially a specialist in the return game. He needs touches like any other top-end skill player, but all those touches don't have to come while lining up seven yards behind the center. Pryor is a superb athlete and a potential game-changer who will add another explosive piece to Ryan Day's offense.

Pryor's player grade: A-

QB Ty Thompson (Gilbert, AZ) commits to Oregon
Thompson (6-4, 200) is one of the best quarterbacks on the west coast, and to no one's surprise, all of the major Pac-12 programs were gunning after him. Oregon, however, won this tough recruiting battle over Arizona State, California and Iowa after Thompson took an unofficial visit to the Oregon campus. Thompson is a good fit for the type of quarterback who Mario Cristobal wants in his offense - he's big and athletic with a powerful arm, plus he moves well within the pocket. Thompson probably isn't going to make a lot of plays with his feet, but he knows how to extend time in the pocket and create more passing opportunities. Thompson can make the throws, especially the deep balls, and the ball comes off his hand beautifully. He threw for over 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns as a junior. Thompson will probably get a red-chip designation.

Thompson's player grade: A-

CB Devonta Smith (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Ohio State
A day after landing a commitment from blue-chip prospect Jakallin Johnson, the Buckeyes gain another commitment in the secondary from Smith (6-0, 185), an in-state prospect who fits the bill as a cornerback on the field side. Smith has emerged as one of the top players from the powerhouse LaSalle program in Cincinnati, so he's playing against some of the best competition in the midwest. He has good speed and has added the size to his frame, making him project as more of an outside cornerback than a slot. Smith plays both ways at LaSalle and could play wide receiver in college if he wanted to, but he's likely going to be part of a very fierce Buckeyes secondary over the next 3-4 years.

Smith's player grade: B-

Brandon Calloway (Griffin, GA) commits to Purdue
Calloway (6-2, 175) is the third recruit to give a verbal commitment to Purdue in the 2021 recruiting cycle. The first thing that stands out about Calloway is his length. That makes him a versatile piece on a defense. Calloway carries a lot of roles for his high school, playing cornerback, linebacker, safety, plus lines up as a nickelback as well. He's athletic and capable of covering in space. Calloway is still pretty raw, and it'll be interesting to see how his recruitment goes in the summer when I expect other programs will be trying to get him on campus - COVID-19 pandemic pending.

Calloway's player grade: C+

March 15

CB Jakallin Johnson (St. Louis, MO) commits to Ohio State
Johnson (5-11, 165) is a highly-touted recruit who had an offer from nearly every major program in the country and is arguably the top prospect from the state of Missouri. He has ideal side for a cornerback and length that makes him play taller than his 5-foot-11 listing. The Buckeyes are going to have to re-load at secondary this year, and Johnson is a heck of a place to build around. Looking at the film, Johnson is strong in man coverage and doesn't back down from the challenge of being left on an island. However, he's also quite adept when he's playing zone and forced to close in on the ball quickly. Johnson's instincts are definitely at a plus level, and his effort as a tackler and contributions in the run game make him an all-around performer. Johnson clearly focuses on every aspect of the game and wants to be great. He continues a strong recruiting run for the Buckeyes.

Johnson's player grade: A

OL Henry Buckles (Hood River, OR) commits to Oregon State
Buckles (6-2, 285) is no stranger to the Oregon State program and was a frequent visitor last season on game days. So it's no surprise that less than a week after Jonathan Smith and the Beavers coaching staff extended an offer, he verbally committed. Buckles is a "good body" lineman. He looks like he carries his weight well and moves well with it. He's a little short and might find a better long-term fit at center. Buckles is the first verbal commitment for Oregon State in the 2021 class.

Buckles's player grade: C-

LB Jake Chaney (Lehigh Acres, FL) commits to Wisconsin
I looked at Chaney's film a couple of times and came away thinking he is a perfect inside linebacker for a Big Ten program. Chaney (6-0, 210) is a little undersized, although he will bulk up considerably, and he isn't going to blow you away with plus-level athleticism. That being said, he's tougher than a cheap steak and plays the position to deliver hard hits and punishment. Chaney is a stopper in the middle of the defense. He attacks the ball-carrier and brings real physicality to the position. He's going to be a fan favorite in Wisconsin for his blue-collar style of play.

Chaney's player grade: B-

March 13

QB Tyler Macon (East St. Louis, IL) commits to Missouri
Macon (6-0, 185) was one of Eli Drinkwitz's early offers when he took the job at Missouri. He wanted a dual-threat quarterback, and Macon fits the bill as a player who can throw the ball - he threw for over 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns as a junior - and make plays with his feet. Macon was more of a rusher earlier in high school and rushed for over 1,000 yards, but he showed off a big arm as a junior. He can make the throws on the run, and he can buy additional time by escaping the pocket. Macon can make big runs by design or scrambling. He's a tough player to defend, because he's not afraid to run if he sees the opening. Macon is a top-25 quarterback in the nation in my opinion and a nice commitment for the Tigers.

Macon's player grade: B

March 11

OT Mason Murphy (San Juan Capistrano, CA) commits to USC
Murphy (6-5, 285) marks the first commitment USC has gotten for the 2021 class in the past six months. Their last commitment in the class was blue-chip quarterback Jake Garcia, who is one of the best in the nation. Murphy will be one of the players with the task of protecting Garcia. Murphy had a host of offers from around the nation, including Arizona State, Michigan and Colorado, but he was a heavy USC lean from the beginning and it's important for Clay Helton to improve USC recruiting and land these targets early. Murphy looks like he could play either side at the tackle position. He plays the left side in high school, and he is good in pass protection with his feet and hands moving in good sequence. Murphy might be a little undervalued as a recruit.

Murphy's player grade: B-

ATH Donnie Gray (New Haven, CT) commits to Northwestern
Gray (6-0, 190) is the first commitment for Northwestern in the 2021 recruiting class. He had offers from Army, Syracuse, Temple, UMass and a host of Ivy League programs as well. Gray could play on either side of the ball and is a two-way guy in high school, but he'll likely project to be a wide receiver at Northwestern. He's a bigger wide receiver, who will have to develop some more overall skills and work on his speed, but there is some raw athleticism there to work with.

Gray's player grade: C-

DE Kyonte Hamilton (Rockville, MD) commits to Rutgers
Hamilton (6-5, 235) has a wrestling background and committed to Rutgers for both its wrestling and football programs. He is a big athlete and has been asked to do a lot in high school from outside linebacker to quarterback to slot corner. Once Greg Schiano gets a hold of Hamilton, he'll turn him into a 255-pound defensive lineman who will play the edge. Hamilton already has the athleticism to get down field and become a top-level pass-rusher, and I think part of the reason Hamilton is a bit underrated as a prospect is because he hasn't been able to focus on a single position. He has good speed and has shown the ability to blitz or line up with his hand on the ground and be a traditional pass-rusher. Hamilton has a high ceiling and a lot of potential.

Hamilton's player grade: B-

March 10

CB Jordan Hancock (Suwanee, GA) commits to Clemson
When Clemson goes fishing these days, expect the Tigers to catch a whale. Hancock (6-0, 165) is one of the top cover cornerbacks in the 2021 class and a legitimate top-100 player in the nation, regardless of position. On film, Hancock's closing speed is among the best I've seen. When it looks like he's too far off the route, he can just dart back in and make a play on the ball. He plays bigger than his size, and once he adds on mass in college, his style of play will be that off a bigger cornerback who is equally adept at coverage and tackling. Hancock can run well with fluid motion and is great at changing directions. He is at one of the top programs in Georgia and plays against top competition every Friday. Hancock has the potential to be a very good one.

Hancock's player grade: A-

S Joshua Sosanya (Raleigh, NC) commits to Wake Forest
Sosanya (6-1, 180) has been on Wake Forest's radar for a long time. He was a regular visitor for Demon Deacons games last season. As more programs got a hold of Sosanya's film, he began to gain some traction, with Appalachian State and Georgia Tech both extending offers to him. Wake Forest, however, won out, and it's a good fit for Sosanya because he'll be asked to perform several roles in the program's defense. Wake Forest doesn't always have big corners, so Sosanya will probably play some on the outside and in the nickel as well. He's a heady player, and that makes up for his lack of top-end speed.

Sosanya's player grade: C

S Jake Kettchen (Richland, NJ) commits to Vanderbilt
Ketchen (6-3, 315) becomes the second commitment for Vanderbilt, choosing the Commodores over Rutgers. The difference might've come down to Vanderbilt offensive line coach Pete Rossomando, who was previously at Rutgers. Ketchen could probably play any of the interior spots; I wonder if he'll end up as a center because he gets off the ball pretty well. He is a classic road grader who really gets after it in run blocking and likes to mix it up with the defensive linemen in the trenches.

Ketchen's player grade: C

WR Jakolbe Baldwin (Rockingham, NC) commits to N.C. State
The Wolfpack add a second wide receiver in as many days with Baldwin (5-10, 170) jumping on board following the commitment of Julian Gray. Although Gray and Baldwin are similar in size, they bring different things to the table. Baldwin isn't going to wow anyone with his speed, but he's a smart route runner with plus-level hands. He is fundamentally sound and understands spacing and the distance he needs to get on catches to move the chains. Baldwin plays a more physical game than his size would indicate, and he'll have to continue to add on size to play that style.

Baldwin's player grade: C

March 8

S Langston Long (Arden, NC) commits to Virginia
The Cavaliers got an early jump on Long (6-2, 205), a big athlete who could stay at safety or grow into a linebacker. Long hasn't had a ton of traction with major programs yet, but Virginia decided he was a gem worth taking an early verbal commitment from. Long probably would be best served putting on weight and playing linebacker. As a safety, Long likes playing close to the line of scrimmage as it is and is far more comfortable going downhill than hanging in coverage. He plays outside linebacker in high school, but I don't think he's good enough in space to play outside in college. But as a thudding mike linebacker? Long might fit the bill.

Long's player grade: C+

OT Connor Tollison (Jackson, MO) commits to Missouri
This is a big-time recruiting win for Missouri, as many felt like Tollison was a solid lean to Oklahoma after attending the Sooners' junior-day event earlier in the month. New Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz wanted to be more competitive with the in-state prospects and Tollison is one of the best offensive linemen in the Show-Me State. Right away, it's easy to see the length and decent athleticism from Tollison (6-5, 285). He has put on a lot of weight in high school, but he carries it real well. Tollison is a grinder - he finishes blocks well; he battles for position.; andh e doesn't give up on the block. Tollison's not winning battles on athletic ability, he is a worker and a prospect who should be a multi-year starter.

Tollison's player grade: B

OT Eli Sutton (Brentwood, TN) commits to North Carolina
Who said the Tar Heels can't recruit out of state? We've rightfully given Mack Brown and his staff so much credit for their in-state recruiting prowess, but we shouldn't discount Brown in any recruiting battle. With Sutton (6-7, 280), there was no shortage of suitors, including Tennessee, Baylor, Florida, LSU and several others. He is built like a prototypical left tackle with those long arms and wide wingspan. He is a two-sport guy, and his days playing basketball have served him well with his footwork. He's built from the lower body up and has a great leg drive. Sutton is going to be the left tackle of the future for North Carolina and has a high ceiling.

Sutton's player grade: B+

WR Julian Gray (Huntersville, NC) commits to N.C. State
Gray (5-10, 170) comes from a passing offense in high school, and he has a little better knowledge of spacing and route running than many wide receivers coming out of their junior years of high school. But above all else, he's a dart who runs faster than a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and has the ability to find the matchup and get down the field for the big plays. Although most of his film are deep routes, a deeper look at Gray shows a plus-level route runner who will create a lot of headaches in the slot. Despite being the focal point of his offense, Gray had 57 receptions for over 1,200 yards as a junior.

Gray's player grade: C+

OT Wyatt Milum (Huntington, WV) commits to West Virginia
Milum (6-6, 275) is a cornerstone recruiting prospect for West Virginia and a player who wanted to play his college football for the Mountaineers despite offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Georgia and Alabama. He is a long and lean with a frame that can easily get to the 300-pound mark. First and foremost, Milum is an explosive athlete and gets off the ball quickly to deliver that initial punch in run blocking. He is strong with his hands and is decisive and aggressive when it comes to finishing blocks. Milum is going to be one of the top-10 offensive tackles in this class and has a pro-level upside. He is a major in-state recruiting victory for West Virginia.

Milum's player grade: A

DT Isaac Washington (Pilot Mountain, NC) commits to Tennessee
Washington (6-3, 265) had a dominant junior season in high school, racking up 27 tackles for loss and earning the attention of several top programs. He was one of two Tennessee targets who committed to the school during the Volunteers' junior-day event. Tennessee had been on Washington for several months, and even as he began accumulating offers from other major programs, he couldn't get Tennessee off his mind.

On film, it's easy to see Washington's effect. He brings it on every play and is good with his explosion off the ball. Washington is a little raw and needs to continue to work on his technique so it matches his work ethic. Once his technique comes around, Washington has the potential to be a multi-year starter.

Washington's player grade: B+

DE Akili Calhoun (Brentwood, CA) commits to California
Calhoun (6-4, 245) is the fourth commitment for California and the first who is projected to play on the defensive side of the ball. The California coaching staff has seen how programs like Oregon and most recently Arizona State have come into California and pulled away some top players. With that, Golden Bears head coach Justin Wilcox wants to re-establish the program for in-state prospects.

Calhoun is going to grow into a versatile piece on the defensive line and a big defensive end in a 3-4 alignment. He is quick to get in the backfield, but he plays an honest game and hustles just as hard in backside pursuit. California has gotten off to a nice start in recruiting, and Calhoun's commitment just keeps it rolling.

Calhoun's player grade: B

WR Kobe Paysour (Kings Mountains, NC) commits to North Carolina
Paysour (6-1, 170) is the latest in-state prospect to commitment to North Carolina and continue to buy into Mack Brown's plan to fill the roster with in-state players. Paysour's commitment comes a day after North Carolina flipped blue-chip quarterback Drake Maye from Alabama, and there's little doubt that Maye's decision along with the Tar Heels' exciting options at quarterback were the main catalyst for Paysour's decision.

Paysour has been productive in high school, starting since he was a freshman and averaging over 1,100 receiving yards each season. He is a bigger receiver and plays a big receivers game. He'll jump for the 50-50 balls and get physical with defensive backs. Paysour's not a speedster, but he has a nice combination of size, speed and hands.

Paysour's player grade: B+

S Edwin White (Mobile, AL) commits to Tennessee
White's recruitment to Tennessee has been over two years in the making. The Volunteers were the first program to make an to offer White and have been aggressively pursuing him since. Other programs began noticing White later, but Tennessee always has the upper hand.

White (5-11, 195) is a solid pass defender and plays in the center of the field with a lot of comfort. He can read passes well and knows when to jump in to either break up the pass or try to create a turnover. White may take some unnecessary risks or get too aggressive trying to jump some passing routes, but those risks make him a threat on the field at all times.

White's player grade: B-

TE Nick Elksnis (Jacksonville, FL) commits to Florida
Elksnis (6-5, 205) committed to Penn State earlier in the process, but he had been looking around and eventually turned his attention to staying in state and playing for the Gators. He made it official during Florida's junior day event.

As a tight end, Elksnis is probably more suited for a flex role and moving around on the field whether it's in the slot, on the outside or as a h-back in certain formations. Elksnis is a willing blocker, but I'm not sure if he'll project well as a blocker at the next level. As a big receiver, however, I believe Elksnis can be a mismatch in the passing game and a reliable target in the red zone.

Elksnis's player grade: B-

March 6

QB Drake Maye (Charlotte, NC) commits to North Carolina
This was the huge play Mack Brown was looking for early in this recruiting cycle. Maye (6-4, 205) is a blue-chip quarterback who was committed to Alabama until the start of the weekend, and now he will be the centerpiece of the Tar Heels' 2021 recruiting class.

Maye is a terrific athlete and comes from a strong line of athletes in football and basketball, with his father Mark Maye having played quarterback for North Carolina in the 1980s. He is a high-level passer that is mechanically sound and has one of the quicker releases of any quarterback in this class. Maye has been incredibly productive in high school. He threw for over 3,200 yards and 35 touchdowns as a sophomore and then over 3,500 yards and 50 touchdowns as a junior. If it wasn't clear that Mack Brown is going to control the recruiting narrative in North Carolina, it should be by now.

Maye's player grade: A

DT Marlin Dean (Elberton, GA) commits to Georgia
Outside of landing the verbal commitment of blue-chip quarterback Brock Vandergriff, things have been pretty quiet for the Georgia Bulldogs early in this recruiting cycle. But no one expects the Bulldogs to stay quiet for long, and Marlin Dean started off the weekend becoming the third verbal commitment for Georgia in the current recruiting class.

Dean (6-6, 255) is a two-way linemen who has been getting recruiting to play on both sides of the ball. Georgia is probably looking at him as a defensive lineman. Dean's offer list had grown significantly in the past month, with Penn State, Texas A&M, Florida State, Arkansas, Tennessee and others jumping in the past three weeks. Dean is an athletic defensive lineman who is quick off the ball and good with his hands. He has some dominating film and is likely to receive a red-chip designation.

Dean's player grade: B

S Cole Bishop (Fayetteville, GA) commits to Duke
Bishop (6-3, 200) has been a prospect on the rise over the last few weeks, and to be honest, his commitment to Duke is a bit of a surprise. As it stands, Bishop becomes the sixth verbal commitment for the Blue Devils, choosing them over Virginia, Georgia Tech and a few others.

Bishop is listed as a safety, and could play the position lining up close to the line of scrimmage, but Bishop will be able to add weight to his frame and I believe linebacker will be his eventual spot on the field.

Bishop's player grade: C+

March 4

S Cisco Caston (Weatherford, TX) commits to Baylor
When it comes to defensive backs new Baylor head coach Dave Aranda loves length and size. He wants his safeties and corners to be big, long and physical. Caston (6-2, 190) has exceptional length and really looks like an Aranda type of player. Caston is always looking for the big hit and can bring a linebacker mentality when he gets close to the line of scrimmage. Caston, however, has some versatility and looks comfortable playing coverage in the middle of the field. He's still pretty raw, but the size and athleticism are there to give him a high ceiling of potential.

Caston's player grade: B-

Feb. 28

TE Gage Wilcox (Tampa, FL) commits to Florida
Wilcox made his commitment to Florida official on his social media, choosing the Gators over Alabama and Georgia. Wilcox (6-4, 222) is a good fit for what Dan Mullen likes to do with his tight ends on offense. He's a flex player and can move around the field to find the right matchup. Wilcox doesn't have the breakaway speed of an elite tight end, but he can stretch the field and he has the hands to make the catches that will move the chains. Florida already has 13 verbal commitments in the 2021 class, although if the past is any indication, there will be plenty of movement in the class between now and the December early signing period. But the Gators are establishing themselves with in-state recruits, as seven of the 13 commitments are from Florida.

Wilcox's player grade: B

Feb. 27

QB Charles Wright (Austin, TX) commits to Iowa State
As quarterbacks continue to fly off the board before the spring evaluation period begins, Wright becomes the latest commitment and grabs the only offer he had from a Power Five program. Wright plays against some of the better competition in Texas, so he's battle tested. He has decent arm strength and very good accuracy, especially when he's throwing into tight windows or at difficult angles. He has been very productive in high school, throwing for over 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior. He also turned the ball over a little more than you'd like to see with 13 interceptions. Still, Wright is a plus-level passer and brings the ability to do some things with his feet as well.

Wright's player grade: C+

TE Leron Husbands (Washington, D.C.) commits to Maryland
Husbands (6-3, 195) will grade out to be more of a flex tight end, a good receiver who can line up in the slot or on the outside. Husbands had already generated offers from West Virginia, Indiana, Purdue and others, but he's a nice fit with Maryland's young wide receivers. He'll get bigger, but I don't think Maryland will put Husbands inline too often. Husbands has very good hands and has a reported time of a 4.60 in the 40, which will make him a major mismatch when a linebacker decides to take him on in coverage.

Husbands' player grade: B-

February 26

DE Justus Boone (Sumter, SC) commits to Florida
Boone is listed as a defensive end, but at 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, I think he's going to move inside by the time he gets to college. His frame is one that can easily take an additional 30-35 pounds, and he's already outgrown the linebacker position that he was playing when he starting high school football. Boone looks like he's as strong as an Ox on film, which is something I've generally noticed about line prospects from South Carolina. He is a physical player up front and really sells out against the run. Boone is a little underrated, and with closer inspection, I'd give him a red-chip designation.

Boone's player grade: B+

February 25

CB Joshua Pickett (Mount Airy, GA) commits to Duke
Pickett has been on Duke's radar for a while and was identified as an early target by David Cutcliffe and his coaching staff. Pickett is a two-way player in football and also plays basketball. His wide receiver film actually stands out first because he has good agility and a knack of making plays in the open field with a great burst. As a defensive back, he shows active hands and seems to have the ability to diagnose where the play is going. Pickett (6-0, 170) has good size and appears to be a willing tackler. I wouldn't be surprised if he plays offense in college.

Pickett's player grade: C+

TE Jermaine Terry (Richmond, CA) commits to California
Through the early evaluations, Terry is one of the top-10 players at the tight end position in this class. He's a big wide receiver in a tight end's body (6-4, 240). Terry can run, can catch, can stretch the field vertically and is just a pain for a linebacker to cover. Terry is not a great blocker, but he's not a bad blocker and he continues to work at it. By the time he's finished with his senior year, he'll be a three-down player. Terry is a big-time recruiting win for Justin Wilcox and the type of recruiting win that California hasn't enjoyed much in the past decade. He is the type of player you can build a class around.

Terry's player grade: A-

Feb. 20

2020 ATH Marc Britt (Miami, FL) signs with Ole Miss
Britt committed to the Florida Gators in November, but he didn't sign during the early signing period and he didn't sign a letter of intent on National Signing Day. Britt took a visit to Ole Miss on the final weekend of January, and after that visit decided he would give himself a couple of weeks to ponder a decision and sign on February 20. From that point, Ole Miss was trending, and in some ways, Florida seemed to concede it was losing Britt (6-2, 185), who Florida had projected as a defensive back.

Britt is a two-way player, and I believe Ole Miss may have gotten the edge with its willingness to let him play wide receiver. He's a big signing for the Rebels and is their 18th signee in the Class of 2020. Britt is a big, long athlete with a red-chip designation who can play on either side of the ball and gives the Rebels a some additional roster and scheme flexibility.

Ole Miss' 2020 class grade: B-

OT David Wohlabaugh (Stow, OH) commits to Kentucky
Wohlabaugh (6-6, 275) has some good football lineage, with his father, David Wohlabaugh, having played in the NFL for nine seasons and his older brother, Jack Wohlabaugh, having played college football for Ohio State and Duke. The youngest Wohlabaugh is what I like to call a Swiss-army knife. For his size, Wohlabaugh probably projects as a right tackle. His athleticism and footwork is average at best, so a move to the inside is possible. The good news is that Wohlabaugh has the skill set to be an effective interior guy and will probably cross-train at all three positions. What Wohlabagh lacks in natural ability and athleticism, he makes up for with effort and playing with an aggressive mean streak. He's a competitive player who will not give an inch. That is the type of player who has helped Kentucky become a consistent winner in the last couple of years under Mark Stoops.

Wohlabaugh's player grade: C

Feb. 19

OT Paul Rodriguez (Mason, OH) commits to Kentucky
Rodriguez (6-5, 295) is the second verbal commitment from the 2021 recruiting class for the Wildcats. He has a real good frame and length and looks the part of a likely right tackle. Rodriguez is a powerhouse and really digs in as a run blocker yet understands having to play with controlled aggression and finish blocks. His pass blocking isn't put to the test as often, and he'll need some work with not playing so stiffly. Rodriguez has good feet, however, so he can improve as a pass blocker with a good offseason of work.

Kentucky has done a great job of recruiting offensive linemen who play hard and play to the whistle, and Rodriguez is one of those types of players. What he lacks in some areas, he makes up for it by being a dog and competing as hard as possible.

Rodriguez's player grade: C+

ATH Carnell Davis (Richland, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Davis is a good lengthy (6-0, 170) two-way athlete who can make an impact at wide receiver or defensive back. It seems like his future at Rutgers would be on defense because Greg Schiano wants a lot of depth in his secondary. One thing that stands out with Davis on film is his versatility. He'll play nearly anywhere on the field, and even in the secondary, he has film as a safety and as a cornerback. His ball skills are plus level and arguably his biggest strength. Davis is a Florida athlete who relocated to the New Jersey area, and that will definitely appeal to Schiano, a coach who loves recruiting in the Sunshine State.

Davis' player grade: B-

Feb. 11

Note:All prospects are from the 2021 recruiting class unless listed.

RB Thad Franklin (Hollywood, FL) commits to Miami
Franklin is a re-commitment. He had made a pledge to the Hurricanes as a sophomore in the fall of 2018 and stayed committed for over a year before backing off. But Miami won Franklin back, and he will add to an impressive stable of young backs with the Hurricanes that include 2020 blue-chippers Jaylan Knighton and Don Chaney. Ask around, and people will say Franklin (6-0, 215) might be the best back to come out of the Miami/Broward area since Frank Gore.

Franklin has the speed and the power. He is physical enough to run between the tackles but has the balance and burst to get to the edge and out-run a secondary. This is a player who is easily top 10 at his position and has a clear NFL ceiling.

Franklin's player grade: A

WR Trevonte Rucker (Ocala, FL) commits to Florida
Florida still hasn't finished figuring out its wide receiver haul for the class of 2020, but the Gators pulled in this high-ceiling red-chip prospect who will likely be one of the top-50 players in the state. Rucker (5-11 160) isn't close to a finished product and is very raw in some areas of his development. But he has the explosion and the speed you can't teach. He is a fearless player who can do work out of the slot or play in the vertical game on the outside. Rucker is dangerous in space, and that should allow him to contribute on special teams and possibly in the backfield.

Rucker's player grade: B+

Feb. 10

WR Gavin Blackwell (Monroe, NC) commits to North Carolina
North Carolina head coach Mack Brown said he was going to focus on getting the top in-state prospects during his introductory press conference. In his first recruiting class, he grabbed quarterback Sam Howell before the end of the early signing period. In Brown's second recruiting class, he convinced Desmond Evans and Myles Murphy to sign. Now already in the 2021 class, Brown has secured commitments from Gabe Stephens and Power Echols. Wide receiver Gavin Blackwell has now joined the fold as well, and very quickly, the Tar Heels have secured three of the top-12 players in the state for the 2021 class. Blackwell is an exciting receiver who can stretch the field and can play several spots in the offense and on special teams.

Blackwell's player grade: A-

Feb. 8

2020 DE Paris Shand (Windsor, CT) signed with Arizona
This was a bit of a late surprise for Arizona, as most had Shand pegged to sign with Rutgers after taking an official visit there on January 31. Shand (6-5, 245) is originally from Toronto and spent a year at Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut as a post-graduate player. Shand is being recruited to play either strong-side defensive end of grow into a defensive tackle.

Arizona's 2020 class grade: C

Feb. 7

2020 ATH James Thomas (Camilla, GA) signed with West Virginia
Thomas is a two-way athlete who played quarterback in high school but is likely to move over to the defensive side in college and play outside linebacker. Thomas (6-2, 205) had a lot of major offers early in the process, but many schools dropped off on him after the summer evaluation period. He decided not to sign last Wednesday and wait to see if there were opportunities at Power Five programs for him. West Virginia had stayed consistent with its recruitment and kept a spot open for Thomas. The Mountaineers are thin at linebacker, so Thomas fills a position of need and will likely see some time on the field next fall.

West Virginia's 2020 class grade: C+

ATH Gabe Stephens (Mount Holly, NC) commits to North Carolina
Stephens (6-3, 200) continues North Carolina's impressive early run with in-state prospects. Stephens is a long athlete who will likely find a home at linebacker, where he can use his length and athleticism to make plays in coverage and in the backfield. Stephens said he is looking to be to North Carolina what Isaiah Simmons was to Clemson. Stephens has the ability to go from sideline to sideline to make plays against the run, and he can get up to the line of scrimmage and come off the edge. Stephens is capable in coverage and should only get better with more opportunities to drop back.

Stephens' player grade: B+

LB Branden Jennings (Jacksonville, FL) commits to Florida State
Jennings (6-3, 230) is a legacy commitment for Florida State. His father, Bradley Jennings, played for the Seminoles in the late '90s-early 2000s. The younger Jennings fits a couple of needs for new Florida State head coach Mike Norvell. Florida State's play at linebacker has been below average for the past couple of years, and the Seminoles need a blue-chip-caliber prospect like Jennings to come up and raise the level of play. Also, he is the first real blue-chip prospect who his committed to Florida Stat in the Norvell regime. It will be interesting to see if the Seminoles' staff builds upon that.

Jennings' player grade: A

Feb. 6

CB Alijah Clark (Camden, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Clark becomes the first commitment to Rutgers in the 2021 class. Greg Schiano loves having a deep roster of defensive backs that lets him rotate at least two deep in a game. Clark (6-1, 180) isn't quite a red-chip prospect, but he's a player with good length and a high ceiling. He's aggressive on the corner and challenges for every ball thrown in his decision. Clark is a big, physical corner and a good tackler, which will make him a good fit for what Rutgers wants to do defensively and the size the coaches went in the secondary.

Clark's player grade: C+

Feb. 3

ATH Daejon Reynolds (Loganville, GA) commits to Florida
Reynolds (6-2, 185) is projected as a wide receiver, but I wouldn't be surprised if Florida looked at him as more of a safety or outside linebacker based on his size and how much more he is likely to grow. As a receiver, Reynolds has been productive in high school, collecting over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns. He has the size and length to fit in the Gators' offense as an outside receiver and a major threat in the red zone. Reynolds doesn't have the speed of a high-end receiver, but he's a big target who can move the chains; he fits the bill.

Reynolds' player grade: B

QB Luke Atmyer (Starkville, MS) commits to Florida State
Atmyer is the third quarterback who has committed to Florida State in the past three months under Mike Norvell, which should dramatically change the quarterback room over the next couple of years. Atmyer (6-2, 190) has been extremely productive in high school, totaling 63 touchdowns and 10 interceptions over three seasons of playing. He has a live arm and seems to understand a lot of the fundamentals of throwing. His film play is a little erratic, however, and his biggest highlight plays are the types of freelancing plays that probably won't work at the next level. Atmyer will need to settle that down if he wants to be successful in college.

Atmyer's player grade: B-

January 25

N.B.: All class grades are from the 2020 recruiting class.

2021 WR Beaux Collins (Bellflower, CA) commits to Clemson
Few teams get blue-chip prospects earlier in a cycle than Clemson. Collins (6-2, 190) rates as one of the top prospects on the west coast and will definitely be in the top 100 nationally. Ohio State, USC, Arizona State and Alabama were also in on Collins early. Collins is the sixth verbal commitment in the class of 2021 and to the shock of no one, the Tigers are likely looking at another top recruiting haul.

Clemson's current class grade: A+ (No. 1 overall)

2021 DT Isaac Washington (Pilot Mountain, NC) commits to Tennessee
Washington had been a heavy Tennessee lean when he received the offer back in the summer and finally made the long-awaited commitment during a junior-day recruiting event in Knoxville. Washington (6-2, 260) accumulated some nice offers including South Carolina, Florida, Auburn and Virginia Tech. He is the fifth verbal commitment to the Volunteers in the 2021 and their first since mid-November.

Tennessee's current class grade: B+ (No. 13 overall)

2021 DE Joshua Farmer (Havana, FL) commits to Florida State
New Florida State head coach Mike Norvell needs to put together a top 15 or better recruiting class in 2021 regardless of what the on-field product will be. Farmer (6-3, 245) should project as a defensive end, but could move to tackle depending on how much he grows. Farmer, who also had an offer from Texas A&M, is the third commitment for the Seminoles in the 2021 class and the first under Norvell.

Florida State's current class grade: B-

2021 LB Power Echols (Charlotte, NC) commits to North Carolina
It is hard to go wrong with a prospect whose first name is Power, right? Echols (6-1, 205) was defensive player of the year for his classification in North Carolina in 2019 and gives the Tar Heels an early recruiting win for a highly-touted in-state prospect. Echols had offers from Tennessee and Clemson, but becomes the third verbal commitment in the 2021 class for North Carolina.

North Carolina's current class grade: B

2021 DE Jeffrey Bowie (West Branch, IA) commits to Iowa
Bowie made his way around the midwest circuit, taking unofficial visits to Nebraska and Wisconsin among others, but the Iowa Hawkeyes were able to land another in-state prospect in their 2021 class. Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas State and Iowa State were among those schools pushing for Bowie (6-3, 250) to visit their programs in the spring. He is the seventh player to give a verbal commitment to Iowa in the 2021 class and sixth player from Iowa.

Iowa's current class grade: B-

January 24

RB Avarius Sparrow (Orlando, FL) commits to West Virginia
I actually had the pleasure of seeing Sparrow (5-9, 180) up close when his high school team - Orlando Jones - played in the Florida Class 5A championship against Miami Northwestern. Sparrow is a classic "scat back" who should fit in well at West Virginia. His speed is impressive, and I've seen it listed anywhere from 4.45 and faster in the 40. He had a dominating senior year, gaining over 2,000 yards and scoring 25 touchdowns. Sparrow understands speed is his game, and he darts through open spaces without looking back. He's a running back who is more likely to try to beat you with speed rather than make you miss in space. I believe he'll develop more to his game, but at he stands, Sparrow is a legitimate home run hitter.

West Virginia's current class grade: C+

LS Eli Chism (Shreveport, LA) commits to Kansas
Chism is the 43rd-rated long snapper in the nation, according to Rubio's Long Snapping website. They have given Chism a four-and-a-half star rating. The website says Chism is a "strong long snapper that has great form and a terrific work ethic. He is always improve [sic] and is one of the more consistent long snappers in his class."

Kansas' current class grade: C-

January 23

JUCO DE Benjamin Key (Los Angeles, CA) commits to Missouri
Key (6-5, 280) committed to Mississippi State and signed with the Bulldogs, but he was released from his letter of intent after the program fired Joe Moorhead as head coach and replaced him with Mike Leach. Key took a visit to Missouri and committed to the Tigers before the weekend. He had 40 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a fumble for a touchdown during his sophomore year at East Los Angeles College. He is the 13th commitment for Missouri and will have two years of eligibility and a redshirt available.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

RB Ebony Jackson (Canton, GA) commits to Arkansas
Jackson (6-1, 200) is a bigger back who was originally committed to Maryland, but did not sign early and decided to take official visits to Maryland and Arkansas before making a final decision. From an earlier evaluation: Jackson has ideal size for the position, and he's a versatile player who has shown the ability to run between the tackles, run to the outside, catch passes out of the backfield, or stand in and help with pass protection. He has natural play-making skills and looks smooth in the open field.

Arkansas' current class grade: C

OL Leif Magnuson (Mississauga, ON) commits to Arizona
Arizona came in late for Magnuson (6-4, 275), who had taken visits to Indiana and Kansas, but decided to commit to the Wildcats ahead of an official visit to Arizona over the weekend. Magnuson, who was originally committed to FCS South Dakota, comes from a football background, as his father played at Washington State. Arizona is looking for help, both for the near term and down the road. I'd say Magnuson fits the latter and would probably need a year to adjust to the speed and strength differences at the next level. He has the size and footwork to fit in at guard or right tackle.

Arizona's current class grade: C

KS Evan McGuire (Alabaster, AL) commits to Auburn
McGuire is rated as the 27th-best kicker in the nation, according to the Kohl's kicking website, and he's been giving a five-star ranking as a kicker and four and a half stars as a punter. The site says McGuire's "6-foot-5 frame allows him to get great lift on his field goals. He is a very talented prospect with a bright future ahead of him. McGuire moved into the D1 scholarship category this spring and is hitting his stride at just the right time."

Auburn's current class grade: A (No. 4 overall)

January 22

DE Jasiyah Robinson (Groveport, OH) commits to Michigan State
Robinson is scheduled to take his official visit to Michigan State this weekend, and he wanted to get any potential drama out of the way by making his commitment ahead of time. The Spartans extended an offer to Robinson less than a week ago after he checked out on the academic end. Robinson (6-3, 220) looks dynamic on his film clips. He's an active body who gets off the ball exceptionally well and plays with a high motor. Robinson is always active on the play; if he can't get there with the rush, he's jumping to try to knock the ball down. He's a quick-twitch player, and at this stage in recruiting, he's one of the better pass-rushing ends available.

Michigan State's current class grade: C

2021 LB Anthony Freeman (Durham, NC) commits to Duke
Duke continues to pull in early targets for its 2021 recruiting class, with Freeman being the team's third verbal commitment in the past five days. Freeman (5-11, 205) is a two-way player who will likely move from running back to full-time defense when he gets to college. Freeman also had offers from East Carolina and Wake Forest.

Duke's 2020 class grade: C

January 21

WR Keyshawn Smith (San Diego, CA) commits to Miami
Smith signed with Washington State during the early signing period, but he has apparently been released from his letter of intent since Mike Leach left the program to take the head coaching job at Mississippi State. With Miami bringing in Rhett Lashlee to update its offense, there will likely be a greater emphasis on high-volume passing. Smith (6-0, 165) should be a good fit because he can move around on offense and exploit mismatches whether they are on the outside or in the spot.

Miami's current class grade: B

2021 CB Demarko Williams (Atlanta, GA) commits to South Carolina
South Carolina is back on the board with a class of 2021 prospect and hoping that Williams' commitment lasts longer than running back Lovasea Carroll, who committed to the Gamecocks early in the process and backed away from it before the start of his junior season. Williams (5-10, 175) is a little undersized as a corner/safety, but he's aggressive and plays with good instincts and a high football IQ. In some ways, he reminds me of former Gamecock Captain Munnerlyn, who always played bigger than his size.

South Carolina's 2020 class grade: B+ (No. 15 overall)

2021 DE Aaron Hall (Durham, NC) commits to Duke
Hall (6-6, 225) is a long athlete who could probably fit in at a few positions depending on how his body continues to develop after another year in high school. He is a projected as a defensive end, which makes sense because of Hall's long arms and occasional explosive move off the ball. Hall also plays a lot of offense in high school and could easily develop into a tight end or possibly an offensive lineman. Hall is definitely an under-the-radar prospect, but he has real athletic tools and is the type of prospect who Duke has had plenty of success with in the David Cutcliffe era.

Duke's 2020 class grade: C

2021 QB Brock Vandagriff (Bogart, GA) commits to Georgia
When Vandagriff backed away from his commitment to Oklahoma so he could find a program closer to home, the writing appeared to be on the wall. Add in the recent coaching move of bringing in Todd Monken as the offensive coordinator, and Georgia has made one of the first real power moves in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Vandagriff (6-2, 205) fits the role of what Monken tends to like - a pocket passer who can get the ball down the field. But Vandagriff can move around a little the pocket and make the tough throws on the run. He's not exactly the dynamic athlete who many Georgia fans want in the program after losing Justin Fields, but Vandagriff has a high ceiling as a quarterback and is going to be among the top 5-10 at the position in this cycle.

Georgia's 2020 class grade: A+ (No. 3 overall)

January 20

DE Demon Clowney (Baltimore, MD) committed to Ole Miss
Clowney was one of the big-time prospects left on the board after the early signing period. For a long time, Clowney (6-4, 225) was committed to LSU, and by all accounts, he planned to sign with the Tigers during the early signing period, but the program backed off and he was forced to re-open his recruitment. Clowney, the cousin of Seahawks defensive end and former NFL No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, has some similar traits to his cousin, most notably his length and ability to get off the ball. The younger Clowney will have to grow into his frame and increase his strength. If Clowney is going to be an outside linebacker in a 3-4, he'll need to improve his lateral movement as well. Clowney is a red-chip prospect with a higher ceiling as an edge rusher.

Mississippi's current class grade: B

OT Tyler Morano (Livermore, CA) commits to Oregon State
Oregon State is looking for more offensive line depth, and while Morano (6-6, 250) isn't a likely candidate to see the field in 2020, he could be a useful piece down the road as he puts on weight and adds muscle. He'll also need to learn a lot of technique and improve his footwork. There's no rush for Morano, who received his offer during his visit last week. He chose the Beavers over offers from Idaho State, San Diego and other FCS programs.

Oregon State's current class grade: C-

2021 Javon McIntyre (Philadelphia, PA) commits to Pittsburgh
McIntyre (6-1, 180) had a few early suitors and even took visits to Boston College and Michigan State, but the Philadelphia prospect decided to stay closer to home after taking an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh during a junior-day event. McIntyre provides the third verbal commitment for the Panthers in the 2021 recruiting cycle. His other offers included West Virginia, Temple and Virginia Tech. McIntyre is a big safety, a physical player with good strength and the frame to add on additional weight. He is capable in coverage, but I see McIntyre more of a guy who will play on the boundary and closer to the line of scrimmage to help against the run.

Pittsburgh's 2020 class grade: C+

2021 OL Josh Simmons (La Mesa, CA) commits to Oregon
Oregon will have a reputation of recruiting inside-out under head coach Mario Cristobal. Cristobal, a former offensive lineman himself, has made it a focus to secure as much high-end talent on the offensive line as he can early in a recruiting cycle. Simmons (6-5, 315), a mammoth prospect who could pan out at guard or right tackle. On film, Simmons shows good footwork for a player of his size and he finishes blocks with authority. Oregon now has six prospects committed in the 2021 class and is off to an impressive start.

Oregon's 2020 class grade: A- (No. 9 overall)

2021 ATH Caleb Hood (Rockingham, NC) commits to North Carolina
Hood (5-11, 205) wants to play quarterback in college or at least be recruited as a quarterback before any other position. With North Carolina assuring him the opportunity to play the position, Hood gave the Tar Heels an early verbal commitment over Virginia Tech and N.C. State. Hood is a legacy as his father, Errol Hood, also wore Carolina Blue in college. Hood is the second prospect in the class of 2021 to give a verbal commitment to North Carolina.

North Carolina's 2020 class grade: B

2021 OT Cullen Montgomery (Bellaire, TX) commits to Oklahoma
Oklahoma is one of the central destinations for top-end offensive line prospects, and Montgomery's commitment is a signal that will continue to be the case in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Montgomery (6-5, 315) is sure to be ranked among the top-10 offensive tackle prospects in the class. After multiple unofficial visits to Texas A&M last season, many wrote Montgomery off as a heavy lean toward the Aggies. Alabama was also in the picture here, but Montgomery is the third prospect in the class of 2021 prospect to give a verbal commitment to the Sooners.

Oklahoma's 2020 class grade: B+ (No. 14 overall)

2021 DT Mekhi Wingo (St. Louis, MO) commits to Missouri
Wingo received an offer from Missouri about a week and a half ago, and he took an unofficial visit to the campus this past weekend. Other offers for Wingo (6-0, 275), a projected nose guard, include Iowa State, Arkansas and Purdue. Wingo is the first prospect in the class of 2021 prospect to give a verbal commitment to Missouri.

Missouri's 2020 class grade: C+

January 19

RB Henry Parrish (Miami, FL) commits to Ole Miss
Parrish (5-9, 175) was going to be a hot prospect during the second segment of recruiting after leading his high school (Columbus) to a 8A championship in Florida. In that game, Parrish showed his ability to play all over the field - at running back, in the slot and in the return game - and he's the type of athlete who head coach Lane Kiffin likes and the type who's succeed at Ole Miss before - see Dexter McCluster. Parrish was committed to Pittsburgh earlier in the process, but hebacked away from that commitment several months ago. Ole Miss does have some running backs in the room, so Parrish won't have to carry that position as a freshman, but he should be expected to get snaps early, especially on special teams as a returner.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B

OL Micah Mazzccua (Baltimore, MD) commits to Baylor
Mazzccua (6-5, 335) had been committed to Michigan for a while, but after he didn't sign with the Wolverines during the early signing period, the writing was on the wall. Instead, the projected guard/right tackle is the first commitment for new head coach Dave Aranda. Mazzccua has put on some weight, and some have the opinion it might've been a little too much, because Mazzccua didn't move as well during the Under Armour All-America practices as he did on earlier film when he was carrying a little less than 300 pounds. Still, Mazzccua is a big, strong young man with some good blocking techniques and strong leg drive. There's a lot to like and develop here.

Baylor's current class grade: C

DB Isaiah Dunson (Tucker, GA) commits to Miami
Dunson (6-2, 180) committed to Florida State early in the recruiting process and was solid until Willie Taggart was fired in November. Dunson joins running back Jaylen Knighton and safety Jalen Harrell as players who flipped from the Seminoles to Miami after Taggart's dismissal. Dunson has very good length for the position and will give the Hurricanes some flexibility with his ability to play safety or corner. He has great body control. He flips his hips; he's fluid with his motion; and most importantly, he can run. Miami needed to get some young talent in its secondary, and Dunson provides a lot of potential and a high ceiling.

Miami's current class grade: B

January 18

JUCO RB Earnest Crownover (Grandview, Texas) commits to Texas A&M
Crownover (6-1, 220) is a big back coming from Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas. He took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M this past weekend, and by the end of the weekend, he had a scholarship offer and was committed. Crownover went to Grandview High School in Grandview, Texas and signed with Army in the Class of 2018. He was a full qualifier out of high school and will enroll at Texas A&M over the summer with three years of eligibility and a redshirt season available.

Texas A&M current class grade: A-

CB Khari Johnson (Suffield, CT) commits to Arkansas
It's not often an SEC program will go to Connecticut to find a help in the secondary, but the Razorbacks feel like they found a gem in Johnson. He is one of the more athletic cornerback prospects remaining on the market and was the big get in a day that Arkansas received three verbal commitments. Johnson (6-1, 183) is a post-graduate prospect after playing high school football in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. The additional year helped Johnson find more footing as a recruit. Georgia has also made an offer to Johnson and was anticipating an official visit in the next two weekends, but it's uncertain if that will happen. Meanwhile,Arkansas will benefit from having a cornerback with length who can run like Johnson. He has good instincts and has also proven to a good tackler off the boundary.

Arkansas' current class grade: C

DE Eric Thomas (Pensacola, FL) commits to Arkansas
Thomas has gotten some traction in his recruitment over the past couple of weeks, with Arkansas getting his first official visit and making it count with a verbal commitment. Thomas seems longer than his listed height of 6-foot-3, as he has great reach and long arms. He was very productive as a senior in high school, collecting 15 sacks and nearly 30 tackles for loss. Arkansas has to get better players up front on defense, and Thomas looks like a guy who can provide quality depth if not be a potential starter down the road. He'll have to develop a little bit and continue to work on improving his strength and quickness off the ball, but Thomas has a good ceiling and some potential.

Arkansas' current class grade: C

JUCO RB Ladamian Webb (Opelika, AL) commits to Florida State
Florida State needed another running back after losing Jaylan Knighton's commitment a couple of months ago, with the running back eventually flipping to Miami. Webb (5-8, 185) looks like he could be part of a rotation who will provide a nice change of pace. He's a physical runner and will need to put on weight and add strength to play that style in one of the major conferences. There is some versatility with his skill set, and he could line up in a few different places. He went to high school in Opelika, AL and then played at Jones County Junior College in Ellsville, Mississippi. Webb signed with Mississippi State out of high school, but failed to qualify academically.

Florida State's current class grade: B-

LB Jacorrei Turner (Atlanta, GA) commits to Arkansas
Turner (6-2, 200) was another prospect who was on the rise and was gaining increasing interest from larger programs. Arkansas made an offer to Turner about two weeks ago, and new coach Sam Pittman believes Turner is another player who will increase the level of athleticism on the Razorbacks' defense and provide different options on the field. Turner has length and speed - 4.6 in the 40 - to be an outside linebacker who will drop in coverage and be a good defender against spread attacks, much like a hybrid safety. Turner could also put on significant weight and develop into more of a pass-rusher. Both potential roles could fit him, and it might just depend on whichever Arkansas needs the most help with.

Arkansas' current class grade: C-

January 14

RB Frank Brown (Houston, Texas) commits to Arizona
Brown was between Arizona and Michigan State, with people believing he would sign with the Spartans during the early signing period, but Brown waited and decided to head to the Pac-12 instead. Brown (6-0, 180) definitely fits the bill as an all-purpose running back, and it's arguable he's a better receiver than a running back and could easily switch positions at the next level. Brown, who is also a high-end track athlete, makes a lot of plays in space and has legitimate speed when he gets in the open field. Brown is the sort of explosive backfield player who has always had a level of success in Kevin Sumlin's offensive system. This appears to be a good fit for both the recruit and the program.

Arizona's current class grade: C+

January 9

OT Jackson Satterwhite (Miami, OK) commits to Kansas
Kansas had some players who were expected to sign in the early signing period back away at the last minute, leaving available scholarships. Satterwhite (6-5, 280) received one of those scholarships yesterday and committed a day later; there is an official visit expected at the end of the month. Satterwhite is a fringe FBS prospect. His strength is noteworthy, and he can definitely bring the fight against a defensive lineman. Satterwhite appears to be a hard worker and a grinder. His footwork and movement, however, leave a lot to be desired. He is listed as a tackle, but it's hard to see Satterwhite as anything but a guard at the FBS level.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

2021 OT Jaelin Alstott-VanDeVanter commits to Purdue
VanDeVanter (6-7, 265) becomes the second prospect in the Class of 2021 to give a verbal commitment to the Boilermakers, and this could be an interesting recruitment to watch as the spring and summer approaches. The first thing that jumps out with VanDeVanter is his length. He is long in the arms and legs and has a tremendous frame and body composition for a left tackle. He is a good athlete and generate his strength from his legs up. I have to believe VanDeVanter is going to have a lot more interest from other programs, especially in Big Ten country. For his part, VanDeVanter says Purdue is a dream school, but there's a lot of time between now and December.

Purdue's current class grade: C+

January 8

OL Anthony Carter Jr. (Matthews, NC) commits to N.C. State
Carter Jr. (6-4, 290) was a rising name on the recruiting circuit in the spring and landed a lot of big offers, including Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Missouri among others. As time went on, Carter Jr. faded a little, but he still had interest from his top in-state program and is expected to sign with N.C. State on National Signing Day. Carter has good size and is a solid drive blocker. He's an average athlete though, and that might explain why some schools fell off. Still, he has the ability to be a quality starter at the Power Five level, and if that's Carter's ceiling, that's all right.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

2021 OL Donovan Jackson (Bellaire, TX) commits to Ohio State
Jackson is described by a local Texas high school evaluator as a player who could "certainly pass the test as a tackle, but become an All-American as a guard or center". Ohio State is recruiting Jackson as an interior guy, and his early verbal commitment to the Buckeyes is a big recruiting win. Jackson (6-4, 305) chose Ohio State over Stanford and Texas. Top programs like LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Georgia had also made offers to Jackson. Jackson has family ties to the area, and that might be the big reason why the Houston area prospect decided to make such an early commitment. Ohio State has come out the gates strong with its 2021 class. Jackson is the ninth verbal commitment in the class.

Ohio State's current class grade: A (No. 5 overall)

2021 RB/ATH Brashard Smith (Miami, FL) commits to Florida
Smith is listed as a running back, but he's truly an all-purpose offensive skill player who could line up at running back or in the slot, and he'll certainly be a return guy on special teams. He is a shifty runner, probably more agile than fast and stronger than his size would indicate. Smith has good hands out of the backfield and will continue to develop as a receiver. Smith (5-8, 175) goes to Palmetto High in Miami, which has some of the most promising 2021 prospects in the state of Florida this year, so getting an early commitment from Smith could mean big things for the Gators down the road. Florida has nine verbal commitments in the 2021 class.

Florida's current class grade: B+ (No. 10 overall)

January 7

LB J.T. Towers (Little Rock, AR) commits to Arkansas
Towers is a converted quarterback and made the move to defense as a senior. Arkansas, under new coach Sam Pittman, wants to get tougher in the trenches and tougher on the front seven. Towers (6-4, 210) looks like a tough, hard-nosed kid on film. He plays downhill and makes a lot of tackles. He has a good frame and should easily get to the 235-240-pound range, plus he was a pretty decent athlete at quarterback. On a team searching for toughness, Towers looks like a decent recruiting pickup.

Arkansas' current class grade: C

DT Montra Edwards (Lexington, MS) commits to Missouri
Edwards is re-committing to the Tigers. He pledged to Missouri back in mid-August, but that commitment did not last more than a couple of weeks. With Arkansas and Maryland both interested in bringing Edwards (6-3, 290) on board in their classes, he decided to circle back to the Tigers and give a seal of approval to new coach Eli Drinkwitz.

From an earlier evaluation: There isn't a lot of flash with Edwards, but he's a tough interior guy who displays good feet, a good motor and raw power with size. Edwards' best move is just using power to get past the blocker in front of him and pushing him in the backfield to disrupt the play. It's something that works for him and will continue to work as long as he continues to increase his strength. Edwards will eventually add more moves and technique to help him round out as a player. He likes to battle in the trenches and doesn't yield an inch.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

2021 S Jaylen Johnson (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Ohio State
Johnson (6-1, 200) is the eighth verbal commitment for Ohio State in the 2021 class, a class that is very likely to be ranked around the top five. Johnson is more of a physical safety than a coverage safety, and he's someone who looks much more comfortable playing close to the line of scrimmage. There is a train of thought that believes Johnson will grow into being a linebacker.

Johnson doesn't have great top-end speed, but he understands the right play to make on the field and gets it done. Some prospects get tagged as "good program guys", which means they will come to work every day and make the guys around them accountable. Johnson looks like a good program guy and a solid in-state recruit.

Ohio State's current class grade: A (No. 5 overall)

2021 QB Santini Marucci (North Palm Beach, FL) commits to Wake Forest
Quarterbacks continue to fly off the board early in the 2021 recruiting cycle. On Tuesday, it was Florida prospect Marucci (6-1, 185) committing to Wake Forest over Cincinnati and Nebraska. He is the second player to give a verbal commitment to Wake Forest. His skill set fits what Dave Clawson wants from his quarterbacks. Marucci has a pretty quick release and makes quick decisions. He plays with pace and seems to read the field well from the line. Marucci hasn't played against the highest competition in Florida, so that needs to be considered, but in terms of skill set, this looks like a good fit for school and player.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C-

January 6

WR/ATH Justice Ellison (Oakton, VA) commits to Wake Forest
Ellison is an off-the-radar addiiton to Wake Forest's class, and I'm not sure if he's a full scholarship, a blueshirt or a greyshirt, but he's listed as a 2020 commitment. Ellison (5-9, 190) is a thickly built athlete who appears to have exceptional speed. He is listed as a wide receiver and could certainly play in the slot, but his body shape makes me think he could be a running back or even play on the defensive side of the ball as a safety. Ellison is a multi-sport athlete - basketball, track - and is likely going to take a little seasoning before he can contribute in football.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C-

January 4

TE Darnell Washington (Las Vegas, NV) commits to Georgia
Washington (6-7, 260) is one of the top prospects in the nation and a potential game changer at tight end. The Bulldogs, already in possession of a top-five class, get richer and will offer immediate playing time for Washington. The Georgia receiving group was a major weakness for the team this season, but the emergence of freshman George Pickens in the Sugar Bowl could be a sign of things to come. Blue-chip receivers Marcus Rosemy, Jermaine Burton and Arian Smith are already signed and ready to roll. Add Washington to that group, and it has the potential be one of the best in the country over the next two or three years.

Quarterback Jake Fromm is currently deciding whether he'll return for his senior year or leave for the NFL. Georgia's recent recruiting haul is making that decision a little harder. There's still more for the Bulldogs to come with the potential addition of Zachary Evans and top cornerback Kelee Ringo. The No. 1 class ranking is not out of reach.

RB Daniyel Ngata (Folsom, CA) commits to Arizona State
One of the big stories of this recruiting cycle has been the top prospects in California shunning the state schools for pastures elsewhere. One of the biggest beneficiaries has been Arizona State, with over half of the Sun Devils' top-10-ranked signees come from the Golden State. Ngata (5-9, 185) is a legitimate three-down back with above-average receiving skills and the ability to contribute in multiple positions on offense as well as special teams. It's been a great recruiting season for Arizona State and head coach Herman Edwards. After the weekend, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Sun Devils with a top-20 class.

WR Elijhah Badger (Folsom, CA) commits to Arizona State
Badger (6-1, 190) has two-way ability and was recruited as both a cornerback and a wide receiver. Arizona State's commitment to recruiting him as a wide receiver might have given the Sun Devils an edge. And behind Georgia, it's safe to say the Sun Devils have a very promising group of young pass catchers with Badger joining Chad Johnson Jr. and Johnny Wilson. That's a lot of guys who can stretch the field and a great outlook for the future of Arizona State's offense. Is the Pac-12 going to become more of an Arizona State-Oregon battle in the next few years? It will be interesting to see.

CB Dontae Manning (Kansas City, MO) commits to Oregon
Even though Oregon had a few losses during the start of the early signing period, the Ducks have bounced back well, and the addition Manning helps ease the loss of top safety prospect Avantae Williams. It's been a banner year for Ducks, who flexed their recruiting muscles regionally and nationally by picking up the top prospects in Utah - linebacker Noah Sewell - and California - linebacker Justin Flowe - and now Manning out of Missouri. Head coach Mario Cristobal made one of his best recruiting pitches to prospects on the west coast and nationally after Oregon won the Rose Bowl on Wednesday. He wants to lead the program to great things.

DE Jason Harris (Gilbert, AZ) commits to Colorado
While the failure of the California schools has been the big topic of conversation on the west coast, the rest of the Pac-12 seems to be doing just fine. Harris (6-7, 225) was the fourth prospect to announce for a school from the conference. This is a big one for head coach Mel Tucker, who views Harris as the type of pass-rusher who the defense can be built around for the next couple of years. Harris isn't a finished product at all - he has exceptional length, but will have to work on his moves off the edge a little more. Still, Tucker is building a program and a roster and adding a great athlete like Harris is a good thing.

QB Chandler Morris (Highland Park, TX) commits to Oklahoma
Morris, the son of Auburn offensive coordinator Chad Morris, wants to learn under the tutelage of Sooners head coach and known quarterback whisperer Lincoln Riley. Now, this could become an issue in the next few weeks if the Dallas Cowboys' alleged interest in Riley is mutual, but for now, Morris gives Oklahoma some nice future depth. Morris' signing is much appreciated after the Sooners lost the commitment of 2021 QB Brock Vandagriff. Morris (5-11, 185) isn't the biggest quarterback out there, but his skill set and ability to move within the pocket, throw on the run, and make plays with his feet compare well with the quarterbacks Riley has had success with.

January 3

CB Kelee Ringo (Scottsdale, AZ) commits to Georgia
Ringo, the best cornerback on the market had Georgia, Oregon, Texas and Ohio State among the hats on the table, but it was Georgia-Oregon battle at the end. It appears likely that Georgia will move past Alabama to No. 2 in the overall rankings, and depending on what happens on National Signing Day, the Bulldogs still have a chance to move past Clemson as long as they don't lose some of their commitments who still haven't signed.

WR Gary Bryant Jr. (Corona, CA) commits to USC
Whew. Finally, a top California prospect goes to USC. And Bryant Jr. was arguably the best wide receiver on the field at the All-American Bowl, so that has to be exciting for head coach Clay Helton and offensive coordinator Graham Harrell. Bryant Jr. also considered Arizona State, Oregon, Oklahoma and Washington. USC still has one of the lowest-rated classes in the Pac-12 and all of the Power Five, but landing Bryant is a nice, rare positive.

WR Xzavier Henderson (Miami, FL) commits to Florida
Henderson was apparently silently committed to Clemson for a while, but when it came to vocally committing, the brother of Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson, decided to make playing for the Gators a family affair. It's a big commitment for Florida, which will lose a lot of wide receiver depth in the next two NFL drafts. It's also a big commitment for head coach Dan Mullen, who needs to win these high-profile recruiting battles to improve his reputation as a recruiter.

RB Jalen Berger (Ramsey, NJ) commits to Wisconsin
Rutgers pushed hard to get Berger off of his Wisconsin lean, but there was never much of a doubt where Berger would end up. Wisconsin landing a top running back isn't a new thing, but rarely do the Badgers get a national platform for one of their recruits, so Berger's announcement at at the All-American Bowl will have a greater effect to the Badgers' brand outside of the Rust Belt.

CB Darion Green-Warren (Harbor City, CA) commits to Michigan
Michigan had been trending for Green-Warren for several months. so this announcement was more of a formality than anything else. As Green-Warren's mother said during at the All-American Bowl telecast, her son believes Michigan offered the best combination of football, academics and future opportunities in life.

LB Bunkley-Shelton (Gardena, CA) commits to Arizona State
If the start of 2020 is any sign, Arizona State is in for some good times. Bunkley-Shelton becomes the fifth highly touted wide receiver to sign with the Sun Devils in the 2020 recruiting cycle. Maybe this isn't like the "Fab Five" at Michigan, but for Arizona State, its offense should be high-powered for the next several years. The Sun Devils were one of the programs that really established a strong recruiting base in Southern California this cycle.

LB Edgerrin Cooper (Covington, LA) commits to Texas A&M
Cooper had been leaning to Texas A&M for a while and word got out that he had likely signed with the Aggies shortly after he was tendered an offer from Florida State. It is not much of a shock here, but Texas A&M has done a nice job of retooling its defensive front seven with Cooper, defensive end Donell Harris and linebacker Antonio Doyle.

CB Dwight McGlothern (Spring, Texas) commits to LSU)
Well, this one got me, although maybe it shouldn't have. I had McGlothern pegged to Oregon with USC also in the picture. Apparently, McGlothern and LSU didn't become a potential thing until the past week or so. LSU had lost a couple of secondary commitments, most notably Major Burns to Georgia, and pursued McGlothern again. The prospect had deep Louisiana roots and preferred LSU to other options, giving Ed Orgeron a late recruiting victory.

S Vito Tisdale (Bowling Green, KY) commits to Kentucky
Tisdale showed great pride when he announced he was staying in his home state and heading to Kentucky. There was little doubt of his decision given how many times Tisdale had been on campus and the way he spoke about head coach Mark Stoops. It was a great cap off to the best recruiting class in program history.

January 2

2021 LB Randolph Kpai (Sioux Falls, SD) commits to Nebraska
Nebraska has gotten off to a pretty good start for its 2021 recruiting class, and Kpai is a particular big catch because he's going to be the top player out a South Dakota and the Cornhuskers want to be in play for the top players in their regional recruiting area. Kpai (6-3, 190) is a long, impressive athlete who has grown a lot physically in the past six months and should continue to get bigger and stronger with a year remaining before he enrolls into college. He is the fourth commitment for Nebraska in the 2021 recruiting class.

Nebraska's current class grade: B (No. 19 overall)

2021 LB Raesjon Davis (Santa Ana, CA) commits to LSU
For several months, LSU had a verbal commitment from wide receiver Jermaine Burton, one of the top prospects in California. It didn't end well as Burton flipped to Georgia on the first day of the early signing period. But one disappointment won't stop LSU from targeting the best players wherever they lie.

Davis is arguably the top defensive player from California in the 2021 recruiting class. Davis (6-1, 205) seems to have the total package; he can come up on the line and rush from the edge; he can drop into coverage and play the ball like a safety; and he's a strong tackler. Davis will have all the recruiting options he could imagine, and it'll be on LSU to keep his commitment solid. He is the fourth verbal commitment for LSU in the 2021 recruiting class.

LSU's current class grade: A- (No. 6 overall)

January 1

2021 QB Jake Rubley (Littleton, CO) commits to Kansas State
Top-end quarterbacks are always the first position to fly off the board on a new recruiting cycle, and by the time spring rolls around, the inventory is very limited. Rubley (6-3, 200) is a good-looking bigger quarterback with a frame to get even larger. Looking just off the hoof, Rubley actually reminds me a little of where Carson Wentz was early in his career at North Dakota State, and it makes sense that Wentz's former college coach, Chris Klieman, now at Kansas State, would search for a prospect with a similar physical build. The ball comes off of Rubley's hand nice and smooth. He puts a lot of mustard on each throw, and while he is not a fast quarterback, he athletic enough to get to the outside and make positive plays with his feet. Rubley is a good building block for Kansas State's 2021 class.

Kansas State's current class grade: C

December 29

DE Jaqualin McGee (Fort Valley, GA) commits to Arkansas
Arkansas is expected to sign quite a few players during the second part of the signing period. McGee (6-4, 250) received an offer from Arkansas shortly after Sam Pittman was named the head coach. McGee is a well-built athlete who has some athleticism and does a good job of attacking in the backfield. He is versatile on the line and could move to the inside depending on Arkansas' depth at end. McGee isn't an explosive player, but he plays with a good motor and works hard to put himself in position to make plays.

Arkansas's current class grade: C

December 27

2021 LB/DE Deontae Lawson (Mobile, AL) commits to Alabama
With the Crimson Tide basically done for the 2020 recruiting class barring a major surprise, it's time to move on to 2021 and get some of the early targets in their class on board right away. Lawson had already gained tons of steam on the recruiting trail, with Auburn, Clemson, Nebraska and Georgia among his major offers. Lawson (6-3, 215) is Alabama's third commitment in its 2021 recruiting class. Expect that number to jump to close to double digits for the Crimson Tide by National Signing Day as the staff is known for making a big splash early in a recruiting cycle.

Alabama's current class grade: A+ (No. 2 overall)

December 23

OL Addison Penn (Southlake, TX) commits to Duke
Duke was able to snatch Penn from Boston College after he declined to sign with the Golden Eagles during the early signing period. From an earlier evaluation: Penn (6-4, 270) is a little bigger than the average center and is a pretty strong player with good leg drive. He's a good athlete and has a nicely timed explosion that gets him off the snap. Penn is really good on the combo block and has a high football IQ. He is a prospect who understands the position, has played against good competition and has a competitive nature that should translate well to college.

Duke's current class grade: C

December 22

WR Gregory Desrosiers (Belmont, MA) commits to Louisvillle
It's uncertain whether Desrosiers is coming to Louisville on a track scholarship or some sort of a football greyshirt situation for 2021. Desrosiers (5-9, 170) did have several FCS programs extend scholarship offers, but none for football. He visited the Louisville campus in November, and his status should be clarified further on or shortly before National Signing Day when Louisville releases it's full list of signees.

Louisville's current class grade: C+

December 19

JUCO DE Yaya Diaby (Atlanta, GA) commits to Louisville
Diaby originally played high school football at North Clayton High School in the College Park neighborhood of Atlanta. He took an official visit to Louisville on November 23 and chose the Cardinals over offers from Kansas State, Arizona, South Carolina and West Virginia. Diary (6-4, 250) had 58 tackles and five sacks for Georgia Military as a sophomore and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Louisville's current class grade: C+

WR Darin Turner (Memphis, TN) commits to Arkansas
One of the biggest gets for new Arkansas coach Sam Pittman during the early signing period wasn't a new commitment, but rather a re-commitment. Turner committed to the Razorbacks at the end of August, but re-considered after Chad Morris was fired. An official visit to Fayetteville during the weekend of December 13th gave Turner enough reason to stick with his original commitment.

From an earlier evaluation: Turner is a big-time commitment for Arkansas. The Razorbacks needed a big body (6-2, 205) who can come in and develop into a No. 1 wide receiver, and Turner fits the bill. Turner is athletic enough to play both ways and would be intriguing as a safety or outside linebacker prospect. But he shines at wide receiver and knows how to use his size to win those 50-50 balls in the air.

Arkansas's current class grade: C

JUCO DE Julius Coates (Rockford, IL) commits to Arkansas
Coates originally committed to Colorado on October 8, but he backed away from that commitment in early December and signed with Arkansas. Coates started his college career playing tight end at Ellsworth Community College, but he switched positions when he transferred to East Mississippi Community College. Coates (6-5, 265) also had Nebraska and Oregon hoping to receive his signing on Thursday, but instead he'll spend his final two years of college eligibility with the Razorbacks.

Arkansas's current class grade: C

CB Joshua Eaton (Houston, TX) commits to Oklahoma
One of the big piece of news during the early singing period that happened after hours was Eaton making a commitment to Oklahoma. Once committed to Texas, Eaton was part of a late-night haul that included highly-touted junior college safety Justin Harrington, a prospect from Raleigh, N.C. who played at Bakersfield College and committed to the Sooners over hometown favorites N.C. State.

Eaton left Texas' class in October and even a late offer from Georgia couldn't keep him away from the Big XII. From an earlier evaluation: Eaton offers good size (6-1, 175) and range, but he will have to improve his strength and get more physical to match up with the bigger receivers in the Big XII. He has a nose for the football and can make plays with the ball in his hands. I believe he will be more effective in zone than playing out on an island.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+ (No. 14 overall)

December 17

JUCO OT Jeremy Flax (Detroit, MI) commits to Kentucky
Flax will transfer into Kentucky from Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas and should provide immediate depth for Kentucky at either tackle position. Flax (6-6, 325) also took official visits to Toledo, Texas Tech, Auburn and Arizona before settling on the Wildcats. Flax was named a NJCAA All-American for the 2019 season and is a more coveted junior college prospect because he has three years of eligibility left.

Kentucky's current class grade: B+ (No. 18 overall)

JUCO DE Kirmari Gainous (Tallahassee, FL) commits to Kansas State
Gainous (6-4, 250) chose Kansas State despite a late offer and major push from Arkansas. He played high school football at Lincoln High in Tallahassee, Florida before attending Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas. Gainous was a Second-Team NJCAA All-American after recording 43 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore. He will have two years of eligibility remaining and a redshirt year available.

Kansas State's current class grade: C

DE Robert Wooten (Stafford, TX) commits to Virginia Tech
Wooten was committed to Missouri for a few months, but he backed away from that pledge in late October and took an official visit to Virginia Tech on the first weekend of December. Earlier in the recruiting process, Wooten (6-3, 235) took visits to SMU, Texas Tech and Arizona. He was committed to Arizona for part of the summer as well.

From an earlier evaluation: Wooten runs pretty well and seems to rely on speed to win battles. He's a fighter when stood up, but he doesn't show the technique to make the basic moves to shed blocks. Wooten should develop those skills in time. However, as an athletic defensive line prospect, he fits the bill.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C

JUCO LB Krishon Merriweather (Hazelwood, MO) commits to Texas Tech
Merriweather played two years at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas. He was a tackling machine at Garden City, racking up 153 tackles during his sophomore season, Merriweather also had offers from Arkansas, Marshall, Oklahoma State and Louisiana-Lafayette. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

S Major Burns (Baton Rouge, LA) commits to Georgia
Burns was one of the more interesting recruitments down the stretch. An elite prospect from Baton Rouge, Louisiana is going to go to LSU 99 times out of 100, and Burns was committed to the Tigers for seven months. He backed away from that commitment in December and suggested through his tweets he was now going to control his recruitment. There were no shortage of suitors interested in Burns, but Georgia won out over Texas A&M. Burns (6-2, 180) is a long athlete with a big frame and the ability to provide snaps at safety or cornerback. He's a physical player and a fierce competitor who should fit in well with the dog-eat-dog mentality of the SEC. As Burns grows into his body, he should offer plenty of options on the defense.

Georgia's current class grade: A+ (No. 3 overall)

JUCO CB Brian George (Belle Glade, FL) commits to Texas A&M
George was one of the top junior college cornerbacks left undecided going into the final days before the early signing day. Ironically, George was a target for Jimbo Fisher out of high school when George played at Glades Central High and Fisher was the head coach of Florida State. George was named a Second-Team NJCAA All-American after his sophomore season at Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas. Texas A&M and Auburn received official visits, with the Aggies earning the signature. George will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Texas A&M's current class grade: A- (No. 7 overall)

JUCO DE Jordon Riley (Durham, NC) commits to Nebraska
Riley (6-5, 330) is such a big-bodied athlete with long arms that I'm wondering if he wouldn't have been better served playing on the offensive line at Garden City Community College. But as a defensive tackle, Riley fits the bill as well. He played high school football at Riverside High in Durham, N.C. and signed with North Carolina out of high school. A year later, he transferred to junior college. Riley chose Nebraska over East Carolina and will have two years of eligibility and no redshirt available.

Nebraska's current class grade: B (No. 19 overall)

December 16

S Isaac Gifford (Lincoln, NE) commits to Nebraska
Nebraska was able to snag Gifford right before the early signing period behind the blueshirt rule. By taking a blueshirt, Gifford (6-0, 185) can enroll at the school in January pay tuition for the spring semester before getting on a scholarship in the fall. Because he is paying tuition, Gifford can participate in spring workouts as a walk-on. Gifford had regular scholarship opportunities from Air Force, Oregon State and Youngstown State. He is from a Husker family, with his brother Luke playing at the program in the mid-2010s.

Nebraska's current class grade: B (No. 19 overall)

RB Kentrel Bullock (Columbia, MS) commits to Ole Miss
Bullock is a second-time commitment to Ole Miss. He backed away from his commitment shortly after Matt Luke was fired, but came back two weeks later.

From an earlier evaluation: Bullock is a home run hitter who has legitimate 4.4-4.5 speed in the 40-yard-dash and the ability to run between the tackles and catch passes. Bullock is more of a one-cut-and-go runner than an agile player with great lateral movement. His ability to catch balls out of the backfield on the run is a nice element to his game.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B

DE Jimari Butler (Mobile, AL) commits to Nebraska
Butler seemed to be reconsidering his commitment to Tennessee at the beginning of December and took an official visit to Nebraska on the first weekend of the month. He backed away from his Tennessee pledge shortly after. Butler (6-5, 215) will sign with Nebraska after also taking an official visit to TCU. He's a long athlete who has the frame to put on plenty of weight in the next year or two. Nebraska made a serious effort to get more athletic on defense by recruiting athletes in the southeast. Scott Frost and his staff have been successful there, which should begin to pay dividends in the next couple of years.

Nebraska's current class grade: B (No. 19 overall)

JUCO DT Josh Ellison (College Station, TX) commits to Oklahoma
Defensive line is an area that's been lacking for Oklahoma despite how much on-field success the team has had. Usually the Sooners' issues up front are masked during the season, but get exposed greatly in the postseason when playing stout SEC programs. Ellison will give the Sooners immediate help at the position after he backed away from his commitment to Texas Tech. Ellison (6-3, 290) will come to Oklahoma from Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. Ellison was one of the top junior college defensive line prospects and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+ (No. 14 overall)

QB Kade Renfro (Stephenville, TX) commits to Ole Miss
Renfro is a quarterback who Lane Kiffin had his eyes on when he was at Florida Atlantic, but the Owls couldn't compete with some of the better offers Renfro received. Once Kiffin was hired at Ole Miss, however, he quickly jumped on Renfro and got the signature. Renfro (6-3, 185) caught the eye of a few programs late because he's a big kid with good arm strength and a lot of upside. He is still raw, which shows in some of the decisions he makes with the ball, but Renfro is pretty athletic and with a redshirt year to continue to mature and learn mechanics, Renfro could be one of the better quarterbacks in this class.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B

December 15

WR Ja'Vontae Williams (Belle Glade, FL) commits to Syracuse
Williams choose the Orange over offers from Florida International, Florida Atlantic and Illinois after visiting Syracuse on the final weekend before the early signing period. He is a prospect who got reclassified from a 2019 prospect to a 2020 prospect, so he's a little older and Syracuse is probably getting a player who's built more like a redshirt freshman without having to use a redshirt year.

Williams is a physical receiver with speed. He's kind of built like a running back at wide receiver. Williams plays a fearless game and can make all the catches across the middle of the field. He has the quick burst and a nose for the end zone. Syracuse might've gotten a steal here.

Syracuse's current class grade: C+

S Majon Wright (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Arizona
Wright is the younger brother of former Chicago Bears safety Major Wright. He is a good athlete, although probably not elite like his older brother. Still, Majon Wright (6-3 200) could probably play on either side of the ball depending on need, but he is more suited for defensive back. He has really good length and could legitimately be an outside linebacker given enough weight gain. This is potentially an impressive late get for Arizona, because long athletes like Wright from South Florida rarely leave the region.

Arizona's current class grade: C

LB/DE Keyshawn Greene (Crawfordville, FL) commits to Nebraska
Greene was a long-time commitment to Florida State, but he began having second thoughts after Willie Taggart was fired and officially backed away from his commitment once Mike Norvell was hired. I had Greene (6-3, 190) as the top linebacker prospect in Florida. He has great length and range, the athleticism to drop into coverage, and the frame to put on size to contribute to the pass rush. Nebraska desperately needed a major boost in athleticism on defense, and Greene is going to be one of the players who will remind the Cornhuskers of their old "blackshirt days".

Nebraska's current class grade: B (No. 19 overall)

DT Tre'von Riggins (St. Petersburg, FL) commits to Illinois
Riggins was committed to Miami for most of the recruiting cycle until he struggled as a senior and the Hurricanes decided to reassess their class, pushing him out. That said, Riggins (6-2, 260) still has a lot of potential and comes from a program that consistently produces players who perform well in college. Riggins isn't necessarily an explosive athlete, but he's a naturally strong kid who can fill the gaps and bring toughness to the interior as a nose guard. He is part of an impressive late haul of Florida prospects for Illinois that included defensive lineman Jerzahn Newton, who flipped from Maryland.

Illinois' current class grade: C+

OL Khristopher Love (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Maryland
Love is a bit a project, but he could provide depth at several areas after he takes a redshirt and gets a little more seasoning. Love is bigger than the 6-foot-3, 305 pounds he's listed at, and he has pretty long arms that make me believe he could be a fit at guard or right tackle. He's a very good athlete, but very raw and is probably two years away from being able to contribute for a college program. The natural ability is there, however, Love has plus-level footwork, especially when it comes to lateral movement.

Maryland's current class grade: B-

December 14

JUCO CB Ronald Williams (Ferriday, LA) commits to Alabama
Williams, originally a prospect out of Louisiana, attended Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas and was set on returning to SEC country. He took official visits to Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Alabama. Williams received an offer from Alabama during his sophomore season and committed a couple of weeks after his official visit to campus. Williams has two years to play out two years of eligibility, so Alabama is expecting him to be an immediate contributor.

Alabama's current class grade: A+ (No. 2 overall)

OT Andrew Gentry (Littleton, CO) commits to Virginia
Gentry kept his recruitment going for a long time and was always seen as a lean to BYU. Instead, he is headed to Charlottesville, where former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is building a big, physical Cavaliers team. Gentry (6-8, 300) should be able to contribute early, as he is am aggressive plus-level run blocker who possesses the ability to create holes and also provide additional blocking on the second level. His run blocking is far ahead of his pass blocking right now, but Gentry will improve with his footwork and upper body strength to help out in that area. Gentry is one of the best offensive line prospects in the 2020 class and a major addition for Virginia.

Virginia's current class grade: B-

TE D.J. Rogers (Sammamish, WA) commits to California
Rogers is more of a wide receiver than a tight end at this point and has the ability to contribute as a pass catcher right away. Rogers (6-3, 235) has good size, but he's more of a flex tight end who can line up in the slot or as an h-back instead of an inline tight end. He'll still have to improve his blocking to play as many snaps as possible, but Rogers' strength will be his ability to stretch the middle of the field and find mismatches against defensive backs in the passing game.

California's current class grade: C+

LB Jaqwondis Burns (Bradenton, FL) commits to Minnesota
Burns committed to Ole Miss at the end of April and stuck with the Rebels until the firing of Matt Luke made him look around and reconsider. Burns (6-2, 200) took official visits to Utah and Texas in November, but Minnesota didn't make an offer to Burns until he backed away from his Ole Miss commitment, and an official visit to Minnesota on the final weekend before the early signing period sealed the deal. Burns is a decent athlete who has shown the ability to get from side to side well and play close to the line of scrimmage with the ability to blitz off the edge. He can drop into coverage and hold his own against a receiver coming out of the backfield, but it's an area he could continue to improve in.

Minnesota's current class grade: B-

S Doneiko Slaughter (Roswell, GA) commits to Tennessee
Tennessee was able to add another depth piece to its secondary class days before the early signing period begins. Slaughter, who was formerly committed to Arizona State, can play some cornerback and some safety, although he probably fits best in the nickel package. On film, Slaughter gets around the field, and he's a player who seems to have a nose for the ball and the ability to create turnovers and positive plays for the defense. He isn't great at any one thing, but he's a good tackler, he's adequate in coverage, and he plays with a high motor. Slaughter is the type of player who will find his way on the field, probably first on special teams and eventually in the secondary.

Tennessee's current class grade: B+ (No. 13 overall)

CB Jamie Vance (New Orleans, LA) commits to Louisville
Vance was committed to Arkansas earlier in the process, but he backed away from his pledge two months before head coach Chad Morris was fired. This eventually became a Louisville-Arkansas battle, but Vance, nicknamed Greedy, was sold on the Cardinals during his official visit in October. Vance (5-10, 155) isn't the biggest corner, but his athleticism is definitely plus level and he is a competitor on the field. He plays against top competition and lines up against No. 1 receivers. Vance isn't big, but he isn't afraid to get physical and battle for positioning. He tracks the ball well, and when the opportunity to create a turnover is there, Vance capitalizes. As he adds size on his frame, Vance should round out to be a quality cornerback who can line up on the outside in man coverage and compete.

Louisville's current class grade: C+

PK Mitch Jeter (Concord, NC) commits to South Carolina
Jeter is rated as a five-star kicker, according to Kohl's kicking camps website. The site says the ball "explodes off his foot," and during a January showcase, Jeter was "one of the most impressive athletes at camp."

South Carolina's current class grade: B (No. 18 overall)

Updated December 18 (9 a.m.)

It's the first day of the Early Signing Period in college football recruiting. Expect the high majority of prospects to sign their letters of intent between Wednesday and Friday. Check here for updates, immediate analysis and news.

Clemson flexes its muscles early
As Ric Flair said many times, "it's good to be the champ," and Clemson has proved that this week already. It didn't take long, the 7 a.m. hour to be exact, for Clemson to make the first headlines of the day when the Tigers flipped Malcolm Green from his commitment to LSU. Green committed to LSU on October 26, but he took an official visit to Clemson this past weekend and signed his letter of intent with the 2018 national champions this morning.

Clemson started the day with the No. 1-ranked recruiting class, ahead of LSU and Alabama. Coming into the early signing period, Clemson snagged a commitment from blue-chip linebacker Trenton Simpson on December 14, a long-time target of ACC rivals North Carolina. Clemson's class currently sits at 23 commits.

Vanderbilt, Georgia get some early good news
A couple of SEC programs got a good start to the early signing period with positive news Tuesday night. Vanderbilt found the centerpiece to its 2020 recruiting class when it flipped red-chip athlete De'Rickey Wright from Ole Miss. Wright had also committed to Alabama early this cycle before splitting with the Crimson Tide over the summer.

Georgia, currently sitting at No. 5 in the class rankings, picked off former LSU commitment Major Burns late Tuesday night when the safety declared his intentions to sign with the Bulldogs over Texas A&M. Burns backed off his commitment to LSU last week with the cryptic tweet "I'm writing my own book. The chapters written so far were mostly out of my hands, but as I've grown, I now control the pen." Burns is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home of LSU, and where LSU usually bats 1.000 when it comes to landing the prospects they want.

Will bad start spell rough day for Longhorns?
At one time, the Texas Longhorns had a top-five class and looked to be a serious threat for the best class in the nation. But as the season went on and it was clear that head coach Tom Herman was going to have to make some staff changes, the Longhorns' class cracked a little. The biggest dent came Monday with blue-chip receiver Quentin Johnston flipping from Texas to TCU, with his primary concern being Texas' failure to secure offensive coordinator Graham Harrell from USC. Harrell instead signed an extension with the Trojans.

Johnston signed with TCU on Wednesday morning and is the highest-rated player in the Horned Frogs' class. Texas, which currently sits at No. 8 in our class rankings, will have a tough time staying in the top 10.

Will the Ducks sink or swim?
Oregon, which currently sits ninth in our class rankings, will be playing offense and defense today on the recruiting board and hoping for a couple of big breaks. As of last week, it looked like the Ducks were sitting pretty with the top prize of early signing day, linebacker Justin Flowe, but after Flowe took an official visit to USC this past weekend, the draw to keep the prospect from Upland, California close to home is REAL.

And while Oregon head coach Mario Cristiobal is going big-game hunting, he'll also have to keep an eye on players currently in the class. The Ducks have already lost safety Avantae Williams, who was committed for most of the year and will now likely sign with a school in the southeast in February, and are potentially looking at more attrition as safety Myles Slusher is looking at Arkansas and Nebraska for a signing-day flip. Slusher has been committed to the Ducks since late April.

December 13

OT Joshua Braun (Live Oak, FL) commits to Florida
Braun committed to Georgia in June, but never took Florida off his radar and when offensive line coach Sam Pittman left Georgia to take the Arkansas job, Florida pounced and Braun made the flip. From his earlier evaluation: Braun comes from good stock, his brother Parker played at Georgia Tech and Texas. The younger Braun is a unique athlete; he plays a lot of tennis despite being 6-foot-6, 330 pounds. And his tennis game probably explains why his hands and feet are above average. Braun is a physical kid, a tough player from a high school program know for its toughness.

Florida's current class grade: B+

QB Gregory Spann (St. Petersburg, FL) commits to Illinois
Spann comes from the storied Lakewood High program in St. Petersburg, which has produced several NFL players, including current Patriots starting offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks Shaquem and Shaquill Grifin and Rams defensive end Dante Fowler. Spann (6-4, 190) is probably more athlete than quarterback at this stage, and he'll have to develop his passing tree more to complement his mobility. He is very dynamic with the ball in his hands, however, and is a true dual-threat player with his ability to gain a lot of rushing yards. A redshirt would probably be in Spann's best interest, but I could see him getting on the field in goal-line situations early if Illinois is thin at the position.

Illinois' current class grade: C+

QB Tate Rodemaker (Valdosta, GA) commits to Florida State
Rodemaker was committed to South Florida for several months, but with Charlie Strong being fired at South Florida and Mike Norvell taking the Florida State job, the opportunity was there for Rodemaker. His recruitment to Florida State tells me that Norvell is looking at doing more pro-style offense than the spread zone-read stuff he did at Memphis. Down the stretch, Rodemaker was also considering Baylor and Northwestern. He's been very productive in high school, and I would rate his arm strength as slightly above average, but not quite plus level. Florida State lost a commitment from quarterback Jeff Sims, and Rodemaker is a different player, who is perhaps a little more refined, but with a lower ceiling. Florida State is likely to have quarterbacks to the transfer portal at some point, so Norvell needs arms.

Florida State's current class grade: B-

JUCO WR Omar Manning (Lancaster, TX) commits to Nebraska
Manning was one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2017 class and considered a major recruiting win for TCU at the time. Things didn't work out and Manning transferred to Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas. He was a JUCO All-American wide receiver at Kilgore and is considered the top junior college receiver on the market, if not the top-overall junior college prospect. He is a great pickup for Nebraska and a player who will be ready to help on Day 1.

Nebraska's current class grade: C+

JUCO OT Cedrice Paillant (New Rochelle, NY) commits to Rutgers
Pallant (6-5, 320) received a late offer from Rutgers once Greg Schiano came back to the program, and the big tackle prospect committed ahead of his official visit this weekend. Pallant has spent the last two years at Monroe College in his hometown of New Rochelle, New York. He is going to sign in mid-December and enroll at Rutgers in January. Schiano is hopeful Pallant can provide immediate depth on an offensive line that will need some quick reinforcements.

Rutgers' current class grade: C

December 12

ATH Tyreem Powell (Vineland, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Powell was a long-time commitment to Virginia Tech, but he flipped to Rutgers a little more than a week after Greg Schiano returned as head coach. Powell (6-4, 205) took an official visit to Rutgers last weekend and decided to stay in state. Powell is projected to make his impact on defense. I believe he'll end up as an edge rusher or a defensive end because his frame should allow an additional 45-50 pounds on it when it's all said and done.

Rutgers' current class grade: C

OT Zach Perkins (Tampa, FL) commits to Maryland
Perkins committed to Marshall in mid-September, but he made the flip to Maryland ahead of his official visit scheduled to start Friday. Perkins (6-5, 315) has the size of a tackle, but his footwork and athleticism make him more likely to be a big guard. Perkins is definitely going to provide an immediate presence as a run blocker. He's a physical player who likes to mix it up and get dirty. His pass blocking will take some work, and he's going to have be a little lighter on his feet.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

WR Keyshawn Smith (San Diego, CA) commits to Washington State
Smith received a late offer from Tennessee, but decided to take his official visit to Washington State this past weekend and committed to the Cougars. As always, Washington State has a need for receivers for its high-volume pass offense, and Smith (6-0, 165) is a good candidate to get time in the slot and on the outside. He's been a productive player and is a prospect who looks like he can handle the pace of the Cougars' offense.

Washington State's current class grade: C

WR Mason Mangum (Austin, TX) commits to California
Mangum was committed to Arkansas for several months and stayed committed for weeks after coach Chas Morris was fired. A productive player in high School, Mangum (5-11, 170) should project out as a slot receiver and someone who will be able to work in the middle of the field. He has good top-end speed - reportedly 4.45 in the 40 - that gives him the big-play ability California is looking for as well as someone who can make things happen in space.

California's current class grade: C

OT Alex Harrison (Bountiful, UT) commits to Utah
Harrison is a combo lineman - someone who I can see playing any position up front and cross training between interior and tackle positions. Right tackle might be the sweet spot for Harrison because I think he's a strong run blocker on the edge and has the quick hands and leverage I like to see in pass protection. He needs to become more technically sound in all areas, but players like Harrison are very valuable because you can fit him into any position on the line and he will perform capably.

Utah's current class grade: C+

December 11

DE Lance Keneley (Mission Viejo, CA) commits to Stanford
Keneley (6-5, 245) had a lot of heavy interest from other Pac-12 programs, particularly UCLA and Utah, but when Stanford made an offer during the middle of the fall, it was thought to be the one he wanted the most. Keneley is a high-energy player on the field who brings it on every play. He has real good length and a quick burst off the edge. Keneley comes from an athletic family as his father, Matt, was an offensive lineman at USC.

Stanford's current class grade: C+

DE Emmanuel Johnson (North Charleston, SC) commits to Georgia Tech
Johnson becomes the 23rd commitment for Georgia Tech and its second one on Wednesday, joining another defensive lineman, Jared Ivey. Johnson (6-5, 255) looks like a good candidate to move inside and become more of a run stopper on the interior. Johnson has strength and generally does a good job at setting the edge and containing things to the outside. He needs to be more explosive, however, to really elevate his game.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: B-

DE Jared Ivey (Suwanee, GA) commits to Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech fought hard for the commitment of Ivey and had to fend off Nebraska down the stretch. Ivey (6-6, 220) was one of the big targets for the Yellow Jackets during this recruiting cycle and a player they believe can compare to the good Yellow Jackets linemen of the past 20 years like Darrell Robertson and especially Michael Johnson. Ivey has a frame that can easily take on 40 more pounds while keeping his athleticism and burst of the edge. He could contribute on passing downs immediately as he develops into an every-down lineman. Ivey is close to a red-chip designation and has the ability to be a double-digit sack guy in college.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: B-

OT Delmar Glaze (Charlotte, NC) commits to Maryland
Glaze (6-5, 315) gives Maryland additional depth on the offensive line and a developmental player who might be a able to contribute down the road. Maryland was Glaze's only Power Five offer with UMass and Connecticut making up his other FBS offers.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

OT Javion Cohen (Phenix City, AL) commits to Alabama
This is a strange one as Cohen had been committed to Auburn and was going to flip to Alabama on December 18, the first day of the early singing period. Auburn got wind of this and yanked his scholarship. The Iron Bowl lives on and off the field. Anyway from an earlier evaluation: Cohen has got the length and athleticism to be a heck of a right tackle. He is a player on the rise with good hands, footwork and quickness. He can beat you with strength or athleticism.

Alabama's current class grade: A+

ATH Robert Longerbeam (Alexandria, VA) commits to Rutgers
Longerbeam was committed to Temple and was likely to sign with the Owls next week until Rutgers and new coach Greg Schiano made it clear he was a top target. Longerbeam (6-0, 160) had a good in-house visit with Schiano and decided to commit ahead of his official trip the campus this weekend. He played quarterback in high school, but Longerbeam is a wide receiver in college with impresseive top-end speed timed in the 4.4 range. Longerbeam a big-play guy who should develop into a primary deep threat on the outside. He should also be able to work as a return specialist.

Rutgers' current class grade: C

DE Cooper Davis (Melbourne, FL) commits to Illinois
Davis had been committed to Missouri for close to six months, but consistent recruiting from Illinois along with the firing of coach Barry Odom necessitated a change. Davis' commitment came following an official visit to the campus this past weekend. From an earlier evaluation: It's hard to get a good grasp on Davis because he plays interior for his high school and will likely be an outside guy in college as long as he stays on defense. Davis can get stronger in the upper body, and while I love his effort, I would like to see more initial quickness on the first-step. The potential is there for Davis to develop into a solid player and consistent starter.

Illinois' current class grade: C

DE Jaylen Harrell (Tampa, FL) commits to Michigan
Harrell was a long-time lean to Florida State, but the firing of Willie Taggart made him rethink his recruitment. Instead, Harrell decided to commit to Michigan, where he took an official visit on the weekend of November 29. Harrell held offers from nearly every major program after a strong junior season. Harrell (6-5, 235) is listed as an outside linebacker and has the size to play defensive end, but it's hard to project exactly where he fits in at the next level. Some believe he'll grow significantly and become a three-technique. Others think he could become a tight end or maybe an offensive tackle. But Harrell is a top-end athlete who plays multiple sports and comes from a strong football background. His dad, James, is a former NFL player and local high school coach, and one of his older brothers played at Wake Forest. Jaylen Harrell, however, looks like the best of the group, at least in his size and skill.

Michigan's current class grade: B+

CB Daryl Porter (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to West Virginia
Porter is a going to project as a slot corner and maybe someone who can play snaps at safety. He was a ball hawk in high school, recording six interceptions as a senior, and he generally has plus-level ball skills. Sometimes, his aggressive nature gets him in trouble as Porter likes to play the ball more than the receiver occasionally. He should be a good fit in the pass-happy Big XII and has the athleticism to stay with quicker slot receivers.

West Virginia's current class grade: C+

JUCO LB Eteva Mauga-Clements (American Samoa) commits to Nebraska
Clements will come to Nebraska by way of Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. He took an official visit to Nebraska this past weekend and committed to the Cornhuskers over offers from New Mexico, Southern Miss and San Diego State. Clements has some athleticism, and he can be probably be an outside linebacker in Nebraska's defense where he can rush the passer and even drop into coverage. He is a bit of a freelancer, and while that works in junior college, it would make him a liability on the field in Power Five conference football.

Nebraska's current class grade: C+

CB Malachi Melton (Egg Harbor City, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Melton chose Purdue over Rutgers initially, but with Greg Schiano back in the fold, Melton circled back around to the in-state program and decided the new direction was right for him. From an earlier evaluation: The first play on Melton's film is a kickoff return for a touchdown, so speed shouldn't be a concern and he's a play-maker with the ball in his hands. Melton has good ball skills; he focuses on the ball and adjusts his coverage accordingly. He is a competitor who's not afraid to go against bigger receivers.

Rutgers' current class grade: C

JUCO DT Devin Drew (Kansas City, MO) commits to Texas Tech
Drew (6-4, 275) spent the last two years at Iowa Western College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He also had offers from North Texas, UNLV and SMU. He proved to be a capable interior pass-rusher in the junior college ranks with eight and a half sacks at Iowa Western. He has two years of eligibility, plus an available redshirt available.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

December 10

RB Jabari Small (Memphis, TN) commits to Tennessee
Small took a visit to Ole Miss this past weekend and then committed to Tennessee three days ahead of his planned official visit, joining his Briarcrest Christian teammate Omari Thomas in the Volunteers' rising class. Small (5-10, 195) will be part of a rotation among running backs at Tennessee, and he can also line up in the slot or participate on special teams as a return specialist. Small is a sturdily built running back and looks to be pretty strong and physical with the way he takes on tacklers. Small has good speed, maybe not breakaway speed, but enough speed to get in the open field. He should be able to provide a lot of options for Tennessee on offense.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

ATH Chris Long (Willingboro, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Long was committed to Temple since early July, but he defected to Rutgers when Temple's secondary coach, Fran Brown, took a similar job under new Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano. Long (6-0, 160) is a very productive two-way player who Rutgers is expecting to compete for snaps in the secondary. Long shows excellent ball skills and the ability to anticipate throws and track passes. He is also a very good wide receiver and could play offense if the numbers demand it. Whichever side of the ball Long plays on, he has a good shot of seeing the field.

Rutgers' current class grade: C

DT Jordan Butler (Bradenton, FL) commits to Northwestern
Butler had been committed to Vanderbilt since June, but an official visit to Northwestern this weekend changed everything. The Wildcats didn't make an offer to Butler (6-2, 300) until a couple of days before Thanksgiving, but it was enough time for him to make a move. Originally from Las Vegas, Butler transferred to IMG Academy over the summer to play out his senior year. He is an interior lineman who is stout against the run and can also rush the passer, as evident by his high number of tackles for loss - 11 - this season despite splitting his snaps with others. He will have a chance to develop into a full-time starter at Northwestern.

Northwestern's current class grade: C+

RB Ty Jordan (Mesquite, TX) commits to Utah
Jordan committed to Texas on September 15, but decided to back away from that commitment and head to the Pac-12. From an earlier evaluation: Jordan (5-7, 185) has a red-chip ceiling. He's not tall, but he's very sturdy and thickly built with a low center of gravity and strong legs. Jordan's style lends itself to a lot of versatility. He has good hands; he can catch passes and can also make an impact in the return game. Jordan is tough in space, but he can also run between the tackles and has explosive speed to get to the next level.

Utah's current class grade: C+

December 9

TE Theo Johnson (Windsor, ON) commits to Penn State
One of the top tight ends in the Class of 2020, Johnson chose Penn State in a fierce recruiting battle with Michigan and Georgia. Johnson is going to convert from playing wide receiver, which he does in high school, to being more of a hybrid tight end who can work the seams or line up outside. Johnson (6-6, 240) has a great build and brings exceptional speed to the position - reportedly as low as 4.57 in the 40 yard dash. He has plus-level hands and route-running ability. There isn't much for me to go on in terms of Johnson's blocking ability, and in the Big Ten, he'll have to be a capable blocker to play three downs, but as a pass catcher, Johnson is a mismatch and a top-end prospect.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

WR Chris Scott (Dacula, GA) commits to N.C. State
Scott (5-11,165) took an official visit to N.C. State this past weekend and just needed a few more days to make his commitment. He has great straight-line speed and can stretch a defense out deep. Scott is more of a downfield pass catcher than a player who can make things happen in space. He will need to improve his overall route tree to be able to set up those deep shots along the edge. Scott, however, gives N.C. State a major big-play threat in the passing game.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

DT Omari Thomas (Memphis, TN) commits to Tennessee
It was a big SEC recruiting battle for Thomas with Texas A&M, Auburn and Tennessee all in the mix for him, but Tennessee continued its recruiting ascension with a major in-state commitment from one of the most athletic defensive lineman in this class. Thomas (6-5, 300) is a big athlete with the speed, skill and ability to play anywhere along the line. He is a two-way player with a basketball background, and there were schools that believed he has the ability to be a cornerstone left tackle. His best position on the defensive line is probably nose guard, where he can eat up space, or at the three-technique, depending on how his pass-rushing skill set works in the interior. Thomas is a potential blue-chip player, a big get for Tennessee and a huge endorsement of head coach Jeremy Pruitt and the strides the Volunteers have made in Pruitt's second season.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

ATH Kyjuan Herndon (Deltona, FL) commits to Maryland
Maryland secured Herndon's commitment shortly after an official visit to the campus this past weekend. Herndon (5-9, 175) is a classic scat back as a player who can gain good yardage on quick hitters in the running game. He should be able to do more in the passing game at the next level as well. Herndon has the speed - reportedly 4.55 in the 40 - to make big plays, and he'll do a lot of his damage along the perimeter. He could possibly make a move to the slot and will likely be part of the return game on special teams as well.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

JUCO DT Ami Finau (Euless, TX) commits to Maryland
Finau is one of two junior college prospects who committed to Maryland on Monday, joining his Independence Community College teammate Mosiah Nasili-Kite. Finau (6-2, 320) is a pure nose guard and a player who is going to take up space, occupy blockers and try to contain the run game. Arizona and Illinois were among Finau's other offers. He will have two years of eligibility.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

CB Karon Prunty (Portsmouth, VA) commits to Kansas
Prunty (6-2) was originally a commitment to Liberty, but backed out of that pledge on November 8 as more offers began to come in. Eventually, Prunty took an official visit to Kansas last weekend and committed upon his return home. He has an official visit scheduled to Virginia Tech for the upcoming weekend, but there's no confirmation if he'll take that visit. Prunty will give Kansas a cornerback with good length and someone who can possibly play some safety as well. He could also play wide receiver and shows some potential there as well. As a corner, Prunty is tough on 50-50 balls because of his length and leaping ability. He looks like an above-average tackler.

Kansas' current class grade: C

JUCO DE Mosiah Nasili-Kite (Puyallup, WA) commits to Maryland
Maryland had a run of commitments on Monday, with four in total. Three of them were junior college transfers with Nasili Kite, coming to College Park by way of Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. Nasili-Katie (6-2, 295) is a pretty big body for defensive end in an odd-man front, and he'll probably make a move to the interior or at least split time at different positions along the line. Hawaii, Charlotte and Oregon State were among the other offers for Nasili-Kite. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

CB Edward Woods (Oakland, CA) commits to Arizona State
Arizona State won a Pac-12 recruiting battle over Washington State and Arizona after Woods (6-0, 175) took official visits to all three programs. On film, Woods looks like a potential player at cornerback. He moves well, looking very fluid with his backpedal and his turn. He seems to have plus-level ball skills and good anticipation on routes. Woods doesn't have ideal top-end speed, so he has to play with more technique and smarts than a cornerback who can just expect to win battles by being a superior athletes.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

S Glen Miller (Orange Park, FL) commits to Maryland
Miller (6-3, 190) fills a big need for Maryland as the Terrapins do not have much depth, experienced or otherwise, at safety. Miller can play either safety position and does both capably. He can play up at the line of scrimmage and battle against the running game, almost doubling as a linebacker. Miller also has the ball skills and anticipation to play center field as a free safety. Miller is a decent athlete with good, not great, speed that might get him in trouble if he has to spend much time isolated in single coverage, but as a help defender, Miller does well.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

JUCO QB Chance Nolan (Menifee, CA) commits to Oregon State
Nolan (6-2, 190) gives Oregon State another college-ready arm in the quarterback room after spending the past season at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California after redshirting his first year at Middle Tennessee State. As a redshirt freshman, Nolan threw for 3,315 yards and 38 touchdowns, plus rushed for over 1,000 yards. Oregon State's starting quarterback from last year, Jake Luton, is graduating, so the quarterback position is wide open for the 2020 season. Nolan has three years of eligibility remaining.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

OT Courtland Ford (Cedar Hill, TX) commits to USC
Ford (6-6, 315) has the size of a tackle, but I think he could end up being more effective as an interior guy at the next level. He's a good run blocker and uses his size to get the advantage on the opposition. Ford has some nastiness to his game, and when he has the opportunity to drive an opponent into the turf, he'll do it. In pass protection, Ford has a ways to go. He gets his feet mixed up and loses his balance too much for my liking. As a tackle, Ford will have some development and a significant learning curve, but as a guard, I think Ford can see the field a little quicker.

USC's current class grade: C+

JUCO S Daylen Gill (Louisville, MS) commits to Ole Miss
Gill, who spent the past two seasons playing for Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi, chose the Rebels over Purdue. He also had offers from Troy and Arkansas State. Gill (5-11, 215) was committed to Ole Miss and backed out of his commitment earlier in the month before taking an official visit to Purdue. After seeing Purdue, he re-committed to Ole Miss.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B-

OT Taliese Fuaga (Tacoma, WA) commits to Oregon State
Fuaga (6-5, 320) took an official visit to Oregon State over the weekend and committed a few days later. He also had offers from Hawaii, Nevada and San Jose State. Fuaga is a big-bodied, tough, physical, two-way linemen who looks very good on defense as a nose guard, but is probably more suited for the offensive line in college. He played guard in high school, and maybe he can become a right tackle, but if now I think Fuaga is an adequate guard with the potential to be a very good run blocker.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

JUCO LB T.J. Kautai (Euless, TX) commits to Maryland
Kautai is the third player from Independence Community College to commit to Maryland, providing a nice pipeline from school to program. He joins teammates Ami Finau and Mosiah Nasili-Kite. Kautai (6-1, 240) also took an official visit to East Carolina. He'll be one of the middle linebackers in Maryland's 3-4 alignment. He has two years of eligibility and a redshirt season remaining.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

December 8

DE Victor Konopka (Blairstown, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Konopka (6-7, 250) was one of the initial targets who Greg Schiano went after shortly after he was hired to lead the program again. Konopka is a dynamic athlete who plays basketball as well. He will bring much needed length to the defensive line, and while he's still pretty raw at football, Konopka has a high ceiling and should thrive in the style of defense Schiano wants to implement at Rutgers. The general belief is Konopka will develop into edge lineman on defense, but there is a chance he will play tight end.

Rutgers' current class grade: C

PK Ian Williams (Matthews, NC) commits to N.C. State
Williams is the sixth-rated kicker in the 2020 class, according to Kohl's kicking website, which also has him rated as a punter. Kohl's says the following: "[Williams'] clean leg swing and repeatable motion are very impressed [sic]. His field goals and kickoffs are special. He also has the ability to hit some very big punts."

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

WR Damien Alford (Hollywood, FL) commits to Syracuse
Alford (6-5, 205) is probably going to be a tight end in college. Charles Fishbein of Elite Scouting Services told me that Alford reminds him of Louis Dorsey in terms of size. Alford is originally from Canada and moved to Florida in the spring to improve his football prospects. He has good speed to eventually be a tight end and should get there once he fills out his frame. He looks like he could be more of a hybrid tight end who would also line up on the outside rather than an inline tight end who will also be heavily used as a blocker.

Syracuse's current class grade: C

S Bryson Bonds (Crowley, Texas) commits to Indiana
Bonds spent the weekend at Indiana on an official visit and becomes one of the four players who committed to the Hoosiers over the weekend as head coach Tom Allen begins to put the final touches on his 2020 class. Bonds (6-1, 195) will give Indiana some much-needed length in the secondary. His pass-defense skills are about average, and I think he'll play a greater role up on the line of scrimmage and helping against the run. Bonds has been very productive as a tackler and even has the ability to be a blitz guy off the edge in the right packages.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

RB Tim Baldwin (Nokesville, VA) commits to Indiana
Baldwin is one of two running backs who committed to Indiana this past weekend, joining projected fullback Charlie Spegal. Baldwin committed to Michigan very early in the process, but the commitment was short lived. Baldwin (6-0, 195) is more of a multi-purpose running back. He can catch passes and should become very involved in the receiving game. He was a very productive running back, rushing for over 1,600 yards as a senior along with 25 touchdowns. Indiana wants to run the ball more and hopes that the combination of Baldwin and Spegal will bring more productivity out of the ground game in the future.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

FB Charlie Spegal (New Palestine, IN) commits to Indiana
Spegal has been one of the most productive running backs in the history of Indiana, rushing for over 10,000 yards during his time at New Palestine. Spegal is a big back (5-9, 220), but he has a little bit of speed to his game and showed on film that he can break off some big plays. That speed might not all translate to the Big Ten, but I think he is a good rotational back who will find a role in short-yardage and red-zone situations if nothing else.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

JUCO DT Anthony Shipton (Villa Park, CA) commits to Illinois
Shipton committed to Illinois after taking an official visit to the campus over the weekend. Shipton has played his past two seasons at Cerritos College and has two years of eligibility remaining. Shipton (6-5, 290) played a lot of interior line at nose guard and had to battle against some big guards in the California junior college system. He did show the ability to blow up plays in the backfield and can rush the passer from the interior.

Illinois' current class grade: C

TE A.J. Barner (Aurora, OH) commits to Indiana
Barner is the fourth commitment to the Hoosiers on an incredible recruiting weekend for head coach Tom Allen. Barner (6-5, 225) is going to project as an inline tight end, and even though he's not at the size he'll be once he fills out, he's already an aggressive blocker and a physical player who gets it done on both side of the ball. As a receiver, Barner brings some skills to the today. He has pretty good hands and enough speed to stretch out defenses a little bit. Barner looks like a three-down tight end and a good fit for the more physical style of football Tom Allen wants the Hoosiers to play.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

CB D.J. Warnell (Dickinson, TX) commits to UCLA
For a while, it looked like Warnell was going to be heading to Utah or possibly Arizona, but UCLA became the Pac-12 program to steal the cornerback out of Texas. Warnell (6-1, 185) had great length and the ability to line up at cornerback or safety. Warnell looks like more of a safety for the long term because he doesn't seem to have the fluidity in his hips or general movement to hold up against the top wide receivers in the conference. But Warnell plays physically and he plays the football well. His ball skills are probably a little above average, although I'd have liked to see more interceptions on film when the opportunity presented itself.

UCLA's current class grade: C

December 7

2021 QB Samari Collier (DeSoto, TX) commits to Illinois
Illinois has been on Collier since the spring and was trying to wrap up the quarterback portion of its recruiting class as early as possible. New Mexico State was Collier's only other offer early in the process. Collier (6-3, 210) is the first member of Illinois' 2021 class.

Illinois' current class grade: C

JUCO OL Johari Branch (Chicago, IL) commits to Maryland
Branch started his official visit to Maryland on Friday, and by Saturday night, he was ready to commit to the Terms. Branch (6-3, 310) has been at Independence Community College, the most recent school to be documented on the Netflix series "Last Chance U". He is projected as a guard, and Maryland has some open spots on the offensive line that Branch could fill. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

December 6

OL Trent Howard (Birmingham, AL) commits to Clemson
Howard was originally committed to Georgia Tech since the summer, but then the defending champions came calling and the 6-foot-4, 280-pound guard decided to make the switch. From an earlier evaluation: Howard plays tackle in high school, but it's a primarily for a run-based offense, so the transition to the interior shouldn't be much of a problem. Howard has decent feet, but it's hard to tell without seeing too many pass-blocking clips. He plays with a good edge and a mean streak and seems to take pride in finishing those blocks. I could see him moving to center if his feet are as good as I think.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

2021 TB Amariyon Howard (Starkville, MS) commits to Mississippi State
Howard decided he didn't want to go to college too far from home and made the decision to stay in Starkville and commit to Mississippi State. Howard (6-0, 185) could project as a running back, wide receiver or a defensive back in college. He is the second verbal commitment for the Class of 2021 for Mississippi State.

Mississippi State's current class grade: B-

December 5

DT Jalen Lee (Weston, LA) commits to Florida
Lee was formerly committed to LSU, having committed in June and backed away from that commitment in mid-November. He commits to the Gators ahead of his scheduled official visit to Gainesville on Friday. From an earlier evaluation: Lee is a good-looking lineman and definitely looks like he belongs on an SEC roster. His size (6-3, 295) is good, and his length makes him seem even taller. He plays low to the ground and uses that leverage to get in the backfield or push offensive linemen in the backfield and pester the running game. Lee plays with great effort and is good in backside pursuit. He can be a sloppy tackler at times, especially in pursuit.

Florida's current class grade: B+

ATH Kenzel Lawler (Corona, CA) commits to Utah
Lawler is a two-way player who could play a lot of positions whether it's wide receiver, free safety or possibly grow into a linebacker or tight end. Looking at the film, Lawler (6-3, 190) seems most natural playing defense, and I could see him making the transition to playing a safety position, where he could do more work defending the passing game than the run.

Utah's current class grade: C+

December 3

DE Albany Casey (Bay Minette, AL) commits to Georgia Tech
Casey was a big name coming out of the camps at the start of the year and received a ton of offers, but his recruitment slowed down over the spring and summer. Georgia Tech, however, made an offer in May and stayed active. I think Casey has some real positive attributes, and much of which comes through grit and effort. He fights on every play and doesn't take plays off. His strength and athleticism can be improved, but Casey plays like a player who is willing to do anything to contribute and should find a home on special teams and as a rotational lineman.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: C+

LB Mister Williams (Westlake Village, CA) commits to Colorado
Williams (6-0, 218) could probably play either linebacker position, and much of his success will stem from his ability to drop back and play in coverage. Williams isn't tall, but he has good arm length and plays a little taller than he is. He's a good athlete who plays running back in high school and could easily play the position in college. Williams had official visits to UCLA and California, plus took an official visit to Nebraska.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

2021 DT Lee Hunter (Eight Mile, AL) commits to Auburn
Hunter was already one of the most coveted prospects in the 2021 class and had Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Texas A&M and several others on his offer list. Hunter (6-4, 290) looks like the real deal and stands out on the field as the best player, even in games with several top prospects. Hunter is the third prospect who has given Auburn a verbal commitment for its 2021 class.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

2021 QB Jay Woolfolk (Richmond, VA) commits to Virginia
Woolfolk visited Virginia over the weekend and becomes the second member of the Cavaliers' 2021 class on the day, joining defensive tackle Terion Sugick. Woolfolk (6-1, 200) also had early offers from Marshall and Massachusetts.

Virginia's current class grade: C

2021 DT Terion Sugick (Fort Washington, MD) commits to Virginia
Sugick (6-2, 285) is the first player to commit to the Cavaliers in the 2021 class, and he'll fill a big need as Virginia tries to get bigger and more athletic on both sides of the line. Sugick has already colllected some big offers, with Indiana, Florida and Boston College being among the early schools after the big interior lineman.

Virginia's current class grade: C

December 2

JUCO Johnathan Riley (Waldorf, MD) commits to Oregon State
Riley is a prospect who could've left a year early after a good freshman season at Independence Community College in Kansas for some FBS opportunities, but he stuck around the junior college ranks and transferred to Kilgore Junior College for another year in hopes of becoming a prospect for a Power Five program. Riley worked out with Kilgore, but did not use eligibility, giving him three years to play three for Oregon State.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

WR Douglas Emilien (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Minnesota
Emilien has been a solid two-way star in high school and should project to offense full time in college. He had a productive senior year for a program at American Heritage that is loaded with FBS prospects. Emilien (6-0, 175) is a good all-around receiver who can get open and move the chains. He has great on-field awareness and knows how to find the holes in a defense. He's probably a No. 2 receiver in college as more of a possession guy who can stretch the field a little bit rather than a speed guy with big-play ability. Still, Emilien should be a good fit for the offense.

Minnesota's current class grade: B-

OT Casey Collier (Mont Belvieu, TX) commits to USC
Collier was committed to Minnesota for several months before re-opening his recruitment. USC is going through a lot of transition in this offensive line class, picking up and losing prospects at a significant rate. Still, the Trojans are going to lose a lot up front after the 2020 season and Collier (6-7, 300) is a legitimate left tackle prospect who has the size and length already, even though he is still growing and will continue to improve his strength. Collier is a bit of a project and will have to do a lot of work to improve his technique and footwork. He'll likely redshirt and might not be a contributor for a couple of seasons. But Collier has the size you can't teach and a good ceiling for development.

USC's current class grade: C

DE Regen Terry (Florence, AZ) commits to Arizona
Terry (6-3, 230) appears to be a prospect who was a little under-recruited and might turn out to be a diamond in the rough during this cycle. He is mostly an edge rusher right now, but there's some good upside and a ceiling to turn into a three-down lineman as long as he improves against the run. He is very strong at the point of contact and can break down a protection plan with his punch. He has strong legs and a good drive. His testing seemed a bit slow, and he looks much faster than his reported 5.15 in the 40. Speed concerns might be what kept some programs away from him. There are some areas Terry needs to fix, and he will need a redshirt to work on those issues.

Arizona's current class grade: C-

December 1

CB Ethan Pouncey (Winter Park, FL) commits to Florida
Pouncey was a recent de-commitment from Texas and decided to stay closer in state and strengthen Florida's already strong secondary class. From an earlier evaluation: Pouncey (6-1, 160) is a long, smooth cornerback who has exceptional ball skills. He has great flexibility with his body as he can backpedal and then flip his hips with ease. He reads plays well and has great anticipation. Pouncey isn't the biggest cornerback, but he is a play-maker who is a threat to score every time he gets his hands on the ball. He is a fundamentally sound cornerback who will be very productive as he gains strength and mass.

Florida's current class grade: B+

DE Sean Martin (Bluefield, WV) commits to West Virginia
Martin was originally committed to North Carolina, but backed around from that decisions in early August and has been on the open market since. From an early evaluation: Martin (6-6, 255) has tremendous size for the position, and I wonder if he'll grow to around 300 pounds and move to the interior. He is strong and good on pursuit, but his pass-rushing skills will need to improve. Martin has a tendency to run himself out of plays and be forced to recover. The raw talent and physicality is there.

West Virginia's current class grade: C+

2021 WR Deion Smith (Jackson, MS) commits to LSU
Smith was one of the more hotly pursued prospects in the 2021 class for his position after he made an early commitment to Mississippi State. When the offers started coming, they didn't stop as Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, Auburn and Ole Miss were among the schools. But the LSU offer was the one Smith (6-1, 175) was waiting for, and on Sunday, he decided to flip from the Bulldogs to the Tigers and become the third commitment in the 2021 class.

LSU's current class grade: A

November 30

2021 ILB Keith Brown (Lebanon, OR) commits to Oregon
Brown is a major in-state grab for Mario Cristobal and his staff as they transition from closing out an impressive 2020 class and focusing on 2021 prospects. Brown (6-1, 220) is a big, physical player who likes to play downhill and around the line of scrimmage. He is a pure middle linebacker at this point without a lot to his coverage game, but inside the box is where Brown will thrive. He is the fourth member of the Ducks' 2021 recruiting class.

Oregon's current class grade: A-

2021 ATH Zach Twedt (Story City, IA) commits to Iowa
Tweet was committed to Iowa State for the better part of 2019, but he backed off his commitment early in November and closed out the month with a flip to Iowa. Tweet (6-3, 205) should eventually grow into a linebacker, but tight end might also be a possibility for him. He is the sixth commitment for Iowa in the 2021 recruiting class.

Iowa's current class grade: C+

November 29

ATH Montana Lemonious-Craig (Inglewood, CA) commits to Colorado
Lemonious-Craig could give the Buffaloes snaps at wide receiver or in the defense as a safety/linebacker hybrid. I like him more as a big possession receiver who can use his body to box out defenders and get open to move the sticks on third down or in the red zone. He has been extremely productive as a receiver in high school, collecting over 1,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns on 41 catches.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

DE Zykeivous Walker (Ellaville, GA) commits to Auburn
Walker is a bit of a steal for the Tigers as he had reportedly been a major Georgia lean for several months, but eventually came down to choosing Auburn over Georgia and Florida. Walker (6-4, 260) looks like he can do damage across the line. I believe he'll definitely spend a lot of time at defensive end, but don't be surprised if he moves to the middle from time to time. I believe he has the skill set and arsenal of moves to be a disruptive pass-rusher from the inside. Walker has the size and length to hold up on the edge against the run game, and on passing downs, he'll get to the quarterback. Walker is somewhere between a red-chip and blue-chip prospect - let's call him a purple chip. Meanwhile, Auburn looks like it is putting the pieces together for another top-10 class.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

S Jalen Harrell (Hialeah, FL) commits to Miami
Harrell is a flip from Florida State, which he had been committed to since March. He is a long (6-2, 180) safety who can play center field and diagnose plays well from that area. Harrell can help on the run game, and he has some physical aspects to his game. He will definitely be a free safety in college, because he is not fast enough to play cornerback. If Harrell continues to develop his ball skills, he'll be a big contributor in the secondary.

Miami's current class grade: B

2021 ATH M.J. Daniels (Lecedale, MS) commits to Ole Miss
Daniels committed to the Rebels a day before head coach Matt Luke was fired, but in this case, I don't see much movement right now for the 2021 in-state prospect. Daniels is a cornerback with a safety's size (6-3, 185). He might be looking at a move to safety in two years when he gets to college. Daniels is Ole Miss' fifth commitment in the 2021 recruiting class.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B-

November 28

RB Jaylan Knighton (Deerfield Beach, FL) commits to Miami
Knighton originally committed to Florida State over Ohio State back in August and was solidly committed to the Seminoles until Willie Taggart was fired. Before that, Knighton was committed to Oklahoma during his junior season. Knighton re-opened his recruitment and visited Florida and Miami before settling on the Hurricanes. From Knighton's earlier evaluation: He is a stoutly-built back (5-9, 190) who has the ability to control the game as a running back or through the receiving game. He has very good speed and can explode through openings. Knighton doesn't waste time with the football; he's always moving forward, always looking for positive yardage.

Miami's current class grade: B

DT Damarjhe Lewis (Griffin, GA) commits to Indiana
Lewis was committed to Auburn pretty early in the cycle, but backed away from that over the summer. He will fill a big need for Indiana, which continues to try to add size to the defensive line. Lewis (6-1, 305) is a nice big body to plug in the center of the defensive line. Lewis can rush the passer from the interior, and that's another area that Indiana has been lacking. Technically, Lewis has a ways to go, but he's pretty good with his hands and definitely plays hard most of the time. Whether Lewis ends up at nose tackle or three-technique, I believe he can provide meaningful snaps early in his career at Indiana.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

LB/DE Reggie Grimes (Brentwood, TN) commits to Oklahoma
Grimes (6-3, 245) has been known as a combine standout and tests very well in most areas. His sub-4.7 speed puts him in pretty rare air when it comes to defensive ends in this class. Grimes has some versatility as a football player and could easily be re-classified as an athlete. But I believe his best role is somewhere between an edge rusher and a pure defensive end. Everything Grimes does right now is with his motor and pursuit because he's pretty raw from a development standpoint. He needs to become a physical player and really work at the craft. But there's a tremendous ceiling and upside from Grimes. He's a clear red-chip prospect.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

November 27

OL Xavier Hill (Olive Branch, MS) committed to LSU
Hill was a former Alabama commitment, and the general belief was that he was leaning toward Mississippi State after he backed away from the Crimson Tide commitment, but LSU has been pulling recruiting surprises for most of this cycle. Hill, who will likely be a guard in college, does a lot of things well. He's strong at the point of attack and in his base and keeps his body low to play with leverage. Hill is a good athlete. He may need a little more of a mauler right now than a high-technique blocker, but those things come with development. Hill isn't afraid to mix it up however, and when he gets the chance to finish a block, he does it with authority.

LSU's current class grade: A

WR Ke'Shawn Williams (Philadelphia, PA) commits to Wake Forest
Williams (5-10, 175) had been committed to Kent State until he flipped to Wake Forest this week. He has been a very productive receiver in high school with over 55 catches and nearly 900 receiving yards as a senior. Williams will likely play in the slot, but Wake Forest tends to move irs receivers around a lot. He has good hands, and he has some wiggle when he gets in space, but Williams is more agile than fast.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C-

LB Shane Whitter (Burlington, NC) commits to Oklahoma
Whitter is an athletic tackling machine. He committed to Wake Forest in early March, and back then, he was thought to be a steal for Demon Deacons. Whitter (6-0, 220) never backed away from his commitment to Wake Forest, but he was looking around and an Oklahoma offer was too good for him to pass up. Whitter is one of those players who did everything in high school, playing some linebacker, some fullback and some tight end. Whitter should project as a middle linebacker with the ability to play close to the line scrimmage and the athleticism to drop in coverage.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

November 26

DE Avery Dunn (Cleveland, OH) commits to Michigan State
Dunn is a pure edge rusher who gets into the backfield quickly and has a knack for disrupting quarterbacks and running backs. Dunn (6-4, 210), who committed to Michigan State over West Virginia, will need to put on considerable weight to play defensive end in the Big Ten, but as long as he keeps his natural burst, the extra 40 pounds shouldn't be a hindrance. Dunn gives great effort play to play, but he can be a little over aggressive and run himself out of plays; that's what happens to guys who play downhill and only know one speed. Those things can be fixed, but Dunn's effort is going to be his key to success.

Michigan's current class grade: C

JUCO DE Junior Aho (Nice, France) commits to Nebraska
Aho comes from Bjorn Werner's European prospects group and played his freshman year at New Mexico Military Institute. Aho recorded nearly 40 tackles and four sacks with New Mexico Military. He is graduating in December and will have three years of eligibility with a redshirt available when he arrives at Nebraska.

Nebraska's current class grade: C+

OT Justin Stevens (Mississauga, ON) commits to Michigan State
Stevens (6-6. 285) was originally committed to Eastern Michigan, but then offers from Michigan State, Syracuse, Indiana and others began to come his way and he backed away from his commitment. He eventually landed at Michigan State. Stevens is a little bit of a project. He's going to have to find a position on the field, and I'm not sure he has the athleticism or arm length to end up at offensive tackle. I think he'll be a guard with the potential to be a very good run blocker. His pass blocking is going to take some development.

Nebraska's current class grade: C+

WR Loic Fouonji (Midland, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Fouonji is a good-looking prospect and a big body at wide receiver in a wide-open offense. At 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, size won't be an issue for Fouonji, and he already shows the ability to catch balls at a high point. He is a high-volume pass catcher with plus-level speed. He was very productive as a senior in high school, with nearly 70 catches and over 1,300 yards receiving. As Fouonji puts on more muscle and gains strength, he has the potential to be a physical nightmare in the Big XII. Fouonji is a legitimate red-chip prospect with a high ceiling.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

RB Jayle Stacks (Englewood, CO) commits to Colorado
Stacks is a big power back who's close to 230 pounds. It's possible he'll grow into being a fullback. Stacks was originally committed to Air Force, but jumped at the opportunity to play in the Pac-12. Stacks will be considered a "blueshirt" and will be on campus next year, but will not play until the 2021 season when his scholarship becomes active.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

Nov. 25

DE Tyler Wegis (San Juan Capistrano, CA) commits to Utah
Utah needs some reinforcements on defense, especially along the defensive line, so it makes sense to take a flyer on a player like Wegis, who offers significant upside and potential if he can fill out his frame. Wegis (6-6, 220) is going to need some time to pack on mass, but he offers plenty of options on the field. He could be a linebacker or a defensive end, or possibly find his way as an undersized three-technique who specializes in passing downs.

Utah's current class grade: C+

JUCO CB Jackie Matthews (Pinson, AL) commits to West Virginia
Matthews is one of the more promising junior college prospects to come through the rankings this year and was a big part of the national championship team at Mississippi Gulf Coast. He finished his sophomore season with 52 tackles and six interceptions. Timmi Norling, the director for JuCo Scouting said that Matthews is likely to be a junior college All-American.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C+

TE Jake Overman (Anaheim, CA) commits to Oregon State
Oregon State made Overman a top priority early in the process, and the tight end made an official visit to the program during the summer. Washington made a charge and got an official visit in late September, but eventually Overman committed to the Beavers. Overman seems to have the nice total package for a combo tight end. He has the strength to be effective as a blocker in the run game, and he is athletic enough as a receiver to be a contributor in the pass game. Overman (6-5, 235) should develop into an every-down player.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

DT Jordan Berry (Harbor City, CA) commits to Colorado
Berry, a former LSU commitment, backed off his commitment to the Tigers in mid-October. From that point, it seemed like Colorado and head coach Mel Tucker made the big interior nose guard a priority, and Berry visited the campus to further the conversation. Berry (6-2, 325) is much-needed space eater in the middle and should be an early contributor. He has good upper body strength and could get stronger, and he will need to do deal with the multiple blockers and double teams he'll face. The Buffaloes continue to transfer their defense and add in new parts. A player like Berry should be able to come in and battle for snaps immediately.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

OG Vinny Sciury (Massillion, OH) commits to Indiana
Sciury was committed to Toledo for the past eight months, but flipped to Indiana a couple of weeks before he was scheduled to take an official visit - Dec. 6. Sciury is likely to play guard or center, and as an interior offensive lineman in that offense, Sciury is an interesting fit. He's a decent athlete, a little better than I expected to see on film, and he plays with a high motor and a desire to finish blocks. He has a little nastiness in there as well. Being an early enrollee is also a big plus for Sciury, who can get in the Hoosiers' strength program right away.

Indiana's current class grade: C

2021 Malik Rutherford (Hialeah, FL) commits to Georgia Tech
Rutherford is the starting slot receiver on a team that has won three consecutive small-school -Class 2A - championships in Florida. Nebraska, Penn State and Kentucky had also made offers to Rutherford, but he becomes the first commitment in the 2021 recruiting class for Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: C+

2021 DT Griffin Liddle (Bettendorf, IA) commits to Iowa
Iowa has already hit on primarily all of its in-state targets for the 2021 class. Little (6-3, 270) is the latest to join the Hawkeyes and becomes the fifth commitment for them in the 2021 recruiting class. Liddle was a rising prospect in Big Ten countr, with Michigan State and Minnesota among those making in-conference offers. Iowa State made an offer as well.

Iowa's current class grade: B-

2021 ATH Justice Sulliv1n (Eden Prairie, MN) commits to Iowa
Sullivan is already a candidate for the all-name team among 2021 recruits, and he's arguably the top junior prospect out of the state of Minnesota. Sullivan (6-1, 220) projects as an inside linebacker in college, but his growth will be monitored with another year left in high school. Nebraska and Minnesota had also made offers to Sullivan, who visited both programs in the spring. He's the sixth verbal commitment for Iowa in the 2021 class.

Iowa's current class grade: B-

2022 CB Khamauri Rogers (Lexington, MS) commits to LSU
With LSU's history of producing defensive backs, you know that coach Corey Raymond believes he has a special prospect when he pursues them as a sophomore. Rogers (6-0, 160) already has great size considering he is 15-16 years old. He already plays cornerback and safety for his high school is and considered a top-five prospect in Mississippi for the 2022 class. Ole Miss, Florida and Indiana were among Rogers' early offers. He is the third commitment for LSU in its 2022 recruiting class.

LSU's current class grade: A

Nov. 23

WR Anthony Smith (Huntingtown, MD) commits to N.C. State
Smith received his first offer from a Power Five program Saturday when the Wolfpack made an offer after seeing him play. and it took him less than 24 hours to make a decision and commit to them. On film, it looks like Smith might be a little under-recruited. He has legitimate speed, around 4.6, and he generates separation well. Smith has good strength and will fight for the ball. His route-running probably needs to be diversified given that I didn't see much variation to it.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

RB Miyan Williams (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Ohio State
Williams committed to Iowa State on July 4, but the Cincinnati prospect received interest from Ohio State, and that led to an offer from the Buckeyes and a quick commitment on Saturday. Ohio State has a loaded class in nearly every position, but running back where the program struck out on its top targets, Bijan Robinson and Jaylan Knighton. Williams (5-10, 200) isn't a Robinson or a Knighton, but he's a big, thick running back who can take on a heavy workload. Williams has been super productive in high school and holds the Ohio High School Athletic Association career rushing yards record. He has already has taken a lot of carries, and he is what he is in terms of development - not a star, but a player who will contribute at the position.

Ohio State's current class grade: A-

ATH Caine Savage (Anaheim, CA) commits to Utah
Savage committed to Arizona State back during the summer evaluation period and stuck with the Sun Devils through October before he began looking around and eventually took official visits to Utah and Washington State. Savage (5-11, 170) backed off of his Arizona State commitment on Nov. 13 to set up his move to the Utes' class. He can play on either side of the ball, but I believe his best fit is at defensive back, where he will spend a lot of time in the slot. Savage has very good speed, footwork and plays with a competitive nature. He looks like a good fit for Utah's style of football.

Utah's current class grade: C+

Nov. 22

LB Noah Sewell (Orem, UT) commits to Oregon
Sewell is a big-time get for the Ducks, as he is a legitimate top-50 prospect in this class regardless of position. And Sewell (6-2, 261) is one of the most unique players in this class and perhaps the most athletic 260-pound prospect I've seen in years. There is a play on his highlight reel where Sewell reads a screen play, runs it down and just obliterates the ball-carrier. To play linebacker at 260-270 pounds, you have to have a unique skill set, which Sewell does. The things on film I keep going back to are his backside pursuit and the way he doesn't eliminate himself from a play and can chase down backs and receivers from behind. He also plays fullback/running back in high school, and that just isn't fair, as guys seem to bounce right off of him. I have always said that Sewell is likely going to grow into an interior guy, but I'm no longer married to that idea. If he stays at linebacker and keeps his size and athleticism, there's no reason he can't be the best in the country. Sewell is a blue-chip prospect with a high-end NFL upside.

Oregon's current class grade: A-

WR Dazalin Worsham (Trussville, AL) commits to Miami
Worsham (6-0, 180) was originally a commitment to Alabama and spent over a year committed to the Crimson Tide before he declared himself open for recruitment during the summer. From that point on, Miami appeared to be the program with the best chance to beat out Alabama for Worsham. Worsham has good size and is probably more of a possession receiver than a guy who can stretch the field. He runs decent routes and has been productive in high school. He knows how to get open and how to find holes in coverage, and on third downs, he knows how to run a route to the sticks. Worsham probably won't be a No. 1 receiver at Miami, but he can develop into an every-down starter.

Miami's current class grade: B

RB Devon Achane (Missouri City, TX) commits to Texas A&M
Achane ended up choosing to stay in state and commit to the Aggies over LSU. He's the definition of a combo back and a player who will be a considerable help in the passing game. He isn't the biggest player on the block (5-9, 175), but he is dynamic in space and will provide the versatility of being able to line up in the backfield or in the slot, out wide and possibly help with special teams in the return game. Achane is a quick hitter and has the ability to turn any play into a big gain. As a receiver, his ability to make plays after the catch is plus level. He'll need to get bigger and stronger to play in the SEC, but he is a dynamic athlete.

Texas A&M's current class grade: B+

2022 ATH Anthony Costanzo (Monument, CO) commits to Colorado
Costanzo already had offers from Colorado and Colorado State, and the in-state prospect decided to make his decision quickly and commit to the Buffaloes. Constanzo (6-2, 195) has been a regular on the Buffaloes' campus since his offer in the spring, so this commitment was not a shock. He's projected to play in the secondary, but of course he could eventually grow into a linebacker given he has two years left of high school. Costanzo in the first member of Colorado's 2022 recruiting class.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

Nov. 21

OT Parker Clements (Lugoff, SC) commits to Virginia Tech
Clements (6-7, 265) is a lengthy tackle prospect who is the first offensive linemen to commit to the Hokies during this recruiting cycle. He has been a target for Virginia Tech since the summer, and programs like Louisville, East Carolina and N.C. State jumped on board with offers as well. Clements has great length and a good frame; he'll have to improve his overall athleticism and get stronger in the lower and upper body. He probably won't be an immediate producer and should probably take a redshirt, but the natural tools are there for the future.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C-

JUCO ATH Lavar Gardner (Decatur, GA) commits to Illinois
Gardner has played the past two years at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas. He chose the Illini over Nebraska, UMass and Southern Miss. He is being recruiting as a linebacker for Illinois. He was among the leaders in tackles for Hutchinson this season and will have two years of eligibility remaining with a redshirt season available.

Illinois' current class grade: C

JUCO DT Latrell Bankston (Woodstock, GA) commits to Iowa State
Bankston has spent the past two years at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas. He had offers from SMU, Kansas State, Arizona, Boise State and several others. He had over 40 tackles and double-digit sacks for Hutchinson as a sophomore this season. He will have two years of eligibility and a redshirt season available as a junior college transfer.

Iowa State's current class grade: C

2021 WR Tai Felton (Ashburn, VA) commits to Maryland
Felton (6-2, 170) is a tall, long receiver who becomes the third commitment for the Terrapins in the 2021 recruiting class. Felton had offers from Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Duke, among others. He did not play much as a junior because of a season-ending knee injury.

Maryland's current class grade: B-

Nov. 20

P Cameron Guess (Belle Vernon, PA) commits to Pittsburgh
Guess is the ninth-ranked punter in the nation and a five-star prospect according to Kohl's kicking website. Kohl's writes that Guess "has one of the strongest punt and kickoff legs in the country and has improved technically since January. His hips are powerful and often produce Hugh kicks and punts."

Pittsburgh's current class grade: C

Nov. 19

DE Gabriel Lopez (Las Vegas, NV) commits to Washington State
Lopez (6-3, 225) is an edge rusher who has been very productive at Desert Pines High in Las Vegas, recording double-digit sacks during the past two seasons. His speed rush game is solid, and he plays with a high motor. Lopez will have to work on diversifying his pass-rush moves in college, as he won't be able to rely on speed all the time. He'll also have to get better at the run and his responsibilities on the edge outside of the pass rush.

Washington State's current class grade: C+

RB John Gentry (Houston, TX) commits to Utah
Gentry (5-10, 190) gives the Utes a good-looking prospect at running back with a high ceiling. He is a downhill runner who looks more comfortable running north-south and finding holes in between the tackles. Gentry has good size and a good forward lean. He'll get bigger and continue to run with more power to gain those extra yards. Gentry has been part of a running back rotation with blue-chip 2020 prospect Zachary Evans, but Gentry has more than enough talent to develop into a feature back. He will need to improve his pass-catching game and work on lateral movement at the next level.

Utah's current class grade: C+

TE Tristian Golightly (Mesquite, TX) commits to Kansas
Kansas was on Golightly early in the recruiting cycle, with the program's staff making an offer to him in February. Golightly (6-5, 200) is a tall receiver who most observers think will put on the necessary weight to be a tight end. Kansas, however, might be looking at Golightly as a big outside receiver. If he stays at wide receiver, Golightly should be a big target for a quarterback and someone who can get out and grab the jump balls. He isn't as developed as a route-runner and will have to work harder to get separation at the next level.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

Nov. 18

S Christian Gonzalez (The Colony, TX) commits to Colorado
Gonzalez was committed to Colorado before he flipped to Purdue on August 6, but he backed off of his commitment to Purdue on Sunday and returned to the fold at Colorado on Monday. From his earlier evaluation: Gonzalez (6-1, 195) is built to handle bigger receivers at cornerback or safety. He seems more like a cornerback at this stage and plays with a competitive, aggressive mentality out on the edge. He's projected as a safety in college assuming he'll add mass and muscle, but I could see Gonzalez continuing to draw the assignment of covering outside receivers.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

DL Jaedon Roberts (Avon, CT) commits to California
Roberts (6-3, 285) is a jumbo athlete who plays on either side of the line and can work out as a defensive tackle or an interior offensive lineman in college. I kind of see Roberts as more of a defensive player in college because he's a quick-twitch athlete and the way he moves and his burst tell me he'll be very successful as an interior pass-rusher. Roberts grades out as a red-chip player to me, and I believe he's underrated as a recruit. This is a big pickup for California because Roberts is a player who should be able to give the program quality snaps as a freshman.

California's current class grade: C+

DT Jaylen Smith (Ahoskie, NC) commits to Oregon
Oregon is beginning to fill out its defense class, and Smith is a nice addition at defensive tackle. He chose the Ducks after an official visit to the campus over the weekend. Smith had several offers closer to home like N.C. State, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Smith is a late target for Oregon, which extended an offer to him in late October and immediately shot up the board. He has been a productive player in high school, collecting over 10 sacks as a senior. Smith can play on the end in odd-man fronts or as a three-technique in a four-man front.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

2021 DT Anthony Hundley (Miami, FL) commits to LSU
Hundley committed to Miami back in May, and even back then, it was thought to be more of a placeholder commitment than a strong pledge. After a summer of looking around, Hundley (6-3, 270) backed off of his Miami commitment before the start of high school football season. He has offers from most of the top programs and is widely considered one of the five best defensive line prospects in Florida for the 2021 class. He is the second verbal commitment in the 2021 recruiting class for LSU.

LSU's current class grade: A

Nov. 17

CB Justin Anderson (Menlo Park, CA) commits to Washington State
Anderson has been on Washington State's radar for a while, and the feeling has been mutual as the defensive back has taken several unofficial visits to the campus. With the Cougars' staff trying to round out the defensive class, Anderson (6-1, 185) decided to become the 17th verbal commitment in the class and first cornerback. Anderson plays with a high motor. He can play cornerback or safety and has good length to defend. He has a nose for the football and tracks passes very well. One thing that stood out on film is how much Anderson likes to fight for that inside position when he's in man coverage.

Washington State's current class grade: C+

CB Daran Branch (Amite, LA) commits to Ole Miss
Branch had been committed to the Miami Hurricanes since mid-March, but he flipped to Ole Miss on Sunday and decided to stay closer to home after taking an unofficial visit to Ole Miss over the weekend. Branch (6-1, 175) is a scheme-versatile defensive back who will likely spend time at cornerback and safety during his time in college. He is a competitor and his aggressive style shows up on film. Branch likes to get up in a wide receiver's face and get his hand in their hip pocket. It's a risk-reward style for sure, but one that he seems willing to accept the risk for.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B-

Nov. 16

JUCO CB Aaron Reynolds (Montgomery, AL) commits to Texas Tech
Reynolds (6-2, 180) has played the past two seasons at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas and will stay in the Lone Star state to play his college football. He had offers from Middle Tennessee State and South Alabama, but he decided to make his commitment to Texas Tech after visiting campus. Reynolds will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

Nov. 14

OT Samuel Peacock (Gig Harbor, WA) commits to Washington
Peacock is a late-rising prospect, and he committed to Oregon State late in July when the Beavers extended the only FBS offer he had. Since then, Peacock (6-6, 260) has added more offers and has made the flip to Pac-12 rival Washington State. From his earlier evaluation: Peacock has good size with plenty of room to add to his frame and fill out. He has decent footwork and busy hands. Peacock his more of a developmental prospect at this stage. He will need to add upper body strength and get strong at his base so he doesn't lose balance against speed rushers.

Washington's current class grade: B

WR Marvin Mims (Frisco, TX) commits to Oklahoma
Mims waited for a while to get cleared by Stanford's academics, and when he was, he committed to the Cardinal in August. Since then, Oklahoma's interest in the wide receiver grew stronger and he flipped to the Sooners. From his earlier evaluation: Mims is one of the most productive wide receivers in the nation, recording over 1,100 yards and double-digit touchdowns as a sophomore and a junior. He does most of his damage with the vertical routes and stretching the middle of the field. He can catch the ball in traffic and has a nose for the end zone. He'll have to get bigger (5-11, 165) to deal with the physical aspects of being an outside receiver.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

Nov. 12

OL Levi Rogers (Woodinville, WA) commits to Stanford
Rogers (6-5, 270) was one of the most coveted linemen among the Pac-12 schools during this cycle, with nearly all 12 programs in on his recruitment before Stanford won out. He is a very good athlete and technically among the best linemen in this class. Once he adds more strength to go with his technique, it's easy to see Rogers having NFL-type upside. He does all the right things as a blocker - he moves his feet well; he's active with his hands; and he plays lower with a strong base established. Rogers could play any position along the line and offers great versatility.

Stanford's current class grade: B-

WR Jaylon Carlies (Winter Garden, FL) commits to Missouri
Carlies committed to Missouri at the same time as his teammate, Tyler Jones, committed to the Tigers. Carlies (6-2, 185) provides good size at the position and has shown the ability to stretch the field. He needs to work on diversifying his route tree and improving his hands. He chose the Tigers over offers from Pittsburgh, Maryland and Duke.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

RB Lamy Constant (Brooklyn, NY) commits to West Virginia
Constant is potentially a different kind of running back than the ones we're used to seeing from West Virginia offenses of the past. He's a little bigger (6-0, 190) and can get more done between the tackles. Constant also plays defense and could be a good fit in the secondary. But assuming he stays on offense, he has quick feet and the patience to let the play develop in front of him. Constant is strong, and it shows in his leg drive. He should get on the field early and provide a power-running element for West Virginia.

West Virginia's current class grade: C

RB Rashad Amos (Tyrone, GA) commits to South Carolina
Amos flipped to South Carolina after being committed to Western Kentucky since the summer. He is a power back and will provide nice depth for the Gamecocks in their running back room along with fellow 2020 class recruit MarShawn Lloyd. Amos took an unofficial visit to South Carolina to watch the Gamecocks play Vanderbilt and was extended an offer. He is the 19th commitment for South Carolina in its 2020 recruiting class.

South Carolina's current class grade: B-

S Tyler Jones (Winter Garden, FL) commits to Missouri
Jones has been a long-time target for Missouri, and the Tigers were able to receive a commitment from him and his teammate, wide receiver Jaylon Carlies. Jones (6-0, 185) brings good size and speed to the secondary. He has good ball skills and is a very competitive, aggressive player on the outside. Jones had other offers from Purdue, Louisville, Syracuse, N.C. State and a host of others.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

LB Rodney Groce Jr. (Pleasant Grove, AL) commits to Mississippi State
Groce Jr. was committed to Nebraska after he took his official visit in early October when the Cornhuskers hosted Ohio State. He backed off that commitment less than a month later and went searching for a program closer to home. Groce had already visited Mississippi State and came back around to the program after his de-commitment. From an earlier evaluation: Groce is a natural inside linebacker who should get to the 250-pound range and help attack in the gaps. He is a physical player and a pretty good tackler in the open field. Groce should develop into a multi-year starter.

Mississippi State's current class grade: B-

JUCO OL Dawson Delforge (Wamego, KS) commits to Kansas State
Delforge has played the last two seasons at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. He has the size (6-5, 315) to play guard or tackle and could fit in several different places depending on need. Delforge had offers from Western Kentucky, Texas-San Antonio and others. He has two years of eligibility and a redshirt season available.

Kansas State's current class grade: C

Nov. 11

DE Kenny Mestidor (Oakdale, CT) commits to UCLA
UCLA has done a great job of retooling its defensive class over the past couple of weeks and continues to find good-looking athletes outside of its region with a commitment from Mestidor, who had an impressive offer list that included Michigan State, Nebraska, USC and others. Mestidor (6-3, 240) has good length and should be a good fit as a defensive end in an even-man front. He is quick off the ball and shows good use with his hands. He has a tendency to over-run plays, and while he shows some backside-pursuit ability, I wouldn't say it's a strength. As a pure pass-rusher, Mestidor has a lot of potential.

UCLA's current class grade: C+

WR Montorie Foster (Lakewood, OH) commits to Michigan State
The Spartans made their offer to Foster early last week, and the wide receiver took a visit to the campus over the weekend and quickly committed to the Spartans over offers from Akron, Kent State and Bowling Green. Foster (6-2, 180) is a late-riser who has only played one year of football, so that would explain why he's a little under-recruited. Foster plays in the St. Edward program, one of the best in Ohio and a program with a reputation of having productive players in college. Foster has played basketball in high school and uses some of those skills to gain favorable positioning for catches. He is a raw prospect, but there is some intriguing potential there.

Michigan State's current class grade: C

RB Ashaad Clayton (New Orleans, LA) commits to Colorado
Clayton gives Colorado the legitimate every-down running back prospect who head coach Mel Tucker wants to build a more physical offense around. At 6-foot, 205 pounds, size won't be an issue for Clayton and he can get bigger. He already runs with power, although I think he could be a little more patient and find more success by letting some things develop for him. Clayton is a downhill runner who has a good lean and is always going after the extra yardage following the first sign of contact. He has the body and style for high-volume work and should be able to get on the field early.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

LB Toren Pittman (Frisco, TX) commits to Colorado
Pittman (6-3, 195) provides length at linebacker and shows the ability to make plays in space and not get turned around when asked to play in coverage. Pittman has very good speed - reportedly 4.63 seconds in the 40 - and should offer versatility as a linebacker who could possibly double up and play a hybrid role in the secondary. Pittman has played a lot of safety in high school. Right now, it's hard to project where he will end up, much of it will do with how much his body fills out, but he provides an interesting athlete who can run and offer some different options on the field.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

DE Donell Harris (Miami, FL) commits to Texas A&M
Harris was committed to Miami very early in the process while he was still considered a 2021 recruit. He backed away from his Miami commitment early in the summer and re-classified himself as a 2020 recruit. Harris (6-4, 215) is one of the elite pass-rushers in the class and is one of the best in the nation at getting around the edge. He is the definition of a quick-twitch athlete and has a great set of moves to get to the passer. All of his skills should only be enhanced with coaching at the next level. Harris could play a stand-up role and has the athleticism to play in some coverage, but eventually he's going to put on the weight and become a 255-260-pound player off the edge with high-end NFL upside. He is a true blue-chip player at his position.

Texas A&M's current class grade: A-

Nov. 10

DT Jacobian Guillory (Alexandria, LA) commits to LSU
Guillory (6-1, 330) will bring the beef to the middle of any defensive line. He is a powerhouse and a state weightlifting and shotput champion in high school. His strength easily comes through on film with the way he drives blockers into the backfield or just completely knocks them off the block. Guillory is very difficult to block one on one because of his strength. He is a prototypical nose guard in a three-man front and can control the running game with his size and ability to clog space. Guillory can rush the passer from the inside, but it's not necessarily a strength yet. His pass rush is mostly brute strength, which works in high school, but will need to be more diversified in college.

LSU's current class grade: A

JUCO OT Brenden Coffey (Paradise, CA) commits to Auburn
Coffey has spent the last two years at Butte College in Oroville, California and is one of the top junior college offensive line prospects in this recruiting class. Coffer (6-6, 280) has played a lot of right tackle at Butte and shows very good athleticism and footwork for the position. He will have two years of eligibility and is a likely candidate to see the field early. Louisville, Utah, N.C. State, Arizona State and others were also recruiting Coffey.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

Nov. 8

JUCO RB Marco Lee (Columbus, GA) commits to Virginia Tech
Lee, originally from Columbus, Georgia, has been at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas for the past two seasons. Lee (5-11, 225) is considered a power back and should see the field quickly for the Hokies next season. He rushed for over 800 yards for Coffeyville as a sophomore. He will enroll in January with two years of eligibility and a redshirt year available.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C-

OT Jimmy Christ (Sterling, VA) commits to Penn State
Christ was one of the centerpieces of Virginia's recruiting class, but decided to back away from his commitment to the Cavaliers on Friday morning and by the afternoon the 6-foot-7, 295-pound projected tackle was pledging to be a Nittany Lion. One of the first things that impresses me about Christ is how he plays both tackle positions and the movements come natural to him. He's an aggressive blocker with a good leg drive. Christ can be very physical, especially in run blocking. As a pass blocker, Christ is sound at times, but in some clips, he lets the defender get inside positioning too quickly. Christ has areas that need to be improved, but he projects as a red-chip player who should start for the majority of his eligibility.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

DE Jimari Butler (Mobile, AL) commits to Tennessee
Length and speed, those are what projected edge rusher Butler (6-5, 215) brings to the table. Tennessee won a pretty tough recruiting battle that included Ole Miss, Maryland, TCU and Nebraska. Even though Butler is committed, there is a possibility he'll take official visits to some of the schools on that list. Butler is a good pass-rusher and he does it with more than speed - his best move on film is actually an inside swim move. As Butler adds weight and adds to his pass-rushing repertoire, he should become a productive player.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

2021 ATH Dante Trader Jr. (Owings Mills, MD) commits to Maryland
Trader (6-0, 175), a two-sport star with football and lacrosse, has at least already solved the football recruiting end of things by committing to Maryland. He plays on both sides of the ball in high school and was one of the most productive wide receivers in the state. He's the second commitment in Maryland's 2021 recruiting class.

Maryland's current class grade: B-

Nov. 7

RB Casey Filkins (Lake Oswego, OR) commits to Stanford
Filkins will give Stanford a good all-purpose player out of the backfield who can run in between the tackles and catch passes on the perimeter where he can make plays in space. He is a plus-level receiver who can provide mismatches, especially against linebackers in the middle of the field and on wheel routes. Filkins (5-11, 195) is big and is a tougher runner than you would expect. He is the type of piece who has been missing from Stanford's offense for the past couple of seasons.

Stanford's current class grade: B-

2021 OL Jared Wilson (Clemmons, NC) commits to Georgia
The rich get richer. Wilson is a classic mauling type of offensive linemen who should project as a guard or center. The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder already has the size and moves surprisingly well despite carrying around that much weight. He plays a power game, and it's clear he spends a lot of time in the weight room. Wilson is likely to be a top-10 interior lineman when the 2021 rankings come out. He is the third commitment in Georgia' 2021 recruiting class.

Georgia's current class grade: A-

DE Myles Jackson (Hoschton, GA) commits to UCLA
This is the second time around for Jackson, who committed to the Bruins in June, backed off that commitment in mid-September, but came back around after taking an official visit to Virginia Tech and seeing what else was out there for him. Even though Jackson plays primarily with his hand in the ground and should be able to grow into a defensive line role, UCLA coach Chip Kelly likes his defensive ends long and the Bruins apparently see Jackson as a linebacker and likely an inside linebacker, at which the Bruins are very thin.

UCLA's current class grade: C+

LB Jayland Parker (Macon, GA) commits to N.C. State
Parker was originally committed to Colorado, but re-opened his commitment in September and decided to stay closer to home. From his earlier evaluation: Parker is probably going to be an inside guy, but on film, he looks like he can move around a little bit because's he not bad at dropping into coverage. Parker is a good overall athlete with good speed and natural football instincts.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

Nov. 6

DE Jay Hardy (Chattanooga, TN) commits to Auburn
A powerhouse along the defensive line who can play at nearly any position, Hardy (6-4, 285) could be the next great defensive lineman for the Auburn after committing to the Tigers over Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia. Hardy is easily one of the top-15 defensive linemen in the 2020 recruiting class and has quick hands and quick feet, he moves side to side very well. It's not a shock that Hardy is a basketball player because he shows good lateral movement and understands how to use his hands and feet in tandem to swat off blockers. Hardy is a big strong athlete in the mold of former Tigers like Gabe Wright and Nick Fairley.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

Nov. 5

LB Jonathan Vaughns (Bellflower, CA) commits to UCLA
There could be a fun little family feud in Los Angeles next season as Vaughns, the brother of USC wide receiver Tyler Vaughns, has decided to head to Westwood. Vaughns (6-2, 215) is the second linebacker commitment to UCLA today and the 17th player in the Bruins' 2020 recruiting class. Vaughns is projected as an outside linebacker, but he plays a bit like a middle linebacker with his physical, downhill style. He is a hard hitter and a pretty sound tackler. His coverage skills don't show up much on film, which means a move inside appears likely. Still, his toughness will be a welcome addition to UCLA's roster.

UCLA's current class grade: C+

WR Dajon Harrison (Hutto, TX) commis to Texas
Harrison (5-10, 165) was originally committed to TCU early in the process, but he opened his recruitment back up in May and stayed patient while waiting for the right opportunity. When Texas made him an offer, he chose the Longhorns over Kansas State with several other programs having made offers and in the mix. Harrison is a multi-faceted athlete who is explosive in the passing game and also a weapon in the backfield and on jet sweeps. At the next level, I expect he'll settle into being a slot receiver and the goal will be to get this athlete the ball in space where he can make things happen after the catch. Harrison is more of a quick-burst athlete, which makes him appear faster than he is. Overall, he can stretch the field vertically or make plays in space, giving Texas a needed weapon on offense.

Texas' current class grade: A-

LB Choe Bryant-Strother (Norcross, GA) commits to UCLA
The Bruins are in desperate need of linebackers and size at the position. Bryant-Strother gives UCLA a big body in the middle of the defense and someone who can lay on a good hit. Bryant-Strother chose UCLA over Nebraska and had offers from BYU, Arizona, Boston College and a host of others. Bryant-Strother is a natural middle linebacker - a downhill player who does his best work near the line of scrimmage. He's going to need to work on his coverage, but his tough, physical, rugged play at linebacker will be much appreciated at UCLA.

UCLA's current class grade: C+

OL Kyree Miller (Mesquite, TX) commits to Tennessee
Miller is a big body (6-4, 370) who weighed well over 420 pounds at one time, but has gotten a smaller and more athletic. Recent film got him on Tennessee's radar, and the Volunteers made him an offer in early October, his first offer from a Power Five school. After taking a visit to the campus last weekend, Miller didn't wait long to choose the Volunteers over offers from SMU, Liberty and other mid-major programs. Miller is likely going to be a guard, but he's made enough strides athletically and with his weight loss that if he can continue to improve his footwork and drop another 40 pounds, he could provide depth as a swing tackle.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

Nov. 4

CB Tajiri Smith (Powder Springs, GA) commits to Kansas State
Smith had been committed to Memphis since the middle of the spring, but he re-opened his recruitment last week and decided to make the flip to Kansas State a week later. Smith (5-9, 185) won't blow anyone away with his size, but he's a player who doesn't back down from physical play. He can tackle and will come down toward the line of scrimmage and help against the run. He will likely play nickelback, but I could also see him as an undersized safety.

Kansas State's current class grade: C

WR Logan Loya (Bellflower, CA) commits to UCLA
Loya becomes one of the best skill players in UCLA's recruiting class. He is a versatile, productive wide receiver who could play the slot or on the outside. Loya (5-11, 185) has over 40 catches and nearly 800 yards as a senior in high school. He doesn't have breakaway speed, but he can create separation and has shown nice consistency with his route running and ability to find open spaces in the defense. Loya should be able to see the field early with his ability to catch passes at high volume an move the sticks. Loya chose the Bruins over Vanderbilt, Washington, Oregon and several others. He is the 15th commitment in the UCLA class.

UCLA's current class grade: C+

Nov. 3

DE Justin Lohrenz (Littleton, CO) commits to Washington State
Lohrenz was looking for an offer from a Pac-12 program and pounced when Washington State came calling. Lohrenz (6-4, 235) is currently projected as a defensive end, but it appears more likely he'll be used as a three-technique in an even-man front. Lohrenz seems more comfortable rushing from the interior and using his hands to come off blocks rather than using pure speed. Lohrenz has a good motor and plays with high effort in nearly every snap. When he makes mistakes, he often makes up for them by being aggressive and following the ball.

Washington State's current class grade: C+

OT James McNorton (Brentwood, CA) commits to Washington State
McNorton (6-5, 265) gives the Cougars some length and good upside for a potential left tackle fit down the road. He generates strength from the bottom up, which is good for a solid base and balance. McNorton will need to get stronger in the upper body and work on issues with his bend and become a little more well rounded, but all those things can happen with time and development.

Washington State's current class grade: C+

DT Gary Smith (Shelbyville, TN) commits to Duke
Duke has been in need of a big defensive lineman to plug up the middle, and Smith is a 300-pounder who fits the bill. He chose Duke over a top five of Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Florida State and Ole Miss. Smith played offensive line in high school and could project as an interior offensive linemen in college, but there's a greater need for him to control the middle of the line and stand tough against the run.

Duke's current class grade: C

Nov. 2

DE Latarie Kinsler (Pahokee, FL) commits to Syracuse
Kinsler took his official visit to Syracuse over the summer and seemed to be pretty much set with the Orange until Louisville and Nebraska started recruiting him in the fall. He visited both programs in October but decided to commit to Syracuse. Kinsler (6-3, 212) is a little light on the frame right now, but he's going to grow into body and continue to provide the length and quickness off the board every team wants from a pass-rusher. He's raw in a lot of technical areas, but the burst and the ability to get off the edge is something Kinsler offers that can't be taught. Kinsler will probably do most of his damage with his hand on the ground, but his skill set could work in coverage and he might get a look as an outside linebacker.

Syracuse's current class grade: C+

2021 ATH Rodney Hammond (Norfolk, VA) commits to Pittsburgh
Hammond chose the Panthers over offers from Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina and a host of others. Hammond (5-10, 175) could project on either side of the ball right now. He is the second member of the 2021 recruiting class for Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's current class grade: C

Nov. 1

ATH/WR Marc Britt (Miami, FL) commits to Florida
Britt is widely thought of as a wide receiver prospect, but Florida was recruiting him as a free safety and the idea of playing defense seemed to appeal to Britt. At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, size won't be an issue for Britt, assuming he'll bulk up a little. Florida defensive backs coach Torian Gray is excellent at talent development, and in Britt, he will have a defensive back with good length and natural ball skills from his time at wide receiver. Britt comes from a competitive environment down in Miami-Date County and has shown the ability to play several positions in high school depending on his team's needs.

Florida's current class grade: B+

Oct. 31

2021 WR Marvin Harrison Jr. (Philadelphia, PA) commits to Ohio State
Harrison Jr., the son of the Hall of Fame wide receiver of the same name, is already rated as one of the top receivers in the 2021 class. He's the sixth commitment for the Buckeyes in their 2021 recruiting class. He has a long body (6-3, 185) and is going to grow into a big, physical receiver who still inherits some of the natural wide receiver traits his father had. To the surprise of no one, Harrison Jr. can run routes and seems to take pride in running them with precision. He has very good hands and knows how to read the ball while it's in the air to adjust properly for the catch. Harrison Jr. doesn't have breakaway speed, but he's a smooth, long strider who gobbles up a lot of turf with each step. Overall, Harrison Jr. has the tools to be a No. 1 wide receiver at Ohio State.

Ohio State's current class grade: A

Oct. 30

DE/OLB Ioholani Raass (Lehi, UT) commits to UCLA
UCLA's recruiting was stuck in a rut for a while, but give Chip Kelly and staff credit, they are evaluating well and landing some solid prospects. Raass is listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, but he looks a little thicker than that. He has a nice first-step off the edge and plays a physical game. One of the areas in which Raass surprised me a little was his ability to play in space and work off the edge, covering players out of the backfield. I think he's best suited putting on more weight and being a full-time defensive end, but he has the skill set to be an outside linebacker as well.

UCLA's current class grade: C+

QB Noah Kim (Chantilly, VA) commits to Michigan State
Kim originally committed to Virginia Tech in May but flipped to the Spartans after taking an official visit to East Lansing in the final weekend of October. From Kim's original evaluation: Productive in high school, but Kim (6-1, 165) has to grow physically to survive in Power Five football. He makes good decisions with the football, but he needs to improve his arm strength and show he can make tough throws.

Michigan State's current class grade: C

Oct. 29

ATH Jordan Watkins (Louisville, KY) commits to Louisville
Watkins (5-11, 175) could play on either side of the ball, but I think Scott Satterfield would want Watkins on the offensive side of the ball because he has major speed - 4.4 in the 40-yard dash - and the ability to make big plays in space. There are some play-makers on Louisville, but not enough, so Watkins is going to have the opportunity to come in early and make an impact on offense and special teams. Watkins gets to his maximum speed quickly and can stretch the field from the outside or the slot. One thing that stands out with Watkins is his competitive nature; he is more than willing to battle for the tough catches.

Louisville's current class grade: B-

OL Jonathan Adorno (Rolesville, NC) commits to North Carolina
North Carolina is wrapping up its 2020 recruiting class, and with 26 commitments in, there might not be much for Mack Brown and company to do after the early signing period. Adorno (6-4, 290) gives the Tar Heels additional depth on the interior line for the class. He was originally committed to N.C. State, but once the Tar Heels began to turn up their attention on him, Adorno was stuck with a tough choice and chose to switch his allegiance.

North Carolina's current class grade: B+

2022 WR De'Coldest Crawford (Shreveport, LA) commits to LSU
The name De'Coldest Crawford made this very talented wide receiver an internet sensation, although it's been incorrectly reported that his full name is De'Coldest Toevadoit Crawford when his real middle name is Jaun. Still, Crawford (6-1, 160) is a tall, length wide receiver who shows good hands and plus-level athleticism and should only get better with time and development.

LSU's current class grade: A

2021 S Jalen Hoyle (Englewood, NJ) commits to Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech was the first program to make an offer to Hoyle, and the Hokies were rewarded for being early, as the 6-foot, 180-pound defense back committed to the program on an unofficial visit. Hoyle was a standout at Virginia Tech's camp over the summer and quickly got on the team's radar. He is the first commitment in the 2021 recruiting class for Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C-

Oct. 27

DE B.J. Ojulari (Marietta, GA) commits to LSU
Ojulari de-committed from Tennessee and flipped to LSU a couple of days after his teammate blue-chip tight end Arik Gilbert committed to the Tigers. This was originally a recruiting battle between Tennessee, LSU and Auburn. From Ojulari's previous evaluation: Ojulari is a defensive end, but he could easily be considered an outside linebacker. The assurance that he will play on the line and be more of an every-down pass-rusher may have appealed more to Ojulari, whereas Tennessee has major depth issues at linebacker and likely would've wanted to use him there. Ojulari (6-3, 225) will have to put on some size, which shouldn't be a problem in LSU's strength program. His first-step is exceptional, and he is a quick-twitch athlete as evident by his reported 4.4 shuttle time. LSU needs some pass-rushers and Ojulari gets around the edge as good as anyone.

LSU's current class grade: A

OT Cayden Baker (Fort Myers, FL) commits to North Carolina
Baker received a late offer from Michigan, but the 6-foot-6, 265-pound tackle prospect had his eyes set on North Carolina and committed after his official visit to Chapel Hill last weekend. Baker (6-6, 260) has good footwork, and his initial punch looks solid. He plays in a spread offense in high school and is a decent athlete. Like most good offensive line prospects, Baker is generating a lot of his strength from his lower body, and he has a good foundation. Baker has played tight end and defensive end for his high school and also plays basketball, so North Carolina is getting a well-rounded athlete.

North Carolina's current class grade: B+

2021 ATH Chandler Pittman (Magee, MS) commits to Ole Miss
Pittman (5-9, 155) becomes the fourth member of the Rebels' 2021 class. He has played everywhere on the field in his young high school career. Pittman rushed for over 1,500 yards as a freshman and could very easily develop into an all-purpose running back. He has played quarterback as a sophomore and has accounted for over 2,000 yards. Speed is the name of Pittman's game; he clocked in at a 4.40 at Ole Miss' summer camp, and the Rebels' coaches made him an early priority from that point on.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B-

Oct. 26

S Malcolm Greene (Highland Springs, VA) commits to LSU
LSU is putting together a strong close to October, and once again, the Tigers are back in the top three among recruiting classes and are challenging for the best class in the nation. Greene (5-10,1 85) will be a nice additional to the LSU secondary because he can fit in as a nickel corner, defend the slot or play snaps at safety. Although Greene isn't the biggest player out there, he plays a very physical game and likes to come downhill and play up on the line of scrimmage. That aggressive style translates well to cornerback, but every now and then, it also leads to Greene giving up big plays off the line. Overall, Greene projects to be a solid boundary corner who will play the short field and contribute to the run defense.

LSU's current class grade: A

2021 LB Tyrone Brown (Orange, TX) commits to Baylor
Brown (5-10, 200) is the second commitment for Baylor in its 2021 class, joining defensive back Romario Noel. Baylor made its offer to Brown in mid-September. On film, Brown looks like a no-frills middle linebacker who will make plays in the box. He's not necessarily agile, but he moves downhill well and plays a physical game. He needs to work on his overall athleticism, but he is a tough player who gives maximum effort.

Baylor's current class grade: C

Oct. 25

WR Dakota Thomas (Snellville, GA) commits to Minnesota
Thomas (6-0, 165) has flown under the recruiting radar because he missed most of his junior season with injuries. Even though Thomas isn't necessarily big, he plays with his length and he has better speed than what's listed on a lot of websites. On film, Thomas plays bigger than he looks and is an inviting target around the red zone. He doesn't have breakaway speed, but if he can win the battle off the line, he's tough to catch.

Minnesota's current class grade: B-

WR Nate McCollum (Hampton, GA) commits to Georgia Tech
McCollum was originally committed to N.C. State, but the opportunity to play both football and baseball at Georgia Tech was too much for him to pass up. McCollum's biggest strength is his reported 4.4 speed. He is going to project as a slot receiver, and he will be a versatile piece for head coach Geoff Collins as he and his staff continue to remake the roster and look for fast-twitch athletes who fit a spread system.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: C+

DT Bryce Austin (Southfield, MI) commits to Purdue
Austin has grown from being a linebacker into being a 280-pound defensive lineman, and he looks like a natural fit for the position. He's probably close to as big as he's going to get, and he has the explosion off the ball to be used at three-technique or a defensive end in odd-man fronts. Austin is all raw athleticism right now, and he is uncomfortable when he can't win battles off the ball. He will have to improve his technique and learn how to shed blockers with his hands. But off the hoof, Austin looks like a player, and with the right development, he'll be a contributor.

Purdue's current class grade: B-

Oct. 23

TE Arik Gilbert (Marietta, GA) commits to LSU
Huh? If I'm playing a hand of poker to decide my life, I don't want to be staring across at the table from blue-chip tight end Arik Gilbert. For months, this appeared to be a classic Georgia-versus-Alabama recruiting battle, and to Gilbert's credit, he let that narrative play out all while he went through the recruiting process and decided on what was going to be the best decision for him. Gilbert (6-5, 250) claims he made his decision about a month ago and was just keeping it quiet as the Alabama-versus-Georgia chatter continued. The Tigers were in a battle with Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M. Gilbert took official visits to all four locations, with his trip to LSU coming during the weekend the Tigers beat Florida at Death Valley. As for the recruiting impact, LSU had already had a loaded class in terms of wide receivers and now is adding what is probably the best tight end prospect in the country and arguably the best tight end prospect in the history of the program.

In high school, a prospect like Gilbert can be used anywhere, as a wide receiver, in the backfield, whatever. I don't think you're going to split Gilbert out wide too much in college. He'll be more inline, and he has some strength, so he'll develop as a blocker and help in the run game. Gilbert will be flexed out, and I think he'll be used as an h-Back a little too. In LSU's offensive system, Gilbert is going to be a versatile weapon and an every-down player. He has good hands; he can catch tough passes. He's not a burner in the sense of a player like Vernon Davis, but I think he's along the lines of Eric Ebron, and he has a legitimate top-end of the first-round NFL ceiling.

LSU's current class grade: A

2021 ATH Kaden Dudley (Monument, CO) commits to Colorado
Dudley (5-11, 175) gets Colorado on the board with its first commitment of the 2021 season, as the in-state prospect committed to the Buffaloes over Colorado State. He is a two-way player in high school, but Dudley projects as a wide receiver in college. Although it's hard to tell the level of competition, Dudley has plus-level hands and ball skills and he competes for every ball. He is a good athlete, but he could be more agile and work better in space. Dudley, however, had a good foundation and plenty of tools to work with.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

Oct. 22

LB Martavius French (Memphis, TN) commits to Tennessee
French is the biggest name of a major haul for Tennessee on Tuesday. The Volunteers picked up three teammates from Whitehaven High School in Memphis. All three prospects play linebacker and immediately upgraded the depth at a position that was extremely thin for Tennessee. French (6-2, 240) is a big athlete who can probably play some inside linebacker, but he could also bulk up and develop into a three-technique. French plays a big game; he is very physical and like to go downfield and attack. In the long term, he seems like more of a fit on the line than at linebacker, but depth issues at Tennessee might keep him as a middle linebacker. If he stays at linebacker, French is definitely a middle linebacker who will play between the hashes and come downhill to play the run.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

LB Bryson Eason (Memphis, TN) commits to Tennessee
Eason (6-2, 250) is another big athlete, and his movement gives him some scheme flexibility. He can run pretty well and has shown the ability to place in space, although he's clearly more capable at the inside linebacker position. Much like his teammate, Martavius French, I could see Eason playing linebacker early and eventually moving to the defensive line as he continues to grow. Eason might provide a little more scheme versatility because I could possibly see him in spots where he can rush from the edge. Much like French, Eason is a big athlete and will provide depth and an upgrade in athleticism on the Volunteers' defense.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

LB Tamarion McDonald (Memphis, TN) commits to Tennessee
McDonald (6-1, 215) is projected as an outside linebacker, and he'll be able to grow into the position. Currently, McDonald is playing more of a safety/linebacker "tweener" role, and he could continue with that initially, but the Volunteers would eventually like for him to be on the outside. McDonald has the ability to move and defend in space because of his time in the secondary. He is a player who can play on the perimeter, as he can read the action well on the edges and jump on top of bubble screens and other action going to the outside. McDonald should provide immediate depth at linebacker.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

WR Steven McBride (Gonzalez, LA) commits to Kansas
McBride received an offer from Kansas in June and committed to the Jayhawks after fielding offers from Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, Arkansas State and others. Kansas was McBride's only offer from a "power five" program. McBride is a plus-level athlete as a state qualifier in track as a sprinter and a long jumper. On the football field, he has decent length (6-0, 155), but he'll have to put on some size to be effective in major college football. He is more of a flashy guy who can make a big play than an every-down type of receiver right now. I would project he'll make a great impact in the return game than as a receiver in his first couple of years as he learns the ins and outs of the position.

Kansas' current class grade: C

JUCO DT Robert Hentz (Senatobia, MS) commits to Kansas State
Hertz (6-1, 265) took an official visit to Kansas State last weekend before making his decision. He had offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, North Texas, Southern Miss and others. Hentz played a South Panola High School in Mississippi and has had a productive two seasons for Northwest Mississippi Community College in Batesville, Mississippi. He said he chose Kansas State over Memphis in his final decision. Hentz is the 20th commitment in the Wildcats' class.

Kansas State's current class grade: C+

Oct. 21

WR Stephen Gosnell (Pilot Mountain, NC) commits to North Carolina
Gosnell (6-2, 195) is a recent flip from N.C. State after he backed out of his commitment to the Wolfpack on October 20. North Carolina had been aggressively pursuing Gosnell over the past month and got him on campus to complete the switch. Gosnell is one of the most productive receivers in the state this season, having almost 900 yards and over 10 touchdowns through eight games. Gosnell has played some quarterback in high school, but he's be going to the Tar Heels as a wide receiver. He is the 24th commitment in North Carolina's recruiting class.

North Carolina's current class grade: B+

Oct. 20

WR Christian Fitzpatrick (Southfield, MI) commits to Louisville
Fitzpatrick (6-4, 205) is a flip from Washington State after he committed to the Cougars in late July. From his earlier evaluation: Fitzpatrick is a big body and a long strider who uses his size to win a lot of battles for 50-50 balls. He isn't a burner, but he has decent speed and could get faster. Fitzpatrick has plus-level ball skills and natural instincts for the position. He is a smart player who knows where the sidelines are and runs his routes to the sticks. He has the ability to be a high-volume pass catcher in college.

Louisville's current class grade: B-

WR Joshua Crabtree (Wake Forest, NC) commits to N.C. State
Crabtree (6-3, 180) took an unofficial visit to N.C. State a couple of weeks ago, a day after some of the Wolfpack coaching staff evaluated him and head coach Dave Doeren extended him an offer. Crabtree is still growing into the position, but shows nice upside. He's a big body and has the ability to be physical when he wants to be. He is a plus-athlete who also competes in track. Crabtree's speed - reportedly 4.6 in the 40 - isn't top end, but with his length and long strides, he can swallow up a lot of field with each step. The Wolfpack recently lost wide receiver Stephen Gosnell to rival North Carolina, so Crabtree's addition keeps their numbers at the position consistent.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

CB Tyson McWilliams (San Diego, CA) commits to California
An official visit to Berkeley over the weekend was what McWilliams needed to be convinced to become the 23rd commitment in the Bears' class. McWilliams also took an official visit to Nevada during this recruiting cycle and had offers from Oregon State, Air Force, Hawaii, Tulane and others. McWilliams (6-2, 170) has ideal length for the position and should get bigger, which will help him with jams and press coverage. He is a two-way player in high school, and his ball skills as a wide receiver should continue to translate over to the defensive side. There is some raw talent with McWilliams, and his size and length give him considerable upside to develop into a productive player.

California's current class grade: C+

2021 WR Liam Clifford (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Penn State
Clifford was in the stands at Happy Valley last weekend watching his older brother Sean throw three touchdown passes to lead the Nittany Lions to a 28-21 win over Michigan. The younger Clifford (6-1, 190) made his commitment to Penn State on Sunday, choosing the Nittany Lions over Michigan, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and others. Liam Clifford is being recruited as a wide receiver and is Penn State's third commitment in the class of 2021.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

Oct. 19

2021 OL Nate Bruce (Harrisburg, PA) commits to Penn State
Penn State received a pair of commitments over the weekend when the program hosted Michigan and had ESPN's college Gameday on campus. The first of the commitments was from Bruce (6-4, 320), who chose the Nittany Lions over early offers from Virginia Tech and Rutgers. Bruce had been a heavy lean for Penn State since he was tendered an offer, and the Penn State staff made the in-state interior line prospect a target for early commitment.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

Oct. 18

DE Desmond Evans (Sanford, NC) commits to North Carolina
The reason North Carolina brought Mack Brown back in the fold because the school believed he could get the top prospects in the state to stay home. It started with class of 2019 quarterback Sam Howell, and it continued with the commitment of blue-chip defensive end Desmond Evans. Evans (6-6, 235) is an absolute matchup nightmare who you can play at end in even-man fronts or at outside linebacker in some situations. And wherever Evans lines up on the field, you're looking for him to just destroy the offensive player assigned to block him. Evans' physical tools are on the level of guys you see in their third or fourth year in college. He plays with good pace, and like most elite prospects it's easy to see him get bored from time to time and take plays off, and he plays a physical game. His first-step and explosion off the ball is among the best in the class of 2020. Evans is a no-doubt blue-chip prospect with a high NFL ceiling. He is arguably North Carolina's best prospect since Julius Peppers.

North Carolina's current class grade: B+

DE Joe Moore (St. Louis, MO) commits to Arizona State
Arizona State made a strong push for Moore early on to get him out of the Big Ten and away from Minnesota, which was his perceived leader for a few months, and other offers like Illinois, Kansas, Purdue and Nebraska. Moore (6-2, 235) is a potential red-chip prospect and among the top-50 defensive ends in the 2020 class. Moore is stronger than you'd think for his weight, and as he continues to improve, I believe he'll become much more of a versatile piece who can play snaps at defensive end and inside as a three-technique. Moore is good off the ball, and it makes up for some of his lack of length. Moore is a plus-level athlete and looks like a good versatile prospect for Arizona State.

Arizona State's current class grade: B-

LB Caleb McCullough (Oxnard, CA) commits to Arizona State
This came down to a race between Arizona State, Boise State, Nebraska and Arizona with Arizona State winning this battle and continuing to win recruiting battles around neighboring programs. McCullough (6-2, 200) has the speed and athleticism to play on the outside, but he seems more comfortable playing downhill and being physical against the run game. McCullough has the ability to play outside because he is pretty smooth in space and moves well, but sometimes I get the feeling that he's not exactly sure where to go and to make up for the confusion he just runs hard and tries to figure it out. That works in high school, but it will get you exposed in college. All that being said McCullough is a plus-level athlete who will find the field and once he settles into a position, he'll be very productive.

Arizona State's current class grade: B-

DT Ricky Correia (Fresno, CA) commits to California
It appears that Correia has dropped some pounds, but at 6-foot-4 and around 340 pounds, Correia is still a hoss and near impossible to move from his block. He's had all of the Pac-12 schools coming after him, with UCLA, Arizona State and Arizona among the schools after the Fresno prospect. At Correia's size, he gets in the backfield whenever he wants as long as he gets off the ball, which he does regularly with success. He has no problem handling double teams and can push many of them out of the way. As long as Correia continues to commit himself to getting in better condition, he's going to be a force to reckon with and has a red-chip ceiling.

California's current class grade: C+

Oct. 17

JUCO CB Ron Hardge III (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Oregon State
Oregon State continues to mix in some effective junior college recruiting as a way to get its roster numbers in the right place. Hardge (6-1, 175) started his collegiate career at Illinois and played six games for the Illini before leaving after his freshman season. He transferred to the City College of San Francisco and will have three years to complete his eligibility.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

2021 WR Cameron Wright (Batesville, MS) commits to Ole Miss
The 2021 class has a host of good-looking receivers with the size and length to project to the outside. Wright (6-4, 190) already looks like he has a bit of a college build, and he has two years left in high school to grow. He already understands that he has the frame to get the football and block out defenders from getting to his body. Wright had been a long-time Ole Miss lean and chose the Rebels over Memphis. He's the third commitment to the Rebels' class.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B-

2021 OL Jackson Light (Draper, UT) commits to Oregon
Light (6-2, 265) is the third commitment for the Oregon Ducks in their 2021 class and had an offer list that included Nebraska, Missouri, BYU, Utah and a few others. Light has length longer than his listed height, and he's still very young and has plenty of time and room to fill out. He has already played a ton of high school games and has some advanced technique for his age. Light has plus-level footwork and understands how to keep a solid base and play with leverage. Light is very early in his development, but all the signs are there for a top-end interior line prospect.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

Oct. 16

DT Jamil Burroughs (Powder Springs, GA) commits to Alabama
Burroughs was committed to Georgia for over a year, but he spent a lot of his summertime taking unofficial visits to Alabama. In early September, Georgia and Burroughs decided to split, and it's been just a matter of time for the 6-foot-2, 310-pound nose guard to make the pledge to Alabama official. Burroughs lost some weight between his junior and sophomore years, and it shows on his film where he looks quicker on his feet and quicker off the ball. Overall, he's just a powerhouse, and he can overpower most of the high school competition he has faced. He doesn't do anything fancy, it's just raw power and physicality to get from the line to the ball-carrier. Burroughs will have to diversify his game and continue to improve his strength and hands and develop some technique in the areas he's lacking. But he's playing at Alabama, so the resources will be there for improvement.

Alabama's current class grade: A+

OL Chris Morris (West Memphis, AR) commits to Texas A&M
Morris is arguably the top prospect in the state of Arkansas and one of the biggest catches on the offensive line remaining in the 2020 class. He chose the Aggies over an impressive list of offers that included Tennessee, Oklahoma and Alabama. Morris (6-4, 285) has the footwork and athleticism to play tackle, but his length is probably not quite what Jimbo Fisher wants for the tackle, since he tends to like very long tackles who are in the 6-foot-6 to 6-foot-8 range. But wherever you put Morris at on the line, he's going to be a tough player to handle. He never stops moving his feet and generates so much power from his legs with his drive blocking. Morris has powerful hands as well. On film, he looks like he's taking a machete to plants with the way he swats defenders out of the way. I wouldn't be surprised if Morris plays multiple positions at Texas A&M. I think he could anything from center to right tackle and either guard position. Morris is a very talented, versatile lineman who has an NFL ceiling.

Texas A&M's current class grade: A-

DT Logan Berzins (San Diego, CA) commits to Stanford
Berzins, a two-way lineman who was being recruited as a defensive tackle, has been on Stanford's radar for a while and seemed ready to commit as soon as the academic qualification issues were taken care of. Army was also in the picture. Berzins (6-4, 275) grades out as either a tackle or an interior offensive lineman. His athleticism seems to fit better on the defensive line. He has a good move off the snap, but I'd like to see more consistent footwork and hands from Berzins. He is definitely a little bit of a project, but he has good size and strength to play on the inside.

Stanford's current class grade: C+

DT Sawyer Goram-Welch (Longview, TX) commits to Oklahoma State
Goram-Welch (6-4, 275) has put on some size, and I think he has gone from being a potential defensive end to more of a complete interior guy. Oklahoma State came in a little late on Goram-Welch, but he camped in Stillwater and earned an offer. He has played both outside and inside for his high school, and there is some scheme versatility there because Goram-Welch has shown the ability to get to the quarterback from the edge or the interior. He plays at a high pace and seems to never stop running. Goram-Welch's love of the game really shows up on film, and his energy is infectious. He looks like a nice prospect to add to Oklahoma State's defensive line haul.

Oklahoma State's current class grade: C+

WR Brenden Rice (Chandler, AZ) commits to Colorado
Rice (6-2, 205) had been suggesting he would make a decision in a couple of weeks and had Colorado, Michigan, Arizona State and Oregon in his final group before making the declaration to the Buffaloes. He took official visits to Colorado and Michigan over the summer and seemed to pare it down to those two schools at the end after Oregon, the original leader, began to fade off. Rice, the son of the legendary Jerry Rice, has very good size, and even though his 4.60 speed isn't going to make anyone say "wow," he looks a lot faster when he's running vertically, much like his father.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

Oct. 15

JUCO S Bennett Williams (Mountain View, CA) commits to Oregon
Williams was an ESPN.com Freshman All-American at Illinois in 2017 before he was dismissed from the program four games into the 2018 season. He enrolled at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California. Williams (6-0, 185) also had offers from Oregon State and Colorado. He played in 11 games as a freshman at Illinois, starting in seven, and totaled 64 tackles, three interceptions, two pass breakups and one forced fumble.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

2021 QB Behren Morton (Eastland, TX) commits to Texas Tech
One of the major dominoes in the 2021 quarterback class fell when Morton, a top-20 prospect at the position, committed to Texas Tech over Baylor, Kansas, Boston College and several other offers. Morton (6-2, 185) is a classic dual-threat type of quarterback who has plus-speed - reportedly 4.7 in the 40-yard dash - and the ability to make plays with his arms or his legs and is most dangerous when he can get on the move and continue to look downfield for big plays. Morton makes tough throws look easy at time, although that can sometimes get him in trouble and will get in him trouble more against better competition. Morton is a quality prospect and a definite red-chip designation with a high ceiling.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C+

2021 ATH Kadarius Calloway (Philadelphia, MS) commits to Mississippi State
Calloway (6-1, 195) is the third commitment for Mississippi State in the 2021 recruiting class. He also had an offer from Southern Miss. Calloway has been especially productive as a junior in high school this season. He leads his team in interceptions (eight), receptions (28) and receiving yards with five touchdowns. There's no word what position Mississippi State is primarily recruiting him for.

Mississippi State's current class grade: C+

CB Nigel Williams (Richmond, VA) commits to Northwestern
Williams, who originally committed to Wake Forest in mid-September over UCLA to stay closer to home, decide that the academics at Northwestern were worth moving a little farther away. From his original evaluation, Williams is bigger than most of the cornerbacks who Wake Forest plays, and I could see him moving around a lot in their defense and taking on bigger receivers. With the move to the Big Ten, Williams will need to be a more physical player to take on the receivers in the Big Ten, but Northwestern has only big corners, so Williams could play some on the inside as well.

Northwestern's current class grade: C+

TE Roberto Miranda (Berlin, Germany) commits to Arizona
Miranda is quite an impressive-looking raw athlete who is still relatively new to the football game. He has very good size (6-3, 225) and can move thanks to spending most of his childhood running track. Miranda's ability to run and surprisingly soft hands should make him a legitimate pass-catching threat as a tight end who can be flexed out or even have a role as an h-Back. Miranda's other offers included Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, and Connecticut.

Arizona's current class grade: C

Oct. 14

QB Jaden Casey (Calabasas, CA) commits to California
Casey had been a long-time commitment to Fresno State, pledging to the Bulldogs over 15 months ago. California came into the picture over the summer and continued recruiting Casey, who eventually said the academics at California were too much to turn down. Casey (6-1, 185) seems like a good fit for the offense at California. He has a very quick release, and that will serve him well in California's short passing game. He isn't a runner, but Casey moves very well in the pocket and can throw darts on the run. Casey has plus-level accuracy and makes the tough throws on the sidelines and downfield. He has a high football IQ and processes the information he sees on the field quickly. Casey doesn't always make the spectacular play, but he makes the right play.

California's current class grade: C+

RB Jordon Simmons (Powder Springs, GA) commits to Michigan State
Michigan State has lost three running backs to the transfer portal in the past two weeks, so what had been a strong position of depth for the Spartans turned into a major position of need. Simmons (5-10, 185) had already been on Michigan State's radar and also looked at West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Ole Miss and a host of others. Simmons has good speed, reported around 4.55, and he can make players in the backfield or in the receiving game. Simmons will have to work at running between the tackles more and not trying to break everything to the outside, but he will give the Spartans some much-needed depth in the backfield with his play-making skills.

Michigan State's current class grade: C

JUCO DE Tyren Irby (Walls, MS) commits to Oklahoma State
Irby, who is playing his sophomore year at Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Lake Cormorant, MS, took an official visit to Stillwater at the end of October, and he chose the Cowboys over offers from UAB and Liberty. Oklahoma State is looking for some plug-and-play types to assist with the pass rush. Irby has a half dozen sacks for NW Mississippi this season. He will have two years to complete two seasons of eligibility.

Oklahoma State's current class grade: C+

Oct. 13

CB Ryan Watts (Little Elm, Texas) commits to Ohio State
Watts is a talented cornerback with exceptional length (6-2, 185) and gives the Buckeyes another red-chip prospect who projects as an outside cornerback. He is so long and has the kind of wingspan that makes a quarterback think twice before testing him on a route. Watts has good strength to go with his length, and as he gets stronger and more physical, it's going to be difficult for wide receivers to get past him without a tough fight. Watts isn't a burner, but with his size, his reported 4.59 speed probably covers a lot more ground than most. There are some areas of concern that keep Watts from a blue-chip designation. He isn't a constant tackler, and he could play the football a lot better when it's in the air. Some of these issues will get fixed over a time, and as they do, Watts should round into a quality football player.

Ohio State's current class grade: A

2021 WR Lorenzo Styles Jr. (Pickerington, OH) commits to Notre Dame
Notre Dame continues re-tooling its wide receiver roster and using the 2021 class to pick up some good ones. The day before, the Fighting Irish received a commitment from projected top-100 player Deion Colzie, and now they will add Lorenzo Styles Jr., a 6-foot-1, 170-pound pass catcher who has the speed to stretch the field. Styles shows natural pass-catching ability and he can make the tough plays on the sidelines. He is a disciplined route runner who understands where the sticks are at on the field and runs routes appropriately. Styles Jr. is another good addition to a promising 2021 class for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame's current class grade: B+

OT Nalin Fox (Pontiac, MI) commits to Purdue
Fox (6-6, 260) was originally committed to Toledo over the summer, but he flipped to Purdue after the Boilermakers' staff had been recruiting him for a couple of months. Fox is going to need some development and obviously some added size through the strength and conditioning program. But right now, Purdue has a couple of years of decent depth on the offensive line and can afford to take a flyer on a prospect who has some tools and a good base to develop them. Fox probably won't play anything more than special teams for a couple of seasons, but if he becomes a 2-year starter, this will be a successful recruit.

Purdue's current class grade: B-

JUCO RB Rachaad White (Kansas City, MO) commits to UCLA
White is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound running back out of Mount San Antonio College. He originally started his college career at Nebraska-Kearney, a Division II program, in 2017. White, who is amongst the most productive runners in junior college this season, had mostly received offers by FCS programs until UCLA offered, and he committed quickly. White looks pretty raw on his film; he's more of a north-south runner who plays with physicality instead of a guy who can make plays in space. He will have two years to complete two years of eligibility.

UCLA's current class grade: C-

LB Jabar Triplett (Baton Rouge, LA) commits to Arizona
For the longest time, it appeared that Oklahoma State had the inside path to Triplett, a 6-foot, 205-pound linebacker deep in the heart of SEC country. But a mid-September visit to Arizona put the Wildcats on the map, and some strong recruiting down the stretch gave Triplett clarity on his decision to go west. Triplett is most comfortable playing in a box where he can charge downhill and make tackles. He can make some plays in space, but it's contained space and his best defense in the passing game will be jumping into lanes. Triplett is a little stiff in his movement, but as a projected inside linebacker, he should be all right as long as he keeps himself out of bad matchups.

Arizona's current class grade: C

Oct. 12

LB Marquis Black (McDonough, GA) commits to Nebraska
A recent official visit to Nebraska was a deciding factor for Black, who had also taken an official visit to Arizona and had Georgia Tech and Boston College among his other offers. Black has good size (6-4, 280), and I believe he's going to fill out that frame to the max and become a big run-stopper and plug in the middle of the defensive line. Black isn't particular fast, but he comes off the ball well. The Cornhuskers have really focused on the southeast in the final months of the recruiting cycle, particularly focusing on Georgia and Florida down the stretch. Black isn't going to be looked at as a game changer in a class, but he going to be a nice complementary piece who can take on multiple blockers and fill space up front.

Nebraska's current class grade: B-

2021 Deion Colzie (Athens, GA) commits to Notre Dame
Colzie has all the makings a future No. 1 outside receiver with his size (6-4, 190), length and ability to go up and grab the ball. He committed to the Fighting Irish over Alabama, Georgia, Florida and others. Colzie will likely be a top-100 player in the 2021 rankings, and his commitment continues a strong start for Notre Dame that includes six commitments in the 2021 class.

Notre Dame's current class grade: B+

Oct. 11

TE Maliq Carr (Oak Park, MI) commits to Purdue
This could turn out to be a double win for Purdue as Carr is a solid basketball prospect and hopes to be available to the basketball team as Big Ten conference season begins as long as he can enroll in January. But it's the gridiron where Carr (6-5, 224) can really shine and be one of the more unique offensive weapons for the Boilermakers. The general belief is that Carr will be too big to be considered a wide receiver and will find his be success as a flex tight end. As a wide receiver, he would likely be compared to a player like Kelvin Benjamin and definitely get a red-chip designation. But as a tight end, I believe Carr is a blue-chip player with a high NFL type of ceiling. He is just so athletic and strong. He seems to move faster than his timed speed - 4.67 in the 40 - would indicate, and I believe his speed will hold up even if he gains another 20 pounds.

Purdue's current class grade: B-

Oct. 10

CB Nate Floyd (College Station, TX) commits to Texas Tech
It was a Texas Tech/Missouri battle for Floyd, and he made the decision to stay in state and play for an improving Red Raiders defense. Floyd brings the athletic skill set to provide havoc in the secondary. He has been a versatile athlete in high school. Floyd one of the better kick returners in Texas and will likely be used in the return game at Texas Tech. Floyd (6-0, 175) has the ideal size to be effective, and he just has to add mass to his frame over time. He plays both ways in high school, and those ball skills translate well to what he's done in the secondary. He is a little raw in his development, but seems to have pretty good natural instincts and some good tools to develop into a regular starter.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

Oct. 9

2021 DE Ethan Downs (Weatherford, OK) commits to Oklahoma
Downs is likely going to be the top-rated player out of Oklahoma in the 2021 class and one of the 10 best defensive end prospects during this early evaluation period. Downs (6-4, 245) already had several major offers from programs like Penn State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Stanford, LSU and Nebraska, with some programs looking at Downs as a tight end and others scouting him as a defensive end. It's hard to say exactly where Downs will end up considering he has two more years in high school, but he's already an impressive athlete and a true difference-maker in high school. As a defensive end, he already shows pretty good strength for his age, and it's easy to tell how much he loves the game by the pace that he plays at.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

JUCO LB Mitchell Agude (Corona, CA) commits to UCLA
The Bruins are in desperate need of some immediate help at several positions as Chip Kelly goes into his third recruiting cycle. Agude was committed to Maryland at one point, but he never enrolled at the school. Agude has already played his two years at Riverside. He had 43 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore. He is expected to enroll in January of 2020.

UCLA's current class grade: C-

Oct. 8

CB Ronald Delancy III (Miami, FL) commits to Nebraska
Delancy is a flip from Louisville, where he had been committed since February. He took an official visit to Nebraska at the end of the month and de-committed from Louisville a week later. Delancy (6-0, 155) has good length, but he's going to have to put on some weight to compete with the bigger, more physical receivers in the Big Ten. He's an aggressive cornerback again, like most of the cornerback prospects out of Miami-Dade County, but Delancy has faced top competition since his days in youth football and will line up against anyone without fear. Delancy is probably a little underrated as a recruit and a lot of that has to do with size, but he's a good athlete who moves fluidly and plays the type of game that Scott Frost wants to see from his defensive backs.

Nebraska's current class grade: B-

LB Jaylan Ford (Frisco, TX) commits to Utah
Ford jumped on the radar of the Utah coaching staff in the middle of the spring evaluation period, and they continued to stay on him until his commitment. Ford (6-3, 200) isn't as big as he will become. His frame looks like it's good for another 35-40 pounds easily. He has good length to play as an outside linebacker, but his style of play suggests he'll be a better fit on the inside and defending against the run. His ability to go downhill quickly means he will likely provide some situational pass rush from the edge or in the middle in blitz packages. Ford will provide some versatility and keeps the Utes strong in Texas, where five players in their 2020 class come from.

Utah's current class grade: C+

DT Patrick Jenkins (Marrero, LA) commits to TCU
Jenkins provides TCU with arguably its biggest commitment in the class of 2020 to date. Jenkins is a legitimate top-20 defensive tackle in the nation and a prospect with a clear red-chip designation. Jenkins (6-2, 285) was originally committed to LSU, but backed out of that commitment on September 20 and re-opened his recruitment, with TCU considered the heavy favorite to land him. Jenkins should be able to play a position on the line with the possible exception of nose guard. He has shown the ability to rush the passer from outside or the interior and does both effectively. The only real question with Jenkins is if he's somewhat maxed out on his potential. He's listing of 6-foot-2 is probably a tad generous, and his body shape doesn't look like it would allow him to carry much more weight and maintain his effective play. That being said Jenkins is a very good player and will be a multi-year starter for the Horned Frogs.

TCU's current class grade: B-

CB Ayden Hector (Sammamish, WA) commits to Stanford
Stanford's lack of corners with some length was truly exposed earlier this year when the Cardinal were blown out by Central Florida. Hector (6-0, 195) should be able to provide some help in that department with his size alone. He's a physical player who likes to body up on a receiver in man coverage and doesn't give an inch on the outside. It's important that Hector maintain his strength and his physically aggressive style of play because he's not a burner. His technique, however, is at a plus level, and he's a very good tackler. Overall, his size will help Stanford in the secondary and his ability to play a smart, physical disciplined game will likely get Hector a lot of snaps early in his career.

Stanford's current class grade: C+

ATH Quentin Skinner (Claremore, OK) commits to Kansas
Skinner has some scheme versatility, and after watching his film, I'm truly torn on whether I like him more as a wide receiver or a safety/defensive back. The wide receiver position seems to be Skinner's best fit, and with a new offensive coordinator in house for the Jayhawks, I believe that he would be a very unique weapon on the offensive side of the ball. But Skinner (6-3, 185), provides some good versatility in the secondary because of his length and ball skills. Skinner will be rehabbing a knee injury for the rest of his high school season.

Kansas' current class grade: C

Oct. 7

JUCO DE Julius Coates (Rockford, IL) commits to Colorado
Coates will come to Colorado from East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi. He originally played tight end at Ellsworth Community College but switched positions when he switched schools. Coates (6-5, 265) received an offer from Colorado in mid-September and chose the Buffaloes this past week over La.-Lafayette, New Mexico and Western Kentucky.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

Oct. 6

LB Derrick Lewis (Schertz, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Lewis took an official visit to Texas Tech this past weekend to watch the Red Raiders beat Oklahoma State, and he committed to the Red Raiders at the end of his visit. Lewis (6-0, 200) is an interesting prospect who could go a couple of ways. He could put on weight and play more of an inside linebacker role, which fits his skill set, or he could work on his coverage and movement in space to play more of an outside linebacker role, which fits with his size. Lewis is a good athlete who times well and can move, so he could make the switch, but in general, I'm hesitant on linebackers who don't seem to fit anywhere.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

DT Omarr Norman-Lott (Sacramento, CA) commits to Arizona State
Arizona State had an inside track on Norman-Lott as his uncle, Jamar Cain, in the Sun Devils' defensive line coach. But don't think this is a situation of nepotism, because Norman-Lott is a heck of a player who is underrated on the national scene and someone who I can easily give a red-chip designation to with the belief that he'll eventually develop into a player with an NFL ceiling. He's already built like a college defensive lineman at 6-foot-2, 295 pounds. Norman-Lott has a great base and generates his power from his strong lower body. He's quick off the snap and plays with active, busy hands. Norman-Lott isn't a one-trick pony, but I think he overuses some of his pass-rush moves when he would likely be just as effective bullying his way up the field. Norman-Lott plays the edge a lot in high school despite his size, but I believe he'll really be one of the toughest to stop on the interior once he developed.

Arizona State's current class grade: B-

TE Louis Passarello (Palo Alto, CA) commits to Colorado
Passarello is a physical player with ideal size (6-5, 245). He plays both ways and has had limited use in the passing game. He is very physical as a blocker and a pass-rusher on the defensive side of the ball. As a tight end, his passing routes are pretty basic, but he shows good, soft hands and the ability to turn up the field to maximize the gain. Passarello is more of a blocker than a pass catcher at this stage, and that's fine because there's always room for a tight end who can line up next to the tackle and assist in protection or the running game.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

Oct. 5

OT Issiah Walker Jr. (Miami, FL) commits to Florida
Walker was considered the biggest prize in a fairly weak year for offensive linemen in the state of Florida. He has put on some size in the past year going from about 265 to close to 300 pounds. At 6-foot-4, Walker has good, but not great, length. He is a plus-level athlete, and when he is set up properly, he can just stonewall pass-rushers with his strength. Walker will be one of the strongest players on any team he's on. Walker has the length to play tackle, but I don't see him as a surefire left tackle. He could move around and have more value as a Swiss-army knife who can line up anywhere. Walker isn't on the level of the guys like Laremy Tunsil or Evan Neal, but he's a quality red-chip offensive lineman who should provide the Gators with immediate depth and eventually become a regular starter.

Florida's current class grade: B+

Oct. 4

ATH KeAndre Lambert (Norfolk, VA) commits to Penn State
Lambert projects out as a wide receiver, and he has a good frame and length to project as an outside target. Most of Lambert's best film is at wide receiver, and there it easy to see his natural talent and athleticism. Beyond the physical attributes, Lambert is pretty technically sound. He is a plus-level route runner with good hands. Lambert's speed seems to come in bursts, so he has figure out ways to get open. It's there that Lambert shines. He understands how to set up and break down any defensive back assigned to him. Lambert is more of a possession receiver than a speed receiver, but he has enough speed to make big plays, so underestimate him at your own peril.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

LB Rodney Groce Jr. (Pleasant Grove, AL) commits to Nebraska
Groce took an official to Nebraska to watch the Cornhuskers drop a 48-7 heartbreaker to Ohio State, but it didn't deter him from his interest in playing for Scott Frost and help Nebraska be on the other side of such lopsided games in the future. Groce (6-0, 235) is a natural inside linebacker who should get to the 250-pound range and help attack those gaps, where the Cornhuskers are still a little weak in their defense. Groce isn't going to blow you away with his speed or athleticism, but he's a physical player and a pretty good tackler in the open space. He should develop into a multi-year starter.

Nebraska's current class grade: B-

DT Jacolbe Cowan (Charlotte, NC) commits to Ohio State
Cowan is an interesting defensive line prospect. He's very talented and has the skill set to be versatile as a player who can move from the inside to the outside and fit in with even- and odd-man fronts. He has dropped some pounds, going from over 270 pounds to the 260-pound range because he wants to play more defensive end. There is some evidence to stay that Cowan is a better fit at defensive end. He knows how to set the edge and be strong against the run. He has tremendous length, and he gets up the field quickly for a big man. Cowan's main strength is his explosiveness off the ball, and he dominates the competition in a bit of a weaker league in North Carolina. Overall, Cowan will provide talented, immediate depth for the Buckeyes and should become a multi-year starter.

Ohio State's current class grade: A

Oct. 2

QB Jayden de Laura (Honolulu, HI) commits to Washington State
It seems like everyone is starting to tap the 50th state for quarterbacks. The recent results are promising from Marcus Mariota, Tua Tagovailoa, McKenzie Milton, Dillon Gabriel and so forth. De Laura (6-1, 185) seems to be a bit of a late riser, and when he was handed his first Power Five offer, Washington State, he committed immediately. De Laura comes from the famed St. Louis program in Hawaii, the same program that produced Mariota and Tagovailoa. Much like his predecessors, de Laura is extremely productive; he's accounted for over 2,500 yards and 26 touchdowns running and passing. De Laura's accuracy as a passer shows up on film. He doesn't necessarily make the tough throws, but he makes the right throws and finds the right guys. De Laura is also a little more mobile than what Washington State normally has as a quarterback, and it'll be fun to see Mike Leach refine and utilize his tools.

Washington State's current class grade: C+

TE Trey Boll (Richmond, VA) commits to Wake Forest
Boll made an extended visit into Winston-Salem, and the time spent there convinced him to make the decision. Boll (6-4, 210) has plenty of room to grow into the position, but he's a good athlete and his pass-catching skills are at a plus level. Boll was committed to Virginia to play baseball and plans to play both sports at Wake Forest. He has a way to go as a tight end, and he is a decent receiver, but needs to show his ability to block and play inline. Boll is the 18th commitment in the Demon Deacons' 2020 recruiting class.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C

DE Lorenz Terry (Richmond, VA) commits to Virginia
Virginia is hoping to strike a recruiting gem with Terry, a solidly, well-built (6-4, 235) defensive line prospect. The Cavaliers provided Terry with his only FBS offer, and he committed not too long after the offer arrived. Terry clearly has a skill set to work with. He has to be better across the board, better with his hands, more explosive off the snap and, if he wants to give himself a chance to play outside linebacker, he'll have to be much better in space. Bronco Mendenhall is basically taking a flyer on a prospect the Cavaliers believe has very high upside. It will take some development and seasoning, but Terry has some potential.

Virginia's current class grade: C

Oct. 1

LB/DE Sav'ell Smalls (Burien, WA) commits to Washington
This is arguably the biggest surprise of the recruiting cycle so far. At one point, the Huskies were not in the recruiting picture for Smalls, who expressed a desire to leave the state. But in his final top list of schools, Washington and Washington State were there along with Oregon, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida State. But Smalls said that recruitment was going to be put on the back burner until after he was done with high school football. That led to speculation that he would be a prospect who wouldn't commit until National Signing Day. So, it's safe to say that outside of Smalls' closest circle, the timing of this commit wasn't expected. All that being said, this is a major get for Chris Petersen and his staff. Smalls is the best outside linebacker in the nation, a true blue-chip prospect who has an NFL ceiling. He's a dynamic athlete, and his athleticism translates as a pass-rusher. In space, Smalls still has some coverage issues to iron out, but it's a part of his game that's rapidly improving. Smalls is the centerpiece of the Huskies recruiting class.

Washington's current class grade: B+

WR Matt Polk (Scottsdale, AZ) commits to Oklahoma State
Polk is a long receiver (6-4, 205) with a big frame who projects as an outside receiver. He is a good athlete who can challenge for the high 50-50 balls and has the body control and physical ability to pull those passes down. He might not be the next Dez Bryant, but the physical attributes are similar, and Polk is the type of receiver who Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has had plenty of success with in the pass. Polk is more of a player who can stretch the field vertically over a guy than will be elusive in space. Still, Polk is a natural mismatch on the outside and a good pickup for the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State's current class grade: C+

ATH Silas Bolden (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) commits to Oregon State
Quietly, Oregon State is putting together a sneaky good class that should project out well over the next couple of years. Bolden has played some running back and some wide receiver in high school, but I think his future is at wide receiver playing in the slot and also getting additional touches on special teams in the return game. Bolden has legitimate track speed to get down the field, but he's agile and elusive enough to do damage in the open field. Bolden has the skill set to be especially tough on bubble screens because of his quickness. In a creative offense, Bolden will find a way to fit.

Oregon State's current class grade: C+

2022 OT Kelvin Banks (Humble, TX) commits to Oklahoma State
Banks is the first commit for Oklahoma State in the 2022 recruiting cycle. He's a young player, but physically (6-5, 280), he already looks the part. On film, Banks is strictly using power and effort to get the job done. He'll have plenty of time to refine his technique and skills and will certainly spend two years around the Oklahoma State program getting help in those areas.

Oklahoma State's current class grade: C+

September 27

S Elijah Gaines (Alexandria, VA) commits to Penn State
Gaines (6-2, 185) is a long safety with a good frame and the ability to play a lot of roles in a defense as he gains bulk and strength. He can play in center field and act as a free safety or play downhill and add to the run defense. Depending on how much Gaines grows, he could easily become a situational outside linebacker with the ability to blitz and get to the quarterback. Gaines can run pretty well, although it's hard to tell his ability to change direction by the film provided, but he has had success playing cornerback in high school and covering receivers one-on-one. He is a good addition to Penn State's class and a prospect with red-chip potential.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

September 25

S Brian Balom (Hollywood, FL) commits to Miami
Balom is a safety who also could play a little slot corner. He's listed at 6-foot, 180 pounds, but he doesn't look that big on film and may be an inch or two shorter. Balom, however, plays big against the run and doesn't mind coming downhill and fighting through blocks to get to the ball carrier. He'll need to add on some bulk to continue to play that style of football. Overall, Balom is a tough, hard-nosed football player who works hard and seems to be eager to take on whatever role his team needs from him.

Miami's current class grade: B+

September 24

2021 OT Marcus Tate (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Clemson
Tate (6-5, 300) is a physical specimen who will continue to grow, and it's safe to say he's probably the top offensive line prospect in the 2021 class for the state of Florida. He has a big frame with thick, long arms, and he is a devastating, physical blocker even at such a young age - 16. He is likely the top tackle in the state and has an NFL ceiling. Tate is Clemson's fifth commitment in their 2021 class, which already looks like it will be in the top five.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

2021 S Romario Noel (Cypress, TX) commits to Baylor
Noel received an offer from Baylor in May and is the first commitment in the 2021 class for the Bears. He's a big safety, already listed at 6-2, 195 pounds, and looks more likely to grow into an outside linebacker by the time he gets to college. Noel is a very good athlete who can run - listed 4.5 in the 40.

Baylor's current class grade: C

September 23

2021 QB Jake Garcia (Harbor City, CA) commits to USC
The commitment of Garcia, along with the promising early returns from freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis, has made the de-commitment of Bryce Young a little easier to swallow. Garcia might grade out as the best quarterback in the 2021 class. He definitely has one of the most beautiful, picturesque releases of a football I've seen in recent memory. He's a decent athlete, but he probably stands in the pocket too long and could be better served by being a little more mobile and avoiding some hits. Garcia is a definite blue-chip prospect who has a legitimate NFL ceiling.

USC's current class grade: B-

2021 OL Ryan Linthicum (Damascus, MD) commits to Clemson
Linthicum (6-4, 270) is likely going to be the top center prospect in the class of 2021. He chose the Tigers over Ohio State, LSU, Maryland, Michigan and a host of other top schools. Linthicum is the fourth prospect in Clemson's 2021 recruiting class. He is a projected center but in reality, Linthicum can play anywhere on the offensive line and be effective. He has very good feet and is a plus-level athlete with explosive speed and strength at the point of contact. Linthicum finishes blocks well and can be overpowering when he gets his hands on a defender. He has legitimate blue-chip potential and an NFL ceiling.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

KS Jeremy Crawshaw (ProKick Australia) commits to Florida
Crawshaw, originally from Emu Plains in New South Wales, Australia, is rated as the No. 3 international punter according to ProKicker.com. Prokicker.com also states he has averaged over 45 yards per punt.

Florida's current class grade: B+

2021 DT Christopher Thomas (Fort Myers, FL) commits to Florida
Thomas (6-5, 280) is the sixth player in the Gators' 2021 recruiting class and the second projected defensive linemen, joining Tyreak Sapp. Thomas has the length and explosion to play off the edge, but he has the size and natural strength to be a force on the interior. Thomas plays with a good motor and doesn't take himself out of too many plays. He has powerful hands and gives good effort anywhere on the field. Thomas should only continue to improve his game with time and experience.

Florida's current class grade: B+

September 22

QB Bryce Young (Santa Ana, CA) commits to Alabama
Alabama had been after Young for a while and made the dual-threat athlete its top target at the quarterback position. Young, who was committed to USC for over a year, took an official visit to Alabama last weekend and made the flip official on Sept. 22. Young is a definitely a blue-chip prospect and has the ability to step in as a true freshman and play right away. He can make all the throws inside and outside of the pocket. He's a mobile player and a good scrambler, but he also has the ability to move the pocket around, extend the play and still look downfield for passing options. Young is well taught and a student of the position, which is easy to see on film as he cycles through his passing options, and he can look off defenders to create more space for his receiver. Young (6-0, 185) isn't the biggest, and he'll have to get above the 200-pound mark to deal with SEC defenses, but he has a high ceiling and could be the next great quarterback for the Crimson Tide.

Alabama's current class grade: A+

CB Collin Gamble (Argyle, TX) commits to California
California has built one of the top secondary units in the country, and Gamble wants to be part of the next great group of defensive backs to come through California. He committed to the Bears over several offers from schools like Kansas, Rutgers, Ole Miss, Michigan State and more. Gamble (5-10, 185) isn't the tallest, but he has good arm length and he's well built, strong and technically sound. He has great agility, and his ability to change direction allows him to maintain close coverage on shorter routes. Gamble was extremely productive as a junior with four interceptions and over 20 pass breakups. He has scheme versatility as well with the ability to play against the outside receiver or in the slot.

California's current class grade: C+

2021 OT Riley Mahlman (Lakeville, MN) commits to Wisconsin
Mahlman is going to be one of the top offensive linemen in the 2021 class. He's young to the position, having played tight end previously, but he has all the tools, including the footwork that comes from his time on the basketball court. Mahlman (6-7, 255) absolutely looks the part, and he's going to develop into a long, strong left tackle over time. At this point, Mahlman is learning a lot about technique and the many things he needs to do consistently to become a good blocker. There are few better places for linemen in college football than Wisconsin, and once Mahlman gets seasoning, he's going to be among the best. I see an NFL ceiling here.

Wisconsin's current class grade: B-

September 21

S Antonio Johnson (East St. Louis, IL) commits to Texas A&M
Johnson, a top-15 player at the safety position in the 2020 class, made a surprise commitment when he chose Tennessee over what was thought to be a LSU-Texas A&M battle. He would eventually back out of the Tennessee commitment and completely focus on the Aggies from that point forward. The commitment came after seven unofficial visits. From Johnson's original evaluation: He is a plus-athlete, and his versatility shows up on film, where he is making big plays as a wide receiver, a defensive back and in the return game. Johnson can run well enough to play safety or cornerback in college and has ball skills comparable with most top corners.

Texas A&M's current class grade: A-

September 20

DE Bradyn Swinson (Douglasville, GA) commits to Oregon
From the beginning, it seemed like Swinson was more interested in getting away from home and playing football in the midwest or the west coast. Oregon jumped on him early and would eventually win out the recruiting battle over Arizona State, Nebraska, Arizona and others. Swinson is a good-looking prospect physically and plays with that length to close space well. From a testing standpoint, Swinson doesn't run very well, but he can close the gap when he there is space between him and the ball-carrier. He's probably a little faster than the test indicates, and that's why he remained a major target for for Power Five programs.

Oregon's current class grade: B

WR Troy Omeire (Sugar Land, TX) commits to Texas
Omeire committed to Texas A&M in June, choosing the Aggies over the Longhorns. But the big wide receiver (6-3, 205) has been torn between the Texas schools for a long time. In recent weeks, there had been rumblings of a flip, and after another weekend visit to Austin, it happened. Omeire absolutely fits the bill for an outside receiver who can go over the top of the defense and win the 50-50 balls. Omeire is probably more of a red-chip prospect with blue-chip potential because it's not certain if he has breakaway speed. But his size and ability to body out defensive backs to get the football is very legitimate.

Texas' current class grade: A

CB Michal Antoine (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Iowa State
Antoine comes from a strong Cardinal Gibbons program in Fort Lauderdale and chose the Cyclones over a group of schools that included Minnesota, Boston College, South Florida and Florida International. Antoine plays against a top level of competition in south Florida and is battle tested against some very good wide receivers. He doesn't necessarily do any one thing great, but he's a solid performer in all areas and a prospect who will make the smart play to avoid costly mistakes.

Iowa State's current class grade: C+

September 19

CB Henry Gray (Miami, FL) commits to Nebraska
Two years ago, Gray was arguably considered the top prospect in the state of Florida. He's still a very good prospect, with red-chip potential for sure, but injuries have hampered his production over the past couple of years and probably robbed him of some of his natural athleticism. That being said, Gray had good size (5-11, 185) and he's a very physically strong, technically sound cornerback. He understands the art of covering receivers and has great anticipation. A move to safety might be in the works eventually, and that might be where his highest ceiling is at. Gray probably fits best playing a little of both positions, especially in nickel packages where he can be moved around a bit.

Nebraska's current class grade: B-

OL Aaryn Parks (Fort Washington, MD) commits to Oklahoma
Parks (6-5, 290) committed to Penn State in April and backed out of that commitment in June. He was linked to Oklahoma late in the summer and made an official visit to the campus in the final weekend of August. Despite overtures from Alabama and others, Parks completed the flip to Oklahoma with a public announcement. From his original evaluation, Parks is a top-20 player at the tackle with high upside. He has the athleticism to play pretty much any position up front. Parks is strong with his hands and has a good initial punch.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

September 18

DT Tre Smith (Frostburg, MD) commits to Maryland
Smith jumped on Maryland's radar in late July and was the defensive tackle's only offer from an FBS program. He has good size (6-2, 290) for the position. Smith has gotten stronger, which is noticeable on his early film from his senior year. He will have to continue to gain strength and work on his athleticism and technique. Smith might be a little undervalued and has the classic feel of a late bloomer, but he'll need some development.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

S Rickey Hyatt (Westerville, OH) commits to Kentucky
Hyatt was down to Kentucky and Michigan State, and he took official visits to both programs over the summer. Eventually, the Wildcats won out, and the big safety (6-1, 185) has good length and seems like a very good fit for Mark Stoops' defensive schemes. Hyatt is strong in coverage and seems to have good anticipation on where to go and the perfect time to be there. He is more of a coverage player than a physical one who will come downhill, but that game could come with increased size. He has good, not great, speed, but his technique and length will help him cover ground to play faster than he's listed.

Kentucky's current class grade: B

September 17

WR Rico Powers Jr. (Savannah, GA) commits to South Carolina
Powers has been a long-time target for the Gamecocks' coaching staff, and he decided to choose the SEC program over offers from Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee and others. Powers (6-2, 180) is a natural vertical threat and a receiver who will be used to stretch out the defense. He's also pretty good in space and has a little bit a quickness to go along with that good size. There have already been comparisons made with Deebo Samuel, who was a similar big receiver who South Carolina used in an assortment of ways outside of traditional downfield passing.

South Carolina's current class grade: B

September 16

OT Julian Ripley (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) commits to Washington State
Ripley was originally committed to San Diego State, but he backed out of that and flipped to Washington State after an official visit there during the weekend of September 16. Ripley isn't very big right now (6-6, 245), but he's very long and has the frame to easily get to 280-290 pounds or more. The Cougars' head coach is an offensive line guy at heart, and Ripley's footwork and natural athleticism probably won him over. Ripley will need a redshirt and some development, but most linemen need that, and he'll be getting it from one of the best instructors in the game.

Washington State's current class grade: C+

DE Zuriah Fisher (Aliquippa, PA) commits to Penn State
It was a classic Big Ten battle between Michigan State and Penn State for Fisher, who should develop into a very versatile piece on the defensive line. Fisher has been projected as an outside linebacker by some evaluators because he's a very good athlete who moves well in space. He has more length than expected at 6-foot-3, 255 pounds and is exceptionally strong already. As an outside linebacker, he can be inconsistent in pass coverage, but I think he's going to have his hand in the ground, so coverage won't be as much of a problem.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

JUCO OT Brandon Coleman (Denton, TX) commits to TCU
Coleman is a great story. He moved to Denton, Texas from Germany and did not play varsity football until his senior season. From there, he moved on to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. He took a redshirt his first year, but as a 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman who can move, Coleman got plenty of attention even though he was on the practice squad. TCU beat out Houston, Tulsa, Iowa State, Florida State and others. He will have three years of eligibility.

TCU's current class grade: C+

LB Moon Ashby (San Jose, CA) commits to Washington State
Ashby has great length (6-4, 200) and should develop into a nice-looking prospect as he adds size and muscle. He runs well, both laterally and downhill. He has natural athleticism and is a great jumper who can bat down passes close to the line. If he adds on considerable weight, I wouldn't be surprised if he plays with his hand in the ground. Even though Ashby moves well and that projects to cover ability, it's hard to tell at this point.

Washington State's current class grade: C+

September 15

RB Ty Jordan (Mesquite, TX) commits to Texas
Jordan gives the Longhorns a nice pairing with blue-chip prospect Bijan Robinson, who committed to Texas earlier in the summer. Jordan (5-7, 185) isn't a blue-chip prospect, but he certainly has a red-chip ceiling. He's not tall, but he's very sturdy and thickly built with a low center of gravity and strong legs. Jordan's style lends itself to a lot of versatility. He has good hands; he can catch passes and also make an impact in the return game. Jordan is tough in space, but he can also run between the tackles and has explosive speed to get to the next level. He's a good complement for Robinson in the future backfields at Texas.

Texas' current class grade: A

LB Brandon Williams (New Orleans, LA) commits to Virginia
Williams took a visit to Charlottesville last weekend to watch Virginia's victory over Florida State and committed to the Cavaliers the next day. Williams (6-3, 220) also has offers from Arkansas, Missouri, Maryland, Boston College and others. Williams generally plays off the edge with his hand in the dirt and projects out nicely as a rush end in an even-man front. It's a little harder to tell what Williams could do as an outside linebacker because there are not many clips of him playing in space or dropping back in coverage. As a defensive end, Williams has explosive speed, a high motor and enough strength to push off some offensive tackles. He'll continue to get bigger and stronger while maintaining those intangibles.

Virginia's current class grade: C

September 14

ATH Ladarius Tennison (Rockledge, FL) commits to Auburn
Tennison had long been favoring the Tigers over other suitors, including Miami, Florida and Texas A&M. He is projected to be a defensive back who will likely play the slot as a nickelback/safety hybrid. Tennison was originally committed to Miami. In high school, Tennison has been a dynamic two-way player, rushing for over 1,000 yards on offense and recording double-digit sacks playing a linebacker position. Auburn, which didn't have a player in the secondary committed as of early August, now has three defensive backs in their class of 19.

Auburn's current class grade: A-

September 13

OT Ibrahim Traore (New York, NY) commits to Penn State
Penn State has had to build an offense live class a couple of times during this cycle, and I'm sure James Franklin and his staff are hoping this is the final one. Traore (6-5, 295) is a pretty raw prospect who will likely need a redshirt to get some seasoning and development in, but he has the size and length needed to play offensive tackle in the Big Ten. He is a strong run blocker with good leg drive and is a pretty good athlete. Traore is playing at a much higher level than the players he's going against in New York City, so he's able to get away with some fundamental and technique issues that he'll need to clean up at the next level.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

September 11

WR Kobe Stewart (Harbor City, CA) commits to Arizona State
A lot of programs in the Southeast were on Stewart at different points during his recruiting process, but the thought was always that Stewart favored staying out west, and he found his good program match at Arizona State. Stewart (6-3, 190) is a big, strong receiver who is even faster than his listed time - 4.55 in the 40-yard dash - and has explosive speed. Because of his size and his ability to run, Stewart is tough to contain for an entire game. He has a lot of great natural traits for a wide receiver from the hands to the natural body control. There's more to be developed, but Stewart has the makings of a solid red-chip prospect.

Arizona State's current class grade: B-

WR Isaac Smith (Collierville, TN) commits to Wisconsin
Smith was a late riser on several recruiting boards, including Wisconsin's. The Badgers made an offer to Smith in August, after he participated in a camp late in the summer. He took a visit to the campus last weekend. Smith (6-3, 185) is the type of long, physical outside receiver who Wisconsin loves to have in its offense. Besides the ability to go up and catch those 50-50 balls and fade routes down the sideline, Smith is also a good downfield blocker and helps out a lot in the run game. It looks like a good fit for player to program.

Wisconsin's current class grade: B-

ATH Myles Price (The Colony, TX) to Texas Tech
Price, a one-time commitment to Oklahoma State, took visits to Texas Tech and Colorado before deciding on the Red Raiders. A lot of programs were interested in Price (5-8, 165), who has some scheme versatility with his ability to contribute out of the backfield, in the slot or in the return game. Price has been more effective as a wide receiver, catching over 50 passes and 13 touchdowns as a junior. Price also rushed for over 600 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is a dynamic presence within a spread offense because of the many ways he can be used. Price is a very good athlete who plays bigger than his size.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

CB Lovie Jenkins (Ocoee, FL) commits to Louisville
Jenkins was originally committed to Tennessee, but he backed out of that commitment on the same day he decided to make the commitment to Louisville and become the 23rd member of the Cardinals' class. From an earlier evaluation: Jenkins (5-10, 185) isn't tall, but he has good size and length. He plays a strong, aggressive style on the edge where he's not afraid to mix it up with a wide receiver when the opportunity presents itself. Jenkins plays a lot of safety in high school, so he has some scheme versatility at the next level.

Louisville's current class grade: B-

September 9

CB Nigel Williams (Richmond, VA) commits to Wake Forest
Williams was thought to be leaning toward UCLA for a long time, but at the end of the day, he wanted to be closer to home and Wake Forest fit the bill. Williams (6-0, 185) is a good-sized cornerback, and truth be told, he's bigger than the cornerbacks Wake Forest normally recruits, so I could see him moving around a lot in that defense and taking on the receivers who provide the biggest threat whether they are on the outside or in the slot. He's a tough, physical cornerback who can run well and engage in a lot of hand fighting without getting called.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C

DE James Thompson Jr. (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Wisconsin
Thompson Jr. fits the bill of what Wisconsin has successfully recruited over the past two decades. He has exceptional size and length (6-5, 250)m and he had been under recruited until recent weeks when Wisconsin and Iowa State made offers. Don't be surprised if some other programs try to offer Thompson late in hopes of swaying his commitment. He is pretty raw, and unfortunately, some injuries have kept him from getting the reps and games he should have at this stage. That being said, you can't teach Thompson's size or his natural athleticism. Whether he ends up on defense or playing offensive line is another story.

Wisconsin's current class grade: B-

DE Johnny Walker (Tampa, FL) commits to Washington State
Walker took an official visit over 2,800 miles from his hometown to Pullman, Washington and made the trip worth his while with a commitment, choosing the Cougars over Central Florida, Maryland, Boston College and others. Even though Walker (6-3, 205) is a little thin on the frame right now, I could easily see him packing on 40-45 pounds of mass and maintaining his edge-rushing skills. Walker can run, he plays hard, and he never gives up on the play - all traits that Mike Leach wants out of his defense.

Washington State's current class grade: C

September 8

2021 ATH Ja'Tavion Sanders (Denton, TX) commits to Texas
Sanders (6-3, 220) is already projected to be one of the top prospects in the 2021 class. He is a two-way athlete who makes his presence felt as a tight end and a defensive lineman. It will be interesting to see where Texas wants to use Sanders, because he has the natural athleticism and body type to be a defensive end, but he grades out as a tight end prospect with a very-high ceiling. Sanders plays with a purpose regardless of where he lines up and has great conditioning to play all the snaps - he does both ways. The 2020 summer evaluation period will probably give us a clearer picture of where Sanders is going to be playing on the field in college.

Texas' current class grade: A

LB Devon Betty (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to N.C. State
Betty has also been projected as a defensive end, but at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, he probably doesn't have the length or size to play end. As an outside linebacker, however, he is a pretty athletic, quick-twitch player who has a knack for getting after the quarterback. He projects well as a blitzer and is quick enough to handle the edge. The biggest unknowns with Betty are his ability to cover pass catchers out of the backfield and making tackles in space. He plays with a high motor and is well coached as part of the St. Thomas Aquinas football program.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

JUCO CB Jaylen Striker (Tampa, FL) commits to Colorado
Striker played at Jefferson High School in Tampa, Florida before attending Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas for the past two years. He should have three years to play to two when he enrolls at Colorado in January. Striker (6-2, 200) has the size to play cornerback or safety in the Buffaloes' defense.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

2021 CB Jalen McCain (Upper Marlboro, MD) commits to Boston College
McCain becomes the third commitment for Boston College in the 2021 recruiting cycle. The cornerback chose the Eagles over Maryland, Rutgers, UMass, North Carolina and others. McCain (5-10, 175) obviously still has plenty of growing to do physically, but he also plays a tough game and isn't afraid to get tough wide receivers. He will continue to improve in all facets of the game, including his technique and fundamentals, but his ball skills are already a little ahead of the pack.

Boston College's current class grade: C

WR Nick Malito (Girard, OH) commits to Louisville
Malito had been committed to Toledo, but he made the flip to Louisville after taking a visit to the campus for the Cardinals' home opener against Notre Dame. Malito, a two-way player in high school, has good size (6-2, 200), and many have projected him as a safety. But as a wide receiver, Malito has been extremely productive, catching over 50 passes for over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. Malito is a multi-sport athlete who also runs track. His size and speed will likely make him an outside/boundary receiver in college.

Louisville's current class grade: B-

K Tyler Loop (Lucas, TX) commits to Arizona
Loop is rated as a five-star kicker, ranked No. 8 nationally according to Kohl's Kicking Camps website. The website says Loop is "one of the most refined field goal kickers in the country." In Kohl's two-day training camp, Loop averaged over 68 yards on his kickoffs.

Arizona's current class grade: C-

September 7

2021 LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (Philadelphia, PA) commits to Clemson
The name should sound familiar, especially to Eagles fans. The son of the former Pro Bowl middle linebacker is a chip off the old block. Trotter Jr. is built a little like his dad, with a big upper body (6-0, 215), and he'll likely round out around 230-235 pounds when he ends up on campus in a couple of years. Trotter is hit machine in the middle of the defense, and he's strong against the run. He plays hard, and he plays smart, which shouldn't be a surprise given his pedigree. As with most linebackers in today's college game, he'll have to continue to work on his coverage and his play in space.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

WR Tyree Saunders (Jacksonville, FL) commits to Virginia Tech
Saunders committed to South Florida earlier in the process, but he backed out once he began getting increased interest from Virginia Tech and he made the commitment flip complete this past weekend. Saunders (6-0, 170) is an explosive receiver, probably a little faster than his listed 4.55-second time in the 40-yard dash. He can play the inside or the outside. Saunders doesn't have too many route variations now, but he's dynamic in space and can get down the field in a hurry. Virginia Tech lacks a lot of downfield weapons, and Saunders is a good start to re-building that area of the roster.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C-

OL Ryan Spiers (Biloxi, MS) commits to Georgia Tech
Spiers received an offer from Georgia Tech near the end of the summer evaluation period and committed after taking an official visit to Atlanta last weekend. Spiers (6-3, 280) is a classic interior guy who is likely going to end up at center or guard, and he has a good lower body and generates a lot of power from his legs. Spiers is a physical, aggressive player. He can finish blocks and plays with a pretty nasty disposition. He has the sort of attitude a new coaching staff needs for a rebuild.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: C+

2021 WR Dacari Collins (Powder Springs, GA) commits to Clemson
Collins was part of a large contingent of recruits who was on the Clemson campus for last Saturday's game against Texas A&M. Collins already looks physically impressive considering his age, going at a shade under 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. With that sort of size, he should easily project as more of an outside receiver, but Clemson tends to also use bigger guys in the slot. South Carolina, LSU, Alabama and Florida were among Collins' early offers. He's the third player in Clemson's 2021 recruiting class.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

September 6

DE Noah Arinze (St. Louis, MO) commits to Oklahoma
Arinze took official visits to Arizona State and Minnesota earlier in the process, leading to the belief that this recruiting battle would be between those two programs. But when Oklahoma came into the picture, things changed and Arinze decided on the Sooners after taking his official visit to Norman on opening weekend. Arinze is all length (6-5, 225) right now, but he has the frame to get considerably bigger and stronger. He is a good athlete and shows a high motor with the ability to run around the field and catch up on plays. Arinze might need to redshirt and spend a year growing into his eventual size, but there's a lot to like about him.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

September 4

WR Javian Hester (Tulsa, OK) commits to Missouri
Hester has been more or less of a do-everything guy in high school, and he could be a major contributor at wide receiver or safety, although he generally projects out better as a wide receiver thanks to his frame (6-4, 180) and ability to add on more bulk while keeping his speed. Hester could be a difference-maker in the red zone, and once he focuses on one side of the ball, he should develop quickly because of his athleticism. Hester has a high ceiling and should offer the production of a red-chip performer.

Missouri's current class grade: B-

OT Caadyn Stephen (Camas, WA) commits to USC
Stephen committed to the Trojans after taking an official visit on opening weekend to watch USC beat Fresno State. He has good size (6-6, 300). Stephen came to Camas, Washington from Alaska a couple of years ago and might have been a victim of being under-recruited. Stephen has his technique down, and he plays with some aggressiveness and physically. He finishes blocks and is eager to get his hands on a defender.

USC's current class grade: C+

September 3

OT Anton Harrison (Washington, DC) commits to Oklahoma
Harrison took an official visit to Oklahoma for opening weekend and pulled the trigger for the Sooners shortly after their victory over Houston. Harrison (6-5, 330) provides another big body to add to one of the most impressive offensive line hauls in the country. Harrison is projected as a tackle, likely a right tackle, but he could easily slide to the inside. He is quick off the ball and physically strong at the point of attack. Harrison needs to improve his overall athleticism and flexibility so he can play with more leverage. He has some things to work on as a senior with his technique and his body shape, but he adds another physical mauler for the future of Oklahoma's offensive line.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

September 2

DE Jalen Logan-Redding (Columbia, MO) commits to Missouri
Logan-Redding chose Missouri over offers from Oklahoma State and Kansas. He has good size (6-4, 240) and is a quick-twitch type of athlete who is explosive off the board and gets to the quarterback. Missouri has always had success with natural pass-rushers like Logan-Redding within its scheme. Logan-Redding could be better against the run to round out into a better all-around player. But as a designated pass-rusher, Logan-Redding is a quality prospect and someone who will fit in well at Missouri.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

2021 CB Clinton Burton Jr. (Baltimore, MD) commits to Florida
Burton Jr. is one of the top cornerbacks in the 2021 class and gives the Gators their fifth commitment of the 2021 class. On film, Burton Jr. looks like a strong, well-rounded player. He has good size (6-0, 190) and plays a physical, athletic game. Burton Jr. really likes to get in a wide receiver's face. He can jam them off the line or run with them. He is good defending in space and has the ball skills to create turnovers. With his type of game, Burton Jr. will have to continue to add size and strength, but he has blue-chip potential.

Florida's current class grade: B+

September 1

OT Devin Willock (Paramus, NJ) commits to Penn State
Willock is just a massive body (6-6, 350) on the offensive line. The projections on him have been varied, with some believing he's not athletic enough to play tackle and would fit better as a mauling guard. But on film, it's easy to see the potential he has to become a good tackle in college. Willock's footwork and overall athleticism have improved as he has dropped a little weight. His aggressiveness has improved, and he is doing a better job of standing his ground. Willock probably won't contribute early, but he has some potential. He'll need to continue to improve his overall game and physical conditioning.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

LB Catrell Wallace (Bryant, AR) commits to Arkansas
Wallace was getting a lot of interest down the stretch in his recruitment, with Houston, Virginia and others starting to show more interest. Wallace has a lot of length (6-6, 205), and even though he's pretty light right now, once he fills out his frame, it'll be interesting to see if he puts on enough weight to where he fits in the Razorbacks' defensive scheme. Wallace has been more of a containment guy than a natural pass-rusher in high school, but he moves well enough to where I could see him doing a little more in college.

Arkansas' current class grade: C+

2022 S Bryce Anderson (Beaumont, TX) commits to LSU
Anderson is listed at 5-11, 185 pounds, but he looks bigger and plays up to the part. If you saw him on film, you wouldn't believe he's just a sophomore. He is the first commitment for LSU in the 2022 class. Although Anderson is a natural safety, he has plenty of ability to cover and is up for a one-on-one challenge on the outside. He is at his best when he is charge of covering an area of the field as a safety and helping on deep-pass coverage. Anderson, who also plays quarterback for his high school, is an exceptional athlete and will likely be one of the top-50-100 prospects in the 2022 class.

LSU's current class grade: A

2021 DE R.J. Sorensen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Nebraska
Sorensen already has good size and length (6-4, 235), and given that he's just 16, he hasn't stopped growing. He is the first commitment for Nebraska in the class of 2021. Rutgers and Colorado were also early offers. In his first two games on film, Sorensen is all over the place and getting into the backfield regularly. It's clear he plays with a high motor and has a nose for the football. One thing that really stands out with Sorensen is his strong hands. He is tough to control on a block.

Nebraska's current class grade: B-

August 31

DL Jerzahn Newton (Clearwater, FL) commits to Maryland
For the longest time, it appeared that Newton would be part of Florida State's class, but shortly after he announced a commitment date, the two sides began to drift, and Newton was down to Maryland and Central Florida. Newton (6-3, 250) is a great athlete who has played quarterback, running back, safety, linebacker, offensive and defensive line in high school. His future is on the defensive line, and I believe he will add on 30-35 pounds and find his true role playing the three-technique. Newton has a high ceiling and the potential to become a multi-year starter and a red-chip player.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

2022 QB Chad Mascoe Jr. (Thomasville, GA) commits to Florida State
Florida State was the first to offer to Mascoe, and the sophomore didn't want to waste much time with his "dream offer". There's an interesting tie here as Mascoe's father, Chad Sr., committed to play at Florida State under Bobby Bowden in the '90s, but did not qualify out of high school and ended up at Central Florida after going through junior college. Chad Jr. is from Thomasville, Georgia but recently transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton. Mascoe is the second commitment for Florida State in the Class of 2022.

Florida State's current class grade: A-

August 30

LB Alonso Person (Harbor City, CA) commits to Kansas
Person chose Kansas over offers from a few Pac-12 schools like Arizona and Oregon State. He has put on some size in the past season, is listed at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds and likely projects out to be a middle linebacker. Person was a decent enough athlete that Arizona was looking at him to play offense, possibly wide receiver or grow into an h-back type of role.

Kansas' current class grade: C

WR Darin Turner (Memphis, TN) commits to Arkansas
Turner is a big-time commitment for Arkansas. The Razorbacks needed a big body (6-2, 205) who can come in and develop into a No. 1 wide receiver, and Turner fits the bill. Turner is athletic enough to play both ways and would be intriguing as a safety or outside linebacker prospect. But Turner shines at wide receiver and knows how to use his size to win those 50-50 balls in the air. He is still kind of raw in terms of fundamentals, but as he improves his route tree and learns how to use his size to create separation and set up defensive backs, he will be a major contributor in college.

Arkansas' current class grade: C+

August 29

DE Simeon Barrow Jr. (Grovetown, GA) commits to Michigan State
Barrow has enjoyed quite the growth spurt over the past couple of seasons and has sprouted into a lineman (6-2, 250) who could play the end or likely grow into more of an interior player. Barrow has dominated his high school competition, gathering 25 sacks in less than two full seasons. He took an official visit to Michigan State in June. Barrow brings a lot of aggression and intensity as a pass-rusher, and his backside pursuit improved considerably from his sophomore to his junior season. Barrow looks like a player with a high ceiling who should continue to improve with reps.

Michigan State's current class grade: C

P Josh Watts (Glenorchy, Australia) commits to Colorado
Watts comes from the ProKick Australia Academy, which is a training camp designed to identify kicking talent for American football. He is already 23 and a former Australian Rules football player.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

2021 RB Phil Mafah (Loganville, GA) commits to Clemson
Mafah, one of the bigger backs (6-1, 210) among underclassmen, became the first commitment to Clemson in the 2021 class. The Tigers beat out Auburn for his commitment. Combine Mafah's power running style in between the tackles with the speed-power style of 2020 commit Demarckus Bowman, and the Tigers should have a very good rotation in 2021 and 2022. Mafah has some open-field speed, but he's a powerful runner with a strong lower body who's tough to break down and runs right through arm tackles. He has been productive in high school already, rushing for over 700 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

August 27

TE Cam Large (Dedham, MA) commits to Wisconsin
Large is an appropriate last name for a prospect who is 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds. He had taken official visits to Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia as well, but Wisconsin eventually beat out Ohio State for his commitment. He has some great highlights on his film playing both ways, showing good athleticism as a defensive lineman and also showing the ability to line up inline and get open in the seams as a pass-catching tight end. Large outjumps a defender for a 50-50 ball in one play, and in another, he takes a short pass and steamrolls over two defenders to get to the end zone. The quality of his high school competition aside, Large looks the part and plays up to that potential. I would've liked to see more clips of him blocking at tight end, but otherwise Large has red-chip potential.

Wisconsin's current class grade: B-

ATH Jaden Walley (Biloxi, MS) commits to Mississippi State
Walley plays quarterback in high school and certainly has the athleticism to play the position in college, but wide receiver might be a much better long-term fit. Walley (6-1, 185) looks the part, and he's very elusive and exciting when he can get in the open field. He might have the most upside of any player in Mississippi State's class in terms of overall athleticism. Obviously, it remains to be seen where he'll play, but if it's wide receiver like we expect, Walley's tools should translate well at that position.

Mississippi's current class grade: B

August 26

RB Keyvone Lee (Clearwater, FL) commits to Penn State
Lee is the second running back prospect from Florida to commit to the Nittany Lions, joining Caziah Holmes, who committed a couple of weeks ago. Lee is a big body (6-0, 220) who has shown the ability to run with power between the tackles and the speed to break those runs to the corner and beat defensive backs down the field. Lee was formerly committed to Florida at one point, but he backed out of that commitment in the spring. Lee is more of an athlete than a natural running back, but he has the skill set to succeed at the position. His pass catching is a little underrated, and he could develop into a three-down back over time.

Penn State's current class grade: B

August 24

WR E.J. Williams (Phenix City, AL) commits to Clemson
Once again, Clemson has stepped into Phenix City, Alabama to recruit a top player out of the SEC's backyard. Two years ago, it was Justyn Ross, who had 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman and torched the Crimson Tide in the CFP championship game. Williams has a similar frame (6-3, 185) to Ross, although Williams is not as strong. He does play a physical game and is willing to battle for 50-50 balls and take the contact that comes with it. He doesn't have break-away speed from what I've seen, but he's fast enough to operate in space and get upfield. Williams is a two-sport athlete and a very good basketball player. He will join a deep receiving corps at Clemson and probably need a year of seasoning before becoming a regular contributor. That being said, Williams is easily a red-chip prospect with blue-chip potential.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

OL Jonah Monheim (Moorpark, CA) commits to USC
For a while, it looked like Oklahoma was the top school for Monheim, but USC received an official visit in late June, and the Trojans staff did what they needed to do to land the talented interior lineman, the Trojans' fifth offensive line prospect in this recruiting class. Monheim (6-5, 280) should project as a guard, but if his arm length is long enough, I could see him getting a look at right tackle. Monheim's strength is his movement, as he can pull, get up the field and play in space. The athleticism makes one believe he has a background in basketball or possibly wrestling. As a blocker, Monheim is an aggressive finisher and he does not yield ground easily. Monheim has the potential to be a red-chip prospect.

USC's current class grade: C+

WR James Frenchie (St. Louis, MO) commits to Illinois
After getting widely panned for such low numbers in their recruiting class, the Illini have done a pretty good job of quality. Frenchie is the program's eighth commitment in this class and is one of the best slot receivers in the nation. Frenchie (5-9, 175) is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the football. He is dynamic out of the slot, where he uses his quickness to get open for short routes in space and turn up field. He is also a major threat in the return game. Even with his size, Frenchie will run the deep routes and can stretch the middle of the field vertically. He is a much-needed play-maker for Illinois.

Illinois' current class grade: C

RB Marvin Scott III (Port Orange, FL) commits to Nebraska
A couple of days after receiving the commitment of Sevion Morrison, the Cornhuskers add a second running back - Scott - to the fold. Scott is a little bigger (5-9, 205) and will probably do a little more inside zone running for Nebraska. But in Scott Frost's offense, the running backs have to be versatile, have to run routes and catch passes, and have to possess the ability to play in space. Scott is a tough runner, but he's also a player who can get to the second level and make defenders miss. He is involved as a pass catcher, but that element of his game will improve significantly at Nebraska.

Nebraska's current class grade: B-

WR Avery Boyd (Tallahassee, FL) commits to Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech continues to overhaul the offensive skill on the roster by bringing in wide receivers with size and length. Boyd (6-2, 200) has both, but he also has a lot of speed, reportedly under 4.4 in the 40, and the ability to stretch the field. Boyd is pretty raw; he did not start playing football until he was a junior. He'll have to develop more technique, fundamentals and a diversified route tree as he grows, but for raw athleticism, Boyd has the tools worth investing in.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: C+

August 23

OT Branson Taylor (Elyria, OH) commits to Pittsburgh
Taylor had seen his recruiting stock rise considerably over the past few months, but he whittled his recruitment down to Pittsburgh and West Virginia, with the Panthers earning the commitment. Taylor is a very good athlete with a basketball background, a strong base and great length (6-7, 300). He has shown great improvement in his blocking and commitment to finishing blocks from his sophomore film to his junior film. His footwork is superb, and he is explosive off the ball, as shown by his clips playing defense. With the ability to focus on one side of the line, Taylor has a lot of potential and could be a multi-year starter for the Panthers.

Pittsbugh's current class grade: C+

August 23

CB Joshua Eaton (Houston, TX) commits to Texas
Eaton had all the big programs going after him, but the Longhorns were the early leader. He continues their hot recruiting run and evinces their renewed ability to land prospects in Houston. As a pure cornerback, Eaton offers good size (6-1, 175) and range but will need to improve his strength to match up with the physical cornerbacks in the Big XII. He is a two-way player and a productive receiver in high school, so it's no surprise he has a nose for the football and can make plays with the ball in his hands. Eaton seems like a natural fit as a boundary corner, and I believe he'll be more effective in zone situations than single man coverage, but he'll be relied on for more one-on-one situations in around the red zone.

Texas' current class grade: A-

RB Kyle Edwards (Destrehan, LA) commits to Alabama
Like most who commit to Alabama, Edwards looks great coming off the bus. He has great size (6-0, 210) for the position and an impressive physique. Edwards comes from a strong program at Destrehan, where he has been the RB2 behind Class of 2019 blue-chip prospect John Emery - LSU - until now. Edwards was productive in his backup role, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him cross the 1,500-yard mark as a senior in high school. Edwards has good speed and can explode through holes. He runs with power as well and can accelerate when he gets in space. Edwards brings an additional element as a pass catcher.

Alabama's current class grade: A+

S Keonta Jenkins (Jacksonville, FL) commits to Virginia Tech
The Hokies had been trending for a Jacksonville-area prospect, but it is wide receiver Tyree Saunders, who just backed off of a commitment from South Florida. Jenkins is another prospect who the Hokies have been on for a while. He is a long (6-3, 180) safety prospect who could easily grow into more of a linebacker/hybrid when he fills out his frame. Jenkins is a little raw, but he can run, and I expect he'll be used as a corner and a safety initially depending on matchup situations. Jenkins isn't the highest-rated player in Virginia Tech's class, but he might be the one with the biggest upside and potential NFL ceiling.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C

August 21

S Mordecai McDaniel (Washington, DC) commits to Tennessee
McDaniel had a very active recruitment during the spring and summer, when he took official visits to Florida, Notre Dame, Penn State and Tennessee. Things seem to come down to Tennessee and Penn State, but the Volunteers had the edge and eventually landed McDaniel's commitment. McDaniel is a physical defensive back. He likes to play downhill and make an impact toward the line of scrimmage. He can play the run and should be used regularly to blitz from the corner. McDaniel is more of a hitter than a tackler at this point and needs to be a little more disciplined when he's searching for the big hit. Still, he has the mentality to succeed in the SEC.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

RB Sevion Morrison (Tulsa, OK) commits to Nebraska
Morrison is the type of multi-purpose running back who can do several things and provides flexibility in the type of go-fast spread offense that Nebraska plays. Morrison has the size (5-11, 195) to take a lot of touches and run in the tough spaces when it's necessary. Morrison has been a monster in high school, rushing rushed for over 2,800 yards and nearly 40 touchdowns - !! - as a junior. He should be in a position where he can compete for carries immediately in 2020 and likely become the Cornhuskers' first-string running back in 2021. But Morrison's ability to catch passes and become a factor on special teams makes him an even more intriguing long-term fit.

Nebraska's current class grade: B-

August 20

CB Elijah Jackson (Lawndale, CA) commits to Washington
It's no secret that Chris Petersen loves his defensive backs to be long and tall above all else, so it's no surprise the Huskies made the 6-foot-2 Jackson a major recruiting priority and eventually beat out California for his commitment. Jackson is more than just height and length, however; he plays with length and makes it a chore to get a pass over his long arms. Jackson has the natural ability; he has some ball skills and can turn his hips well. He is still young when it comes to the technique side of covering receivers, but Jackson makes up for it by using the physical traits he has. He has decent speed, but in certain situations, he'll be protected as a boundary corner rather than someone who can be on island.

Washington's current class grade: B

DT Tre'vonn Rybka (Dickson, TN) commits to Kentucky
Rybka chose the Wildcats over Cincinnati and Tennessee, giving Mark Stoops' program a much-needed commitment from a defensive lineman. Rybka is a physical lineman who plays with bad intentions. There are plenty of clips of him just flinging a quarterback or running back around like a child. Rybka doesn't use a lot of flash in his rushing techniques, he wins his battles with strength and effort. Rybka does a good job of diagnosing the plays and playing with anticipation on where the ball-carrier is going. He is very good in space and at making the play in the open field. Rybka isn't the prototypical defensive tackle, but rather has some scheme versatility, allowing him to cause havoc at several positions on the defensive line.

Kentucky's current class grade: B

August 19

DE Aaron Witt (Winona, MN) commits to Wisconsin
Witt committed to Iowa on June 24, and even back then it was thought that the only thing that would make him think twice was an offer from Wisconsin. The Badgers came through with an offer in late July, and three weeks later, he made the decision to flip. It's a risky schematic move for Witt, who had the size and length (6-5, 235) to naturally fit into Iowa's 4-3 scheme as a defensive end. The Badgers are looking at him as an 3-4 linebacker, and they were impressed enough by his footwork and the way he moved in space during their camp that they believe he can make the transition. I'm not as certain, and I wonder if Witt wouldn't be better off putting on 30-plus pounds and getting the size to play end in a 3-4. Witt is, however, a very active force on defense with a great motor. He has good quickness and is strong in pursuit. Witt is a good football player who will respond well to coaching.

Wisconsin's current class grade: B-

OT Deondre Buford (Detroit, MI) commits to Kentucky
Buford is a prospect who has really seen his stock rise in the past few months after he committed to putting on more size and growing into being an offensive lineman. Kentucky received an official visit in the spring and Purdue received one in June, but the Wildcats always seemed to be the landing place. Buford is growing in size (6-4, 275) and is kind of a tweener between being a guard or a right tackle. He's athletic enough to play tackle, but in Kentucky's offense, the guards also need to be athletic. Buford needs to get stronger to be a more effective run blocker. As a pass blocker, Buford plays with leverage and balance, plus he can move well in space. He still has some development to go, but he has a lot of tools to work with.

Kentucky's current class grade: B

August 18

S/CB Makell Esteen (Lawndale, CA) commits to Washington
One day after securing the commitment of red-chip defensive back Jacobe Covinton, the Huskies continue rolling along and add more secondary punch to their recruiting class. Esteen (6-1, 170) is projected as a safety in college, but he has played plenty of cornerback and looks like he's capable of lining up anywhere in the secondary. He has good size and length and has been a ball hawk in high school with almost 20 interceptions over three seasons. Esteen doesn't necessarily do anything flashy in the secondary, but he's solid with his coverage, solid with his technique, and provides a kind of Swiss-army-knife type of player in the secondary who can line up at multiple positions and perform what's asked of him.

Washington's current class grade: B+

August 17

WR Quentin Johnston (Temple, TX) commits to Texas
Johnston is a big-time athlete who excels at multiple sports and has leaping ability for days, as the 6-foot-4, 180-pound prospect is a top high jumper in the state and can dunk a basketball. Johnston is raw as a football player in many ways, but when he comes to getting down field on a basic nine route, there aren't too many better prospects in this recruiting class. As Johnston's athletic abilities continue to translate to the football field, he'll round out his potential as a receiver and grow physically into his role. He has all the tools to be a big-time player in college. Johnston is high-ceiling prospect who will perform at a red-chip level at worst but is likely to become one of the top players in his class.

Texas' current class grade: A

WR Koy Moore (Metairie, LA) commits to LSU
Moore committed to USC during 2018, but he re-opened his recruitment in February and had been a top target for LSU since. With Moore joining blue-chip prospects Rakim Jarrett and Jermaine Burton, it's safe to say that the Tigers possess one of the best, if not the best, wide receiver class in the nation. Moore is a bigger body (6-1, 175) who plays well in space but is big enough to get the ball when he's coverage and catch passes in traffic. He is always a threat in the red zone, and he runs well enough to help stretch the field in the vertical passing game. This is another top-tier wide receiver with a high ceiling who will play at LSU.

LSU's current class grade: A

OL Sedrick Van Pran (New Orleans, LA) commits to Georgia
Van Pran has been linked to the Bulldogs for a long time, and even official visits to Texas A&M and Oklahoma couldn't sway the strong relationship with the Georgia coaches that led to a commitment. Van Pran is a player with the size (6-4, 300) to play several positions on the line because he's being recruited as a center,which is where he really shines. Van Pran is strong in the legs; he plays with balance and has a good foundation for his blocks. He's an athletic lineman with a high football IQ. Van Pran is strong on the combo blocks and double teams, and at times, he can be a dominating finisher.

Georgia's current class grade: A

CB Jacobe Covington (Scottsdale, AZ) commits to Washington
Covington had originally pushed his commitment date back to October so he could take an official visit to Texas A&M in September. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back is no longer expected to take that visit now that he is officially in the Huskies' 2020 recruiting class. Covington was a long-time lean to Washington, so the decision wasn't unexpected. He did take official visits to Washington and Oklahoma earlier in the recruiting cycle. Like most of the defensive backs who go to Washington, Covington is a big body who can play multiple positions. Covington might outgrow the cornerback position, but as it stands, he provides top-level coverage and ball skills at the position. He can be physical against bigger receivers and wouldn't be afraid to play up on the line and defend the run if he were asked to.

Washington's current class grade: B+

August 16

TE Charles Finley (Wayne, NJ) commits to West Virginia
The recent run on tight ends continued with Finley's declaration to West Virginia. Finley (6-4, 215) is still growing into his frame. With above-average speed for the position, a reported 4.7 in the 40-yard dash, Finley should be able to produce early as a flex player and in the red zone. Finley should be able to provide more options for the Mountaineers as an inline player down the line as long as he physically develops like he is expected to. Early in his career, Finley should be an option as pass-catching tight end, and his ceiling is one that should see him provide receiving skills and blocking ability.

West Virginia's current class grade: C

DE B.J. Ojulari (Marietta, GA) commits to Tennessee
This was an SEC battle between Tennessee, LSU and Auburn, and it seemed like the Tigers were trending for most of the recent news with Ojulari, but the depth chart at Tennessee was much friendlier. Whether or not that was the reason for Ojulari's commitment to Tennessee is uncertain, but the Volunteers desperately need linemen who can get to the quarterback and Ojulari is one of the best in the 2020 recruiting class. Ojulari is listed as a defensive end, but he could easily be considered an outside linebacker in the Volunteers' defense. Tennessee has done well in Marietta, first landing top quarterback prospect Harrison Bailey and now adding Ojulari.

Tennessee's current class grade: B-

DE Deontae Craig (Culver, IN) commits to Iowa
Craig took official visits to Iowa, Indiana and Tennessee before making a final decision to become a Hawkeye. Craig is an athletic prospect, a quick-twitch athlete who has a deep athletic background playing multiple sports in high school. He has a strong motor. Craig is good on the initial rush and very good in pursuit of the play whether it's on his side or not. Craig will have to get stronger in the upper body, and he's going to have to improve his ability to read plays and make a greater impact off his initial rush rather than relying on pursuit.

Iowa's current class grade: C+

S Xavion Alford (Pearland, TX) commits to Texas
This was a razor-thin recruiting battle between Texas and Texas A&M, with both sides believing they were in position to land Alford, a talented safety from Shadow Creek High School in Pearland, Texas. When the smoked cleared, Alford gave the Longhorns yet another recruiting victory in a class that is hovering around the top five nationally after a strong summer. Alford is a rangy safety with high-level ball skills and great overall size (6-0, 185), length and athleticism. He is around the football whether he's defending the pass or trying to tackle the ball-carrier. Alford can play the run and be physical, but he's at his best when he's allowed to be a play-maker in the secondary and in position to create turnovers and big plays for the defense.

Texas' current class grade: A

RB Stacy Sneed (Arlington, TX) commits to Colorado
Sneed becomes the fifth prospect out of Texas committed to the Buffaloes. It came down to Colorado and Arizona, and Sneed had visited both programs. Sneed is a definite all-purpose player in the backfield. He is very active in the passing game, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him slide into the slot every now and then and participate in the return game on special teams. I could see Sneed contributing early for the Buffaloes because his athleticism and playmaking ability will get him on the field.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

DE Desmond Daniels (Fairburn, GA) commits to Louisville
Daniels is a two-way prospect who could end up playing on the defensive line or at tight end. Louisville had been recruiting him to play offense, and the Cardinals are in need of more depth at the position, so it makes sense. Daniels already plays some offensive line in his high school, so he'll have the chance to jump in and play earlier. Obviously, there isn't much film on Daniels from a receiving standpoint. His defensive film shows a solid athlete, but it remains to be seen if those skills can translate to a new position.

Louisville's current class grade: C

WR T.J. Tampa (St. Petersburg, FL) commits to Iowa State
Tampa was a bit of a late-riser in the recruiting ranks, receiving a lot of action from the middle of June forward as programs were re-shuffling their wide receiver boards. Tampa took a visit to Iowa State in mid-June, and the Cyclones have had a good run with players from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, so there's a bit of comfort and familiarity with this commitment. Tampa is an exceptional athlete. He holds Division I offers in basketball as well, where he is one of the top point guards in the area. Tampa is being recruited as an athlete, and there's certainly a chance he could end up in the secondary, but he has good experience from playing wide receiver in high school.

Iowa State's current class grade: B-

August 15

S Ja'Qurious Conley (Jacksonville, NC) commits to North Carolina
North Carolina, under new head coach Mack Brown, continue to clean up on in-state prospects during this recruiting cycle. Conley (6-2, 190) has been a two-way player in high school, but he clearly projects to defense in college, where he could play either safety position or grow into a safety/linebacker-hybrid player. Conley is most effective and comfortable when he can read the play pre-snap and decide if he's going to roll into coverage or jump close to the line of scrimmage. Conley has the ability to rush the pass from the outside, and when he gets the ball in his hands, he is a natural play-maker. Conley is a definite red-chip player and should be a multi-year starter for the Tar Heels.

North Carolina's current class grade: B

JUCO OL Mose Jeffrey (Longview, TX) commits to Baylor
Jeffrey is originally from Longview, Texas and is currently finishing up his sophomore season at Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas. He also had offers from Iowa State, Texas State and Louisiana-Monroe. At 6-foot-4, 330 pounds, Jeffrey plays left tackle at Kilgore but is likely to move to guard, where he could be more of a straight-line mauling blocker in the run game.

Baylor's current class grade: C-

RB Isaiah Newell (Welnut Creek, CA) commits to Oregon State
Newell was recruited as a running back, likely as the "big" back in a rotation. But the 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect might be used in both a running back role and more an an h-back tight end role as he talked of being used in the slot. Either way, Newell is one of the highest-rated players in Oregon State's class, and that's in part due to a very productive junior year in high school durin which he rushed for over 2,100 yards and 32 touchdowns. Whether it's in the slot or in the backfield, Oregon State will find ways for Newell to touch the football multiple times in a game.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

ATH/TE Eric Shaw (Notasulga, AL) commits to South Carolina
Shaw is expected to grow (6-4, 215) into the tight end position, and he looks like a player who will initially be used in more of a flex role, but I believe, in time, he'll be an all-around player who can contribute in the passing game and be a reliable blocker when he has to line up inline. Shaw has good athleticism and is a multi-sport athlete in high school and a standout hurdler and high jumper. Both of those attributes should serve Shaw well in his development. He has a high-ceiling, and with South Carolina's history of producing strong tight ends, he could be the next one in line.

South Carolina's current class grade: B

DT Tonka Hemingway (Conway, SC) commits to South Carolina
Hemingway had long described South Carolina as "home," so it wasn't a surprise with the defensive tackle chose the Gamecocks over North Carolina. Hemingway has been projected to move inside and play defensive tackle, but he could probably just as soon play end in an odd man front. Hemingway has good size (6-3, 255) and should round out to be a 275-280-pound linemen with good athleticism. He can play the run and the pass, using his length to set the edge or knock down passes. Hemingway doesn't do a lot of flashy stuff on film, but he's tough, strong and makes the right plays more times than not.

South Carolina's current class grade: B

August 14

WR Marvin Mims (Frisco, TX) commits to Stanford
Mims is one of the most productive wide receivers in the nation, recording over 1,100 yards and double-digit touchdowns as a sophomore and a junior in high school. He is a big-play guy, averaging over 20 yards a catch. Mims does most of his damage with the vertical routes and stretching the middle of the field. He can also catch the ball in traffic at his highest point and has a nose for the end zone. I'd like to see how Mims performs in space a little more, but he's a well-rounded prospect. He'll have to get bigger in college, because his current size (5-11 165) isn't going to work as an outside receiver in the Pac-12.

Stanford's current class grade: B-

CB Tanner Hooker (Shreveport, LA) commits to Kansas
Hooker is the fourth prospect from Louisiana to join Kansas' recruiting class. He has ideal size (6-0, 180) for the position and is a pretty good athlete who plays with a chip on his shoulder and can be very aggressive in one-on-one coverage situations. Hooker's length helps with his developing ball skills, and he plays the run game honestly, showing a willingness to get toward the line of scrimmage and make a tackle. There are some areas to improve, but Hooker looks like a steady performer and a potential multi-year starter for Kansas.

Kansas' current class grade: C

Aug. 13

DT Montra Edwards (Lexington, MS) commits to Missouri
Edwards was definitely going to be the target of an intriguing recruiting battle before he surprised some by pulling the trigger for Missouri despite Florida State, Oregon and Ole Miss jumping into the mix over the past few months. There isn't a lot of flash with Edwards, but he's a tough interior guy who displays good feet, a good motor and raw power with size (6-3, 295). Edwards' best move is just overpowering the blocker in front of him and pushing them into the backfield to disrupt the play. It's something that works for him and will continue to work as long as he continues to increase his overall strength. Edwards will add some moves and some technique, which will help him round out as a player. He is a hard-working prospect who likes to battle and doesn't yield an inch.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

Aug. 12

DE Princely Umanmielen (Manor, TX) commits to Texas
There is no program in the nation hotter on the recruiting trail than Texas. The Longhorns beat out Oklahoma and Texas A&M to land Umanmielen and raise the number in their 2020 class to 15 prospects. Umanmielen has a great frame (6-4, 245) to build out on and become a scheme-versatile player for the Longhorns who can move around in the defensive front. He is a good athlete and plays with high intensity and a high motor that really shows when he's chasing running backs down in backside pursuit. Umanmielen is inconsistent at times, especially with his first-step on the rush and his explosion off the snap. Still, he's a hard-working prospect who plays an all-around game and has the athleticism to give any offensive lineman problems.

Texas' current class grade: A-

WR Rome Odunze (Las Vegas, NV) commits to Washington
Slowly but surely, the Huskies are putting themselves in position to land the best recruiting class in the Pac-12. Odunze visited Washington's campus in June and not even an unofficial visit to Oklahoma in late July could get the Huskies off his mind. He is a big-body (6-2, 200) at the receiver position and fast enough to be a dangerous combination of size and speed. Odunze was one of the most productive receivers in the nation last year, with over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns for one of the top high school programs in the nation. Odunze is a good with the routes and knows how to make himself a visible target for the quarterback. He'll need to make some technique adjustments, but he has the ability to stretch the field and make the big plays.

Washington's current class grade: B+

RB Justin Baker (Burien, WA) commits to California
Baker becomes the third projected running back to commit to California in the 2020 recruiting class. Baker (5-8, 175) seems more like a fit as an all-purpose offensive player than a pure running back. Baker can play in the backfield, but he might be more dangerous in college when he gets in the slot or working his way into the passing game on third down. A lot of his film has him at wide receiver, and it looks to be a position he plays with relative ease and comfort. Baker could also find additional opportunities on special teams in the return game.

California's current class grade: C

Aug. 11

S Jerrin Thompson (Lufkin, TX) commits to Texas
Earlier in this recruiting cycle, Thompson was heavily linked to LSU, but either the Tigers backed off or Thompson wasn't ready to make a commitment when they wanted him to. After that Arkansas, Oklahoma State and TCU all got official visits before Thompson committed to the Longhorns. Texas made Thompson (6-1, 180) and offer about three weeks ago. He's a combo safety who seems to play the physical part and coverage part of the game with equal levels of success. Thompson moves well in the backfield and covers a lot of ground. He will also move toward the line of scrimmage and assist in the run game. As Thompson gains size in college, his skills will be further magnified. He has good athleticism and makes plays on film that would indicate a high football IQ. Texas continues to roll up an impressive recruiting class.

Texas' current class grade: A-

DE Chris Jones (Pompano Beach, FL) commits to Kansas
This commitment was a little bit of a surprise, and the immediate feedback I got was Jones was using Kansas as a placeholder until he plays out his senior year and more schools come calling. If Jones stays, it hs been a heck of a week for the Jayhawks, as they also landed potential red-chip linebacker Brennon Scott in the past seven days. Jones is a very athletic speed rusher with length who seems a little longer than his listed 6-foot-4 height. He has the frame to add plenty of weight and the tools to be a reliable pass-rusher over his college career. Jones will have to improve as a run defender and add more technique to his rush, but if he sticks with his commitment to Kansas, he'll be on the field early.

Kansas' current class grade: C

LB Cole Demarzo (Hilton Head Island, SC) commits to Michigan State
Demarzo might be a little undersized (6-2, 200) for the linebackers who Michigan State usually recruits, so it's not a surprise to hear that he could end up playing an outside linebacker/safety hybrid position. Demarzo seems to play the position in high school already. On film, he looks much more like a safety than a linebacker prospect. He has very good length and uses those long arms well. Demarzo plays the receiver more than the ball for the most part, but he has his moments in coverage. He has some good tools to work with and appears to have a decent ceiling.

Michigan State's current class grade: C

Aug. 9

RB Caziah Holmes (Cocoa, FL) commits to Penn State
Holmes seemed to be between Penn State and Florida State for the past month, especially after visiting Florida State at the end of July. But with the Seminoles receiving commitments from two running backs in the past two weeks, Holmes was looking at joining a full backfield. Kentucky and Tennessee were also in the picture and received official visits. Holmes comes from a program with a history of producing backs with speed and toughness. At 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Holmes has the ideal size for the position and should bulk up over the 200-pound range. Holmes is more dynamic in space, where he can break defenders down. He is reliable as a pass catcher and could contribute as a return guy on special teams. Holmes is a definite red-chip prospect at running back.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

RB Tank Bigsby (Hogansvillle, GA) commits to Auburn
Bigsby has quickly established himself as one of the 10-15 best running backs in the class, and he was the target of several SEC programs, including LSU, South Carolina and Arkansas before selecting Auburn. Bigsby (6-0, 210) is going to be a bigger back in college, and Auburn has a great history of developing heavier running backs, so the natural fit is there. Bigsby has good, although not great, speed, but he's a tough, physical runner who's hard to bring down when he decides to use his power through the first level. Bigsby isn't bad in space and can easily run through linebackers and defensive backs trying to arm tackle him. This is a big pickup for the Tigers as they are hot on the recruiting trail in August.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

DE Philip Blidi (Portales, NM) commits to Texas Tech
Bildi seemed to be earmarked for Texas Tech after earning an offer from the program during a prospect camp in mid-June. He's a bigger body (6-4, 245) for the positio, and moves well and uses his hands well to eliminate the distance between himself and the ball-carrier. At this stage, Bildi is a better run defender than a pass defender on film. Being a prospect in New Mexico meant that Bildi was likely going to be under-recruited, so Texas Tech might have picked up a steal here.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

Aug. 8

OT Patrick Selna (Oakland, CA) commits to UCLA
It has been an eventful week for Selna. He committed to Tulane on August 5 after being the Green Wave's top target on the line for a few months. On Thursday, however, he was reeeived an offer from UCLA and the thought of playing in Westwood was too much for him to turn down. Right away, Selna shows the nastiness you want to see out of a lineman on film. He's aggressive with his blocks and is a strong finisher. Selna also plays several positions on the line, giving him a nice level of versatility even though his size and length should make him a tackle prospect in college.

UCLA's current class grade: C-

OL Bryan Felter (Oradell, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Felter was one of the highest-rated offensive linemen in New Jersey and gives Rutgers a pretty significant in-state commitment. Felter (6-3, 315) is going to project as a guard with the potential to also train some at center. He's a natural mauler who plays aggressively and physically. Felter has a strong motor and doesn't give up on a battle. Felter doesn't need much more size to be college ready and seems to have pretty good upper-body strength, as he can hold his ground well. He isn't a great athlete, but Felter he hard to get contact at the second level when he kicks off of his initial blocks.

Rutgers' current class grade: C-

LB Dorian Mausi (Detroit, MI) commits to Duke
Mausi is a linebacker who should give a defense some scheme versatility with his ability to play outside or inside. As an outside linebacker, Mausi (6-1, 210) isn't particularly long, but he's very athletic and agile. He looks comfortable dropping back in coverage and playing the pass. Mausi can also play the run, where he is a technically-sound tackler. As Mausi puts on muscle and size, I think the physical aspects of him game will improve.

Duke's current class grade: C

DE Danny Striggow (Long Lake, MN) commits to Minnesota
Striggow is listed as an end, but he has played some middle linebacker as well and gives the Golden Gophers another solid football player with good high school experience and toughness. Striggow can play on the edge and shows some nice technique, using his hands to shed blocks. He has good balance and quick movements, which likely comes from his background as a multi-sport athlete, specifically a wrestler in high school. On film, Striggow plays with a lot of effort, running all over the field and in constant pursuit of the ball-carrier.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

Aug. 7

CB Ethan Pouncey (Winter Park, FL) commits to Texas
A couple of days ago, Texas prospect Chris Thompson Jr. committed to Auburn after being a long-time Texas lean. The Longhorns returned the favor by landing Pouncey, who had been a long-time Auburn target and was thought to be favoring the Tigers. Pouncey (6-1, 160) is a long, smooth cornerback who has exceptional ball skills. He has great flexibility with his body and can backpedal and then flip his hips with ease. Pouncey reads plays well and has great anticipation, and when he can get his hands on the football, he quickly becomes a threat to score. Pouncey isn't the biggest cornerback, so he'll have to improve his strength and mass, but he's fundamentally sound and a talented prospect to add to Texas' growing class.

Texas' current class grade: A-

RB Lawrance Toafili (Largo, FL) commits to Florida State
Toafili has been a very productive running back who has already shown he can take on a heavy workload in a high school offense that he's going to be the focal point of for the defense every week. He has ideal size (6-0, 190) for the position and is mostly legs at this stage, so when he fills out his upper body, I think he will be one of the best-looking players coming off the bus. Toafili runs with power, doesn't shy from contact, and does most of his damage on the inside, between the tackles, where he can wear down defenses. He's the second running back who Florida State has taken in this class and will fit in well as the "big" back in a rotation.

Texas' current class grade: B+

Aug. 6

S Christian Gonzalez (The Colony, TX) commits to Purdue
Gonzalez is built (6-1, 195) to handle the size of the receivers in the Big Ten at cornerback or safety. He seems like more of a cornerback at this stage and plays with a competitive, aggressive mentality out on the edge. He's projected as a safety in college assuming he'll add mass and muscle, but I could see Gonzalez continuing to draw the assignment of covering outside receivers. Gonzalez plays a smart game; he has great anticipation and has a knack of getting to the right spot as the football arrives to defend the play or cause a turnover. Gonzalez needs to be physical to have his best success. He is a natural football player who should contribute early in his college career.

Purdue's current class grade: B-

LB Brennon Scott (Dallas, TX) commits to Kansas
In a bit of surprise, Scott chose the Jayhawks over a final list of USC, Oregon, Auburn and Texas. It's believed that Auburn and Texas might have backed off the projected middle linebacker, but he took official visits to USC and Kansas in June. Scott (6-0, 235) is a natural thumper who plays the middle, and he's going to set a physical tone for the defense from that position. Scott is going to be better on the line of scrimmage and could get exposed in coverage as he often gets his body turned around. He's not a good camp-test player, but he understands football. Scott should contribute at Kansas immediately and would be a good bet to start early in the 2020 season.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

Aug. 5

LB Ar'Quel Smith (Naples, FL) commits to Iowa State
Smith chose Iowa State over Kansas after taking official visits to both programs over the summer. Smith is projected as a linebacker and could easily bulk up 20-25 pounds to play the position, but he also has potential at safety, where he could roam around a bit and play up near the line of scrimmage. Smith has been a tackling machine in high school, recording over 100 tackles and nearly 20 tackles for loss as a junior. He comes from a strong program in Florida and is very well coached, reads the plays well and is always around the football.

Iowa State's current class grade: C+

WR Lawrence Arnold (DeSoto, TX) commits to Kansas
Arnold is a tall, lengthy wide receiver who should be a good threat on 50-50 balls and in the red zone. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder fits the description of an outside receiver. He doesn't have the speed to beat cornerbacks off the snap, but he'll make his mark being a smart route runner and getting his catches at the sticks and in the end zone on short field. Arnold has good hands and is a pretty physical player who likes to block and mix it up.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

Aug. 4

S Chris Thompson Jr. (Duncanville, TX) commits to Auburn
At the start of the month, Auburn didn't have any commitments from cornerbacks or safeties. But yesterday, the Tigers received a commitment from top junior college Marco Domio and today they get red-chip safety Chris Thompson Jr. in what might be considered a late recruiting-battle win over Texas. In the SEC, you need size in the secondary, and Thompson (6-2, 200) could easily bulk up to be as big as a linebacker. Thompson uses that size to be physical and tough against the run, but he's not a one-dimensional player at all. I am impressed with Thompson's ability to cover in space. He's not going to go one-on-one with top receiver, but he can certainly play coverage in a nickel. He could also be a safety/linebacker hybrid. Thompson might not have a true position, but he's a player who will make things happen on the field.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

WR Jahmal Banks (Baltimore, MD) commits to Wake Forest
Banks is a long (6-3, 175), athletic wide receiver who could really fit an outside role with the Demon Deacons. The size and length give Banks the ability to challenge for 50-50 balls, but he's a pretty good route runner and understands a lot of technique, especially when it comes to setting up a defensive back. I didn't see explosive speed on his film, but I saw enough to believe he can get separation at the next level.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C

DE Robert Wooten (Stafford, TX) commits to Missouri
Wooten de-committed from Arizona in mid-July after being committed to the Wildcats for less than a month. He took official visits to SMU and Texas Tech as well, but the Missouri official visit must have stuck with him. Wooten has been very productive in high school, notching double-digit sacks and over 20 tackles for loss. He runs pretty well and seems to rely on speed to win his battles. He's a fighter when he's stood up, but doesn't show the technique to make the basic moves to shed the blocks. Wooten should develop those skills in time, but as an athletic defensive line prospect, he fits the bill.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

OT Aidan Finney (Chico, CA) commits to Arizona State
Size and length. Size and length. Size and length. That's what the majority of programs are looking for in their offensive tackles. So, Finney at 6-foot-7, 290 pounds fits the bill in that area. He gets ahead to the curve by being a very good athlete who has played a lot of basketball and shows good footwork. It's not a surprise that Finney was a tight end earlier in his high school career, and he has really packed on the mass recently. Finney has his good moments on film and generally plays aggressively. Finney will continue to improve with reps, and this is arguably his first year where he should be comfortable as an offensive lineman.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

Aug. 3

JUCO CB Marco Domio (Houston, TX) commits to Auburn
Auburn desperately needs cornerbacks and safeties in the 2020 class, and Domio makes the first commitment for the Tigers at either position. Domio wanted to play in the SEC, with Auburn, Kentucky and LSU being his finalistS. He is a big cornerback (6-2, 195) and could easily slip in to play safety or spend time at both positions. Domio prides himself on physicality and a competitive nature. He'll contribute early next season and have two years to play out his eligibility after finishing up his sophomore year at Blinn College.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

WR Seth Jones (Pearland, TX) commits to Baylor
Jones was committed to Boston College at one time, but on his recent list had his finalists as Baylor and Texas A&M. The Aggies took some wide receiver commitments earlier and may have been full at the position. Still, Baylor gets a pass catcher who could be an outside guy in its offense. Jones has speed, with a reported 4.45 in the 40-yard dash. His high school stats aren't going to turn any heads; he's a projection in a lot of ways who made his name with some strong camps. The size (6-0, 185) and the athleticism are there. Jones needs more reps for everyone to see what kind of receiver he can be in college.

Baylor's current class grade: C

ATH Jimmy Holiday (Madison, MS) commits to TCU
Holiday had plenty of interest from in-state SEC schools Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but he decided to take his talents west to Texas. Holiday plays quarterback in high school, and there he is the true definition of a dual threat, amassing well over 1,000 yards passing and rushing. He's listed as an athlete, but it's clear he's playing offense and will use his reported 4.4 speed to make big plays and find the end zone. Whether Holiday does it as a wide receiver or a running back or maybe a quarterback is yet to be determined.

Texas Christian's current class grade: C

DT Kedrick Bingley-Jones (Charlotte, NC) commits North Carolina
As with the earlier commitment of Myles Murphy at the beginning of June, the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Bingley-Jones was someone the Tar Heels had to bring in their class if Mack Brown is serious about getting North Carolina competitive in the ACC again. Whereas Murphy is the big scheme-versatile player who can line up all over the field, it's the belief that Bingley-Jones will eventually grow into more of an interior guy even though he could also play end in certain situations. Bingley-Jones is a very good athlete, also playing tight end as well in high school. He is a clear red-chip prospect with greater potential.

North Carolina's current class grade: B+

Aug. 2

RB Bijan Robinson (Tucson, AZ) commits to Texas
A lot of heads turned when top running back prospect Zachary Evans did not have the in-state Longhorns in his top five. Tom Herman and his staff did not panic and ramped up their recruiting efforts on Robinson, rated as a top-three running back in the 2020 class, and outlasted Ohio State and USC for his commitment. Good frame and size (6-0, 200) with the body to take the 20-25 carries a game over the next few years. Robinson's vision and ability to find the openings is top notch. He is dangerous in space and can break off chunk plays on every carry. He's going to be an immediate contributor at running back next year and is a blue-chip prospect with top-round NFL draft potential.

Texas' current class grade: A-

JUCO LB Tyrus Wheat (Amite, LA) commits to Mississippi State
Wheat is originally from Amite, Louisiana and is playing at Copiah-Lincoln College and was ranked as the top junior college inside linebacker prospect nationally. He's the 10th junior college player in Mississippi State's class and 23rd commitment overall. The Bulldogs will lose three contributing linebackers to graduation, and Wheat should have an opportunity to step right in and play early. Wheat is built like a classic middle linebacker (6-2, 235), and he is more comfortable stopping the run game and blitzing from the middle of the line. It's in those areas in which Wheat will be primarily used.

Mississippi State's current class grade: B

OT Monroe Mills (Columbia, MO) commits to Oklahoma State
Mills has a final list of Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma State. His final official visit was to Oklahoma State, and he committed to the Cowboys soon after. Mills will give Oklahoma State size and length (6-7, 295) and a lot of raw talent that needs to be molded and matured. Mills has a good foundation; he needs to be a little stronger on his blocks and more aggressive when it comes to finishing. Mills' footwork isn't bad, and he has a very high ceiling as a pass blocker. Mills has improved in high school, and another full year of reps will close the gap of his development time at Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State's current class grade: C+

JUCO OL T.J. Bass (Deming, WA) commits to Oregon
Bass committed to Oregon over offers from Auburn and Arizona State. He took official visits to all three programs, but his visit to Oregon in the last week of July closed the deal. Originally from Deming, Wash., Bass is currently at Butte College in Oroville, Calif., and will have two years of eligibility remaining at Oregon. Bass is a projected guard who could jump inside. but he has good enough size (6-5, 320) to play right tackle if needed. Bass will give Oregon some immediate reinforcements on the offensive line in the 2020 season.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

Aug. 1

OL James Robinson (Montgomery, AL) commits to Tennessee
Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound run-blocking powerhouse, found his recruiting stock grow exponentially in the early summer as schools like Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech jumped on with offers. Tennessee, however, came in earlier and got an official visit in mid-June that led to a commitment on Thursday. Robinson isn't going to blow anyone way with an array of athletic and physical tools, but he knows his role and thrives as an interior guy who wants to maul and overpower the defensive linemen in front of him. There's no value on pure toughness and being a dogged competitor, which are Robinson's biggest strengths.

Tennessee's current class grade: B-

ATH Jaylen Stinson (Opelike, AL) commits to Purdue
Stinson is a speed prospect who should be able to contribute as a slot receiver, in the return game, and even in the backfield as a player who can run jet sweeps or get a bubble screen in space. Stinson also plays slot cornerback, so he's a little more physical than his size (5-8, 165) would indicate. I don't see Stinson playing cornerback in college, but as an offensive weapon, he's going to be a player who can extend a defense out wide and be relied on to make chunk plays on offense or special teams.

Purdue's current class grade: C+

WR Malick Meiga (Montreal, Quebec) commits to Penn State
Based on his measurables, Meiga would likely be a top wide receiving prospect in this class if he played football in the states. The size (6-4, 185) along with reported 4.45 speed are things any program would want. Against competition in the province of Quebec, Meiga has dominated and reportedly averaged well over 20 yards per catch. Meiga is a pure outside receiver who has a limited route tree, but once he expands that and adds some technique and a better understanding of separation and spacing, there is the potential for a big, strong well-rounded receiver.

Penn State's current class grade: B

TE Jalen Williams (Apopka, FL) commits to Indiana
Williams, a very long (6-7, 195) pass-catching tight end, should grow and develop into an all-around right end. Williams made an official visit to Indiana in late June, and he had offers from Iowa State, Central Florida, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and others. That wasn't surprising because Williams was very productive as a junior in high school, collecting over 30 catches and nearly 500 yards receiving. He's just going to be a matchup nightmare for anyone, especially on the short field and in the red zone. Williams' upside will come in how he develops and how he adds strength to contribute to blocking. If Williams grows to 250-255 pounds and matures as a blocker, he has a high ceiling.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

July 31

CB Alphonse Oywak (Kent, WA) commits to Arizona
Oywak is the Wildcats' second cornerback commitment and 10th commitment overall in the 2020 class. He is a corner with good length (6-1, 175) and a player who had been a long-time target for the Wildcats. Oywak is a little thin on the frame, but he should easily round out to 190 pounds or more. He plays on both sides of the ball on film and is just as legitimate as a wide receiver prospect. I like the way Oywak defends the short field, especially the fade route in the end zone. He doesn't get himself turned around and gains inside leverage. His coverage skills are better than his ball skills, but he is a good player and maybe a little underrated.

Arizona's current class grade: C

OT Blaise Sparks (North Fort Myers, FL) commits to Illinois
Illinois needs linemen on both sides of the ball. Sparks has the length and size (6-7, 300) that Lovie Smith and his staff is looking for. Sparks is a bit of a project; he's got a good natural foundation, and you can see improvements with his movement and flexibility as his film progresses. Sparks has to work on gaining more upper-body strength and being more athletic and explosive with his blocks. A lot of time, Sparks is still blocking from a reactive point instead of a proactive point, but there are some good foundations there and he's worth the flyer for a linemen-needy team like Illinois.

Illinois' current class grade: C-

DE L.B. Moore (Amarillo, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Moore is a natural athlete who should project to be a speed rusher at the next level. He is a basketball player and a track guy, and it shows on film because Moore has good feet and he's tenacious and seems to have a high motor in all situations. Moore is an effort player with a little bit of technique, but he's winning the majority of his battles on the line through his effort and tenacity. Moore has good hand fight, but he can be a little out of control at times and put himself behind the play. His pursuit isn't bad at all, and that's good to see, but playing under a little more control will help Moore from needing it as much.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

CB John Humphrey (Pasadena, CA) commits to UCLA
UCLA, much like its counterpart at USC, hasn't exactly torn it up on the recruiting trail. But Humphrey's commitment is a sign that things might turn around this fall if the Bruins can get it done on the field. Humphrey (6-2, 175) is a long, athletic cornerback who several Pac-12 teams were battling over. Humphrey is still learning a lot about the position, and as his football knowledge increases, I believe we'll look back at the 2020 class and see that he was very underrated. Humphrey is a little more of a boundary cornerback who can work on short spaces and contribute against the run. As he grows, it's a possibly Humphrey becomes more of a safety/cornerback hybrid.

UCLA's current class grade: C

S Chase Atkinson (Blythewood, SC) commits to Syracuse
Atkinson participated in the Syracuse camp in the final weekend of July and earned an offer for his efforts. He committed to the Orange a few days later. Atkinson's only other offer on record was Coastal Carolina. In high school, Atkinson plays cornerback and is also a return guy on special teams. Atkinson is very physical, and I think he's got some scheme versatility as a safety who can play coverage or along the line of scrimmage and a cornerback who can drop back in more zone schemes.

Syracuse's current class grade: C+

July 30

RB Jaylan Knighton (Deerfield Beach, FL) commits to Florida State
Knighton's commitment caps off a run of four commitments coming out of Florida State's Saturday Night Live showcase. He is a stoutly-built back (5-9, 190) who has the ability to control the game as a running back or through the receiving game. He has very good speed and can explode through openings. Knighton doesn't waste time with the football. He's always moving forward, always looking for positive yardage. The Seminoles staff is looking to add at least two running backs in this class, and Knighton was their top target. He is a legitimate red-chip prospect with blue-chip potential.

Florida State's current class grade: B+

DT Jamar Sekona (Greenbrae, CA) commits to USC
The Trojans get a wide-body defender they can plug right in the middle of the line in Sekona. At 6-foot-2, 305 pounds, he's a powerhouse who's tough to move. Sekona also has quickness and agility that will likely catch an offensive lineman by surprise the first time they see it. For a big guy, Sekona is very active and fights until the whistle, play after play. Right now, he's getting all his production off size, strength and effort. Once Sekona adds more technical aspects to his game, he should be a red-chip type of player.

USC's current class grade: C+

TE John Holcomb (Wellington, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Holcomb is a pass-catching tight end who fits the way Texas Tech uses the position. He can flex out like a wide receiver and can play the slot. Holcomb is a track guy and placed in the 400 meters in Texas, so he will likely cause some mismatches to linebackers assigned to him. He looks like a player who could produce strong numbers in Texas Tech's high-volume passing offense.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

WR Deajaun McDougle (Deerfield Beach, FL) commits to Maryland
McDougle was one of several players from Deerfield Beach to make a commitment announcement on Tuesday. He chose Maryland over several offers, McDougle also took an official visit to South Carolina. McDougle's size (5-10, 175) should place him in the slot, but he can also line up on the outside if the right matchup presents itself. McDougle has been productive in high school, making over 60 catches as a junior. He's a natural catch-and-run receiver who can take short gains and extend them into chunk plays.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

RB Elijah Green (Roswell, GA) commits to North Carolina
Green had been earmarked to Michigan State for a while, and North Carolina already has two running backs in its class, so this commitment was a little bit of a surprise. The Tar Heels will have plenty of open spots for running backs in 2020, so that might've been the thought behind Green's choice. Green is more of a traditional running back. He plays in a pro-style offense in high school and runs behind a fullback. Green is a tough runner with good vision and the ability to navigate through small areas to find open space. He has breakaway speed in the open field.

North Carolina's current class grade: B

WR Bryce Gowdy (Deerfield Beach, FL) commits to Georgia Tech
Whereas Maryland got the commitment of the slot receiver at Deerfield Beach, Deajaun McDougle, Georgia Tech received the commitment of the bigger Gowdy over Syracuse and West Virginia. Gowdy is the prototypical size (6-2, 205) of an outside receiver, and the Yellow Jackets need receivers of all kinds to switch the offense to a spread from the midline triple option that Paul Johnson ran there. Gowdy can run the routes and get down field, but his biggest early contribution to the Georgia Tech offense will likely be his ability to challenge for the 50-50 balls and be a physical presence on the outside who can battle in coverage.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: B-

S Makari Paige (West Bloomfield, MI) commits to Michigan
Paige chose the Wolverines out of a final group of Kentucky, Ohio State and Penn State. He's a tall, rangy safety with great length (6-3, 180), but he's thin off the frame and will need to put on at least 25-30 pounds to fill out his frame. But what Paige lacks in size he makes up for with every other aspect of his page - the coverage, the ball skills, the athleticism, the versatility - he has it all. Paige showed on film he can also play in the box or near the line of scrimmage as well, but he's a natural free safety and should thrive there.

Michigan's current class grade: A-

OT Jaylan Jeffers (Scottsdale, AZ) commits to Oregon
Of the four offensive linemen committed to Oregon, Jeffers is the one to get the most excited about. He has the ideal size (6-6, 270) to be a left tackle and is strong off the ball and blocks with a nice level of intensity. Jeffers still has a lot of areas to improve. He could become much more athletic to really take his pass-blocking game to the next level. He is a good run blocker who plays with physicality and intensity. Jeffers will have to use a redshirt year to get himself on the right track with technique and to add size to his frame, but he's a prospect with a high ceiling.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

P Kai Kroeger (Lake Forest, IL) commits to South Carolina
Kroeger is rated as a five-star punter by Kohl's kicking academy website and the third best punter in the 2020 class overall. The website says that Kroeger "checks off a lot of boxes with regards to work ethic and composure under pressure" and he "hits the most consistent spiral in the country."

South Carolina's current class grade: B

ATH Miles Fleming (Columbus, OH) commits to Minnesota
Fleming is a speedy player who is going to likely cause a coaching battle for which side of the ball he will play in college. The Golden Gophers are apparently recruiting him as a cornerback despite the fact that he plays quarterback in high school and looks like a natural game breaker. Fleming moves well as a quarterback and has natural athleticism that should transfer over to defense. As for his ability to cover and play physical with receivers, that will have to be coached and developed.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

July 29

RB Kendall Milton (Clovis, CA) commits to Georgia
Milton is arguably the top running back in the class and will give Georgia a major boost when our team rankings are updated in the middle of August. The comparisons to Georgia's long line of big backs like Herschel Walker, Garrison Hearst, Terrell Davis, Todd Gurley and Knowshon Moreno will be obvious, because at 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, Milton looks like the next great running back in a program that seemingly produces them regularly. On film, Milton is a straight-up stud with a tremendous combination of speed and power. He doesn't go down on the first hit and never stops fighting for yardage. Milton has accelerated vision and seems to see openings as they materialize. Milton is blue-chip prospect who has top-end NFL potential.

Georgia's current class grade: A+

WR Johnny Wilson (Calabasas, CA) commits to Oregon
Oregon really needed a centerpiece of its top 15 class - a player who is the guy you can build a team around that wants to contend for the Pac-12 championship and return to the playoff. Wilson is arguably the best big receiver in the 2020 class. At 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, he has a tight end's body with a wide receiver's skill set. What will keep Wilson from becoming a tight end is the fact that he can run. He's not a burner, but running a sub-4.55 at 6-6 means he can cover a lot of yards with each stride. He's not just a physical package either, Wilson can run routes, knows how to get open and make himself an available target for the quarterback. On third downs and in the red zone, Wilson is going to be the guy who can make the catch.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

ATH Te'Rai Powell (Montvale, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Powell is Rutgers' ninth commitment, and the staff is projecting him as a cornerback. He has played mostly offense in high school but plans to switch positions as a senior. His size (5-11, 185) is ideal to play cornerback in the Big Ten. Powell should be big enough to handle the bigger receivers, and moving to the position as a senior should help answer questions about where he is with his coverage and ball skills.

Rutgers' current class grade: C-

OT Samuel Peacock (Gig Harbor, WA) commits to Oregon State
Oregon State jumped on Peacock late in the process and remain his only FBS offer but luckily, it'll be the only one he needs. Peacock has good size (6-6, 260) with plenty of room to add to his frame and fill out. He is a good-looking prospect, decent footwork and hands. Peacock definitely needs to add upper body strength and get stronger at his base, so he doesn't lose balance against speed rushers. Peacock is clearly a developmental prospect at this stage, but Oregon State needs linemen and he has some tools to work with.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

July 28

OT Chad Lindberg (League City, TX) commits to Georgia
Like most of the linemen who Georgia has successfully recruited, Lindberg is big enough (6-7, 325) to block out the sun. Size makes Lindberg a likely candidate at tackle, but he's such a powerhouse in the run-blocking game, that I wouldn't be surprised to see him at guard early in his career before making the eventual move to tackle. Lindberg has a good base and plays with leverage and balance. He is one of the most physical linemen on film and finishes his block with authority, often putting defensive linemen on their backs. Lindberg likely has to work on his pass blocking since he plays at a high school that predominately runs the ball. That's all right though, because once Lindberg gets that aspect of his game together, he projects to be an elite linemen with NFL potential.

Georgia's current class grade: A+

DE/LB Morven Joseph (Lakeland, FL) commits to Florida State
Joseph originally committed to Florida early in the cycle but backed off of that commitment during the spring so he could look around. Florida State quickly picked up its recruiting efforts of Joseph and beat out Tennessee for his commitment. Joseph (6-2, 215) is probably a better fit as an edge rusher/outside linebacker in a 3-4 than a 4-3 defensive end. Either way you look at it, Joseph is a quality pass-rusher who uses a wide array of moves to get to the quarterback. He is a good prospect with red-chip potential who also fills a need for Florida State.

Florida State's current class grade: B+

CB James Smith (Bellflower, CA) commits to Washington
Smith took an unofficial visit to Washington over the weekend and decided it was going to be program for him. Smith has good size and length (6-1, 185), and definitely fits of the mold of the cornerbacks who Chris Petersen likes in his program. Smith's long and physical, and as he adds more strength, he'll be even more difficult to deal with. On film, he just likes to get into a receiver's pocket and pressure him during the route. Smith shows good instincts and anticipation. His speed is a little questionable and might have him playing safety at some point.

Washington's current class grade: B

ATH Aidan Lee (Mesa, AZ) commits to California
Lee is a versatile athlete who plays several positions but will likely focus on being a wide receiver at California. His size (6-2, 200) projects him to the outside. He doesn't have the speed to beat most Pac-12 cornerbacks down the field, so he's going to have to win battles with route running, technique and being physical on the ball.

California's current class grade: C

OT Kevin Tyler (St. Louis, MO) commits to Illinois
Illinois has picked up its recruiting a little bit, and, in the process, it has received commitments from some intriguing prospects. Tyler is a future left tackle based on his size (6-6, 290) and his arm length. The footwork is the first thing that stands out on film. It's clear Tyler has an athletic background even if he hasn't played a lot of football. He can move his feet and he runs well. Tyler is strong and can block well in space. At this point, his run blocking is ahead of his pass blocking, and both will continue to improve naturally with more reps. I can see Tyler being an early contributor for the Illini.

Illinois' current class grade: C-

RB Jabari Small (Memphis, TN) commits to Ole Miss
Small was supposed to make his commitment in the middle of August but decided he didn't need to wait any longer. Small could play the slot as well, but he's likely to be a running back at Ole Miss. Small has a good build (5-10, 190) and is a good all-purpose running back who can catch passes and also help in pass protection, giving him three-down availability. Small doesn't have breakaway speed, but he has a good burst and gets through the hole quickly.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B

OT Coleon Smith (Belleville, MI) commits to Indiana
Smith is projected tackle prospect with ideal size (6-6, 310) who has emerged on the scene after a strong run during spring football camps. Smith has good footwork and natural athleticism. He also understands how to use his feet and hands to execute the block. He is still very inexperienced and has a long way to go with his technique and other areas of initiating blocks and holding on to them. Just the reps of an additional year of high school will help considerably.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

DE Derrell Bailey Jr. (Greenback, TN) commits to Virginia Tech
Bailey got attention from several major programs in the late spring, with Florida and LSU offering him in May. Virginia Tech, however, jumped on Bailey earlier, and received the commitment of a prospect with some serious upside. Bailey is a little raw, but his size (6-6, 255) really stands out. He plays on the inside a lot, and I wouldn't be surprised if that continues in that role. Bailey holds the fort well, is good against the run, and is strong enough to handle multiple blockers and double teams. I'd like to see some more pass rush out of him, as he seems to be a little reactive in that area. Still, Bailey has a lot to work with and is one of best players in the Hokies' class at this point.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C-

OL Thomas Schrader (Venice, FL) commits to Florida State
The second offensive line commitment of the weekend for Florida State is a long-time in-state target. Schrader is a well-seasoned prospect who has played a lot of football and has a lot of good film. He probably projects as a right tackle in college and as a tackle/guard player over the long term. Schrader has above-average feet and hands and is a good finisher. I could easily see him as a player who will offer versatility across-the-board and someone who can train at multiple positions on the line to be available to fill any need.

Florida State's current class grade: B+

ATH Daniel Hishaw Jr. (Moore, OK) commits to Kansas
Hishaw might end up on defense at Kansas despite playing quarterback primarily in high school. His size (5-10, 205) says if he's on defense, he'll end up as a safety or a linebacker. As a quarterback, Hishaw has been a productive, if not accurate passer, but his offensive future would be at running back. He rushed for over 750 yards last season from the quarterback position. Hishaw also had an offer from North Texas, where he was being recruited as a quarterback.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

TE Steven Mahar (Rochester, NY) commits to Syracuse
Mahar ended up committing to the Orange over Boston College. He looks like a man among boys on his film. The versatility shows up immediately, as with the first clip, he's playing in-line and runs a post route to the end zone. On the second clip, he goes in motion to the H-back spot and takes a bubble screen about 40 yards to the house. Mahar's size (6-6. 225) gives a team a ton of options, and his ability to line up inline, in the slot or as an H-back should make him a very useful offensive weapon for Syracuse over the next few years.

Syracuse's current class grade: C+

G Brady Feeney (St. Louis, MO) commits to Indiana
Feeney was originally committed to Rice but switched over the weekend after taking a visit to Indiana. The Hoosier have a need for interior linemen, and Feeney (6-4, 285) projects as a guard who comes with a physical game and brings a lot of fight and some nastiness to his run blocking. He is also a solid pass blocker and a prospect who just knows how to get the job done. Feeney might never be the most athletic linemen on the field, but he understands his objective and comes from a good program in high school that has given him a jump start on many other linemen.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

July 27

WR Ajou Ajou (Clearwater, FL) commits to Clemson
Ajou is a big-bodied receiver who moved to Florida from Canada earlier in the year. A multi-sport athlete with a basketball background, Ajou has dominated the competition in Canada but will play in his first high school football game in the United States in a couple of weeks. Despite his lack of domestic game film, Ajou had offers from nearly every major program, and that's because 6-foot-3, 215-pound wide receivers who can run 4.55 and jump out of the gym don't grow on trees. Ajou received a Clemson offer in June, and it seemed like he was a hard lean to the Tigers ever since. Ajou definitely projects as a red-chip prospect with a high ceiling. But it's all based on how well he can adapt to a major upgrade in competition.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

S R.J. Moten (Delran, N.J.) commits to Michigan
Moten is a solid all-around secondary prospect who checks off many boxes for what you want in a back-end defender. He is a great athlete and has spent time playing all over the football field, whether its running back, receiver, linebacker or safety. As a safety, he can use his size and length (6-0, 205) to control the middle of the field. His background on offense shines through as a defender because of his instincts and ability to read the offensive plays. Moten is probably going to play closer to the line of scrimmage early in his career and become more of a coverage player as his reps on defense increase.

Michigan's current class grade: B+

WR Devin Price (College Station, Texas) commits to Texas A&M
Price is the son of the Texas A&M defensive ends coach, Terry Price, and he has the attributes you would expect from a coach's son, including an attention to detail and playing with technique over athleticism. Price is a big body (6-3, 200) at the position and will have plenty of opportunities to line up on the outside. He plays like a big receiver. Price can find the open places on the field and make himself an available target to the quarterback. It's one thing to get open, but Price also manages to get in his quarterback's sight lines. That explains a lot of his success and productivity.

Texas A&M's current class grade: A-

WR Jalin Hyatt (Irmo, S.C.) commits to Tennessee
Hyatt was down to Tennessee and Virginia Tech, with the Volunteers winning out for the versatile receiver. Simply put, Hyatt is a pure blazer. He ran a digital 4.31 at a NIKE Opening regional showcase early this year, and he's a guy who is going to be asked to get past the safety and get open over the top for big plays. Hyatt is a little on the thin side (6-0, 165), so he'll have to put on good weight and gain strength without losing his speed. Hyatt is more of an athlete at wide receiver than a natural fit there. He'll have to become a better route runner, and as he develops those skills, Hyatt should be able to contribute in the return game and get touches on quick passes and jet sweeps.

Tennessee's current class grade: B-

JUCO WR Malik Heath (Jackson, MS) commits to Mississippi State
Heath, who currently plays at Copiah-Lincoln CC in Wesson, Miss., is rated as the top junior college wide receiver by several sites. Originally from Jackson, Miss., Heath is a second-time commitment to Mississippi State, having signed with the Bulldogs out of high school in 2018. Heath had 28 receptions as a freshman at Copiah-Lincoln. He's a length prospect (6-3, 210) with the speed and size to play the outside. Heath will have three years to play two when he arrives at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs have 23 commitments in their class, nine of whom are junior college prospects.

Mississippi State's current class grade: B

S Ben LaBrosse (Montreal, Quebec) commits to Syracuse
LaBrosse came up on Syracuse's radar early, and the Orange staff offered him a scholarship after he attended a camp on the campus. It's hard to get a feel for the competition who Lacrosse played against, but as a prospect, he has great size (6-0, 200) for the position and plays a physical game that should keep him close to the line of scrimmage. There are some considerable tools there, and Canada has produced plenty of good players, so there was no hesitation from Syracuse to accept LaBrosse's commitment.

Syracuse's current class grade: C+

OT Jeremiah Wright (Selma, AL) commits to Auburn
Wright is a powerful, physical lineman who should give the Tigers some versatility up front. He doesn't have the length (6-4, 315) to be a left tackle, but he could be a guard or a right tackle and operate very well. Wright is a bully in the run blocking game. He has an initial punch that can stop a defensive lineman in his tracks, and from there, he uses his hands and upper body strength to control and finish the blocker. Wright is a pure mauler with enough athleticism to be effective in the pass-blocking game as well. He is a likely going to grade out as a red-chip player for the Tigers.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

CB Dorian Strong (Upper Marlboro, MD) commits to Virginia Tech
Strong had been an FCS prospect until Virginia Tech offered him a scholarship over the weekend, and he committed immediately. He is a long prospect (6-0, 160) who is a little thin in frame but runs well. I have some questions about his physicality and some of the things with his technique, but the natural ability is there. Virginia Tech's staff is banking a lot on their talent evaluations and the hopes that under-recruited prospects like Strong will prove to be quality college players.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: D

OT Lloyd Willis (Miami, FL) commits to Florida State
Florida State really needs upgrades on the offensive line, especially at tackle. Willis is an intriguing prospect because he has elite size and length, measuring in over 6-foot-6 and 295 pounds during his visit to the school over the weekend. Willis is relatively new to football, having primarily played basketball until his junior year, so he's still very raw. Playing against some pretty good competition down in the Miami area as a senior will help him as much as anything. Willis has great feet and natural movement because of his basketball background, but everything else he is learning. Still, you can't teach size, and the Seminoles coaching staff hopes that 2-3 years down the road, he'll be a prototype left tackle.

Florida State's current class grade: B+

RB Marcellus Moore (Plainfield, IL) commits to Purdue
Moore isn't going to blow anyone away with his size (5-6, 145), but his speed is elite and he can cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. Moore's speed isn't just a straight-line burst either, he has an ability to work in space and shows great agility. Moore isn't a natural running back and isn't going to be a guy who can get 20-25 carries a guy in the Big Ten. He will be used in the receiving game and the return game. Moore can line up on the wings and take a jet sweep or a reverse. Moore is a specialist who can provide a big play anytime he touches the football.

Purdue's current class grade: C+

S Mason Chambers (Schertz, TX) commits to Iowa State
Chambers is a physical player who has good size (6-0, 185) and will get bigger. He currently plays more of a free safety role in high school, but his style is play would make him a likely strong safety or a safety/linebacker hybrid type in Iowa State's defense. Chambers is more of a hitter than a coverage guy, and playing in the box or near the line of scrimmage probably best suits his talents. His film backs that up, as he plays the run with fierce aggression, and while he has his moments in coverage, he can also get turned around quite a bit.

Iowa State's current class grade: C+

WR Christian Fitzpatrick (Waterford, MI) commits to Washington State
The Cougars needed another outside receiver prospect, and when Fitzpatrick made an unofficial visit all the way from Michigan, it appeared likely he would commit. Fitzpatrick is a big-bodied (6-4, 205), long strider who uses his size to win a lot of those 50-50 balls. He's not a natural burner, but he can pick up yards with his long strides and he can still get faster. Fitzpatrick has very good ball skills and natural instincts for the position. He is a smart player who knows where the sidelines are and where the first-down marker is and positions himself well in the back of the end zone. In Washington State's offense, a receiver like Fitzpatrick will be a high-volume player who will make a difference on third downs and in the red zone.

Washington State's current class grade: C

OL Jonathan Denis (Homestead, FL) commits to Oregon
Denis was long thought to be headed to Miami, but the Hurricanes are short on available space in their class, so the 6-foot-3, 280-pound guard decided to look west and commit to Oregon over Indiana and Louisville. Denis has had mixed reviews from those evaluating him. In general, Denis is a solid run blocker with a good punch and a lot of upside in that area. There are some questions about his overall athleticism. He has good size but needs to re-align his weight to help his footwork and balance.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

LB Jack del Rio (Clearwater, FL) commits to Rutgers
del Rio is a linebacker whi has gotten most of his production from being a pass-rusher and playing up close to the line of scrimmage. Whether del Rio can make some of the athletic and coverage transitions to play outside linebacker in college remains to be see. He has the size (6-3, 215) to easily move to the inside and focus more of his efforts against the run.

Rutgers' current class grade: C-

CB Marcus Clarke (Winter Park, FL) commits to Miami
Clarke is the 23rd commitment for the Hurricanes, as Manny Diaz puts the finishing touches on his first full class before the second dead period, which begins August 1. Clarke is a talented two-way player who will likely make his biggest impact as a cornerback at the next level. At the cornerback position, he has been productive, and his size (5-10, 175) likely puts him in multiple positions, with a lot of his time going to defending in the slot. Clarke's receiving skills translate on the defensive end with his ability to track passes and utilize his ball skills to create turnovers.

Miami's current class grade: B+

OL Dwayne Allick Jr. (Hyattsville, MD) commits to Boston College
The Eagles wanted to add depth to their interior line in this class, and Allick Jr. was the top target for head coach Steve Addazio and his staff. Allick Jr. has ideal size (6-3, 285) for an interior prospect, and he really gets after it in the run game. He has good upper body strength and can create holes in the defense when his legs get moving. As with most offensive linemen at this stage, Allick Jr.'s run-blocking game is ahead of his pass blocking.

Boston College's current class grade: C+

July 26

DT Jaquelin Roy (Baton Rouge, LA) commits to LSU
Texas A&M tried to jump in this recruiting race and make it interesting. but Roy, a powerhouse defensive tackle prospect, always felt the love from his home school and wasn't going to leave LSU. The Tigers get a stud on the interior. Roy has ideal size (6-3, 285) and an explosive first-step along with good hands and footwork and many of the tools you need to succeed on the defensive line. Roy plays a physical game, has a good motor and played at a lighter weight as a junior to help with his ability to stay in plays. He is a clear blue-chip prospect on the defensive live.

LSU's current class grade: A

QB C.J. Dixon (Loganville, GA) commits to Illinois
Illinois needed something .... anything to get it out of a recruiting doldrum, and a surprising commitment from a top-25 quarterback in the nation could do it. The thing I see with Dixon on film is he looks comfortable in the pocket. He has good size (6-5, 205). and he can throw the ball far and can throw the ball on the run. Dixon has a lack of experience, but he plays for a powerhouse program in Georgia that can force top guys to wait their turn. He's going to get a lot of reps and opportunities to show that his quarterback skills can match his considerable physical upside. It's not a stretch to say that Dixon could have a chance to start in the 2020 season as a true freshman.

Illinois' current class grade: D

JUCO DE Pheldarius Payne (Suffolk, VA) commits to N.C. State
Payne is currently playing at Lackawanna junior college in Scranton, Pa., but he is originally from Suffolk, Va. He will have a redshirt year available upon entering N.C. State, but I see him being able to contribute early as a depth guy. Payne doesn't do any one thing particularly elitely, but he's a solid lineman who plays honestly against the run and can get upfield to the quarterback when given the opportunity.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

OL Geirean Hatchett (Ferndale, WA) commits to Washington
Hatchett is a solid in-state commitment for the Huskies. He's a player who currently plays tackle in high school and has the size (6-5, 270) to stay at tackle - likely right tackle - or move inside to a guard position. Hatchett is probably better suited for being a guard right now because he's a natural mauler in run blocker. He seems to enjoy the physicality of run blocker and plays with a nice mean streak. His pass blocking is inconsistent, and a lot of that comes from some shaky footwork. He's going to have to solidify his base as a pass blocker to help him withstand the higher quality pass-rushers.

Washington's current class grade: B

July 25

DE Justin Beadles (Tyrone, GA) commits to Arizona State
Beadles becomes the 15th commitment in Arizona State's class. He's a very long player (6-6) who has plenty of room to grow. He's listed on the websites at 205 pounds, but he looks to be 185-190 on film. So, at that size, Beadles is basically getting it done as a speed rusher. Recent reports said that Arizona State took him when he measured out at 230 pounds, so that's promising. He can easily get to 255-260 pounds, and by the sound of it, he can get there quickly. As long he builds strength with his mass and can keep his speed and pursuit, Beadles is a worthwhile prospect at the position. You can't coach size and length, and he has both.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

CB Javon Swinton (Stafford, VA) commits to Indiana
Swinton is a productive two-way player who could just as easily line up at wide receiver for the Hoosiers. I'm projecting him as a cornerback for Indiana because head coach Tom Allen likes a lot of length from his corners, and Swinton (6-1, 160) fits that bill. He's a little light on the frame right now, so getting bigger and stronger to play in college, especially the Big Ten, is a must. But Swinton is a very good athlete; he's also a standout basketball player and has the natural ability to find his way on the field and will provide depth on either side of the ball.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

July 24

LB/S Kourt Williams (Bellflower, CA) commits to Ohio State
Another day, another commitment from a blue-chip prospect for Ryan Day and Ohio State. It's fair to say that the Buckeyes are definitely in the hunt for the No. 1 class in the nation. Williams is built like the modern-day top-end hybrid players. He's already 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, and he moves well like a safety/cornerback but has the physical game of a linebacker. There aren't many things that Williams won't be able to do in that hybrid role. He's a capable run stopper, can play at the line of scrimmage, or sneak up on the edge and go after the passer. Williams is athletic enough to drop in coverage and play in space in the middle of the field. Williams is another elite blue-chip prospect in a class full of them.

Ohio State's current class grade: A+

OT Andrej Karic (Southlake, TX) commits to Texas
Karic had a lot of interested suitors, but he seemed like a Texas lean from early on. He gives the Longhorns their 11th commitment overall and fourth in July. Karic is a little light in weight (6-5, 250), but he has a good frame and plenty of room to get bigger and likely move to one of the tackle spots. Karic moves exceptionally well, has great footwork and shows advanced skills in the pass-blocking game. He's also aggressive with blocks and has a little nastiness to him. There's a lot to like about Karic, and he might need a redshirt year to get the proper size, but he projects at a multi-year contributor.

Texas' current class grade: B+

CB Carrington Valentine (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Kentucky
Valentine had been a long-time Kentucky lean, and he made his commitment to the Wildcats over Michigan State and Pittsburgh official on Wednesday. Valentine has much more film at wide receiver than cornerback, so there's a bit of a position switch here. That being said the size (6-0, 175) is good, the speed is exceptional, and the film Valentine does have at cornerback shows some natural instincts and clear capability to play the position. I see Valentine as an outside cornerback who can be used in single-man coverage. He looks bigger and longer than the 6-foot height he's listed at.

Kentucky's current class grade: B

OT Paul Rubelt (Berlin, Germany) commits to Arizona State
It's appropriate that Rubelt committed to the Sun Devils, because at 6-foot-10, he's big enough to block out the Sun. Like most European prospects, Rubelt is relatively new to football and didn't pick up any traction until he came to the states for a prospect camp at Rutgers. With his size and length, Rubelt is definitely going to project as a tackle. Time will tell whether or not his size can translate to productive snaps on the field.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

CB Denzel Blackwell (Houston, TX) commits to Boston College
Blackwell had been looking at mostly lower mid-majors or FCS programs, but Boston College came through with an offer after a camp and Baylor and Temple had re-kindled their interests in Blackwell. A month after the offer, the Houston prospect committed to the Eagles. The measurables on Blackwell are good, including ideal size (5-11, 170) and sub-4.6 speed. He looks like a very competitive, versatile cornerback and someone who likes the challenge of being on an island.

Boston College's current class grade: C

KS Luke Akers (Brentwood, TN) commits to UCLA
It's been a very quiet recruiting season for UCLA, as Akers is just the Bruins' eighth commitment in the class. He's the ninth-rated kicker by Kohl's kicking academy, and if genetics can add anything to prospect's potential for success, this is the son of former NFL All-Pro kicker David Akers.

UCLA's current class grade: C-

July 23

LB Cooper McDonald (Justin, TX) commits to Washington
McDonald is the second Texas prospect who the Huskies have landed. Most of McDonald's film has him playing the edge and getting to the quarterback. At 6-3, 220 pounds, McDonald can certainly grow into that sort of player, but apparently Washington sees him as an interior guy. That too makes sense because McDonald is a hitter and he plays a physical game. I wouldn't be surprised to see him on the outside at times, but he's going to be an impactful guy in the middle, someone who can set the tone for the most physical defense in the Pac-12.

Washington's current class grade: B

LB Martavius French (Memphis, TN) commits to Arkansas
French is the third prospect from Tennessee who Arkansas has landed in the month of July. He's by far the highest-rated and one of the better inside linebacker prospects in the class. French is a tackling machine; he recorded over 120 tackles as a junior and also has a knack for creating turnovers. He already has ideal size (6-2, 240) to compete when he steps on campus. French is particularly strong against the run, diagnosing the play and filling the gaps. He's a sure tackler who brings a high element of physicality.

Arkansas' current class grade: B-

DE Jaiden Cameron (Clayton, OH) commits to Northwestern
Cameron took official visits to Cincinnati, Minnesota and Michigan State but eventually the hook of academics and athletics at Northwestern was all he needed. He is pretty new to football, and it showed in some of the film, where Cameron looked raw. But he has since transformed his body and he has some impressive length and physical attributes. Cameron exhibists sudden explosive moves and good football. Motor and competitive nature remain Cameron's best assets as he continues to develop. He is a project but certainly worth a look as a pass-rusher.

Northwestern's current class grade: B-

July 22

RB Marshawn Buchanan (Adelanto, CA) commits to Washington State
Buchanan is being recruited as a wide receiver, a cornerback and an athlete, but it's most likely he'll play running back at Washington State. It's probably Buchanan's best position and one he's had a ton of success with in high school, rushing for over 2,000 yards as a junior. He has pretty decent size (5-11, 185), and the speed is clearly there, as it would have to be with that sort of production. I'd like to see a few more pass-catching plays from Buchanan on film, but it's clear he is dynamic in space and has home-run potential every time he touches the ball.

Washington State's current class grade: C+

JUCO OT Kilian Zierer (Germany) commits to Auburn
This was a bit of a surprise, as Zierer was considered to be a strong favorite to UCLA coming over from College of the Canyons in Valencia, California. Zierer fits an immediate need for Auburn, a prospect with size and length (6-7, 295) who can immediate contribute on the offensive line. It's likely the Tigers will lose most, if not all, their starting offensive line after the 2019 season, so bringing in linemen from junior college or the transfer portal is necessary. Zierer will have a chance to play one of the tackle positions.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

CB Max Lofy (Colorado Springs, CO) commits to Wisconsin
Lofy chose the Badgers after taking official visits to Minnesota and Oklahoma State. Although Lofy's size (5-11, 175) is fairly average, he has long arms and really good length for his height. Up until this point, Lofy has been more of an all-purpose athlete in high school. His film has him playing some receiver and some running back as well. Lofy is a good competitor, and he makes some impressive catches at wide receiver. The natural defensive back skills are there for Lofy; he has speed, sees the ball well, anticipates well, and transitions and flips over his hips well.

Wisconsin's current class grade: B-

July 21

OT Phifer Griffin (Monroe, NC) commits to Illinois
The Illini needed a commitment ... from anyone .... Their four commitments are by far the lowest among Power 5 programs. Griffin (6-6, 295) projects as a tackle, but given Illinois' issues with offensive line, he might play anywhere. Looking at the film, Griffin is a tough player, a guy who battles to get his blocks and has plenty of success blocking in space and blocking for the run game. He could be a better finisher, and his footwork needs improvement. But Griffin gives the Illini the size and length they need on their roster.

Illinois' current class grade: D

WR Daniel Jackson (Cibolo, TX) commits to Iowa State
After taking official visits to Iowa State, USC and Arizona State, Jackson (6-1, 205) decided to commit to the Cyclones. Jackson had offers from Power 5 programs along the landscape after catching over 60 passes for over 1,000 yards as a junior. Jackson envisions himself as a receiver who can line up on the outside or be moved into a slot position depending on the set. The film plays that out. Jackson can battle for the football and has good hands. He isn't the fastest guy in the room, but his speed is good enough when you combine it with his size and ability to be physical with the defensive backs.

Iowa State's current class grade: C+

DE Tyrece Edwards (Knoxville, TN) commits to Arkansas
This comes a day after Edwards' teammate, linebacker Drew Francis, commited to Arkansas. Francis plays on the end in high school, but he's likely a linebacker in college. Edwards, however, has all the tools to be a college defensive end. He has the size (6-3, 240) and, more importantly, the length to be very difficult for offensive linemen to handle. Edwards has some legitimate physicality to his game. He gets off of blocks quickly, and that's without using his hands as much as he should. As his game rounds out, Edwards will have plenty to offer Arkansas.

Arkansas' current class grade: C+

July 20

DE Chantz Williams (Orange Park, FL) commits to Miami
Williams has a blue-chip skill set as a pass-rusher, with his straight-line speed putting him among few players in the 2020 class. I think Williams' best upside might come as a standup outside rusher. He could very easily and likely will grow to 255-260 pounds and be able to play some end, but I'm a little more wary of his ability to stop the run than most of the national guys. All that being said, Williams has big-time potential and certainly NFL-type upside. His explosion and first step off the snap are one of the best in this class. He's not a lazy player, even if his specialty is pass rushing. Williams is going to give a full effort and do the other things like chase down plays from behind.

Miami's current class grade: A-

LB Drew Francis (Knoxville, TN) commits to Arkansas
Francis settled on the Razorbacks after also considering Purdue and Missouri among other schools. He's a bit of a combo linebacker for the outside and probably more of a player who will contain and work as a situational pass-rusher. He has played a lot of end in high school, so it's hard to say how he will do in coverage. Francis plays with a good motor, and it shows in situations where he has to make a play in pursuit.

Arkansas' current class grade: C+

JUCO LB Guy Thomas (Miami, FL) commits to Colorado
Thomas is a bounce back from Nebraska, where he committed to out of high school before transferring to Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Miss. He will only have two years of eligibility, so Colorado is expecting immediate contributions from Thomas. Colorado should be able to use Thomas as a primarily pass-rusher. He might be a little small (6-3, 230) to line up at end in a four-man front, but Thomas should find his role as an edge rusher in an odd-man alignment.

Colorado's current class grade: B-

July 19

TE Kole Taylor (Grand Junction, CO) commits to LSU
LSU has been on the search for a true pass-catching tight end for a while, and Taylor has the numbers to make Ed Orgeron and his staff believe that he could be the one. Taylor has exceptional length at 6-foot-7, and while he's a little light on the frame right now at 225 pounds, putting the weight on likely won't be a problem for him. Most importantly Taylor has wide receiver skills; he can play in the slot or he can be flexed out, and, on his film, he had a lot of success in both areas. Taylor doesn't have breakaway speed, but he has very good speed for the position and only the most athletic linebackers will be able to keep up with him.

LSU's current class grade: A

TE Diego LaMonica (Miami, FL) commits to Vanderbilt
LaMonica is still pretty new to football. He only played in high school for two years, but he has shown decent production at a Gulliver Prep program that has had plenty of success with their student-athletes in college. LaMonica is a good-looking prospect with good frame (6-5, 225) to build upon. He's a hard worker who is not necessarily great at any particular thing right now, but he's improving everywhere - hands, feet, blocking, finding open spaces. LaMonica's work ethic will be his greatest asset in his development.

Vanderbilt's current class grade: C

DE Dion Wilson (Perris, CA) commits to Arizona
Wilson is a unique athlete who is projected as a tight end now but is growing at the pace of where he'll surely move to the defensive line. At defensive line, his size (6-5, 250) is going to be an asset, and depending on how he fills out will tell whether he lines up on the end or at three-technique or maybe an odd-front end. Wilson is pretty raw and needs to become more fluid, explosive and athletic. He's not going to be an early contributor, but let's see where he is in 2-3 years.

Arizona's current class grade: C

July 18

ATH Kristian Story (Lanett, AL) commits to Alabama
Story's commitment to Alabama ends a long recruiting battle between the Crimson Tide and Texas A&M. The commitment was a little more predictable after top quarterback prospect Haynes King committed to A&M a day ago. The Aggies were recruiting Story as a quarterback, while the Crimson Tide are looking at him to work out at both quarterback and in the secondary initially. Story certainly has the talent and makeup to be a two-way player - primarily a cornerback/safety who could contribute on offense - but I think Nick Saban frowns on players who aren't focused on one position. Story isn't just an athlete who plays quarterback because he's the best player, he is legitimately a very good dual-threat quarterback who can run, throw, throw on the run and sees the field very well. He's also productive on defense and isn't just a guy plugged into the secondary, but rather a legitimate play-maker with coverage skills and ball skills. Story's future position in Tuscaloosa is going to be a *ahem* story. It's a good problem to have.

Alabama's current class grade: A+

CB Omari Porter (Auburn, AL) commits to Stanford
Porter actually took an official visit to Iowa and had kept Michigan, Kentucky and Vanderbilt on his short list, but the cornerback was always leaning toward Stanford. Porter comes from a football background, as his father, Larry Porter, is the current tight ends coach at Auburn. Omari Porter has a nice skill set. He has good length for the position (6-1, 185), can run, and has good balance and footwork. Porter uses his hands a bit as well and can be physical. He turns his hips well and can transition from a backpedal to running downhill.

Stanford's current class grade: B

DE Van Fillinger (Draper, UT) commits to Texas
After an extended slow start, Texas' recruiting class is starting to pick up in numbers. Fillinger looks like he could be somewhat of a swing defensive lineman for the Longhorns. He already has the size to be an end (6-3, 250), and he shows a lot of good ability on film. Fillinger is good against the run, and he can get to the quarterback with a pass rush that can go to the outside or the inside. He plays with a high motor too, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him play some three-technique as well because he's going to add another 20-25 pounds to fill out his frame in college. Fillinger looks like a versatile player who can contribute across the line and has red-chip potential.

Texas' current class grade: B+

DE Greg Hudgins (Washington, DC) commits to Purdue
Hudgins chose Purdue over Vanderbilt and UCLA; he took an official visit to Purdue during the spring. Hudgins is a physically impressive prospect with good length and has some balance to his game. He isn't just a pass- rusher; he understands some of the technical aspects of playing the on end and providing a barrier against the run and stretching plays out to the sidelines. Some of Hudgins' best stuff on film is how he adapted to the play when he couldn't get to the quarterback.

Purdue's current class grade: C+

July 17

QB Haynes King (Longview, Texas) commits to Texas A&M
King was long connected to Texas A&M, and on Wednesday, he finally made his commitment. He is the type of quarterback prospect who Jimbo Fisher needs if he's going to close the gap between the Aggies and the top of the SEC West. King is a tremendous athlete. He has the speed of a running back and the vertical jump of a wide receiver. King's footwork shows natural quarterback ability. He obviously can run, but he uses his legs to move around within the pocket, and when King sets his feet, the ball can fire out of his hands. From a production standpoint, King stands at the top of the mountain after throwing for over 4,500 yards and 50 touchdowns as a junior. Jimbo Fisher developed three top-10 draft picks at quarterback at Florida State, and King has a very good chance to be his fourth.

Texas A&M's current class grade: A-

DT Vernon Broughton (Houston, TX) commits to Texas
Texas has arguably the best quality-to-quantity rate of any recruiting class in the nation, and as their numbers move up, I predict Tom Herman will have a top-10 class. Broughton is a legitimate top-10 interior defensive lineman in the nation and a big get for Texas, which has struggled with Houston-area prospects in recent years. Broughton is a pure powerhouse up front, and at 6-foot-5, 285 pounds, he has room to become a dominant force as he continues to gain mass and strength. Broughton is quick off the football and very impressive with his first-step and with the way he can size up an offensive lineman and get off the block quickly. Broughton plays with a high effort, and he doesn't cheat the game when it comes to defending against the run. As he learns how to play with his hands more, Broughton is going to be a force to deal with.

Texas' current class grade: B+

WR Darion Williamson (Brownsville, TN) commits to Tennessee
Williamson received an offer from Tennessee in late May and camped with the Volunteers in June. By July, his offer became committable and the big athlete (6-3, 190) pulled the trigger with a verbal commitment. Williamson is projected as a wide receiver, and he has the ability to line up on the outside and go after the deep ball and the 50-50 balls. He also plays linebacker in high school, and he has the type of length that, if he put on the necessary weight, he could be a productive outside linebacker. Williamson is likely going to start at receiver. He's a pretty raw talent there, but talent is the key word and Williamson has a lot of potential to be a good one.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

DT Timothy Smith (Sebastian, FL) commits to Alabama
At 6-foot-4, 335 pounds, there's little question of where Smith fits in to the Crimson Tide's defense. He's going to be a nose guard, a plug in the middle and someone who can occupy space to defend in the trenches. Of course, just being big and strong isn't enough for an Alabama commitment. Smith moves exceptionally well for his size and make athletic plays. On film, he recovers a fumble and runs for over 50 yards on a touchdown return. He lines up at an end in odd fronts and gets around the edge quicker than one would expect for his size. Smith shows freakish strength and plays with balance and leverage, so he's hard to knock off his base.

Alabama's current class grade: A+

July 16

S Lathan Ransom (Tucson, AZ) commits to Ohio State
Ransom took official visits to LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Texas, but all four schools had been trailing Ohio State from the beginning, and when he took his official visit to Columbus in late June, it was all but a wrap. The Buckeyes are getting a stud secondary defender and a tackling machine with good range and above-average ball skills. He is fluid in the secondary with his movements and his ability to transition from the backpedal to close in on the play. Ransom has the ability to offer coverage option in a alignment with three or four defensive backs, but he can also play along the line of scrimmage and assist with the run or be used in blitz packages.

Ohio State's current class grade: A

CB Malachi Melton (Egg Harbor City, NJ) commits to Purdue
Melton was one of Purdue's top targets in the secondary, and after several visits, both unofficial and official, he made the commitment over Rutgers. The first play on Melton's film is a kickoff return for a touchdown, so he has plenty of speed for the position, and he's a play-maker with the ball in his hands. Melton has good ball skills; he focuses on the ball and adjusts his coverage accordingly. He's not the biggest player (5-11, 160), but he competes and is not afraid of going against bigger receivers.

Purdue's current class grade: C+

RB Jalen John (Lake Oswego, OR) commits to Arizona
Arizona had John as a top target for a while, but USC and Nebraska were both beginning to recruit him to the point of that he planned to make a commitment during the season. It is hard to say what changed for John, but the Wildcats get their running back. John is a tough runner; he can go between the tackles or kick it to the outside. He seems a little more comfortable in space and has shown he can catch passes and provide intangibles to be a three-down back over time.

Arizona's current class grade: C

July 15

CB Jahari Rogers (Arlington, TX) commits to Florida
For the longest time, it looked like Rogers would be committing to Texas but give credit to the Florida staff. Often criticized as recruiters, Dan Mullen and his staff pulled Rogers away from the home school. Rogers (6-0, 175) took official visits to both schools and Arkansas. Rogers looks like a safety who will play some corner more than be an every-down cornerback. He's going to be changing positions from playing as an athlete on offense, so he has a learning curve. That being said, Rogers' athletic ability is off the charts. His offensive ability with the ball in his hands should translate to decent ball skills on defense. Once he learns the different assignments and techniques, I think Rogers will be a multi-year contributor.

Florida's current class grade: B+

WR Brennan Presley (Bixby, Oklahoma) commits to Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State continues to do well with in-state prospects and has added an intriguing athlete in Presley. Presley's size (5-7, 160) will put him in a position to play the slot and contribute in the return game. He is pretty electric with the ball in his hands, so expect him to get touches multiple ways and not just as a receiver. Presley has been very productive in high school, notching over 1,000 yards receiving as a junior. Presley will find a role in the Cowboys' offense.

Oklahoma State's current class grade: B-

DT Willis Singleton (Gurnee, IL) commits to Iowa State
Singleton is a big-bodied (6-1, 305) defensive tackle who committed to Iowa State over Illinois after visiting both programs along with Michigan State. Singleton is going to bring a major boost to the middle of anyone's defensive line. He plays with a good base, is tough to move off his spot and will clog up the holes, take on the double teams and do the other dirty work that a team needs from their interior linemen. Singleton is a physical kid with good explosion off the line, and he's relentless in the pursuit. Singleton is a good player who gives strong effort.

Iowa State's current class grade: C+

July 14

DB Trey Paster (Atwater, CA) commits to California
Paster is a projected safety prospect who was getting plenty of attention around the Pac-12 before settling on California. He is a long athlete (6-2, 200), and the length should work well as a free safety, which would let him roam and jump in on plays. He's a two-way athlete, so there's a chance he could play offense in college and would have a shot as an outside receiver with his long strides on the run. But defense seems to be Paster's comfort zone and he can move around from safety to cornerback.

California's current class grade: C

RB Sam Adams II (Sammamish, WA) commits to Washington
Adams, the son of the former NFL defensive tackle of the same name, is a top-25 running back in the 2020 class and a big in-state target for the Huskies to land. Not surprisingly, Adams is a smart football player, but he is also a two-way athlete who is being recruited at running back and someone who can reliably take 20-plus carries in a game. He's a big back (6-2, 200) and will get bigger and more physical as he continues to grow into his body. Adams has good speed, not breakaway speed, but he'll continuously move the chains and make big plays that will wear down defenses.

Washington's current class grade: B

July 12

TE Jalin Conyers (Gruver, Texas) commits to Oklahoma
Conyers is one of the most athletic tight ends in the 2020 class. He's actually a multi-purpose player on the football field, playing linebacker, quarterback and wide receiver as well. Conyers as a tight end has those great wide receiver skills and play-making skills in space. It is hard to believe that an athlete with Conyers' size (6-4, 220) can be so talented in space, but he is. It's easy to see Conyers being more of a h-back than a natural tight end. He could also be a big receiver because he has great hands and ball skills. If there's one area Conyers will need some work in, it is his blocking, and that's because he's asked to do so many things with the football right now. Otherwise, Conyers is a legitimate red-chip player with blue-chip potential.

Oklahoma's current class grade: A-

DT Emanuel Rogers (Jensen Beach, FL) commits to Florida State
It wouldn't be a surprise to see Rogers with a significant ratings bump on the national sites given the potential he has shown in the early part of his football career. Florida State landed a huge athlete (6-6, 315) who can run and move about as well as anyone you'll see with his size. Rogers is a player who is still very fresh to football, and he wins battles with his effort and hustle. He's good in pursuit and uses his feet to get around on the line of scrimmage as well. Rogers is good against the run despite not really knowning how to use his hands yet. He'll need to figure out more ways to get to the quarterback from the interior, but as a raw prospect, Rogers offers plenty of upside.

Florida State's current class grade: B+

July 11

OT Jalen St. John (St. Louis, MO) commits to Missouri
St. John committed to Missouri after an official visit, giving coach Barry Odom another promising big body up front. St. John (6-4. 315) gives you some versatility because I could see him playing either guard position or right tackle. He's a crushing run blocker, can finish the blocks, plays a physical game and has great strength to control the man in front of him. His footwork is very good and complements his strength well. Obviously, St. John's primary strength is run blocking right now, but he's got the tools to be a good pass blocker in Missouri's spread offense.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

July 10

OL Andrew Raym (Broken Arrow, OK) commits to Oklahoma
Raym had been a long-time Oklahoma lean, but the Sooners had to fight off both Georgia and Michigan down the stretch to get a commitment. Raym is the centerpiece of an extremely good offensive line class that includes tackle Nate Anderson and Noah Nelson. Raym is quite simply the best run-blocking prospect in the Class of 2020. He just obliterates guys in the run game. Raym's punch is powerful, plus he'll finish a block and then get up to find a second-level defender to beat up. Raym has good size (6-5, 285) with very little bad weight and powerful legs. Even though Raym's specialty is run blocking, he's got very good natural pass-blocking skills that will improve significantly with more pass-blocking reps. The footwork and hands are already there. Raym is a legitimate blue-chip offensive line prospect.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

TE Luke Lachey (Columbus, OH) commits to Iowa
Here, the Hawkeyes go into Ohio State's backyard and pick out a very intriguing prospect to help them beat the Buckeyes. Lachey has good length (6-6, 220) and should easily be able to put 25-30 pounds on his frame. His father, Jim, went to Ohio State and player offensive tackle in the NFL, so the bloodlines are there. Luke Lachey is a good athlete - he plays basketball as well, so his ability to jump and box out are major attributes at the position. He is a good pass catcher and is athletic enough to play out wide or in the slot with Iowa's two tight-end sets. This is a very good recruiting fit as few programs get more out of the tight end position than the Hawkeyes.

Iowa's current class grade: B-

S Jalen Celestine (Carencro, LA) commits to Baylor
Celestine is listed as a safety, but at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, there's a high likelihood he'll grow into a linebacker or at least hybrid player. Celestine is an athletic player who is also a track performer in Louisiana, having reported 4.5 speed. With his length, ability to run and coverage skills from playing in the secondary, Celestine certainly projects to be an interesting prospect at linebacker as long as his tackling and physicality can equal his athletic ability.

Baylor's current class grade: C-

July 9

LB Prince Dorbah (Dallas, TX) commits to Texas
The commitments have come slowly for the Longhorns, but Dorbah represents another major target who will be coming to Austin. Dorbah was primarily looking at Texas and LSU down the stretch, with a mid-June official visit to Texas putting the Longhorns in the driver's seat. Dorbah has the skill set of a natural pass-rusher, a potentially elite one at that. He has length greater than his 6-foot-2 height would indicate. He's not particularly fast over a distance, but his explosion off the snap puts him with elite company. He does not give up on the play and is good with the backside pursuit. Dorbah is a bit raw and needs to learn some more technical aspects of rushing, but he's a definite red-chip player with blue-chip potential.

Texas' current class grade: B+

JUCO DT Quay Mays (Bradenton, FL) commits to West Virginia
Mays took official visits to West Virginia and Iowa State before committing to the Mountaineers over the Cyclones. He is currently at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Miss. Mays is a high-motor guy who wins battles by effort over technique, and as he continues to develop the latter, he should be able to step in and contribute in 2020, even if it's just as a situational pass-rusher from the interior.

West Virginia's current class grade: C

WR Cedrick Pellum (Dallas, TX) commits to Washington State
Pellum looked like he was going to be linked to a G5 school in the region, but he waited until after the spring evaluation and got an offer from Washington State. Two months later, he is committed to the Cougars. It's a good fit as Pellum has the skill set for a high-volume passing attack. He has size (5-11, 175) that gives him the flexibility to line up in the slot or on the outside. He looks faster than his listed speed and could give Washington State more than just a possession receiver.

Washington State's current class grade: C

DE Taurus Simmons (Savannah, GA) commits to West Virginia
Simmons is a pass-rusher designed as an outside linebacker, and he has the sort of havoc-creating play-making ability that works for West Virginia. He's a little undersized (6-3, 205) and will grow, but West Virginia will want Simmons' speed to maintain, an if that means he's a few pounds underweight, so be it. He can run and has a motor to run a distance if need be. Simmons might have to work to be a three-down player, but he'll absolutely find his way on the field as a guy who can harass the quarterback.

West Virginia's current class grade: C

July 8

DE Myles Murphy (Greensboro, NC) commits to North Carolina
As I said in my predictions column earlier in the week, Mack Brown was brought back to North Carolina to make sure top in-state prospects like Murphy stayed home. This was basically a battle between North Carolina and South Carolina. As for Murphy himself, he's a big defensive end (6-4, 280) and it's certainly possible he'll grow into an interior player. But he has athleticism, speed and explosion that works on the outside as well. At the end of the day, he'll be a scheme versatile lineman who will bring elite skill to any position he plays. Murphy has definitive blue-chip talent with NFL upside.

North Carolina's current class grade: B+

WR William Nixon (Waco, TX) commits to Nebraska
Nixon's father, Jeff, is a top assistant for Baylor, so I'm not ready to write this commitment to Nebraska as completely solid. That being said William Nixon is a play-maker who can line up in the backfield, in the slot or possibly on the outside in some situations. He's used to getting the ball in an assortment of ways in high school, and Scott Frost's offense will likely give him the same opportunities.

Nebraska's current class grade: B-

WR Mookie Cooper (St. Louis, MO) commits to Ohio State
Cooper is a stoutly-built athlete with a sturdy build (5-8,190) set up for speed and power. He's an explosive, dynamic play-maker who is pure excitement with the ball in his hands. Cooper is a versatile athlete and two-way football player who would probably be a Power 5-type player as a safety. He's going to be a slot receiver and a return specialist for Ohio State who could also step in at running back in some of Ohio State's top running back targets don't come through. Cooper continues the trend of Ohio State recruiting versatile athletes who can do a multitude of things on the field.

Ohio State's current class grade: A

S Kobee Minor (Lake Dallas, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Minor had been a top-level recruit for G5 schools and, in the past couple of months, added offers from Big XII programs Texas Tech and Iowa State. He took his official visit to Texas Tech on June 21 and eventually committed there over Iowa State. Minor is a good safety prospect who could be used as either free or a strong safety, but he seems like a more natural free safety who could slide over to nickelback.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C

July 6

LB Kydran Jenkins (Louisville, GA) commits to Purdue
Jenkins is a multi-sport athlete who will project as a middle linebacker for Purdue. He has a thick body (6-0, 230) and brings a physical game to the field. Jenkins can run, has a good motor, also plays soccer and basketball in high school, and will be a running back for his high school this year. He has been a productive tackler and player against the run. Jenkins isn't unfamiliar in coverage, but it's clearly not in his comfort zone. Still, he's athletic enough to be capable in pass coverage.

Purdue's current class grade: B-

LB Cullen Coleman (Rye, NY) commits to Northwestern
Northwestern won a tough recruiting battle for Coleman that included official visits to California, Purdue and Virginia. Coleman has the athleticism to be a bit of linebacker hybrid for the Wildcats. He is a very good athlete who can rush the passer and s physical against the run, plus he's capable in coverage. He has ideal size (6-3, 220) for the position and has a lot of skill to contribute in multiple ways.

Northwestern's current class grade: B

July 5

WR Xavier Watts (Omaha, NE) commits to Notre Dame
Notre Dame continued to push for Watts when some other programs moved on, and clearly the Fighting Irish coaching staff see a play-maker who has potential game-changing abilities. Watts has great hands; he seems to be able to catch anything. His film is full of amazing catches and catching contested balls, especially in the end zone. Watts has very good speed and can get down the field on routes or turn up the field on a short route. Watts' size (6-1, 185) should make him primarily an outside guys, but I'm sure he'll line up in the slot too on occasion when the matchups dictate it. Either way, Watts has to chance to be an every-down player.

Notre Dame's current class grade: A-

DE Bryce Mostella (Grand Rapids, MI) commits to Penn State
The first thing that catches the eye with Mostella is his length. He's a still a little light on his 6-foot-6 frame, but it's easy to envision a long edge presence who will be extremely difficult to block. Mostella gets after it on the snap and will run around and do whatever is necessary to try to make the play. He's a tough player as well, with his willingness to play offensive line for his high school further emphasizing his love for the game. He's an explosive athlete, but his speed isn't quit elite. Mostella is a great looking prospect who should be a productive player with development and refinement of his tools.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

OL Richard Leonard (Cocoa, FL) commits to Florida
Florida had success with Jawaan Taylor, a big guard from Cocoa High School who developed into a second-round NFL draft selection. Leonard comes from the same Cocoa program. At 6-foot-2, 320-pounder, Leonard doesn't have the length of Taylor, and I believe he'll project better long term at center. Much like Taylor, however, Leonard will come in with the reputation of being a very aggressive, talented run blocker with good hands and strength. He has some bad weight on him that he'll have to work on, but Leonard is a quality interior line prospect.

Florida's current class grade: B+

DE Jordan Davis (Memphis, TN) commits to Mississippi State
A former commitment to Alabama and Tennessee whoe played high school football in Memphis and is currently at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss., Davis is the eighth junior college prospect who has committed to Mississippi State, roughly a third of their 22-player class to this point. At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, Davis can project as defensive end or a edge rusher/outside linebacker.

Mississippi's current class grade: B

July 4

S Bryson Washington (Houston, TX) commits to Oklahoma
It was basically a two-team recruiting race for Washington between Texas and Oklahoma. Washington took official visits to both schools and committed on July 4. He is a big (6-2, 195) safety prospect who could grow into a linebacker/safety hybrid, but he could also stay at free safety and even work some reps as a cornerback for matchup situations. As a player in the secondary, Washington has good ball skills and isn't afraid to go after that deep passes in coverage, especially if he can diagnose the play early.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

OL Myles Murao (Santa Ana, CA) commits to Washington
Murao has an argument to be the top interior offensive lineman in the class, but he'll have to show it during the season when he plays center for his high school. Murao has plenty of size (6-3, 315) and just has to make sure he continues to maintain his weight and not add any bad weight on. Murao is as strong as they get for the high school level and has room to grow stronger. Murao has dealt with some injuries, which kept him from trying out center last season.

Washington's current class grade: B

DB Cameron Martinez (Muskegon, MI) commits to Ohio State
Martinez can play a lot of positions on the field, but I think he'll settle in as a free safety/cornerback hybrid, which fills one of the few major needs left in Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class. Martinez plays quarterback for his high school and shows a lot of explosion and play-making skills with the ball in his hands. That's why I wouldn't rule out running back as a potential spot for Martinez in case some of Ohio State's targets at that position don't pan out. Martinez is a plug-in athlete who will fit in where the depth chart gives him the best chance to develop and see the field.

Ohio State's current class grade: A

LB Kenneth Phillips III (Richmond, TX) commits to Texas A&M
Phillips is an all-purpose guy in high school, and it looks like he's being recruiting to play more of an outside linebacker/safety hybrid. From a size standpoint, Phillips (5-11. 200) might be a touch short, but he has plenty of athleticism. He can run, and he can tackle. He doesn't have great speed, but his burst isn't bad at all. From a coverage standpoint, Phillips will need to be developed. Everything he does in a coverage sense comes from his athleticism, so he'll need to add some technique and anticipation. Phillips has quick feet, but they are inconsistent. He is good athlete who should find his way on the field, but he'll need work to be an every-down player.

Texas A&M's current class grade: A-

LB Will Norris (Columbia, MO) commits to Missouri
Barry Odom and his staff continue to do a decent job with in-state targets. Norris has a good big frame (6-2, 225) for an interior guy and looks like a player who will be best served moving near the line of scrimmage, playing the run and setting a physical tone with his tackling. Coverage isn't Norris' strong suit, and it's an area he'll have to work on to be an every-down player.

Missouri's current class grade: C+

CB Caleb Offord (Southaven, MS) commits to Notre Dame
Offord will leave the region by choosing Notre Dame over SEC programs like Arkansas and Texas A&M. He is a lengthy (6-1, 175) cornerback, and he should be able to play on the outside and run with any receiver in the conference. Offord has natural coverage skills and also puts in a lot of effort to win the mental battle with receiver and quarterback. He has good ball skills; Offord can not only contest passes, but he can create turnovers. Offord can be aggressive, but he also does his best to keep the plays in front of him.

Notre Dame's current class grade: A-

WR Ja'Khi Douglas (Houma, LA) commits to Florida State
Douglas is an ideal slot guy for the offense that Willie Taggart and Kendal Briles want to run. He reminds me a little of another recent Florida State player, Kermit Whitfield, in that he's a natural slot guy and a natural play-maker but he's tough enough to play running back or play outside receiver and is competitive enough to want to be good at that as well. Douglas gives the Seminoles a necessary weapon in space who should blend in well with some of their outside receiver talent.

Florida State's current class grade: B+

DT Joshua Ilaoa (Charlotte, NC) commits to Syracuse
Ilaoa is a two-way lineman who might end up playing on the offensive side at Syracuse, which needs interior guys up front. Ilaoa is a tough, physical player who comes from one of the top programs in North Carolina. He is looking to get the initial punch and then just do whatever it takes to win the battle. It sounds simple, but down in the trenches, some battles are won by pure guile and determination. With time to focus on playing offensive line, he will develop the techniques to go along with his natural strength and effort.

Syracuse's current class grade: C

LB Tirek Austin-Cave (Camden, NJ) commits to Miami
Austin-Cave has been a tackling machine in high school, recording over 150 tackles in his junior season. He gets so much of his production from good vision, seeing through the bodies and identifying the quickest path to the ball-carrier. At this stage, Austin-Cave is mostly a guy you play against the run. He can move downhill well, but his lateral speed and overall sideline-to-sideline pursuit needs work. In coverage, he gets his feet shuffled a little too much. His backpedal also needs work.

Miami's current class grade: B+

OL Jacob Nunez (Lompoc, CA) commits to Arizona State
Several Pac-12 programs were in the hunt for Nunez, but he decided to commit to Arizona State a few weeks after taking an official visit there. Nunez (6-4, 285) plays tackle in high school, but he'll easily slide into an interior position in college, where he will be more comfortable as a run blocker. He wrestles in high school, and it shows because he has a strong base, good hands and very good upper-body strength. He's going to be an athletic guard or centerm and I wouldn't be surprised to see him get work at both.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

WR Kelvontay Dixon (Carthage, TX) commits to Arkansas
Dixon is being projected as an athlete, but I'd be shocked if he wasn't a wide receiver at the next level. He has been extremely productive in high school, catching over 80 passes for over 1,200 yards as a junior. Dixon is a big-time athlete; he also excels in track as a sprinter and triple jumper. He's going to give Arkansas a natural play-maker, a guy who has real breakaway speed and can turn short plays into big gains.

Arkansas' current class grade: C+

OL Josh Fryar (Beach Grove, IN) commits to Ohio State
Fryar might be the most interesting lineman in this cycle because it's so hard to project where he could end up. He's projected as a guard, but he has the size (6-5, 305) and body style of a tackle with the long arms and strong legs. And of course, his most comfortable position is center. As a center, he has a similar skill set to a player like Cameron Erving, who actually moved from left tackle to center, and Fryar now plays guard in high school. I see Fryar as a center/guard who might play right tackle early in his career and eventually move inside. But a player like Fryar, who can play anywhere, is a major asset.

Ohio State's current class grade: A

July 3

LB Mitchell Melton (Olney, MD) commits to Ohio State
Melton came down to Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame and eventually settted down on being a Buckeye. He's a big athlete (6-3, 235) who will either stay at outside linebacker or grow into more of a defensive end. Melton is a physical player and a good hitter. His athleticism doesn't necessarily lend itself to coverage, Melton is much more comfortable playing downhill, which gives more credence to the idea of him growing into a defensive end and filling a recruiting need for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State's current class grade: A

CB Joseph Johnson (Colonial Heights, VA) commits to Penn State
Johnson took official visits to Texas A&M and N.C. State, where he was formerly committed, before eventually deciding on Penn State. He gives the Nittany Lions a cornerback with exceptional length (6-2, 175) to defend outside receivers and challenge for 50-50 balls in the red zone. Johnson can also run and move backward and laterally with smooth transitions. He has good ball skills and shows good football IQ.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

DE Kris Jenkins (Olney, MD) commits to Michigan
In case you were wondering, yes, Kris Jenkins is the son of former NFL nose tackle Kris Jenkins, who was considered one of the best in the league at his position in the 2000s. The young Kris Jenkins is built more for the outside of the line at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds. Jenkins looks like he'll project as a defensive end who can situationally rush the passer but can also play the run and set the edge. Depending on his growth, it's also not out of the question to see Jenkins move inside. Regardless of his fit, Jenkins is an active, versatile lineman with NFL genetics.

Michigan's current class grade: B+

TE Tyler Warren (Mechanicsvillle, VA) commits to Penn State
Warren will be switching from the quarterback position when he gets to college. He was originally committed to Virginia Tech as a quarterback but has since decided his future is brighter at tight end. He has ideal size (6-5, 225) for the position. Since his film is at quarterback, it is difficult to tell how good his route-running or blocking is. As a quarterback, however, he's definitely a P5 recruit, so if his football acumen transfers to the tight end position, he could be a great fit.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

S Jordyn Morgan (San Antonio, TX) commits to Iowa State
Morgan chose Iowa State over Nevada after taking official visits to both programs. He had a productive junior season in high school, nabbing four interceptions. Morgan looks like more of a coverage safety than a physical one who will play along the line of scrimmage. Some situations could see Morgan playing as more of a nickelback.

Iowa State's current class grade: C

WR Diante Vines (Watertown, CT) commits to Iowa
Vines is the third wide receiver Iowa has taken in this recruiting cycle. On film, Vines looks like a technically solid receiver with decent speed. He isn't a natural game breaker; he has developed good habits with his hands and ability to run routes. Vines is pretty athletic as well. He's tougher than his size (5-11, 185) would indicate and could probably line up on the outside and get physical with some of the bigger cornerbacks in the Big Ten.

Iowa's current class grade: B-

DB Lakeem Rudolph (Virginia Beach, VA) commits to Virginia Tech
Rudolph is projected as a wide receiver in college and has ideal size (6-3, 200) to line up on the outside. But Virginia Tech wants to use him as a big safety or possibly a safety/linebacker hybrid, depending on how he grows into his frame. As a defensive player, Rudolph has some technical things to work on with his coverage and tackling, but if his athleticism and ball skills translate over from the offensive side, there's a good skill set to work with.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: D+

July 2

WR Parker Washington (Richmond, TX) commits to Penn State
Washington had taken visits to Wisconsin and Penn State this month before finally settling on the Nittany Lions. Penn State has a need for wide receiver, and Washington becomes the second in the class. He was one of the most productive wide receivers in the nation last year, with nearly 1,500 yards receiving and over 20 touchdowns. Washington might not be the tallest (5-10, 195), but he's a very impressive athlete with a lot of natural receiving talent, including soft hands and quickness out of the break.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

TE Joe Royer (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Ohio State
Royer is very much a pass-catching tight end. Heck, the only thing that separates him from a wide receiver at this stage is his size (6-5, 225). Otherwise, Royer lines up on the outside and goes one-on-one with cornerbacks, usually to good results. He's an explosive athlete with great hands. I'd like to see more blocking film of him to see how he'll fit in as an in-line guy. Royer has the natural tools to be used a lot of ways in Ryan Day's offense.

Ohio State's current class grade: A-

LB Jayland Parker (Macon, GA) commits to Colorado
Parker becomes the third prospect out of Georgia to commit to Mel Tucker and the Buffaloes. By comparison, Colorado only has one in-state commitment and two from California. Still with Tucker's reputation in Georgia, it's not a bad thing that some players are willing to go cross-country to play for him. Parker is probably going to be an inside guy, but on film, he looks like he can move around a little bit because he's bad at dropping into coverage. Parker is a good athlete with good speed and natural football instincts.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

DE Blaise Gunnerson (Carroll, IA) commits to Nebraska
Gunnerson ... I love that last name. And I love his game. Nebraska was able to snag Gunnerson over Iowa State. I can't speak for the competition Gunnerson is going up against, but he just dominates everyone in front of him on his sophomore film. He fires off the edge and the overmatched offensive lineman have no chance. Apparently, he missed most of his junior season with a hip injury, so that bears watching for the future, but otherwise, Gunnerson is a natural big athletic pass-rusher.

Nebraska's current class grade: C+

CB De'Arre McDonald (Murfreesboro, TN) commits to Ole Miss
Ole Miss has been recruiting some difference-makers in the secondary, and McDonald gives the program another one to join the recent commitment of Eric Reed. McDonald fielded offers from Arkansas, Louisville, South Carolina and others. Watching McDonald on film, I like the length and the ground that he covers with his arms and legs. McDonald has size (6-0, 185), and he's dynamic with the football in his hands, which means that he could also be a contributor on special teams. McDonald is probably a red-chip player with a good ceiling and a guy who will be a major player on Ole Miss' defense in the future.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B

CB Joshuah Moten (Fort Washington, MD) commits to Texas A&M
Moten was originally committed to Penn State but backed out of that commitment in mid-June. He took official visits to Nebraska and Texas A&M in June after his de-commitment. Moten looks like a cornerback who will spend time in the slot and on the outside at Texas A&M. Jimbo Fisher tends to like to play bigger cornerback/safety hybrids on the outside, but Moten's coverage skills are strong enough that he could move to the outside in situation. Even as a nickelback, Moten is a very good player and a good pick up for the Aggies.

Texas A&M's current class grade: B+

LB Wesley Steiner (Warner Robins, GA) commits to Auburn
Wherever Steiner lines up at on the field, he's likely to be the best player at the position. Steiner is a big (5-11, 215) athlete who plays running back, linebacker, wide receiver and could probably line up in the secondary with his speed. Auburn is likely going to put him at linebacker and let him go to work. He's a physical player who throws his body around and finishes with hard tackles. He has coverage ability to drop back and cover a receiver in space. Steiner's athleticism is combined with a non-stop motor that shows up when he's blitzing or chasing down a ball-carrier from behind.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

WR Roman Wilson (Honolulu, HI) commits to Michigan
Michigan's national brand came into play with the recruitment of Wilson, a Hawaii speedster who chose the Wolverines over UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State and others. Wilson's strength is his speed, which has been reported anywhere from 4.35 to 4.32, and you can imagine the ways Jim Harbaugh is thinking of utilizing him. Wilson isn't some small slot guy either; he's a six-footer who will weigh 185-190 pounds in college. Obviously, he'll be used on jet sweeps and in space and especially in the return game, but I also believe Wilson will just line up outside at times and run a nine route right past the cornerback.

Michigan's current class grade: B+

CB Joey Hunter (Tyrone, GA) commits to South Carolina
Hunter had been flying under the radar in Georgia, but things changed after he began going to camps. Eventually, South Carolina and the Gamecocks' terrific defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson made Hunter a priority and got a commitment over offers from Texas A&M and Boston College. Hunter has good size (6-0, 180) for the position and is a versatile kid who I could easily see playing some safety or some cornerback depending on the situation. He definitely fits what Will Muschamp likes in his corners: big, tough and physical.

South Carolina's current class grade: B

LB Ryan Brandt (Angola, IN) commits to Purdue
Brandt gives Purdue another athlete who can project to playing linebacker, safety or some hybrid of both. Brandt has ideal size (6-1, 200) to grow into a linebacker, likely an inside linebacker, but he could also be a strong safety who could play up on the line of scrimmage and set a physical tone against the run game.

Purdue's current class grade: B-

July 1

DE Samuel Anaele (Opa Locka, FL) commits to Kentucky
Anaele was committed to the Miami Hurricanes, and I had him rated as the second-best player in their class. Now, I believe he's the second-best player in the Wildcats' class. Anaele is one of the best-looking prospects off the hoof who I've seen. He has the ideal size (6-4, 240), extended length and long arms. Anaele has the frame to get to 265 pounds and still have high-level pass-rushing skills. He plays with a non-stop motor and has the athleticism to try to chase anything down. Kentucky is starting to develop a reputation for linemen, especially on defense, and Anaele is another one with a high ceiling.

Kentucky's current class grade: B+

TE Mason West (La Habra, CA) commits to Washington
West had attended a few camps at Pac-12 programs, hoping to land an offer to one of the schools. In June, late Washington extended him a committable offer, and West took it three days later. West is a definite in-line tight end who will make his name primarily as a blocker, but he can get down the field a little bit and shows nice receiving skills and the ability to sit down on his route and become a big target for the quarterback. In the receiving game, West does most of his damage in the red zone, where his size (6-4. 240) is a major asset.

Washington's current class grade: B

WR Ze'Vian Capers (Alpharetta, GA) commits to Auburn
Capers has a big frame for a wide receiver, about 6-foot-3, 190 pounds currently, and will easily get into the 205-210 pound range, which will make him a physical mismatch for anyone. He can do the things you want a bigger receiver to do like create separation with physical play, come off the line strong and challenge for the 50-50 balls in single coverage. But Capers has real speed, the type of speed that can stretch the field and make big plays. In a deep class of wide receivers, Capers is among the best.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

LB Romello Height (Dublin, GA) commits to Miami
Height is a pretty appropriate last name for a player who runs a shade under 6-foot-5. The Georgia area prospect looked like a Kentucky lean for a while, but Miami made a hard push. He's a little thin on the frame right now at 220 pounds, but I expect he will fill out into the body of a hybrid edge rusher/outside linebacker. He has good length, long arms and all the other prototypical physical traits. Height also plays wide receiver for his high school, so his athleticism is on point. Recently, Miami had defensive end prospect Samuel Anaele back out of his commitment, so Height fills a hole that recently existed.

Miami's current class grade: B+

WR Kalil Branham (Columbus, OH) commits to Kentucky
Physically, Branham looks like he's already filled out (6-1, 205), and this is going to be an interesting fit because I could see Branham as both an outside receiver and possibly a h-back/h-tight end who can do a lot of everything and do some of it in the backfield. Branham is a play-maker and can do it in space, so it's not a coincidence that the first clip on his highlight film is a punt return. He's a physical player who can lower his shoulder and push his way down the field, but he also has the ability to avoid tacklers despite being a primary north-south guy.

Kentucky's current class grade: B+

OT Michael Rankins (Ruskin, FL) commits to Georgia Tech
Rankins was part of an offensive line that paved the way for an 1,800-yard rusher last season, so he's well equipped to mix it up as a run blocker. He has good physical traits for a tackle with his length and some decent foot work. Rankins is much more advanced as a run blocker right now because his high school doesn't throw the ball often. His pass blocking is a work in progress, and the things I see right off the bat is that he gets his feet tangled a little bit and his timing is a little off. Still, Rankins has a good body (6-5, 275) and carries good weight on him, so there's a lot to like.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: C+

June 30

WR Michael Redding III (Bradenton, FL) commits to Miami
This is one of the bigger surprises in the recruiting cycle. For a very very long time, Redding was considered to be a strong Florida State Seminoles lean and their biggest competition looked to be Notre Dame. Well, Redding pulled a fast one while participating at The Opening Finals in Frisco, Texas and made the call for the Hurricanes. Redding has legitimate No. 1 wide receiver skills with his combination of speed, length, route-running and hands. He has a skill set that's a throwback to the Miami receivers of old, and I see a lot of the same skills in him that I saw in Andre Johnson back when he was a young talent at Miami. Redding is a legitimate blue-chip prospect with a high ceiling.

Miami's current class grade: B+

WR Daniel Jackson (Mission, KS) commits to Minnesota
Jackson was originally an early lean to Notre Dame, but Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa State got in on his recruiting heavily. Eventually, Jackson took an official visit to Minnesota in the middle of June and committed on Sunday. Jackson is big enough to line up on the outside, but I can also see him playing the slot and stretching the field. He could do a better job of getting separation down the field, but he has decent size (5-11, 185) and looks even bigger than that. Jackson isn't a pure burner, but he makes himself a good target and can do some things in place.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

LB Bryndan Walker (Oklahoma City, OK) commits to Oklahoma
Walker's recruitment came down to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, and the Cowboys got the initial commitment, but the Sooners were able to flip him Sunday. Walker has football in his blood, with his father, Denard, having played for LSU in the mid-'90s. Walker (6-3, 230) looks like a natural edge rusher/outside linebacker. He's a speed player who gets in the backfield quickly. Walker is a little raw with his technique, but his burst is so good he doesn't need to do a whole lot to get past an offensive lineman. Walker has a very high ceiling.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

RB Damien Moore (La Puente, CA) commits to California
Moore is an interesting fit because I don't see him as an every-down back, but he looks like a player who can make a wide array of contributions whether it's as a third-down back or a situational receiver or possibly on special teams. Moore will definitely figure out a way to get touches in the offense and will be a good utility guy to have on the roster.

California's current class grade: C

OL Drake Metcalf (Bellflower, CA) commits to Stanford
Metcalf seemed to be connected to Stanford early in the recruiting process, and even though USC made overtures, Metcalf eventually committed to the Cardinal. Metcalf plays left tackle in high school, and at 6-foot-2, 275 pounds, he's going to be a center or guard in college, so just isolating on his skill set instead of looking for left-tackle traits, he finishes his blocks and plays hard with a lot of intensity. Metcalf isn't afraid to get his nose dirty and mix it up.

Stanford's current class grade: B+

June 29

ATH Ethan Wright (Akron, OH) commits to Duke
Wright is a good-looking athlete with ideal size (6-0, 185) and reported 4.55 speed. The general belief is that he'll be worked out at running back first, but he could end up on defense and play safety, linebacker or a hybrid of both. His film is great. He looks like an old-time football player. He's physical, tough, hard-nosed and any other adjective you could think along that line. As a running back, Wright has the type of style that will get you positive yards every time. He sees the hole and explodes through it. As a defender, he's going to be the most aggressive player on the field.

Duke's current class grade: C-

RB Jalen Hampton (Rockville, MD) commits to Virginia Tech
It's safe to say that Virginia Tech's recruiting has been underwhelming to this point, and although the Hampton commitment doesn't change that, he's a solid player who has performed well at camps during the spring. Hampton isn't a very fancy back, as he'll take the pitch, make a cut and run. There is nothing wrong with that at all. He's strictly a north-south runner, but he's decisive and has ideal size (5-9, 190) for the position.

Virginia Tech's current class grade: C-

DT Darrion Henry (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Ohio State
Henry gives the Buckeyes a big-time in-state commitment. A big-body (6-4, 280) and a tremendous athlete, Henry can line up anywhere on the defensive line and be a big problem. I think Henry could actually start at end and eventually move to the interior and probably play the three-technique. Henry can move on the football field; he has extremely quick feet and active hands. He also has a good motor and is equally adept at playing against the run or rushing the passer.

Ohio State's current class grade: A-

ATH Ben Yurosek (Bakersfield, CA) commits to Stanford
Yurosek was targeted by most of the Pac-12 and gave his verbal agreement to Stanford after making official visits to Washington and UCLA. A lot of Yurosek's film has him playing tight end, and he reminds me a ton of Dallas Clark with the way he catches the ball, the routes he runs and the way he performs after the catch. Yurosek has great size (6-5, 220) for several positions. His film at defensive end looks very good as well. I see him as a tight end with the Cardinal.

Stanford's current class grade: B+

ATH Chase Lloyd (Atlanta, GA) commits to Vanderbilt
Lloyd is likely going to project out as a wide receiver in college. He is going to grow to be even bigger than he is now (6-2, 185) and is going to win battles with size and not speed. Lloyd isn't much of a burner, although his top end speed is probably quicker than reported. He is a physical and uses his size advantage to gain separation. Lloyd will be a possession-type guy in college and someone who can move the chains.

Vanderbilt's current class grade: C

DT Nash Hutmacher (Chamberlain, SD) commits to Nebraska
Hutmacher seems like the ideal type of player for Nebraska. He's a small-town kid who excels at several sports. I love recruiting linemen who wrestled in high school, and Hutmacher is one of the best heavyweight wrestlers in the nation. He is a powerhouse on the line. Obviously, South Dakota isn't a state known for football, so Hutmacher is a man amongst boys on the field. But the strength and athleticism are there. He's 6-foot-5, 280 pounds but moves extremely lightly on his feet. There's a lot to like about Hutmacher.

Nebraska's current class grade: C+

LB Cody Simon (Jersey City, NJ) commits to Ohio State
Simon gives Ohio State its second commitment of the weekend, and this was likely a battle between the Buckeyes, Nebraska and Penn State. Simon comes from a football family, with his brother Shayne a safety at Notre Dame. Simon has top-tier athleticism and is a natural outside linebacker, but he also plays wide receiver in high school. With that sort of speed, it's no surprise that Simon excels moving from sideline-to-sidelines. He's quick to the backfield, and his skill set actually translates to a pretty good coverage player.

Ohio State's current class grade: A-

S Sanoussi Kane (Blairstown, NJ) commits to Purdue
Kane chose the Boilermakers over a final group that included Rutgers and Vanderbilt. He's a hybrid secondary player, and because of his size (6-1, 190), he'll likely be asked to play cornerback against bigger pass catchers. Kane has pretty good range thanks in part to his length. Kane's ball skills are developing still, but his athleticism is a great strength.

Purdue's current class grade: B-

DL Amin Vanover (Montvale, NJ) commits to Penn State
Penn State has bounced back after a few de-commitments earlier in the month. Vanover is listed as a defensive end, but his size (6-4, 255) says that he'll likely grow into the defensive tackle position. Penn State has targeted a lot of defensive lineman, and all of them seem to be projected as tackles, so it's possible Vanover will be more scheme versatile and play all over the line. Vanover has the quickness and the feet to be a really dangerous pass-rusher from the interior. He's very light on his feet despite his size and has active, busy hands.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

S Jerrold Pough (Hollywood, FL) commits to Rutgers
Pough is an all-around athlete on the football field and plays several positions. He has been recruited in the secondary for Rutgers, and I could see him playing cornerback, free safety or lining up against the slot receiver. Pough has pretty good ball skills and anticipation. On film, he shows the ability to come up on the line and play against the run, but he's generally a coverage guy.

Rutgers' current class grade: C-

RB Nathaniel Jones (Bellflower, CA) commits to UCLA
Jones missed most of his junior year with a torn ACL, so it was big for him to show he was healthy again during this offseason and eventually commit to UCLA. Jones has ideal size for the position (5-11, 195) and is a more physical back who will break tackles and be useful in short-yardage and goal-line situations. His sophomore film confirms a more physical style; he isn't a burner, but more of a guy who will consistently pick up yards and wear down a defense.

UCLA's current class grade: C

DE Brandon Taylor (Lima, OH) commits to Penn State
Taylor is the second commitment for Penn State on the day and is the fifth defensive lineman in the Nittany Lions' class. Much like the other four committed defensive linemen, Taylor looks like he'll grow into an interior role in college given that he's already 6-foot-3, 250 pounds and is barely 17 years old. Taylor, who took his official visit to Penn State last week, could be a bigger defensive end who focuses more on the run and setting the edge. Taylor has a very good first-step and has some pretty good strength as well. He's another versatile, athletic prospect on the defensive line for Penn State.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

June 28

DT Clyde Pinder Jr. (Seffner, FL) commits to North Carolina
Pinder made his commitment to the Tar Heels in a rather clever video on Twitter. Pinder chose the Tar Heels over Pittsburgh after taking officials to both places. Pinder is a little undersized, around 6-foot, but he's a very athletic 300-pounder who gets in the backfield quickly and holds his ground on the line of scrimmage. He moves well and uses that movement to shed blockers pretty quickly. I would like to see Pinder play with more leverage because he'll need it against the longer offensive linemen he'll face in the ACC.

North Carolina's current class grade: B

WR David Baker (Indianapolis, IN) commits to Indiana
Baker was down to the Big Ten trio of Indiana, Purdue and Iowa before decided to commit to the Hoosiers. Despite being a big-body receiver (6-2, 195), Davis has some scheme versatility and doesn't have to line out outside to be effective. He has very good hands and does a good job of securing the catch. Baker can do some things to stretch the middle of the field. He has been productive in high school, catching 25 touchdowns over two seasons.

Indiana's current class grade: C

CB Kaleo Ballungay (Tracy, CA) commits to California
Ballungay is already a big tight end (6-5, 240) who should continue to grow. He doesn't have a ton of downfield speed, but he has good hands and could be a valuable possession receiver on third downs. Ballungay is a big, physical kid and plays a big-man's game. He spots the physical mismatch and will use it to his advantage, creating separation by boxing out or using his long arms to catch the high 50-50 balls.

California's current class grade: C

S Alaka'i Gilman (Honolulu, HI) commits to Washington State
Gilman chose Washington State in a Pac-12 recruiting battle that included Oregon State, Arizona State, California and others. Gilman has an older brother, Aloha, currently playing at Notre Dame, so football is clearly in his blood. I like Gilman around the line of scrimmage, where he's a capable run-stuffer and looks comfortable playing downhill. Gilman could play free safety as well. He is capable on pass coverage and has good anticipation on breaking up plays.

Washington State's current class grade: C-

RB Tee Hodge (Maryville, TN) commits to Tennessee
Right away, one would look at Hodge's size (6-0, 225) and think he'll grow into being a fullback or is a short-yardage back. But Hodge is a legitimate game breaker with speed and power. He reminds me a lot of the Tennessee backs under Phil Fulmer's regime like Jamal Lewis and Travis Henry - Hodge has a similar power/speed combination. I think Hodge can be a three-down back for the Volunteers and a potential red-chip player. He can run with speed, run with power and catch passes.

Tennesse's current class grade: B

DE Blayne Toll (Hazen, AR) commits to Arkansas
In what seems like endless recruiting battles between Arkansas and Tennessee, Toll chose the Razorbacks over the Volunteers after official visits to both programs. This was a big in-state commitment for Arkansas because Toll is the top-rated player in the state. On film, Toll shows the natural ability of a pass-rusher, and the projection that he could help them right away on third downs is accurate. He uses his length (6-5, 240) and leverage to gain advantages. One thing Toll doesn't do is overextend his wide rush. Often pass-rushers run themselves out of a play and try to run back in it, but Toll keeps a tight route to the pocket, and that's good trait to have.

Arkansas' current class grade: C+

S Doneiko Slaughter (Roswell, GA) commits to Arizona State
The Sun Devils grab another prospect in the southeast with Slaughter, who took a visit to the program in late May. Slaughter (5-11, 175) is going to have to put on some weight to continue to play the hybrid role he plays in high school. Slaughter is more of an in-the-box safety than a pass-coverage guy. He can line up in a blitzing position and go after the quarterback or stay around the line of scrimmage and provide run support.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

OL Tyler Bailey (Edinburg, Texas) commits to TCU
Bailey had been leaning to TCU for a few weeks and finally made the expected decision on his Twitter account. Bailey had reported offers from Missouri, Oklahoma State, USC and others, but the projected guard will go to TCU. Bailey has ideal size (6-4, 280) for a future player on the interior line, and he plays with a serious mean streak. Bailey is a strong player with a good base. He'll have to continue to get better at playing with leverage, but that should come with time.

TCU's current class grade: C+

June 27

OL Akinola Ogunbiyi (Sugar Land, Texas) commits to Texas A&M
Ogunbiyi recently backed out of his commitment to Georgia and flipped to Texas A&M several days later. He moves extremely well for his size (6-3, 325), and he plays low, he plays with leverag, and he absolutely fires off on defenders as a run blocker. Ogunbiyi plays in a flexbone offense in high school, which speaks to his exceptional mobility and his ability to move in space. As a blocker, Ogunbiyi is a destructive force and finishes his block with authority.

Texas A&M's current class grade: B+

OL Alex Atcavage (Bradenton, FL) commits to Florida State
Atcavage is originally from Pennsylvania but has plans to transfer to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for the upcoming season. He is a scheme-versatile swing lineman who can play guard or right tackle. Atcavage has a pretty long, lean frame (6-5, 280) that should serve him well as a right tackle. He's a bit raw in some areas, and a year at IMG should help him with some of his protection concerns and questions about the competition he is facing.

Florida State's current class grade: B+

LB Kalel Mullings (Milton, MA) commits to Michigan
Mullings had been Michigan's top linebacker target, and the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder took his time, visiting Northwestern and Wisconsin, but he eventually settled on becoming a Wolverine. Mullings has shown the ability to play outside or inside linebacker. Michigan will be bringing him in as a middle linebacker, which is probably his best fit. He has the range to control the middle of the field, he can play downhill or stay in coverage. Mullings was being recruited as a running back by some schools, which should give you an idea of the athletic prowess he'll bring to the defense.

Michigan's current class grade: B+

WR Matt Sykes (Honolulu, HI) commits to UCLA
It had been slow rolling in the recruiting circles for UCLA until the past week, and now the Bruins land a big-body (6-3. 205) wide receiver in Sykes, beating out California after the player visited both programs. Sykes isn't the fastest kid on the field, but he works well in space, which is important for a receiver in Chip Kelly's offense because they are expected to turn a 4-5 yard pass into a 12-15 yard gain. Sykes can secure the ball, make the quick move and lower his shoulder to fight for yards. He runs a pretty sharp route and makes himself a big target. This is a good fit for player and program.

UCLA's current class grade: C

LB Graham Faloona (Southlake, Texas) commits to Utah
Faloona took a visit to Utah earlier in the month and chooses the Utes over Air Force, Tulsa and a couple of other programs. He has been a very productive linebacker in high school thus far, and Utah is projecting him to move into the middle of its defense. Faloona has the ideal size (6-3, 205) to become a middle linebacker once he fills out his frame. His natural comfort seems to be playing downhill or reading the play and chasing down the ball-carrier side to side. Pass coverage seems like a red flag initially, but it's hard to tell from his film.

Utah's current class grade: C-

TE Carter Boatwright (Moultrie, GA) commits to Florida State
This was one of two commitments the Seminoles got on the day; both from players who they were able to evaluate in camps. Boatwright is being recruited as more as a blocker, and that's how he has marketed himself to schools, with much of his film showing him driving defenders off the line of scrimmage. Boatwright is a developing receiver and shows some good raw ability that can be refined. Still, any receiving Boatwright does will be secondary because he'll be a crucial part of running game success in Florida State's two-tight end sets.

Florida State's current class grade: B+

RB Blake Corum (Baltimore, MD) commits to Michigan
Michigan's hot run on the recruiting trail continues with Corum, a very impressive speed/power combo running back. Corum has a compact, stout frame (5-9, 185) with the ability to get bigger and maintain his top-end speed - reportedly, 4.45 in the 40. He has good vision and runs with physicality that shows good lower-body strength. Corum can run between the tackles or take the ball to the outside. He's a one-cut runner and doesn't mess around with avoiding contact in space.

Michigan's current class grade: B+

ATH Enzo Jennings (Oak Park, MI) commits to Penn State
Jennings is one of the more exciting athletes in the Class of 2020 and a big get for Penn State after a couple of rough weeks on the recruiting trail. Jennings can play safety or cornerback, and I'd expect to see him play both in his time at Penn State. As a cornerback, Jennings has the ideal size (6-1, 185) to be a lockdown guy and is not afraid to mix things up at the line or down the field. Jennings' ability as a tackler makes him an interesting scheme fit as a safety because he can play near the line of scrimmage and help in run support. But with his ball skills, you want Jennings to be an impactful player in the secondary against the pass.

Penn State's current class grade: B+

June 26

DE De'Rickey Wright (Gadsden, AL) commits to Ole Miss
Wright was one of the earlier commitments to Alabama's 2020 class, and as what often happens with the Crimson Tide, they tend to "adjust" their recruiting board as new targets emerge and they clear off space of the commitments they deem replaceable to make room for shiny new toys. Luckily for Wright, he found a soft-landing spot close by at Ole Miss, and he'll have four years to try and extract revenge on the Crimson Tide if he deems it necessary.

Wright is freakish athlete with a ideal frame (6-4, 220) for an eventual edge rusher. He has a ton of length - a reported 85-inch wingspan - and all kinds of athleticism. He had eight DEFENSIVE touchdowns as a junior in high school and also played quarterback and wide receiver. Ole Miss might have to search and find the right fit for him on the field, but the program will not leave an athlete like Wright on the bench.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B

QB Chubby Purdy (Gilbert, AZ) commits to Louisville
Purdy was one of the last remaining top-end uncommitted quarterbacks in the 2020 class, and he's hoping to put the Louisville program back on the map under the guidance of Scott Satterfield. Kansas State, Arizona State and Michigan State were all in the picture for Purdy. He's a true dual-threat quarterback, having thrown for over 3,400 yards and rushed for over 1,000 as a junior. Purdy is comfortable in the pocket; he'll withstand the heat to throw a deep ball. But he can move, and although he runs a little high, he has good speed for the position. Purdy has blue-chip upside if Louisville can build around him.

Louisville's current class grade: C+

LB Derek Wingo (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Florida
The Gators continued their hot run in June by flipping Wingo from Penn State. Wingo originally joined the Nittany Lions class on Christmas Day in 2018, but that didn't stop several other programs from recruiting him. Florida and Miami seemed to be doing the most work to keep the linebacker in state. Wingo was a former quarterback, and he's transformed himself into a very productive outside linebacker. He is all about tracking plays and going sideline-to-sideline. I think he'll grow into a situational pass-rusher or a reliable outside blitzer as well. This is an excellent pickup for the Gators.

Florida's current class grade: B+

QB Robby Ashford (Hoover, AL) commits to Ole Miss
This is a good fit for Ashford, as he is a prototypical quarterback for a team that likes to do as much run-pass option as Ole Miss. Ashford specializes in the quick-hit passes and the short passes on the run. He can also fake the pass and tuck the ball, using his sub 4.6 speed for big running games. He is a great athlete who should develop into a great quarterback as he learns to make all the throws. He can create space with his mobility and continue to look down the field. At times, Ashford is a little overly confident in the throws that aren't his specialty, but it's a small knock on a definite red-chip quarterback.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B

DT Dallas Walker (Smyrna, TN) commits to Texas A&M
It came down to Texas A&M or Kentucky for the big lineman, and Walker decided on the Aggies after official visits to both schools. Walker (6-4, 315) is about everything you want in a big defensive lineman. He has shown to be athletic enough to play tight end and edge rusher in high school, so if he can keep his weight stable, he will play all across the defensive line. On film, Walker's feet look phenomenal, and it's hard to believe he's carrying 315 pounds around that field. Walker is a big athlete with major upside.

Texas A&M's current class grade: B+

WR A.J. Henning (Frankfort, IL) commits to Michigan
One of the things I thought Michigan was missing last year was another speed player after the departure of Eddie McDoom, who transferred to South Florida. Henning is arguably the best slot receiver prospect in the nation, but he can also play running back at the next level. Michigan will likely use him in both capacities. Henning's reported 4.45 speed doesn't seem to do him justice when you watch him work in space with the football. He's not a natural route runner, but that will come with time. Henning is, however, a natural play-maker and a legitimate touchdown-threat every time he touches the ball.

Michigan's current class grade: B+

RB D.J. Jones (Fayetteville, N.C.) commits to North Carolina
Jones actually entertained leaving the state and took an official visit to Michigan before making the long-expected decision to join the Tar Heels. Jones has the ideal size (5-11, 195) to be an every-down back, and on the film, I saw some good receptions, telling me that he is a good fit who can contribute in multiple areas. Jones is a physical kid too. I love that the first clips on his highlight film are of him smashing people on downfield blocks. Jones has a good speed/power combination as a back because he's not afraid of the contact, but is tough to catch from behind.

North Carolina's current class grade: B

RB DeaMonte Trayanum (Akron, OH) commits to Arizona State
One thing I'll say about the Sun Devils, they have drastically expanded their recruiting footprint in this cycle. Herman Edwards and his staff have pulled recruits from the west coast, Texas, Florida, the deep south, and now they grab Trayanum out of Ohio in Big Ten country. Trayanum is a pure Ohio-style back, running with power, and while not necessarily a burner, he runs faster than his reported 4.65 speed. He is a physical player with the ball and especially without the ball as he also plays safety in high school.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

OL Marcus Harper (Chicago, IL) commits to Oregon
Harper is another player from the heart of Big Ten country that is choosing to continue his play out west for a Pac 12 program. Harper is projected as a guard and while he has some traits to be a right tackle, I think guard is his best fit. He's got good size (6-4, 285) and carries his weight extremely well. Harper is strong and he gets after it with his run blocking. He is quick off the snap and finishes his blocks with authority.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

OT Connor McLaughlin (Tampa, FL) commits to Stanford
McLaughlin had been a hard Stanford lean for a long time and pulled the trigger for the Cardinal after visiting the school in the past week. He also visited UCLA. McLaughlin is still a project at tackle, but one with some incredible upside thanks to his 6-foot-7 frame. He's still growing, having barely played at 240 pounds during his junior year, so he has next to no bad weight and is still very light on his feet. McLaughlin is well coached as his high school program, Tampa Jesuit, employs two former NFL players as offensive line coaches, Tony Mayberry and Jason Odom. McLaughlin has legitimate, blue-chip upside as he grows and continues to develop. The ceiling with him is still undetermined, making this a very promising pickup for Stanford.

Stanford's current class grade: B

WR Jay Brunelle (Shrewsbury, MA) commits to Notre Dame
Brunelle is a pure outside receiver with good size (6-1, 200) and great hands. He does his best work along the sidelines, but he has some speed and can make some things happen in space. It's hard to judge some things on film because it doesn't look like his competition is very good, but I see a big body at wide receiver who can get separation and go up and challenge for the 50-50 balls. Brunelle does good work around the end zone and shows field awareness and the ability to provide a big target.

Notre Dame's current class grade: A-

LB Clyde Washington (Medford, N.J.) commits to Purdue
Washington was originally committed to Temple, but when Purdue came calling, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Washington wanted to play for the same program that his grandfather played for in the 1950s. Washington is a downhill linebacker; he is coming for the big hits and he likes to throw his body around and play a physical game. At times, Washington is all-or-nothing when it comes to those big hits, so he'll have to play a little more disciplined game as he continues to mature and develop.

Purdue's current class grade: B-

DE Antwaun Powell (Portsmouth, VA) commits to Florida
Powell was expected to make an announcement on July 4, but committed to Florida early, choosing the Gators over North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech. Powell has a good frame to be an outside linebacker (6-3, 220) who can do some situational pass rushing in the Gators' 3-4 defense. Powell plays downhill and physical, but he also plays under control and tackles to form. Powell is strong on the pursuit and is hard to stretch plays out on because of his near-elite lateral speed.

Florida's current class grade: B+

DE Quentin Williams (Mallard Creek, N.C.) commits to Miami
Williams chose the Hurricanes over West Virginia and the home-state favorite North Carolina. Williams is already a pretty well-built lineman with ideal length and speed (4.8) to become a productive player on the edge. His first-step is exceptional - almost too good as he can sometimes overrun the play. Luckily, Williams' is good with the backside pursuit and plays under enough control to where he doesn't completely eliminate himself.

Miami's current class grade: B+

June 18

LB Corey Flagg (Houston, TX) commits to Miami
Flagg is a productive football player and will project out as a middle linebacker for Miami. On film, he's very active and good against the run. He aggressively plays the run game and is a pretty physical player despite being a little small for the position (5-11, 210). Flagg is reliable as a tackler in the open field, and he has good athleticism, but he'll have to be protected when he's asked to drop in coverage, especially in the middle of the field, where he can get a little turned around.

Miami's current class grade: B+

JUCO CB Alton Julian (Palo Alto, CA) commits to Colorado
Julian played his high school football at Valley Christian in Palo Alto, Calif., before moving on to the College of San Mateo. He has since seen his recruitment take a major turn for the better, and early in the week the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder committed to the Buffaloes after an official visit there earlier in the month. He chose Colorado over others like Texas A&M, Boise State and Oregon State. Julian's size gives him some scheme versatility. He's shown the ability to be a strong, physical boundary corner in junior college. Julian should match up well with the taller receivers in the Pac-12.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

OL Luke Kandra (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Louisville
Kandra comes from the highly-regarded program at Elder High School, and he has made a name for himself there at a place known for producing good offensive lineman. Kandra is very light on his feet, so it's not a surprise to read that he played quarterback when he was younger and plays basketball in high school. He's extremely aggressive when he engages with a defender. Kandra looks good getting into open space and down the field and should be a promising prospect at guard. He is also more than athletic enough to play center if needed.

Louisville's current class grade: C

S Eric Reed (Shreveport, LA) commits to Ole Miss
This is a big-time commitment for Ole Miss. Reed is the 13th-ranked safety in the 2020 class and becomes a major centerpiece for the 2020 class that Matt Luke and his staff are building. Reed reminds me so much of the recent top draft safeties like Jamal Adams and Derwin James in the sense that he can do anything on a football field. Reed doesn't have the elite speed of those guys, but he has that all-around athleticism that could make him a safety, running back cornerback, wide receiver or linebacker in college and he'd perform well at any of those positions. Reed could easily be a full-time corner at Ole Miss, but I think he'll likely gain another 20 pounds and be a safety/linebacker hybrid who can also drop in coverage. Reed has all kinds of blue-chip potential.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B-

S Chateau Reed (Lawton, OK) commits to Baylor
Reed is projected as a safety, probably because his size (6-2, 175) is too good to pass up in the secondary. His production in high school comes from playing wide receiver, where he had almost 800 yards and 10 touchdowns in his junior year. Reed has all the physical tools to play safety with his length and ball skills from being a receiver. The fundamental aspects of the position, i.e. tackling, coverage, timing, etc., are things he'll have to learn in the transition. Reed needs to play more defense in his senior year to reduce that learning curve.

Baylor's current class grade: C

OT Gerad Lichtenhan (Davis, CA) commits to Colorado
You can't teach size, which Lichtenhan has in abundance at 6-foot-8, 345 pounds. He wins battles with his size and his length, and he needs to improve his athleticism, plus he's a little heavier on his feet than you'd like to see. But again, Lichtenhan's size and length are such strengths, he can still be an adequate blocker without being a great athlete. Lichtenhan needs to play at a much lower pad level and work on his strength and flexibility. He's a project and one worth taking on for the Colorado staff because there's a lot of upside there.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

CB A.J. McCarty (Brownwood, TX) commits to Baylor
McCarty is a great all-around athlete. He won a Texas state championship in the triple jump and also participated on the sprint relay teams at Brownwood High School. He has primarily been a wide receiver in high school, but he's being recruited as a cornerback. Looking at his film, I think his ability with the ball in his hands might be too much to pass up. Even if McCarty doesn't play receiver, I could see him working his way up as a kick returner or punt returner.

Baylor's current class grade: C

DT DeSanto Rollins (Baton Rouge, LA) commits to Ole Miss
Rollins is listed as a Louisiana prospect, but he lived in Natchez, Mississippi until recently, so this is somewhat of an in-state commitment. Rollins is going to be a 300-pounder in the middle of the Rebels' defensive line. He has good length at 6-foot-3, and that allows him use leverage to his advantage. Rollins is pretty good on his feet and moves a little quicker than you would think. He has been a very productive player in high school, with 15 tackles for loss. One thing I love on his film is that he gets his hands up to knock down passes, continuing to use that height advantage.

Ole Miss' current class grade: B-

JUCO OT Trevor Reid (Griffin, GA) commits to Louisville
Played at Spalding County High School in Griffin, Ga., and went to Georgia Military College from there. He will be a junior when he enrolls at Louisville. His freshman film at Georgia Military shows a lineman with good length and very good athleticism. Reid can get out on his blocks and move forward to the second level. Reid is light on his feet and can get physical. He'll have to improve his strength to be an immediate contributor at Louisville and will have two years of eligibility.

Louisville's current class grade: C

LS CB Keylen Gulley (Largo, FL) commits to Iowa
Iowa continues to use its Largo High School pipeline in Florida thanks to the school's head coach, Marcus Paschal, being a former player in the program. Gulley is a combo defensive back with the ability to play either safety or cornerback in college. I would expect Iowa to utilize him as a free safety in some situations and a nickelback in others. Gulley is a good tackler and plays an honest game in run support. He has the speed to be more than capable in coverage as well. Gulley doesn't anything great, but he's a good all-around player.

Iowa's current class grade: B-

OL Hadley Panzer (Lakin, KS) commits to Kansas State
Panzer received a Kansas State offer after he worked out for the coaches at their weekend camp and basically committed on the spot. Panzer is a pure guard who has a strong wrestling background, and it shows in the way he uses his hands, understands how to play with leverage,and gets the lineman he's engaged with off balance and off his feet. This is a good pickup for the program, which needs linemen who play with a bit of a mean streak and aren't afraid to get dirty. Pazner is one of those players who plays with a love of the game and a love of competing.

Kansas State's current class grade: C-

LB Jeff Pietrowski (Lakewood, OH) commits to Michigan State
Pietrowski comes from the storied St. Edward program in Ohio, and he's a downhill, no frills player who tries to go for the bit hits and throws his body all around. He's definitely a middle linebacker type and is going to be at his best against the run or blitzing from the middle of the line. He seems to always be in attack mode, and at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, he's already big enough to be a linebacker in the Big Ten. There isn't much film on his coverage ability, and that's probably something he'll have to work on if he wants to be a three-down player.

Michigan State's current class grade: C

OT Ben Cox (Redford, VA) commits to Vanderbilt
Cox was on a nice run of offers in June with UMass, Appalachian State and Illinois all offering to the 6-foot-5 projected tackle and bring his total up over 20. Cox, however, loved what Vanderbilt had to offer him on the field and academically and spoke of a strong relationship with Commodores offensive line coach Cameron Norcross. On film, Cox looks capable at both tackle and guard, with guard being the position that fits his skill set most right now. Cox has good strength and leg drive; he understands that his power and leverage comes from the bottom up and plays with a solid base. He could get a shot at right tackle or guard and grow into a quality lineman.

Vanderbilt's current class grade: C

June 17

DE Will Anderson (Hampton, GA) commits to Alabama
Alabama just continues to roll and threaten Clemson for the top class in the 2020 recruiting cycle with a commitment from Anderson, the 14th-best defensive end in the 2020 class. Anderson seems to have the perfect size (6-3, 235) for an edge rusher and has got all the tools to match. Anderson's first-step is strong, and he's fast around the corner and switches direction well. He also has good upper-body strength and quick hands. Anderson displays tremendous speed on the backside pursuit. He plays with intensity and plays hard. He is not just looking to live off his natural talent.

Alabama's current class grade: A+

JUCO WR Braden Smith (Flowood, MS) commits to Louisville
Smith has spent the last season at Northwest Mississippi Community College. He originally signed with Mississippi State out of high school and redshirted as a freshman before leaving the program. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound slot receiver took a visit to Louisville in mid-May. He played quarterback at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Miss., and had a productive redshirt freshman year at NW Mississippi, collecting over 500 yards receiving on 45 catches.

Louisville's current class grade: C

RB Peny Boone (Detroit, MI) commits to Maryland
Boone is a very good power back who has a high ceiling and legitimate red-chip potential. Already blessed with college-ready size (6-2, 220), Boone doesn't have great speed, but he's good north-south, and once he gets moving, he looks like a freight train out there. His vision is excellent, and he is decisive. Once he finds the lane he wants to run inc he commits his whole body to the run. Boone's running style is one that can punish a defense if he gets enough carries.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

DE Khari Coleman (New Orleans, LA) commits to Kansas
For a while, it looked like Coleman was a heavy lean to SMU, but Kansas got an official visit at the beginning of June and a commitment two weeks later. Coleman doesn't have the size (6-1, 210) for a natural end, but he has legitimate speed and quickness and should be able to grow into being a good combo outside linebacker who can also double as a situational pass-rusher. Coleman is a good athlete, and Les Miles and his staff continue their plan of rebuilding the roster with the best athletes they can sign.

Kansas's current class grade: C-

DT Patrick Jenkins (Marrero, LA) commits to LSU
Jenkins is a late target for LSU. He participated in the Tigers' camp on June 1 and was offered on the same day. He committed a couple of weeks later. Jenkins is a hard-working, very active defensive lineman with a solid combination of speed and power. Jenkins is very strong, and when he is single blocked, he likes to just bull rush his way up the field and collapse the pocket. One should never question Ed Orgeron and his staff when it comes to defensive lineman. Maybe Jenkins was a little underrated and under-recruited, but he looks like a high-ceiling player.

LSU's current class grade: A

TE Sage Ennis (Tallahassee, FL) commits to Clemson
Ennis was becoming a hot name in recruiting circles in the spring and committed to the defending BCS champions over several offers. He took unofficial visits to Florida State, Maryland and Penn State over the past few weeks. Clemson made an offer to Ennis after he worked out for the coaches during the camp. Ennis is an athletic pass-catching tight end who has played quarterback and wide receiver in high school. He can play wide, play h-back or line up in line and play a slot role. Ennis should prove to be a versatile offensive weapon for the Tigers.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

LB Cal Haladay (Catawissa, PA) commits to Michigan State
Haladay has been a productive player in high school, earning all-state honors as a sophomore and junior. He's an in-the-box linebacker who is going to make an impact with his high motor and hard hits. Haladay (6-1, 195) is going to have to put another 25-30 pounds on to be able to withstand the physical pounding of the Big Ten, but he certainly has the mentality to play middle linebacker. Haladay will have to answer questions about his ability to cover and whether he can run with receivers at the next level.

Michigan State's current class grade: C

CB Tee Denson (Ellenwood, GA) commits to Pittsburgh
Denson took an official visit to Pittsburgh over the weekend and committed to the program after returning home to Atlanta. Denson has good height and long arms, even if he's a little slight in his frame right now (6-1, 170). Pittsburgh wants cornerbacks to be tough off the line of scrimmage and handle press coverage. Denson can do both right now. He's very aggressive with receivers off the line. He does a good job of not getting pushed around, but he'll have to get even stronger in college to handle bigger, more physical guys.

Pittsburgh's current class grade: C

DE Sean Martin (Bluefield, WV) commits to North Carolina
Martin took visited N.C. State, unofficially, and North Carolina, officially, over the weekend and left Chapel Hill ready to pull the trigger for the Tar Heels. Martin has tremendous size for the position (6-6, 255), and I wonder if he'll get up to around 300 pounds and move to the interior. He's strong and good on pursuit, but his pass-rushing skills will need to improve. Martin has a tendency to run himself out of the play and recover. Still, the raw talent and physicality is there. North Carolina's current class grade: B+

OL Trent Howard (Birmingham, AL) commits to Georgia Tech
Howard committed to Georgia Tech less than a month after he was offered. He plays tackle in high school, but it's a primarily for a run-based offense, so the transition to the interior shouldn't be much of a problem. Howard has decent feet, but it's hard to tell without seeing too many pass-blocking clips. He plays with a good edge and a mean streak and seems to take pride in finishing those blocks. I could see him moving to center if his feet are as good as I think.

Georgia Tech's current class grade: C+

TE Caleb Fauria (Attleboro, MA) commits to Colorado
It looked like Fauria was going to stick around the northeast region, but the son of former NFL tight end Christian Fauria wanted to continue the family legacy in Boulder. Fauria is a pure receiver at the position. His size (6-5, 230) gives him a physical advantage when he lines up out wide. Fauria is a good route runner, which is no surprise given his experience around the game. He can grab the high balls and stretch the middle of the field. He is a willing blocker in the few clips of him blocking, but Fauria is more suited to be a versatile play-maker in the passing game.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

ATH Dylan McGill (Mesquite, Texas) commits to Minnesota
McGill got an offer from Minnesota a little more than a week ago and committed after making an unofficial visit to the campus over the weekend. He's an interesting athlete with good size (6-1, 195) and athleticism. McGill plays quarterback in high school and is hoping to transition into a receiver in college. He has good instincts from playing quarterback and can move a little. We'll see whether McGill can make the move in due time.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

June 16

RB Deondre Jackson (Stone Mountain, GA) commits to Texas A&M
Jackson was committed to Auburn at one time but had long since backed off, and now he'll get to face Auburn annually by joining the Aggies class. Jackson is a stoutly built back (5-10, 205), and it looks like he'll be more of big back/full back/h-back type who coach Fisher employs a lot in his offense. Jackson is probably not going to be a game-breaking sort of player but a primary blocker, pass protector, short-yardage back who can occasionally catch passes.

Texas A&M's current class grade: B+

DE Leon Lowery (North Brunswick, N.J.) commits to Syracuse
Lowery picked up an offer from the Orange during their camp. He has only been an edge rusher for one season, but Lowery has speed and the film shows a rather natural fit of his ability to get to the quarterback . He also finished his junior season with 13 sacks. Lowery has a good build and a good frame (6-4, 215) he'll grow into.

Syracuse's current class grade: C

CB DeAngelo Taylor (Tampa, FL) commits to Arizona State
D.J. Taylor cited being around head coach Herm Edwards and assistant Marvin Lewis as his primary reasons for choosing to go cross country and play for the Sun Devils. In the Sun Devils' 3-3-5 defense, Taylor looks like he can play slot, nickel or the outside in certain situations. Taylor has aggressive ball skills; he goes after a pass if he senses the quarterback makes a mistake.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

DT Isaiah Wright (Jersey City, N.J.) commits to Rutgers
This is a significant commitmen for Rutgers head coach Chris Ash, who is on borrowed time after going 7-29 in three seasons. Not only does he need to win some games this coming season, but he needs to show he's recruiting a solid foundation to compete. Wright is a good-looking, versatile defensive lineman who has legitimate red-chip potential and an NFL upside. Wright is a little under-the-radar because he missed his junior year with an injury. He lined up on the end as a sophomore, but he is definitely better suited for the interior.

Rutgers' current class grade: C-

ATH Justin Barron (Suffield, CT) commits to Syracuse
Barron has put on some good size in the past 12 months, and I wouldn't be shocked to see him end up as a tight end because of his background as a wide receiver. Barron could also be linebacker or a defensive end with his size (6-4, 210) and athleticism. Either way, Dino Babers has plenty of time to figure out how Barron fits.

Syracuse's current class grade: C

DE Emmanuel Belgrave (Miami, FL) commits to Pittsburgh
Belgrave is a solid player from one of the best programs in the Miami area. Belgrave's size (6-3, 220) is close to ideal, and he has a lot of length and a good wingspan. Belgrave looks much faster than his reported 5.0 time in the 40, and at Southridge High School, Belgrave is competing against top competition. He looks like an explosive, disruptive linemen who can get around the edge and give Pittsburgh a major boost on defense.

Pittsburgh's current class grade: C

LS WR Quavon Matthews (Largo, FL) commits to Iowa
Largo's head coach, Marcus Paschal, is a former Hawkeye, so it's no surprise that the school has become one of Iowa's main pipelines in Florida. Matthews can play the slot or on the outside, but he looks more comfortable in the middle of the field, where he can create space and opportunities for big plays after the catch. Matthews has decent speed, but he's more quick than fast and is a tough kid who will fight for yards despite being just 5-foot-11, 175 pounds.

Iowa's current class grade: B-

OT Michael Carmody (Mars, PA) commits to Notre Dame
Carmody had some good options with Penn State, Texas A&M and Michigan among the schools battling for his commitment, but Notre Dame was always in a good position. Carmody is a multi-sport athlete in high school and shows the footwork and balance to be success at offensive tackle. He has long arms and a wide body in his 6-foot-6, 280-pound frame. He is strong enough to win battles in high school, but he'll need to get stronger. Carmody wins most of his battles with power and will have to learn how to use his lower body to gain leverage.

Notre Dame's current class grade: B+

JUCO LB Marvin Dallas (New Brunswick, GA) commits to Louisville
Dallas is currently at Georgia Military College and will be a junior when he arrives at Louisville for the 2020 season. Dallas (6-1, 180) is listed as an outside linebacker, and if his size is accurate, he might end up being a hybrid safety. Central Michigan and South Florida were also listed offers.

Louisville's current class grade: C

DT Isaiah Raikes (Richland, N.J.) commits to Texas A&M
What Raikes lacks in height (6-0, 320), he makes up with his quick-twitch movements and natural athleticism on the interior. He has great hands and has some serious raw strength to burst through interior lines that try gang up on him. Raikes isn't exactly like former Aggie Daylon Mack, but he's going to be a tough player to handle in the middle and is going to force offensive lines to double him and leave a pass-rusher one-on-one.

Texas A&M's current class grade: B+

OT Joey Wright (Reno, NV) commits to USC
Wright put together a strong enough performance at the USC camp that the coaches singled him out for additional attention, and it was enough for him to make a commitment. Wright has raw skills, but he comes from a basketball and has some dynamic athletic attributes and footwork along with a 6-foot-6, 290-pound frame. There is a lot of upside with Wright, who is a powerful run blocker and plays with a nice edge. I'm not sold on the quality of competition he is facing, so I can't determine if he in an immediate contributor or someone we'll hear from 2-3 years down the road.

USC's current class grade: B-

CB Michael Dixon (Statesboro, GA) commits to Minnesota
I've watched film on about a dozen Minnesota commitments, and in most cases, I come away thinking that P.J. Fleck and his staff got a steal. Dixon is no different. He's listed as a safety and has the size (6-1, 185), but he plays a hard, downhill game like a linebacker, so I'm thinking that he could put on another 25-30 pounds and be a strong safety/linebacker hybrid. Dixon has very good speed, roughly around 4.5, and he has range to be adequate in coverage. This is a player with red-chip potential who should be ranked higher.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

QB Michael Wright (Atlanta, GA) commits to Central Florida
As Central Florida continues to move forward from the potential ending of Mackenzie Milton's career, the program found a dynamic play-maker in Wright. A great runner with very good speed, reportedly 4.7 in the 40, Wright has the arm strength to make the big throws - maybe too much arm strength. He's going to make those chunk plays with his ability to run and throw on the run. He's in the mold of quarterbacks who Central Florida and head coach Josh Heupel have had plenty of success with.

Central Florida's current class grade: N/A

DE Ty Hamilton (Pickerington, OH) commits to Ohio State
The Buckeyes had a nice in with Hamilton, as his brother, Davon, already plays on the defensive line in Columbus. Hamilton is listed as an end, but I think he's going to grow into an interior guy who will primarily be a three-technique but might move to the end in certain situations. Hamilton will give the Buckeyes a lot of scheme versatility and athleticism. He has good, quick, active hands tp go with very good lower body strength to play with leverage and get offensive lineman off balance.

Ohio State's current class grade: A-

S Donovan Johnson (Harvey, LA) commits to Virginia
Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall loves big defensive backs, so Johnson fits the bill at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds. He's a physical player who really gets after it in the run game. I expect he'll get bigger and do most of his damage playing close to the line of scrimmage. In coverage, Johnson is a good fit for zone coverage where he can see what's happening, diagnose the play and find the best route to getting to the football.

Virginia's current class grade: C

June 15

ATH Jefferson Boaz (Pilot Mountain, NC) commits to North Carolina
North Carolina held its "Showtime Camp" over the weekend and netted a commitment from Boaz, who is a very interesting athlete with family ties to the program. His father, Jay Boaz, punted for the Tar Heels in the early '90s. Jefferson Boaz (6-8, 230) currently plays quarterback, and his film at the position is certainly intriguing. North Carolina already has two quarterbacks committed in this class, so there's a likelihood that Boaz will be moved to tight end initially, and he could end up on the offensive line, where he played at one time before entering high school. Boaz has the ability to get on the field, and it's just a question of where he will fit.

North Carolina's current class grade: B+

DE Claude Larkins (Hollywood, FL) commits to Minnesota
Larkins is one of five commitments who the Golden Gophers received on Saturday, and in my opinion, he's the best of the bunch. Larkins is a two-way player in high school, and he plays both defensive end and tight end pretty well. I could easily see him moving to offense, but Minnesota has done well with tight end recruiting, so Larkins as a defensive end fits a greater need. He can play anywhere on the line and has experience on the interior, so he will give P.J. Fleck and his staff plenty of options.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

S Nehki Meredith (Virginia Beach, VA) commits to N.C. State
Meredith is a player with red-chip potential who would've been higher ranked if he weren't a little undersized (5-10, 175). Despite his size, N.C. State had to beat out some major competition in Nebraska, Penn State, Louisville and Tennessee for his commitment. Meredith can easily move to corner, and in N.C. State's defense, I wouldn't be surprised to see him play a lot of slot corner and some strong safety, as he plays a physical game against the run.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

RB Tirek Murphy (Middle Village, NY) commits to Purdue
Murphy was the Boilermakers' top target in recruiting this cycle, as they wanted to make the 22nd-ranked running back the centerpiece of their class, and he committed to them after an official visit. Murphy has the ideal size (6-0, 220) for a running back in the Big Ten. He's big enough to handle a high volume and the physicality of the conference but fast enough to beat any defender in a foot race. When Purdue gave Jeff Brohm the contract extension to keep him from going to Louisville, it was with the idea that he could bring top players to the program; Murphy is one of those top players.

Purdue's current class grade: C+

OT Aireontae Ersery (Kansas City, MO) commits to Minnesota
Ersery is a natural athlete who is just beginning to scratch the surface of his abilities on the football field. He plays with a good amount of physicality and plays with good leverage. It wasn't a surprise to hear that Ersery had a wrestling background, because it's easy to see with the way he works his hands and how he uses his legs to establish his base. He's hard to move.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

WR Keith Miller (The Colony, TX) commits to Colorado
Miller had originally committed to Texas Tech and backed out of that commitment in December only to commit to Kansas in mid-April. But Miller's commitment to Kansas was never solid, by his own admission. Maybe the third time is a charm. Miller is a taller receiver (6-2, 200), and the expectation is he can provide mismatches on the outside, especially for those jump balls and fade routes in the end zone. Miler plays with his size and tries to beat up smaller defenders.

Colorado's current class grade: C+

KS Brock Travelstead (Dallas, GA) commits to Louisville
Travelstead (6-1, 205) is considered a five-star prospect by Chris Sailer's kicking website and the No. 4 kicker in the Class of 2020. Travelstead was a First-Team All-American in 2018 on Sailer's website, and his evaluation says "[Travelstead hits a pure ball off the goal and easily [in the] 55+ yard range."

Louisville's current class grade: C

LB Cameron Riley (Evergreen, AL) commits to Auburn
Riley continues Auburn's hot run in the month of June. He is one of the top in-state prospects on the board. Riley rates as the 34th-best outside linebacker in the Class of 2020. He has been extremely productive in high school, grabbing over 100 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks. He's going to put on significant weight and probably get up to 235-240 pounds while maintaining dynamic athleticism. Riley is a projected edge rusher and has the perfect skill set for it. He's athletic enough to be serviceable in coverage with his ability to switch directions.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

OT Timothy Lawson (Fort Washington, MD) commits to Louisville
Lawson has the size (6-5, 280) and length to be an ideal tackle in college football. His long arms make him seem closer to 6-foot-7 or 6-foot-8. Lawson is a little raw, and he wins a lot of battles because he's physically superior to his opponents, so he has some things to work on, especially against speed rushers that can get outside of his grasp. Lawson is probably a better run blocker right now and has very good leg strength. His future is at tackle, likely left tackle, and once he gets his pass-blocking fundamentals together, he could be a multi-year starter.

Louisville's current class grade: C

RB Ebony Jackson (Marietta, GA) commits to Maryland
Maryland is likely to take two running backs during this recruiting cycle, and Jackson is a very good start for the program. He has ideal size (6-1, 200) for the running back position and is a versatile player who can run between the tackles, run to the outside, catch passes and stand in the backfield to protect the passer. Jackson has natural play-making skills and looks smooth in the open field where he can navigate through the defense and good to the end zone.

Maryland's current class grade: C+

DE Cedric Johnson (Mobile, AL) commits to Ole Miss
Johnson looks very explosive and difficult to block on film. He is a late-riser on the recruiting trail after some strong camp performances and workouts made him a hot commodity among SEC programs. For starters, Johnson has been timed at under 4.7 in the 40 and at 6-foot-3, 225-pounds, he's everything that program looks for in a natural edge rusher. Johnson is a pure play-maker. Right now, he's a bit of an all-or-nothing guy, but with experience, I expect Johnson will add elements to his game and become a more well-rounded player.

Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

CB Jalen Glaze (Tallahassee, FL) commits to Minnesota
The pipeline from Florida to Minnesota continues for P.J. Fleck, as Glaze was one of three prospects from the Sunshine State to commit to the Golden Gophers on Saturday. Glaze had several power-five offers, including recent ones from Mississippi State and West Virginia. Glaze is a scheme versatile safety; he's big enough (6-0, 187) to play up on the line of scrimmage and help out against the run, and he's smart and savvy enough to play free safety and use his ball skills to make a play in the secondary.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

LB Duane Martin (Laurens, SC) commits to Louisville
Martin flipped to Louisville from East Carolina. He is a projected linebacker, but he also plays on offense, and his first film clip shows him taking a short pass and out running an entire defense for a 75-yard touchdown. Martin (6-2, 235) is a very good athlete and can certainly make a difference as a tight end or an h-back. He even played some running back in high school.

Louisville's current class grade: C

OT Roger Rosengarten (Littleton, CO) commits to Washington
Rosengarten is a long, rangy (6-7, 275) tackle prospect the Huskies had been targeting in this class. Washington will have to replace four of its starting five up front after the 2019 season, so Rosengarten is going to be a big piece of the future. He has a lot of length, long arms and a giant wingspan. That's nice, but length isn't much without the footwork to match it, and this is where Rosengarten really shines. He's got light, quick feet and can get in space well. He's strong and will become even stronger. Rosengarten is a very solid prospect top to bottom and already a red chip with blue-chip potential.

Washington's current class grade: B

CB Ben Onwuzo (Hollywood, FL) commits to Minnesota
A good recruiting job is one where you can convince a recruit to leave sunny Broward County, Florida to spend his winters in Minneapolis. Onwuzo plays like a pure south Florida cornerback in that he is extremely aggressive and confident in his coverage abilities. Like with many corners, occasionally Onwuzo's aggression can work against him, but it's his fearless style of play that got him recruited in the first place. Onwuzo plays a high level of competition and top receivers, making him battle tested in the nation's richest recruiting region.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

LB Krishawn Brown (Tulsa, OK) commits to Kansas
Kansas was Brown's first offer from a power-five school, and it was a mild surprise the Jayhawks beat out Oklahoma State for Brown's commitment. Brown is a very good athlete and is going to be one of the centerpieces of Kansas' class. He's a smart linebacker with good size (6-3, 205) who understands his role on the field and can track down plays sideline to sideline. Brown plays with a high competition level and never gives up on a play.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

OL Kevo Wesley (Chicago, IL) commits to Vanderbilt
Wesley pushed up his commitment about six weeks when he decided Vanderbilt was the place for him after an official visit over the weekend. Wesley has only been playing football for a couple of years, but he's an explosive player. He gets off the ball extremely well and presents a tough obstacle to get around for a defender. Wesley plays with quickness and leverage and looks far more advanced than his experience would tell you.

Vanderbilt's current class grade: C

OL Christian Forbes (Trenton, NJ) commits to Wake Forest
Forbes chose Wake Forest over Rutgers, where his father played football a few decades earlier. He is a good athlete, although a little undersized (6-4, 240) to be an early contributor. Until we see how he handles putting on weight, it's tough to determine if he'll stay at tackle or move inside. Forbes is still pretty young in football, but he's got a nice base of fundamentals as a blocker. He won't be an immediate contributor, but he has good plenty of tools to develop.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C-

OL Josh Kaltenberger (Harmony, PA) commits to Purdue
Kaltenberger committed to Purdue over Colorado State, Buffalo and a few others after working out at Purdue's camp. Even though I'm surprised to see someone of Kaltenberger's height playing center in high school, he's a natural at the position. He executes clean snaps and gets on his block well. Kaltenberger has quality footwork and is a strong finisher with his drive blocking.

Purdue's current class grade: C+

DE Melle Kreuder (Germany) commits to Minnesota
Give Gophers coach P.J. Fleck credit for his willingness to cross border lines and major oceans to find talent. Kreuder is the second player from Europe in Minnesota's 2020 class. Kreuder has good size (6-3, 235) and a frame to easily put on more weight and increase his strength. He's an athletic player who will probably need some time to transition to the speed of the American college football game.

Minnesota's current class grade: C+

June 14

DE Yahya Black (Marshall, MN) commits to Iowa
Somehow Black is an under-the-radar recruit, but I find it hard to believe that 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive ends grow on trees in his home state of Minnesota. Iowa, however, was able to snag his commitment, and I believe Black has potential to be a red-chip player if he can reach his celiing. On film, Black shows great explosion off the ball with his first-step. He has some great raw athleticism and is going to develop well at Iowa.

Iowa's current class grade: C+

DL Kyle Juergens (San Juan Capistrtano, CA) commits to USC
Juergens has been projected as an offensive lineman, either a guard or a center, but he'll be committing to USC as a defensive player with a projection of a defensive end. It's probably the best fit for Juergens, who is a little undersized (6-4, 245) for what USC usually recruits on the interior offensive line. Juergens will put more weight on his frame, but he already has good feet, hands and athleticism to make the transition to defensive end.

USC's current class grade: B-

DE Jake Shipley (Indio, CA) commits to Oregon
Shipley chose the Ducks in a final five of Pac-12 schools that included Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and California. Shipley already has good size (6-4, 250) to play on the end, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him put on 20-25 more pounds to be more scheme versatile and move between the edge and the interior. Shipley plays with full effort, doesn't stop moving, and can blow up a play in the backfield or chase it down from behind.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

DE Kyle King (New Palestine, IN) commits to Michigan State
King decided against in-state programs Purdue and Indiana to go to their Big Ten rival in East Lansing. King has been a very productive player in high school, with nearly 20 sacks as a junior for a team that won a state championship. King has a good frame (6-4, 240), and he'll be able to pack more good weight and strength in college. He has good length, and as a two-way player, he has good athleticism and a love for the game. King projects as a pass-rushing end in college. He can use his hands to get around blockers and win battles with leverage. King is a prospect with a high upside.

Michigan State's current class grade: C+

S John Minkins Jr. (Louisville, KY) commits to Louisville
Minkins is a legacy commitment, as his father John Sr. played for the Cardinals as well. He is a pretty long (6-3, 185) defensive back, but looking at the film, I wouldn't be surprised if Minkins found better luck as a wide receiver at the next level. He has decent coverage skills and seems to track the ball well. But his size might be better served on the offensive end. Minkins would be a big target in the red zone.

Louisville's current class grade: C

RB Trey Benson (Greenville, MS) commits to Oregon
Benson had some pretty good offers out there and chose the Ducks over Mississippi State as a few others. Benson has ideal size for a running back (6-0, 200) and could easily put on an additional 15 pounds. He's a classic combination of speed and power. Even though Benson has very good speed - sub-4.5 in the 40 -, he likes to run with power and can burst through arm tackles. Benson is an above-average receiver as well, which could give him additional opportunities for touches at Oregon.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

QB Chandler Morris (Dallas, TX) commits to Arkansas
Many Arkansas fans had already put Morris' involvement in the class with a permanent marker since it was hard to fathom the son of Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris going anywhere else. Morris won't blow you away with his size (5-11, 175), but he can throw the ball with accuracy and decent arm strength. He threw for over 4,000 yards and 46 touchdowns as a junior for Highland Park, which won the Texas 5A Division I championship. He will always have some pressure being the coach's son, but he can play.

Arkansas' current class grade: C+

LB Trenton Simpson (Charlotte, NC) commits to Auburn
Simpson is the 12th-ranked outside linebacker in the 2020 class and could move into the top ten when the updated rankings come out over the July 4 weekend. Simpson has a good frame (6-2, 220) with long arms, great athleticism and tools across the board. He can run around a 4.65 in the 40 and has the first-step explosion to get by an offensive lineman right off the snap. Simpson has the athleticism and ability to change direction should help him in coverage situations. He is definitely a blue-chip with a high ceiling.

Auburn's current class grade: B+

RB Myles Price (The Colony, TX) commits Oklahoma State
Price is a versatile offensive athlete who could end up in the backfield or in the slot and provide a play-maker in a variety of ways. He's not super fast, but he is quick and agile and once he finds an opening, he'll accelerate quickly. Price is a very skilled pass catcher and had over 1,000 yards receiving in his sophomore year of high school. He's not big (5-8, 165), but he's solid and well-built. He'll be able to add more strength and not sacrifice his speed.

Oklahoma State's current class grade: B-

WR Dexter Rentz Jr. (Ocoee, FL) commits to Louisville
Rentz is a two-way player in high school, but he'll focus solely on receiver at Louisville. I could definitely see him moving around on the field, playing some wide, some in the slot and definitely contributing on the return teams. Rentz has great ball skills, which he showed on defense when he grabbed five interceptions in a single game as a sophomore.

Louisville's current class grade: C

RB John Gentry (Houston, TX) commits to Arkansas
Gentry had over 1,000 yards rushing as a junior to help North Shore win the Texas Class 6A Division I state championship. Gentry is a versatile back - he can catch passes, he can return in between the tackles, he has the speed to get wide. He has a good running back body (5-10, 185), but he'll need to add weight to deal with those SEC defenses.

Arkansas' current class grade: C+

DL Kevon Billingsley (East St. Louis, IL) commits to Missouri
Missouri has hit the metro St. Louis area hard this cycle, and Billingsley becomes the Tigers' sixth commitment from that area. Billingsley (6-4, 247) could easily grow into a defensive tackle, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him end up as a three-technique. Billingsley has speed, but he's not a pure speed rusher. He can use his hands well and has the strength to physically move high school linemen out of the way. His upper-body strength will have to continue to increase as he moves up a level.

Missouri's current class grade: C

June 13

LB Jason Walling Jr. (Kelzer, OR) commits to Oregon State
Walling decided to commit to Oregon State and follow the footsteps of his father, Jason Sr., who played for the Beavers in the early '90s. Walling is already pretty big (6-1, 225) and is probably going to settle in the middle, where he can play close to the line of scrimmage and bring an additional physical presence to front seven and on run defense.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

S Jake Newman (Bellflower, CA) commits to UCLA
Newman decided against joining his older brother Chase at Colorado and instead will play for another Pac-12 school. Newman plays with strength, and he is a hit machine, especially in the run game. He runs well and has range to track down plays across the field. UCLA needs more physical players on defense, and Newman is a nice start.

UCLA's current class grade: C

DT Henry Bryant (Delray Beach, FL) commits to Louisville
Bryant took an official visit to Louisville at the end of May and committed to the program a couple of weeks later. He's a little undersized (5-11, 275), but head coach Scott Satterfield wants his defensive linemen to be quick and is willing to sacrifice a little size for the quickness. Bryant has a great first-step and has the ability to line up across the defensive line, with his best fit as an under tackle. Bryant should find a consistent role with the Cardinals.

Louisville's current class grade: C

CB Joseph Wilson (Houston, TX) commits to Kansas State
Wilson has been one of Kansas State's top targets for several months, and he finally committed to the Wildcats over Arizona, Kansas and Oregon State. Wilson is easily the most impressive player in Kansas State's class right now. He's a big cornerback (6-1, 185) who has the ability to play lockdown coverage at times. Wilson is an aggressive player off the line, and he takes pride in being on an island against the opposing team's top receiver.

Kansas State's current class grade: C

OL Frank Thompson (Peoria, AZ) commits to Arizona State
Thompson was offered after participating in Arizona State's camp and committed a few days later. He is still learning in terms of his technique and fundamentals, but he plays with a real mean streak and gets after it on his blocks. Thompson has good strength and plays with a high motor. He might not be a contributor when he steps on campus, but he has some upside and will get on the field.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

LB Alex Muti (Kealakekua, HI) commits to BYU
Muti moved to Hawaii from Utah eight years ago, and he decided to return to the Beehive State over offers from Oregon State, Boise State, Hawaii and others. Muti is a little slight in the build (6-3, 190) for an edge rusher, but he has the frame to add a considerable amount of weight. As a pass-rusher, Muti is an explosive player who has been very productive through high school. He'll have to show a little more in pass coverage to be a complete outside linebacker.

BYU's current class grade: C-

S Gunner Maldonado (Chandler, AZ) commits to Northwestern
Maldonado might not have ideal size for a cover safety (5-11, 180), but he has great instincts, athleticism and play-making skills. He is a two-way player in high school and a very productive wide receiver. He uses a lot of those same skills on defense and has very good ball skills. Maldonado gets to the football and can play at the line, but he's better playing center field where he can read the play and track the football.

Northwestern's current class grade: C+

OL Micah Soliai Howlett (Kahuku, HI) commits to Arizona State
Howlett is an athletic, tough blocker who has great size (6-3, 295) and doesn't carry a lot of bad weight on his frame. He is a fundamentally sound blocker who really excels in the run game when he can get engaged with a defender and drive them to the ground or out of the play. Howlett will need to hold his ground a little more as a pass blocker, but his footwork is sound.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

KS Jared Zirkel (Kerrville, TX) commits to Georgia
Zirkel is rated as a five-star kicker and No. 11 in the nation according to Kohl's Kicking. Zirkel kicked a 59-yard field goal during his junior season.

Georgia's current class grade: A

S Nick Turner (New Orleans, LA) commits to Georgia Tech
Turner committed to Georgia Tech about a week after visiting the school on an unofficial visit. Turner is a speedy player in the secondary, but that is mostly straight-line speed than lateral and transitional speed right now. Turner has played wide receiver, safety and cornerback in high school, and it'll be interesting to see if he sticks at safety because he could easily be a speedy guy in the slot. As an athlete, Turner will give Georgia Tech some options.

Georgia Tech's current class: C+

S Beau Brade (Clarksville, MD) commits to Maryland
Brade is likely going to end up as a strong safety. He is stronger in defending the run and playing around the line of scrimmage than playing in the deep middle and covering passes. As a run stopper, Brade is a pretty good form tackler and an overall physical player. Grade will have to improve his fundamentals in coverage, specifically his footwork, which can be choppy at times. Brade is a good athlete and a good fit for a defense that wants to be more physical and faster.

Maryland's current class grade: C

June 12

JUCO DT Perrion Winfrey (Roselle, IL) commits to Oklahoma
Winfrey is a project junior college All-American finishing his time at Iowa Western Community College. The Sooners are going to be in a position of needing immediate contributions on the defensive line in 2020, and Winfrey is a plug-and-play guy. He might not be in Norman for more than one year, but the big-body tackle (6-4, 305) is going to be a very talented addition to the depth chart.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

OT Mason Richman (Stilwell, KS) commits to Iowa
Iowa has a history of getting good athletic linemen and transforming them into NFL draft picks on the offensive line. Richman's skill set current says defensive end. He's 6-foot-6, 250 pounds with long arms and above-average quickness. Iowa sees him as a tackle, and he has the movement and footwork to be a great athletic player on the offensive line as he puts on size and adds to his upper-body strength. It might take a couple of years for Richman to get constant reps on the field, but he has a lot of upside because of his physical gifts.

Iowa's current class grade: C+

LB Will Shaffer (Scottsdale, AZ) commits to Arizona State
Shaffer is a solid athlete who plays a little bit of everything on the football field. He has lined up at wide receiver and right end as well different positions on the defense. He's a linebacker for college, as he has the skill set to man the middle or move outside and become a situational pass-rusher. Shaffer shows a high football IQ on film, and is good with anticipation, closing space and reading plays quickly. He's definitely someone who can become a coach on the field.

Arizona State's current class grade: C+

CB Gavin Holmes (Metairie, LA) commits to Colorado
Holmes is a speed cornerback who will need to add mass to his 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame when he gets to the next level. But Holmes' speed isn't just a passing thing, he is an absolute blazer who runs under 4.4 in the 40. With that sort of speed, he'll find his way on the field, especially in the return game.

Colorado's current class: C+

OT Kobe Baynes (Jacksonville, FL) commits to Louisville
Baynes is the eighth commitment for Louisville since the start of the month. The Cardinals have hit the state of Florida pretty hard during this run. Baynes (6-4, 300) is a real grinder on the line. He is a physical kid; he plays with a clear mean streak. For the areas Baynes lacks in, he makes up for with aggression and just getting back to the simple solution of blocking the guy in front of you as hard as possible. Baynes projects as a tackle or a guard with his arm length.

Louisville's current class grade: C

CB Lovie Jenkins (Ocoee, FL) commits to Tennessee
Jenkins took an unofficial visit to Tennessee a day after visiting Kentucky but didn't leave Knoxville without a commitment. Jenkins isn't tall, but he has good size (5-10, 185) and plays a good aggressive style on the edge, where he's not afraid to mix it up with a wide receiver when the opportunity presents itself. Jenkins plays a lot of safety in high school, so he has some scheme versatility at the next level.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

DE Kyle Kennard (Altanta, GA) commits to Georgia Tech
Kennard decided to stay in state with Georgia Tech after a good official visit. The Atlanta-area prospect was also considering a hard press from Arizona State. Kennard is a speed guy and has a good frame (6-4, 200), but he probably is not big enough to play as an end immediately. I expect he'll start as an outside linebacker who will primarily be used as a pass-rusher and eventually put on the 50-60 pounds needed to be an end.

Georgia Tech's current class: C+

June 11

LB Quandarrius Robinson (Birmingham, AL) commits to Alabama
Robinson, the No. 15 outside linebacker in the 2020 class, was originally committed to Auburn over the summer, but he re-opened his recruitment in January and will now try to torture Auburn for the next four years. Robinson can do a lot of things on the field; he can be an edge rusher and get after the quarterback, but he can also play coverage like a outside linebacker. Robinson is a fast player, running a 4.6 in the 40, and shows exceptional closing speed. He has a big frame (6-4, 215), and I wouldn't be shocked to see him get to 250 pounds or more while maintaining his top-end athleticism.

Alabama's current class: A+

JUCO OL Sebastien Dolcine (Hollywood, FL) commits to Mississippi State
Dolcine played at Miramar High School in Broward County, Florida and committed to Kentucky out of high school. He redshirted there in 2017 and then transferred to Iowa Western College first and then Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss. The next stop for Dolcine will be Mississippi State. Dolcine was bigger out of high school - 320 pounds - than he is now - 295 pounds -, but he is showing more athleticism, especially in the run-blocking game.

Mississippi State's current class grade: B-

DE Austin Collins (Louisville, KY) commits to Louisville
Collins is the first in-state commitment for Louisville in the 2020 class. He is a two-way linemen, and Louisville reportedly has more interest in him playing on the offensive line. He has the frame (6-4, 260) to develop into a guard or center. If Collins stays on offense, he's going be put inside where his athleticism will really shine with his ability to take on multiple blockers on a play. Collins has good arm length, and as he gains upper-body strength, I could see Collins becoming a major contributor.

Louisville's current class grade: C

RB Jaylin Richardson (Kansas City, KS) commits to Kansas
Richardson has good size (6-0, 195), but his reported 4.9 speed was enough for a lot of schools to back off. Richardson will not be confused for a burner, but on film, he looks faster than reported and has the potential to be a good player. Richardson is a between-the-tackles running back who can carry the ball in high volume and move the chains.

Kansas' current class: C-

LB D'Eryk Jackson (Dublin, GA) commits to Kentucky
Kentucky dipped into the Peach State to grab Jackson, who looks like he could be the future middle linebacker in the Kentucky defense. Jackson is physical player as a pure hitter. He doesn't mess around with a lot of arm tackling; Jackson is trying to get his body lined up to the ball-carrier and run through them. He is very good at reading and reacting to the play, closing ground quickly and throwing his body around. Jackson will have to play under control a little more, although not at the expense of his aggressive mentality.

Kentucky's current class grade: B

LB Muelu Iosefa (Milliani, HI) commits to California
Iosefa committed to California after his official visit last weekend. His brother Jordan is a linebacker at USC, but Muelu Iosefa found the scenery and situation at Berkeley more to his liking. Iosefa is listed as an outside linebacker, but on film, he looks like he's more comfortable in the box and playing the run. In coverage, Iosefa is a bit of a wild card. He shows a great motor and effort, but it seems like he doesn't always anticipate where the ball is going to go and gets his feet a little tangled.

California's current class: C

TE Ezemdi Udoh (Fayetteville, NC) commits to N.C. State
Udoh is a great looking player off the hoof at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds. He is currently playing on both sides of the ball, and physically, he looks like a defensive end. Udoh is projected as a tight end, and his film at that position is impressive too. He's a willing blocker in the run game, getting physical with defenders and being unafraid to challenge them. As a receiver, he needs some route development, but he understands how to make himself a target, especially in the red zone.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

OL Jason Brooks (Houston, TX) commits to Vanderbilt
Brooks is a pure guard at 6-foot-4, 290 pounds, and I love the way he blocks on counters and pulls. He gets a little head of steam and can stand up a defender. Brooks has moved around from guard to tackle in high school, and he just seems more natural at guard, where he can get in space and charge after a defender. Brooks could be a very good asset to the Commodores' power running game.

Vanderbilt's current class grade: C

OT Jonathan Adorno (Rolesville, NC) commits to N.C. State
N.C. State has five offensive line commitments now. Adomo is likely to be a right tackle or a guard when it's all said or down. Adamo is a block finisher - if he gets his hands engaged with a defender, he's driving his legs and trying to put that defender on the ground. There's the kind of aggressive blocking that make me think Adamo will be a solid guard in the ACC. He is not as aggressive on pass blocks, but he stands his ground very well.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

OT Robert Scott (Conway, AR) commits to Ole Miss
Six of Ole Miss' 13 commitments are going to play on the line of scrimmage. Scott chose Ole Miss over Arkansas and had a nice list of offers for good reason. I think Scott could develop to play tackle on either side, and he has good size (6-5. 295) and good weight distribution. He has a good base along with adequate upper-body strength, plus he'll get stronger. Scott works his blocks from the bottom up, and he can be very tough once he gets his hands on a defender. He is a quality prospect with red-chip potential.

Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

OT Grant Jackson (Brookhaven, MS) commits to Mississippi State
Mississippi State got two offensive line commitments this week. Jackson might need a couple of seasons of seasoning, but he's a pretty good athlete. He has a good bend and gets off the snap well. His body composition (6-6, 300) says that he'll end up as a tackle, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him play guard first before sliding over after gaining some experience.

Mississippi State's current class grade: B-

KS Ben Sauls (Tipp City, OH) commits to Boston College
Adam Tanalski, the operator of the Hammer Kicking Academy, said in a tweet that Sauls is "the best kicker in America, kicked for everyone, offered to kick against anyone. Kid is just made different. BC got a gem."

Boston College's current class: C+

LS Wesley Schelling (Nashville, TN) commits to Vanderbilt
Kohl's kicking describes Schelling as "one of the best all-around prospects in the country due to his size, athleticism and snapping ability. Not to mention he is also a top-level student and someone who can play for any program in the country."

Vanderbilt's current class grade: C

June 10

OL Tate Johnson (Hogansville, GA) commits to Auburn
Johnson spend last weekend at Auburn and chose the Tigers over Georgia Tech and Florida State. Johnson, at 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, could grow into a right tackle or end up at guard. For either position, Johnson brings good athleticism and plays with excellent leverage and a great base. He is a very capable pass blocker and a willing run blocker. Johnson is pretty physical in blocking for the pass or run, and while he could be a little more active with his hands on run blocking, that comes with time. Johnson is a potential red-chip player who has a lot of upside.

Auburn's current class grade: B

JUCO DE Ali Gaye (Edmonds, WA) commits to LSU
Gaye has went through the recruiting ringer to get to LSU. He originally signed with Washington out of high school but has since had a stint at Arizona Western Junior College and is currently at Garden City Community College in New Jersey. Gaye is an elite athlete who is a very underdeveloped football player. He played basketball and soccer until his senior year of high school, so he can run, run and run some more. LSU has a very interesting, intriguing prospect in the fold. Gaye's athleticism gives him incredible upside.

LSU's current class grade: A+

LB Nick Herbig (Honolulu, HI) commits to Wisconsin
Hawaii will never likely be a recruiting pipeline for Wisconsin, but Herbig found his way to Madison and liked it so much he chose the Badgers over several offers from Pac-12 programs. Herbig is a very athletic linebacker who can get the job done as a pass-rusher and has good coverage skills. Hawaii high schools almost exclusively run high-volume passing offenses, so Herbig is well conditioned in coverage. He has good size already (6-2, 215) and can likely put on 20-25 pounds without sacrificing much athleticism.

Wisconsin's current class grade: B

S Jared Greenfield (Harbor City, CA) commits to Oregon
Greenfield had recently decided to push his commitment back to early August before deciding to keep his original date and commit to long-time leader Oregon over USC and North Carolina. Greenfield is a two-way player in high school, but he'll move to the defense exclusively in college. He's a tough competitor and a play-maker. When Greenfield forces a turnover on defense, he's looking to make something happen with the ball in his hands.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

DT Quinton McCoy (Valrico, FL) commits to Illinois
McCoy is a productive lineman who was part of one of the best defenses in Florida high schools last season. McCoy took an official visit to Illinois over the weekend and felt good about where Lovie Smith's program is headed. Whether in college or the NFL, Smith always loved athletic three-techniques on the line who weren't always the biggest but played with speed and tenacity. McCoy is definitely cut from that cloth. He has a motor that doesn't stop, which shows in backside pursuit. McCoy should be a multi-year starter for the Illini.

Illinois' current class grade: C

WR Kyler Pearson (Tulsa, OK) commits to Kansas
Pearson went to Kansas' camp and earned an offer. He isn't big enough (5-8, 155) to play anything outside of the slot, but he has good hands and really good speed. I could easily see Pearson being a major part of the kick-return game and someone regularly used on jet sweeps and bubble screens.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

WR Clarence Lewis (Middletown, NJ) commits to Notre Dame
Notre Dame is putting the finishing touches on a very good class of receivers and tight ends. Lewis, however, played both wide receiver and cornerback in high school and could easily line up on defense. It's with the film on defense that Lewis really shines. He's a physical player off the line who plays smart football and is a reliable tackler. Lewis has good size (5-11, 185) and adequate speed, but his speed isn't going to be where he wins his battles. Lewis has great field awareness and plays with a competitive edge.

Notre Dame's current class grade: B+

OT Joshua Braun (Live Oak, FL) commits to Georgia
Braun comes from great stock. His oldest brother, Trey, was a 3-year starter for Georgia Tech early in the decade, and his older brother Parker started at Georgia Tech for three years before transferring to Texas through the portal. Joshua Braun will play at Georgia Tech's rivals and gives the Bulldogs another strong prospect up front. Braun is a unique athlete. He plays lots of tennis, which is an interesting choice for a 6-foot-6, 330-pound lineman. And the tennis certainly gives him an advantage in terms of using his feet and hands. Braun is a physical presence up front. He's a tough player from a tough program in high school. Georgia continues quietly putting together a top-tier class.

Georgia's current class grade: A+

WR Joey Hobert (San Juan Capistrano, CA) commits to Washington State
Well, this is interesting, Hobert's dad is Billy Joe Hobert, a former NFL quarterback who played his college ball at Washington. That might make Thanksgiving around the Hobert house interesting during the Apple Cup, but for the younger Hobert, he's a good fit for the high-volume passing that Washington State does. He's not necessarily a burner - 4.6 in the 40 - but he has good hands, runs crisp routes and understands how to get open.

Washington State's current class grade: C

June 9

OL Sean Hill (Snellville, GA) commits to N.C. State
Hill comes from the highly-regarded Brookville program in the suburban Atlanta metro area. Most of the film I saw on Hill was at right tackle, and he could probably play there in college. He plays with some leverage and really good feet to drive a defender out of the way. Sometimes, linemen get a little too pancake happy, but I like that Hill understands his goal is to take the defender as far away from the ball-carrier as possible. Hill is aggressive and Georgia tough. N.C. State got a solid one.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

DE Cody Stufflebean (McPherson, KS) commits to Kansas State
Stufflebean seemed like he was leaning to Wisconsin, but he received and offer from Kansas State at the beginning of the month and committed less than two weeks before a planned official visit to Wisconsin. Stufflebean was fairly productive in high school as a junior. He has tested well, running a 4.8 in the forty and showing the movement of a future edge rusher, to get on recruiting radars. This is a great in-state pickup for Chris Klieman in his first class.

Kansas State's current class grade: C

TE Matthew Hibner (Burke, VA) commits to Michigan
In the first film I saw of Hibner, he must not have weighed more than 195-200 pounds. He has since put on some weight then, however, and is listed at around 230 pounds. Michigan made him an offer in late May, and Hibner committed after a weekend visit. As a receiver, I was impressed with what I saw from Hibner. He was lining up all over the field, winning jump balls and stretching the middle of the field. He might project best as more of a h-back in college.

Michigan's current class grade: B

OT Grant Toutant (Warren, MI) commits to Ohio State
It has been a rough couple of days for the Nittany Lions and their offensive line class that was once in the top five. First, Aaryn Parks, the 13th-ranked offensive tackle in the 2020 class, decided to back away from his Penn State commitment. And a day later, Toutant flipped from Penn State to the Big Ten rival Ohio State. Toutant is a big, rangy tackle prospect with long arms and a great initial punch. He has great size at 6-foot-7, 320 pounds, although he will have to improve his conditioning a little. Toutant is a big commitment for Ryan Day in his first class.

Ohio State's current class grade: A-

DE Jah Joyner (Danbury, CT) commits to Boston College
Joyner was getting a full press from Big Ten programs like Minnesota, Indiana and Nebraska but committed to the Eagles after his official visit the past weekend. Joyner looks like a natural edge type of player and clearly has some good pass-rushing qualities and the explosion to get off the snap and up the field quickly. It was hard to get an idea of his run-stopping abilities on the film, but as a pass-rusher, he could really be a good one.

Boston College's current class grade: C+

CB Richard Agyekum (Netherlands) commits to Minnesota
Agyekum will be going a long way to play college football after traveling from the Netherlands to visit and commit to the Golden Gophers. Agyekum isn't very tall, and a he's a little slight on the frame (5-8, 155), but he has great natural movements and really natural cover skills. He was considered one of the top performers coming from the 247Sports' European camp in April.

Minnesota's current class grade: C

OT Jalen Rivers (Orange Park, FL) commits to Miami
It's been a while since Miami got a highly touted offensive tackle into the program. You can go as far back as Seantrel Henderson, who played for the Hurricanes from 2010-2013. Even that was a bit of a lucky break, as Henderson had signed with USC but got released after the NCAA brought down sanctions against the Trojans. Rivers, however, is a recruiting win for Manny Diaz and his staff, beating out Florida and Georgia for the 6-foot-6, 330-pounder. Rivers is a very good run blocker; he's maybe a little aggressive, but he's got strong hands and moves his feet well. Rivers also moves pretty well laterally. He can also stop a rusher in their tracks with his punch, and he uses his length to keep rushers out of the play.

Miami's current class grade: B+

LB Demouy Kennedy (Theodore, AL) commits to Alabama
As much as the Crimson Tide recruit nationally, they rarely let the in-state blue-chip prospects get away. Kennedy is the ninth-ranked outside linebacker in the class, and the Crimson Tide held off LSU for his commitment. Kennedy is a physical presence on the field - an aggressive, almost violent tackler who makes plays with speed and pursuit. Kennedy's athletic numbers are off the charts, and at times, he's so athletic, he might run himself out of the play, but he'll get control of that as he continues to grow and develop. Kennedy is another elite athlete on a team full of elite athletes.

Alabama's current class grade: A+

JUCO CB Lakevias Daniel (Louisville, MS) commits to Ole Miss
Daniel, who is currently at Jones County Junior College in Ellsville, Miss., camped at Ole Miss over the weekend and committed on the spot. He reportedly ran a sub-4.5-second time in the 40 time, and that sort of top-end speed will get anyone's attention. Daniel is a little slight in his frame (6-0, 155), so he'll have to put on size to make a dent in the SEC against the bigger receivers, but his speed alone gives Ole Miss the option to use him as a slot corner.

Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

JUCO WR Norval Black (Germantown, MD) commits to Penn State
Black is currently playing at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Penn., He is pretty long, but not very big at 6-foot-1, 160 pounds. He has big-time speed, and it showed in his freshman year at Lackawanna, where he caught 15 passes for 445 yards - nearly 30 yards per catch - and five touchdowns. Penn State was Black's first offer, and apparently, the only one he needed.

Penn State's current class grade: B

OT Luke Shouse (Brentwood, TN) commits to Ole Miss
Shouse was one of four commitments for Ole Miss on Sunday. He's projected as a tackle, and that's where he worked out at for Ole Miss. He has the size of a defensive end/tight end (6-6, 245). He's just learning the offensive line, and I'm curious to see how he develops in his senior year of high school. The athleticism of playing defensive end is evident; he has good long arms and a good wingspan and shows great range and hand work. Obviously, the offensive line is a different beast so can he pack on the mass, at least 40-45 pounds, and maintain those athletic qualities. If not, he can always move back to defense.

Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

DE A.J. Beatty (Pittsburgh, PA) commits to North Carolina
Beatty had been leaning toward North Carolina for a bit but made his commitment earlier than expected on Sunday. North Carolina envisions the 6-foot-5, 250-pound end as a natural edge rusher. I'm not as excited about his natural pass-rushing skills. I think Beatty is very good against the run, and he's good at getting to the quarterback when the play breaks down. He'll have to improve his first-step and his explosion off the snap to fulfill more of a natural pass-rushing role.

North Carolina's current class grade: B

RB Kentrel Bullock (Columbia, MS) commits to Ole Miss
Bullock looks like a potentially nice all-purpose back who has good size (5-10, 195) and is going to put 10-15 more pounds on him to really become a feature back in the SEC. Bullock received an Ole Miss offer during the team's camp and quickly committed a day later. He is a home-run hitting, legitimate 4.4-4.45 speed in the 40 with the ability to run between the tackles and catch passes. Bullock's lateral speed isn't like his North-South speed, so he might have to be a one-cut-and-go sort of back, but he can also catch passes out of the backfield and work in open space.

Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

OT Gerald Mincey (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Florida
The Gators lost out to Miami in the battle for Jalen Rivers, and it looks like they will lose out to Georgia for Parker Braun. So getting a commitment from Mincey was a big deal. Mincey plays with bad intentions - a clear mean streak that showed itself in a camp earlier in the year when a competitor got under his skin during the event. He has some footwork issues and is going to need to lean up a little to get rid of some bad weight and then put on some good weight. But Mincey is a strong player with very good upside.

Florida's current class grade: B+

OL Kahlil Benson (Southaven, MS) commits to Ole Miss
Tennessee had recently offered and was coming on strong for Benson, but his relationships and time spent at Ole Miss won out as the Rebels program under Matt Luke landed four commitments on Sunday. Benson is listed as a guard, but I think Ole Miss is projecting the 6-foot-6, 320-pound prospect as a tackle and one who can put his hand in the ground. Benson has nice footwork and combines it with good hands and upper-body strength. He plays with leverage and finishes blocks once engaged.

Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

June 8

WR Troy Omeire (Sugar Land, TX) commits to Texas A&M
Texas A&M had been the leader for Omeire, and the big wide receiver came through for the Aggies over the weekend. Jimbo Fisher always does a great job of stocking receivers, and he likes bigger, more physical players on the outside. Omeire meets that standing (6-3, 215), and he reminds me a little of Dwayne Bowes's type of size and skill set. Omeire doesn't have burner speed, but he's a longer strider and covers a lot of group with each set. He has great balance and fundamentals when it comes to looking the ball into his hands. He is a monster on 50/50 balls and in the red zone. With Omeire joining Demond Demas and Muhsin Muhammad III, the Aggies have a top-five wide receiver class.

Texas A&M's current class grade: B+

S Jordan Toles (Baltimore, MD) commits to LSU
Ho-hum, another day and another blue-chip prospect commits to the Tigers. Toles' commitment puts LSU back in the No. 2 spot behind Clemson and ahead of Alabama. Toles is the fifth-rated safety in the Class of 2020, and add his commitment with the recent commitment of Major Burns, and the Tigers have a blue-chip prospect and a red-chip prospect in the secondary. Toles is a top-tier athlete who is also a top basketball player. He has the explosion, the ball skills, the timing and the size/range (6-2, 190) to play safety at a high level. Toles isn't just a pass defender either, he is a willing and able tackler who loves to play the physical game. LSU has one of the three best secondary classes in the nation.

LSU's current class grade: A+

OL Trai Jones (Abbeville, SC) commits to South Carolina
Jones is the Gamecocks' fifth commitment of June, and the recent run has shot their overall class into the top 20. Jones did not have an offer when he began his weekend camp at South Carolina, but he ran a remarkable 4.7 40 at South Carolina's camp. With that sort of athleticism and a frame (6-2, 260) to build more mass, Jones looks like the Gamecocks' center of the future. On film, Jones is an excellent fundamental prospect. He plays like he's a student of the game, grasping the technical aspects and using his strength from the bottom up to control his space.

South Carolina's current class grade: B

OT Faaope Laloulu (Honolulu, HI) commits to Oregon
Laloulu is one of the biggest prospects in the class of 2020 at 6-foot-7, 385 pounds. Clearly, a guy this size will show up on film, and Laloulu is the biggest, baddest man on the tape. He has good feet, better feet than I've seen from guys who are much lighter. He plays both guard and tackle in high school and could play either in college. He's a two-way player in high school, and you can imagine how tough it is to knock a 385-pound player off his block. Regardless of position, Laloulu will have to shed at least 40 pounds to play in Oregon's offense. If he loses more weight, he could be a viable left tackle option. We'll see.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

LB Kershawn Fisher (Slidell, LA) commits to Kansas
Fisher went to Kansas' camp as a Louisiana Tech commitment and left as a future Kansas Jayhawk. New head coach Les Miles was going to target Texas and Louisiana as secondary states to find talent for Kansas, and in Fisher, the Jayhawks are getting a quick, athletic edge rusher. He's not big, but he's longer than his 6-foot-2, 210-pound size would indicate. Fisher will have to put on weight, but not too much because his speed-rushing abilities are his biggest strength.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

LB Antonio Doyle (St. Louis, MO) commits to Missouri
Missouri has generally done a good job at keeping the top in-state talent at home, looking at Doral Green-Beckham or Drew Lock or Terry Beckner Jr., so it was no surprise that Doyle, the No. 10 outside linebacker in the 2020 class, was a top target and a must-have commitment. Doyle committed on his official visit, and if the Tigers can hold off Texas A&M and Oklahoma down the stretch, he'll be the centerpiece of the Tigers' class. Doyle is a likely day-one contributor and multi-year starter at the position whether he's inside or outside. He can play all three downs and is a scheme versatile player that can be an edge rusher if needed.

Oregon's current class grade: B+

RB Jutahn McClain (Fairfield, OH) commits to Kentucky
Kentucky received a commitment from another Ohio running back prospect, Torrance Davis, on Friday and then added McClain to the backfield the following day. McClain will be a great complement to Davis in that he can line up all over the field. McClain will be in the backfield, and he can run jet sweeps, or maybe line up on the perimeter for a quick screen or the slot for a short route. McClain will give the Wildcats some options and versatility in the backfield.

Kentucky's current class grade: B

JUCO DE Tavis Shippen (Murrieta, CA) commits to Oregon State
Oregon State will need some immediate help on the defensive line in 2020, and Shippen is a guy who is physically ready to contribute once he gets on campus. Shippen originally played at Vista Murrieta High School and had a productive freshman year at Mt. San Jacinto College. UCLA, Oregon and Arizona State were also in play.

Oregon State's current class grade: C

CB Theron Stroops (Lancaster, TX) commits to Baylor
Stroops got a positive evaluation from Baylor before camping in Waco, and he committed shortly after the school extended an offer. Listed at 6-foot-1, 175, Stroops is closer to six feet, but that doesn't change his solid coverage skills. His speed isn't top end, but he is able to change direction quickly and start and stop as needed. He is probably more agile than fast. He's a competitive player and doesn't shy any from the contact off the snap.

Baylor's current class grade: C-

RB Rocko Griffin (Savannah, GA) commits to Vanderbilt
Griffin committed to the Commodores over the weekend after receiving an offer last month. Vanderbilt has had some good running backs this decade. Ralph Webb was a 3-plus-year starter out of Gainesville, Fla., and Ke'Shawn Vaughn came to Vanderbilt as a transfer from Illinois and rushed for over 1,200 yards last season. With Vaughn heading into his final year, Griffin is the player who the Commodores staff has targeted to keep the success going. Griffin's running style is similar. He can go between the tackles and breaks it to the outside once he reaches the second level. Speed and toughness are both above average for Griffin. He can take a lot of touches in a game.

Vanderbilt's current class grade: C

OL Patrick Matan (Washington, D.C.) commits to N.C. State
Matan is another in a long line of talented linemen on both sides of the ball to come from the beltway school. Matan was getting a hard press from Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Rutgers, but the projected right tackle/guard will be at N.C. State. Matan has good size (6-4, 295) and doesn't carry too much bad weight. He's fluid in his movement, and I really like his athleticism and the way he jumps out in front on screen passes. He's good with his hands and a finisher once he engages on blocks. He could play four positions on the line and even some left tackle in a crunch.

N.C. State's current class grade: C+

June 7

TE DaMarcus Thomas (Saraland, AL) commits to Ole Miss
Thomas was offered by Ole Miss shortly after he camped there, and he committed a couple of days later, becoming the eighth commit for the Rebels. Thomas is definitely a receiving tight end, and by his own account, he is hoping the Rebels will use him similar to the way they used Evan Engram. Thomas doesn't have Engram's speed, but his 4.65 speed is pretty solid for the position. Thomas seems like a willing blocker even though he's too undersized (6-2, 225) to be a traditional tight end in the SEC. Overall, Thomas is a good athlete who will be making the full transition from wide receiver/occasional tight end to full-time hybrid tight end.

Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

OL Javontez Spraggins (East St. Louis, IL) commits to Tennessee
The Volunteers secured commitments from Spraggins and his teammate Antonio Johnson late in the week. Johnson had been a target for a while, but Spraggins, who was in Knoxville joining his high school team on for its 7-on-7 tournament, received an offer after a short workout and committed. Spraggins is a massive interior prospect, and he'll almost certainly be a guard at 6-foot-2. His weight is listed anywhere from 335-to-360 pounds, and he'll need to shed some bad weight and improve his overall athleticism and conditioning. Spraggins, however, is a wrecking ball as a blocker and a physical kid who can be developed.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

OL Joviens Janvier (Miami, FL) commits to Florida
Janvier was committed to Louisville earlier this year, but he backed off of that commitment a couple months ago about the time the Gators began to show serious interest. Janvier worked out for Gators coaches to start the weekend and committed. Janvier is a big lineman (6-3, 350), but he holds the weight well and moves very well for a big man. He'll have to shed some pounds much like Jawaan Taylor did when he got to Florida. Janvier is a powerful blocker who plays aggressively and with a mean streak. He has some issues finishing blocks the right way, and his feet get a little sloppy, but he has the potential to be a terrific run blocker.

Florida's current class grade: B+

DL Makius Scott (Gainesville, GA) commits to South Carolina
South Carolina has consistently netted top-10 defensive line classes under head coach Will Muschamp. Scott is listed as a defensive end, but he's a tackle and quite possibly a nose guard. Scott does most of his damage right at the line of scrimmage, but he's very productive as a stay-at-home-lineman who has been primarily used to disrupt the run game. Scott is very good at shedding blockers - he swats them away like insects. He also flashes some athleticism, playing tight end and catching a couple of passes.

South Carolina's current class grade: B

S Antonio Johnson (East St. Louis, IL) commits to Tennessee
For the longest time, it looked like Johnson, the No. 14-ranked safety in the 2020 class, was going to choose between LSU and Texas A&M, but it was another SEC program that caught his eye. Johnson is a plus-level athlete, and it shows on his film, where he's making big plays as a receiver, defensive back and in the return game. It's easy to see Johnson playing some cornerback in college because he's got the size (6-2, 180) to match up with the big receivers. Johnson's range and ball skills are at high level as well. He looks like an impactful type of player who could contribute early.

Tennessee's current class grade: B

LB Jeff Roberson (Choctaw, OK) commits to Oklahoma State
Roberson is one of those do-everything type of athletes who I love watching. He'll play some tight end, some running back, some linebacker and contribute on special teams. His film is pretty diverse, but the constants are good athleticism and great effort. Roberson has some speed and a lot of physicality. He is clearly in good condition to play the amount of snaps he does in a high school game. On defense, Roberson throws his body around and tracks the ball-carrier very well. I am a little higher on Oklahoma State's class than most people because I love their evaluations right now. Roberson is another player who is a little underrated in recruiting circles.

Oklahoma State's current class grade: B-

RB Torrance Davis (Cleveland, OH) commits to Kentucky
Kentucky is looking to rebuild its backfield in this class and got a commitment from Davis, who would fulfill the role of a big, power back (6-2, 215). Davis is definitely a physical runner, and the film shows a guy who will plow over the defenders and punish the defense. But there's a speed element to Davis, and it's not one to be taken lightly. Davis lines up at receiver in situations, showing off great hands and the ability to turn up the field and get North-South quickly. He gets a head of steam quickly, and he is hard to catch from behind. Davis looks like a versatile power back who could be a three-down guy eventually.

Kentucky's current class grade: B

DT Davin Vann (Cary, NC) commits to N.C. State
Vann was the top target for N.C. State coaches at defensive tackle, and a week after an unofficial visit, the 6-2, 270 defensive tackle came through with a commitment. He had a very productive junior season with 13 sacks and 26 tackles for loss. Vann is a physical kid; he plays aggressively, and he makes his presence known when he meets a ball-carrier in the hole. He played both end and tackle on film, and his end film surprised me a little because of how athletic he was at getting to the edge. Vann has a non-stop motor, and I think he could eventually develop into a red-chip player.

N.C. State's current class grade: C

DE Sean McLaughlin (Frankfort, IL) commits to Northwestern
McLaughlin is a legacy commitment for Northwestern, as his grandfather played for the Wildcats during the late '50s, early '60s. McLaughlin is projected as a defensive end, although he's also playing tight end in high school. He's a long and lean (6-7, 220) and has very little bad weight and a frame to easily add 40-plus pounds at the next level. He's not a dynamic edge rusher, but he's very good at containment, using his long reach to set the edge and disrupt the general objective of the play. His effort can't be questioned on film, where he chases down plays and does a lot of the little things that coaches love.

Northwestern's current class grade: B-

CB O'Donnell Fortune (Sumter, SC) commits to South Carolina
Fortune decided to commit to the in-state Gamecocks after receiving an offer during the program's weekend camp. Fortune has good length, although he's a little slight (6-0, 165). He has the frame to put on more size, however, and it should help him with his physicality. He has been a productive high school player, grabbing five interceptions last year. Fortune's tackling needs to improve, but he has above-average ball skills.

South Carolina's current class grade: B

WR Elijah Canlon (Hollywood, FL) commits to Auburn
Both Florida and Auburn had their eyes on Canlon, and in the end the Tigers won out for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect. Canlon can definitely stretch the field with his size, and despite his size, he can be effective as slot in the right situations. Canlon is more length than speed at this point; he's fast enough, but doesn't have "track speed". He is good at getting separation and making himself an open target for the quarterback. He falls in line with a lot of the bigger wide receivers Auburn has recruited in the past decade.

Auburn's current class grade: B

DT Nick Bags (Wayne, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Rutgers offered Bags at the end of May, and the 6-3, 280-pound interior lineman took a visit to the campus and committed while he was there. Bags is a two-way player who could easily end up on offense, but he's being recruited as a defensive tackle, and on the defensive line, he's a disruptive player who shows good athleticism and effort in playing to the whistle.

Rutgers' current class grade: C-

June 6

DT Jared Dawson (Colliverville, TN) commits to Louisville
One of the biggest areas of concern for Louisville is going to be the front seven. In the past week, the Cardinals have gotten commitments from defensive lineman Dezmond Tell, linebacker Khatavian Franks and now Dawson. Much like Tell, Dawson is a good athlete with a good frame (6-2, 260) who plays with high effort and intensity. Dawson is good tackler too, and it's not surprising he has a wrestling background. He has been very productive in high school, and he'll continue to use his quickness and aggressive style at the college level.

Louisville's current class grade: C

CB Christopher Keys (Collins, MS) commits to Indiana
Keys is a two-way player who will project on defense in college. He has good length, although he's a little slight in build (6-1, 165), but that will change in time. Keys is a heck of a competitor, and from looking at his film, I think he's a little under-recruited right now. He plays with good range, he understands the advantage his height gives him, and he has very good ball skills. He's also athletic enough to play wide receiver and be a threat in the return game. This is a really good commitment for Indiana as Tom Allen and his staff might've found a gem from the Deep South.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

S Major Burns (Baton Rouge, LA) commits to LSU
The Tigers get this "Watch List" safety to stay home and continue to solidify a top class in the nation. Burns is a scheme-versatile player who is going to do a lot of things for the Tigers because of his ability to play cornerback or safety. Burns' frame (6-2, 180) is already close to college ready, and once he gets another 10-15 pounds, he should be good to go. He's a tackling machine and plays such a high-level physical game. Burns has very good ball skills and straight-line speed with long strides. His lateral movement will need to be developed so he can switch directions smoothly. Overall, Burns is a prospect with a tremendous upside.

LSU's current class grade: A+

RB Seth McGowan (Mesquite, TX) commits to Oklahoma
McGowan, the No. 21-ranked running back in the 2020 class, chose the Sooners over Texas A&M, Georgia and USC. He was one of the most productive running backs in Texas high schools last season and has over 2,500 yards over the past two seasons. McGowan has the size (5-11, 210) to play in college right now and will only get stronger with another year of high school under his belt. McGowan is a power runner; he takes on tacklers and seems to welcome the contact more than trying to beat a guy to the outside. He doesn't waste time when the ball is in his hands, and he understands the importance of getting positive yards on every carry. McGowan has a lot of potential in that Oklahoma offense.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

WR Stephen Gosnell (Pilot Mountain, NC) commits to N.C. State
Gosnell is an all-purpose athlete who was player of the year in his conference because he played quarterback, running back and wide receiver for his high school, showing good production at each position. As a receiver, he averaged over 20 yards a catch, and even though he's a little raw in some of the fundamentals, Gosnell has strong hands and was able to get separation and find the open areas down the field. He has the ability to stretch the field, especially in the middle. Working at wide receiver full time will allow him to grasp more of the nuances of the position.

N.C. State's current class grade: C

WR Brian Darby (College Station, TX) commits to Oklahoma
Darby has good size (5-11, 190) for the slot, but he probably doesn't have the top-end speed we're used to seeing out of Oklahoma's slot receivers. Darby is more of a possession guy, a receiver who understands where the chains are and will be very good on third downs and in red-zone situations. Darby committed to the Sooners over offers from Utah, Kansas State and others.

Oklahoma's current class grade: B+

RB Frank Gore Jr. (Miami, FL) commits to Florida Atlantic
It's a rare day that a future Hall of Fame running back's son commits to play for a school while his father is still in the league. But Gore Jr. decided to play for Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic. Gore Jr's size (5-7, 155) is probably a big reason he wasn't heavily recruited, but he did land offers from Buffalo and Kentucky. However, the attraction of staying close to home and in Florida was too much to overcome.

Florida Atlantic's current class grade: N/A

June 5

JUCO WR Caleb Ducking (Rolling Fork, MS) commits to Mississippi State
Ducking came to Mississippi State's camp looking for an offer, and once he got it, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound receiver at Holmes Community College committed on the spot. Ducking has all the size necessary for an outside receiver, although the option-based offense at Holmes doesn't allow him to showcase his pass-catching skills much. The good side of that is Holmes' blocking ability is better than most outside receivers, but the other areas of his game need work. Size, however, is something you can't teach and at 6-foot-5, the Bulldogs will find ways to get Ducking the football.

Mississippi State's current class grade: B-

OT Damieon George (Houston, TX) commits to Alabama
George's commitment to Alabama definitely had some people talking. Is this move going to help the Crimson Tide with George's teammate Zach Evans? Looking at George, he's a big lineman (6-6, 350), certainly big enough to play tackle but probably not quick enough or athletic enough, so I think he'll be a physical, road-grading sort of guard who can really get after it on the running plays. He's going to probably have to drop some weight and improve his footwork and speed to play at Alabama. George has potential, but he's going to need some development.

Alabama's current class: A+

DE Ronald Triplette (Pearland, TX) commits to Kansas State
Triplette isn't going to wow you with his size (6-2, 235) or his length, but he's a tough, strong player who puts out maximum effort on each snap. He's going to end up being more of a run stopper who can set the edge and win battles with his motor and effort. He has really good hands and is always battling and staying active to blow up the play or chase it down with backside pursuit. Triplette is going to be a coach's favorite because he plays all out, all the time.

Kansas State's current class grade: C-

CB Caelen Carson (Waldorf, MD) commits to Wake Forest
Carson was recently offered from Wake Forest, but he had been dealing with the program from a while. He has good length for a corner (6-0, 175), and the film shows a kid who likes to get after it. Carson isn't going to blow anyone away with his speed, so he has a be a little more physical and disruptive during the route, and he does a pretty good job with that.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C

TE Hans Lillis (Fort Washington, PA) commits to Boston College
As is the story this time of year, Lillis went to the Boston College's camp in hopes of securing an offer and when he received it he committed on the spot. He has good size (6-4, 235) for the position and was clearly gaining steam as a recruit after the spring evaluation period. Lillis is a decent blocker who is very willing and extends a lot of effort. His hands appear ok. He also has size, some athleticism and some tools to work with.

Boston College's current class grade: C+

LB Jakivuan Brown (Horn Lake, MS) commits to Mississippi State
By all accounts, it looked like Brown would join his teammate Josiah Hayes at Ole Miss, but surprise, surprise, the big linebacker chose the rival Bulldogs after an unofficial visit. Brown is relatively new to the position after switching from tight end in the spring. He didn't get a lot of production on offense, but he does show athleticism and willingness to be physical. As an athlete, Brown is probably underrated, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see his rankings rise significantly after a season on defense.

Mississippi State's current class grade: B-

DE Griffin Lampton (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt has had good success with players from the St. Thomas Aquinas program, and Lampton becomes the latest Raider to commit to the SEC school. Lampton is an active edge rusher who recorded nearly 20 sacks last season playing at Palm Beach Central High School. He's a little undersized (6-3, 230), but a senior year in the Aquinas weight program should get him bigger and stronger heading into college.

Vanderbilt's current class grade: C-

LB Khatavian Franks (Fairburn, GA) commits to Louisville
Franks committed to Louisville a day after his teammate Rashad Battle chose Maryland. Franks is listed as an athlete, but he's going to grow into a linebacker or possibly a safety/linebacker hybrid. He's a very good athlete who has even played a little wide receiver, so in a rebuilding situation, he will give Louisville some scheme versatility. Franks has official visits scheduled to Michigan State and Pittsburgh this month, so his recruitment bears watching.

Louisville's current class grade: C

CB An'Darius Coffey (Winona, MS) commits to Ole Miss
This isn't much out there on Coffey right now, but according to the Ole Miss SB Nation site "Red Cup Rebellion," he absolutely put on a show at the Ole Miss camp, running a 40-yard dash in the 4.5-second range and jumping 40 inches on the vertical. Those efforts earned him an offer, and he committed soon after. Coffey's film from high school is on the offensive side of the ball, so you can see the athleticism, but obviously there's going to be a transition to play defense. Coffey could also conceivably end up at wide receiver.

Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

June 4

ATH/QB Ja'Quinden Jackson (Duncanville, TX) commits to Texas
Jackson is easily one of the best athletes in the nation, but where do you play him? That's now Texas' problem to figure out, and it's a good problem to have. Jackson is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the nation and is certainly good enough to be a serious quarterback prospect in college. He's also a tremendous athlete who could play safety, linebacker, wide receiver, tight end ... heck, he could bulk up to a defensive end to be honest. Texas' other quarterback commit, Hudson Card, is also a good athlete and played receiver in high school. Jackson is too explosive and dynamic on offense to move him to the defensive side in my opinion. He is a major commitment for Texas as Tom Herman's staff prepares for an eventful summer. Texas's current class grade: B+

DT Josaih Hayes (Horn Lake, MS) commits to Ole Miss
The No. 18-ranked defensive tackle in the class chose Ole Miss over Georgia and Mississippi State. Hayes is a good-looking prospect off the hoof who is starting to pick up his production in high school and beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. Depending on how Hayes continues to fill out, he could make noise as a three-technique or as a nose guard. He's really good on the bull rush, and he can explode off the snap to make life hell for the offensive lineman assigned to him. The upper-body strength is there and continuing to improve. Hayes looks like another good lineman from a state that is producing them at a good rate. Ole Miss' current class grade: C+

WR Muhsin Muhammad III (Charlotte, NC) commits to Texas A&M
Muhammad III is the No. 27-ranked wide receiver in this class, and if his name sounds familiar, it should because his dad, Muhsin Muhammad II, is a former Pro Bowler, and I believe he still holds the record for longest touchdown reception in a Super Bowl. Muhsin III isn't as big as his father, but he has the ability to play slot or on the outside. It is no surprise that he's a fundamentally sound prospect who understands the ins and outs of the position whether it's route-running or gaining separation. Physically, he's not big, but he's strong and has very good hands.

Texas A&M current class grade: B+

DE Caleb Murphy (Campbellsburg, IN) commits to Indiana
Murphy had plans of camping at his top four of Purdue, Iowa, Northwestern and Indiana this month in hopes of receiving an offer from one of the Big Ten programs, so it's not a surprise that when the home-state Hoosiers were the first to offer, he committed on the spot. Murphy is a good athlete with good explosion, and he has a high motor. There's a pretty good chance Murphy is going to end up on the offensive line, and his offensive line film, as little as there is, excites me more than the defensive stuff. His footwork, athleticism and aggressive style project him as a guard at the next level.

Indiana's current class grade: C+

TE Austin Henderson (Nashville, TN) commits to Minnesota
Henderson was down to Minnesota and Iowa State in the past couple of weeks. He participated in Minnesota's camp and followed it with an unofficial visit to Iowa State before making a decision. Henderson has a good frame (6-5, 215) to add size and good receiving skills. He can get open in the middle of the field, and he will try to make some things happen in open space. He's a willing blocker, but he'll have to add weight and upper-body strength to really improve that area of his game.

Minnesota's current class grade: C

KS Jake Seibert (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Ohio State
Seibert told 247Sports he'll be coming into Ohio State on a grayshirt, so he won't be on scholarship until January of 2021. He is the No. 1 kicker in the class of 2020 according to Chris Sailer's kicking website.

Ohio State's current class grade: A-

CB Rashad Battle (Fairburn, GA) commits to Maryland
Battle committed to Maryland a few days after taking his official visit, choosing the Terrapins over Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Louisville and a host of others. Although Battle isn't the quickest, he's big (6-2, 185) and physical, and he's going to try to beat a receiver up when he's trying to come off the line. In a conference with a lot of physical receivers, Battle should match up quite well against them. Because of his size, Battle can challenge for the high balls, and he's tough to beat on fade routes.

Maryland's current class grade: C

DT James Ash (Tampa, FL) commits to Wake Forest
Ash is a solid get for Wake Forest, who beat out Georgia Tech and others for his commitment. He is really good with his hands and has a great initial move off the snap. Ash is a little bigger (6-2 280) than what Wake Forest generally recruits along the defensive line, so the teamy might be projecting him as a nose tackle. He has been productive in high school and plays with a bit of a mean streak. Wake Forest's current class grade: C

OL Talor Warner (Gardner, KS) commits to Kansas State
Warner earned an offer from Kansas State over the weekend while participating in the Wildcats' camp and committed to them on the next day. Kansas State has a major need for offensive linemen across the board, so Chris Klieman and his staff have to be diligent in finding good fits. Warner isn't big (6-4, 250), but he's growing and is an above-average athlete. He'll continue to grow in size and strength and likely project as a guard at the next level.

Kansas State's current class grade: C-

S Jonathan Davis (Dallas, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Davis is a defensive back prospect with good length (6-1, 170) and comes from a solid high school program at South Oak Cliff. He is more of a coverage safety, and he could easily project to be a safety/cornerback hybrid depending on the situation. Davis looks good on film at playing center field and making sure everything stays in front of him. He will challenge the ball in the air and will continue to become more physical as he gains size.

Texas Tech's current class grade: C-

June 3

OT Olu Fashanu (Washington, D.C.) commits to Penn State
Penn State is getting a hulk of a prospect with a high-potential commitment who is in the early stages of his development. Fashanu is a big body (6-5, 320), and he's pretty raw, especially when it comes to dealing with speed rushers. But the Fashanu is No. 36 on our list of offensive tackles because he's long and strong, plus he's physical as a run blocker. A line prospect who is a little raw has to win battles by being tough, aggressive and at least an understanding of the physical advantages they hold. Fashanu is one of those prospects. He has a lot of work to do fundamentals and with his technique, but he has got a lot of tools to work with.

Penn State's current class: B+

QB Jacolby Criswell (Morrilton, AR) commits to North Carolina
Mack Brown is building a very impressive room of young quarterbacks in Chapel Hill. First, the Tar Heels landed the top quarterback in the state, Sam Howell, as part of the 2019 class and then Malik Hornsby, the No. 5 quarterback in the 2020 class, committed to the program a couple weeks back. And now Criswell joins the group. He's not the biggest quarterback (6-0, 215), but he's a very good athlete who likes to use his legs to extend plays first and then make plays if the pass isn't there. Criswell can throw from the pocket as well and has an above-average arm. Brown wanted to have competition at every position and now has three interesting prospects a year apart competing for reps at the most important position.

North Carolina's current class: B+

OL Ray Curry Jr. (Memphis, TN) commits to Missouri
Curry was thought to be one of the more prominent linemen in the 2020 class when he was a sophomore, but a lot of his bigger offers - Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, etc. - backed off for various reasons. Curry should probably be projected as a guard and is a better fit there, in my opinion. He's a better run blocker in general, which isn't too surprising at this stage in his development, and he's a pretty aggressive grinder in the run game. He likes to drive his legs once he's engaged in the block and drive defenders into the ground. It's a good pickup for the Tigers, but Curry might be a prospect they have to fight to hold on to later in the recruiting cycle.

Missouri's current class: C

WR Tommy Christakos (Scottsdale, AZ) commits to California
California was able to secure a verbal commitment from Christakos after an official visit over the weekend. Michigan State had been picking up its recruitment of the big target (6-4, 215), but the Golden Bears won out. Christakos is the third wide receiver in California's class and one who can stretch the field vertically and win physical battles around the red zone. Arizona has become a secondary pipeline for the California program, with six committed players from the state last year and now Christakos in the 2020 class.

California's current class: C

OL Addison Penn (Southlake, TX) commits to Boston College
I'll admit to grading some program's commitments on a curve. And when Boston College or Wisconsin recruit offensive linemen, I automatically believe they are better than whatever the sites have them rated as. Penn chose the Eagles over SMU after taking official visits to both campuses during the spring. Penn is a little bigger than the average center (6-4, 270), and he's a pretty strong player with good leg drive. He's a good athlete and has a nice explosion as he gets off the snap. Penn is really good on the combo block and just seems to have good control of the position and what it entails for himself and his line mates.

Boston College's current class: C+

OL George Sell (Chagrin Falls, OH) commits to Wake Forest
Sell chose Wake Forest over offers from Louisville, Georgia Tech and Michigan State, among others, after an official visit to Winston-Salem over the weekend. Sell looks like he could be a player, and it's hard to determine where his best fit is, but I think it will be at guard. He doesn't have a lot of bad weight on his frame (6-4. 260), but he will need to improve his upper-body strength and overall athleticism.

Wake Forest's current class: C

RB Dominique Johnson (Crowley, TX) commits to Missouri
Johnson is Missouri's first commitment from the 2020 class who is not from in state. Missouri was his only reported Power Five offer, or FBS offer in general, but Missouri has put together a quality backfield with under-recruited prospects. Johnson (6-1, 220) is going to bring some power and physicality to the Tigers' rushing attack. I don't see Johnson in a lead-back role, but he's going to be a big part of their red-zone offense and short-yardage offense.

Missouri's current class: C

DE Cade McDonald (Hudson, WI) commits to Wisconsin
The keys to Wisconsin linemen on both sides of the ball are length, length and more length. The Badgers recruit length and use one of the nation's best weight programs to build some very impressive football players. McDonald (6-7, 235) has length for days. He's very raw, and there's nothing on his film to tell me that he'll be an elite player. McDonald still looks like he's getting used to his frame and what he can do with it. But he had a productive camp at Wisconsin over the weekend, and between his length and the athleticism he showed, the Wisconsin coaching staff clearly saw potential there.

Wisconsin's current class: C+

QB Zach Johnson (Newhall, CA) commits to California
With the number of quality arms in the 2020 class dwindling, California secured a commitment from Johnson, an in-state prospect who has some nice attributes that show up on film. He is pretty undersized (6-0, 180) and probably not a good enough athlete to make up for the lack of size with his legs. He has enough mobility to be considered a dual-threat quarterback and a good enough arm to be a pocket quarterback, but he'll probably lean more toward passing than running at the college level. Johnson is a prospect with some potential and will give California depth at the position.

California's current class: C

OT Cade Bennett (Scottsdale, AZ) commits to Oklahoma State
I will say I'm a little higher on Bennett than his recruiting rankings would say, and I believe he can be a real red-chip type of player. For starters, he has a good base to work with. Even though he's 6-5, 290 pounds, it's good weight and there's room to add muscle. Bennett has good feet, border lining on great feet, and he's both fundamentally honest and not afraid to mix it up and get a little dirty if the situation allows itself. There's no questioning Bennett's toughness, and to be honest, I like all three of the linemen in Oklahoma State's class, but Bennett looks like a solid left tackle of the future.

Oklahoma State's current class: B-

LS Kody Hathcock (Mesa, AZ) commits to Iowa State
Pretty much every Power Five program, and most FBS programs, are offering scholarships to long snappers now. Hathcock is the second-ranked long snapper in the country according to Kohlskicking.com

Iowa State's current class: C

CB Chris Carpenter (Jacksonville, TX) commits to Colorado
Carpenter was committed to North Texas early in the process but backed away once Colorado, Houston, Arkansas and other programs began to push for him. He's a two-way player, and while he is being projected as a cornerback, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him as a receiver at the next level given his production out of high school. His cornerback film is limited, but it's clear he's a good athlete with the ability to make big plays. New coach Mel Tucker is upgrading the athleticism on the roster, and Carpenter is a good solid prospect.

Colorado's current class: C+

OT Santana Saunders (Upper Marlboro, MD) commits to Maryland
Saunders has a long, good-looking lean body (6-5, 260) with no bad weight on him. He has some decent mid-major offers but went camping at Maryland to get the attention of coach Mike Locksley's staff, which he did. Saunders has some scheme versatility, but his body type almost screams tackle whether that's on the right side or the left side. Saunders is a great athlete who plays basketball and wrestles for his school. I love offensive linemen who wrestle because they generally have good hands and know how to put defenders on the ground. I believe Saunders' recruiting rating isn't going to be indicative of his potential once he gets in a college program and is fully focused on being an offensive lineman.

Maryland's current class: C-

June 2

TE Blake Smith (Southlake, TX) commits to Texas A&M
One of the things that Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher wants to do with his second recruiting class is find the pieces who will develop the power-running aspect of his offense. Smith is a good body (6-4. 250) at the tight end position who will be a pure in-line tight end who will block, block and block some more. If he grows considerably, he could be a guard, but Smith is coming in to use his hands to block defenders instead of catch passes.

Texas A&M's current class grade: B

JUCO OT Jazston Turnetine (Stockbridge, GA) commits to South Carolina
Turnetine is an absolutely hulk at 6-foot-8, 330 pounds. He is currently at Hutchinson Community College and is planning on enrolling at South Carolina in January after finishing his sophomore season. The Gamecocks are looking for short-term and long-term depth along the offensive line, and the hope is that Turnetine can enroll early and provide competition and depth or even become an immediate starter.

South Carolina's current class grade: B

OT Brady Petersen (Ankeny, IA) commits to Iowa State
Petersen was extended an offer during Iowa State's summer camp Friday and committed to the Cyclones the next day. Petersen (6-5, 270) has some good scheme versatility and can easily find himself at one of the guard position or right tackle. Petersen is a developmental player. He's got some good weight on him and looks pretty fundamentally sound. Petersen will need to hit the weight room and continue to solidify his frame while also improving his athleticism. With patience and the right development, Petersen will see the field.

Iowa State's current class grade: C-

S Zay Peterson (Clayton, NC) commits to Louisville
Peterson made his commitment during his official visit to Louisville over the weekend. He is a good-sized defensive back (6-1, 190) with decent range, but the physicality he plays with really shows up on the film. He doesn't hold back when it comes to making the big hits, and at times, he might be a little overly aggressive in looking for the knockout shot. His pass coverage is adequate, and Peterson can make a quarterback pay for a soft throw because his speed is better than listed and he can cover some ground in the center of the field.

Louisville's current class grade: C-

CB Duece Mayberry (Owasso, OK) commits to Kansas
This is the first commitment that Kansas has gotten on the defensive side of the ball since Les Miles took over. Mayberry was an expected commitment, with his brother Kyle Mayberry already on the Jayhawks' roster. There's good athleticism and production from Duece Mayberry, who had a dozen interceptions in high school. As always, the goal for Miles' first full recruiting class is to improve the quality of the athletes in the program. Mayberry will do that.

Kansas' current class grade: C-

S Tyler Venables (Central, SC) commits to Clemson
If the name Venables doesn't sound familiar, you are living under a rock. Tyler Venables is the youngest son of Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and the second of his kids to be on the Tigers' roster. Tyler Venables is a little undersized (5-11, 190) for a secondary that generally boasts tall, lengthy players at safety and corner. He is a very good athlete though, and his 4.55 speed is more than adequate. Surely, some fans will roll their eyes at a coach's kid taking a scholarship, but the Tigers have the best class in the nation, so they are clearly doing something right.

Clemson's current class grade: A+

DE Jasheen Davis (Snellville, GA) commits to Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons got their second commitment of the weekend with Davis choosing Wake Forest over Louisville, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. Davis is a grinder who is a little undersized (6-2, 240), but he has good instincts and does a good job at recognizing the play and doing his best to disrupt things. As a pass rusher, he's not particularly fast - 4.9 in the 40 -, but he can get around the edge when necessary.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C

June 1

OT Javion Cohen (Phenix City, AL) commits to Auburn
Auburn's "Big Cat" weekend netted a solid commitment from Cohen, a potential red-chip lineman, who made his intentions known on a Twitter video after his official visit. Cohen can project at a few positions on the line. He has the length and athleticism to be a heck of a right tackle, but in Auburn's offense his athleticism might be just as useful playing a guard position. Either way, Cohen is a player on the rise with very good hands, footwork and quickness. He can beat you with strength or athleticism. Cohen will likely appear on our offensive line rankings when they are updated next month. This a very good player.

Auburn's current class grade: B-

DT Warren Brinson (Bradenton, FL) commits to Georgia
It's the second go-round for Brinson, who was previously committed to Georgia before backing away in January. In the time between, the Florida Gators made a hard run at Brinson in hopes of luring him away, but the Savannah, Georgia native decided to renew his commitment to the Bulldogs after taking unofficial visits to both schools. Georgia currently has the second-best defensive line class in the nation behind Clemson. Brinson really excels at plugging the middle of the line and being a tough wall to get around. He has a way to go as an interior pass rusher, but a season at IMG Academy should do him well in development.

Georgia's current class grade: A

CB Macen Williams (Harbor City, CA) commits to Arizona State
Williams is a projected slot corner who plays bigger than his 5-foot-9, 155-pound size. He's not afraid to get in a receiver's face and clearly plays with an edge and an attitude you want to see out of a cornerback. Williams is a pretty good tackler, and he has good field awareness. He can get receivers out of their route tree with a simple bump, and he reads the play well. Williams sets traps on the field once he gets a quarterback's tendencies, which is how he creates big plays. Arizona State's current class grade: C+

WR Lavel Davis (Dorchester, SC) commits to Virginia
Davis is a big body (6-6, 215) who could easily grow into a tight end. He's not a speed demon, but he is a long strider and uses every bit of that length to get separation. Davis' ticket to success, however, is his size, and he knows it. He's going to be very tough to stop in the red zone and on the fade routes in the corner of the end zone. He is physical enough to establish his space and grab the ball at the highest point.

Virginia's current class grade: C+

CB Cameron Threatt (Olive Branch, MS) commits to Mississippi State
The Bulldogs continue to land in-state prospects, as Threatt is the eighth prospect from Mississippi in their current class of 14. Threatt is a physical kid, a good tackler, and a solid coverage guy. He is also one of those players who doesn't stand out in any particular area but is steady throughout. He doesn't let a lot of plays get behind him and limits the damage on short plays. Threatt is going to win battles with technique instead of raw speed and athleticism, and that's not a bad thing because Bulldogs defensive backs coach Terrell Buckley has always excelled at coaching fundamentals.

Mississippi State's current class grade: C+

RB Ahmani Marshall (Kernersville, NC) commits to Wake Forest
Marshall chose the Demon Deacons over Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke and Vanderbilt with an announcement on Saturday. There's nothing pretty about Marshall's running style; he runs hard, runs between the tackles, and is looking to wear down the defense. Despite his size (6-0, 210), Marshall does have some speed, and he will cut a run to the outside when the opportunity presents itself. He can also contribute in the short passing game, and if he brings his physicality to blocking, he could have three-down versatility.

Wake Forest's current class grade: C

May 31

WR Julian Fleming (Catawissa, PA) commits to Ohio State
Landing the No. 1 wide receiver prospect in the nation on the last day of May is a major feather in Ryan Day's cap. Fleming's recruitment was interesting, as it appeared for a long time the receiver would be headed to Clemson, but things happen and the Buckeyes eventually won out over the Tigers and Penn State. What Fleming provides is a tremendous combination of speed, hands, power and physicality in a well-built frame (6-2, 190). He's also a high-level athlete who would be a college recruit in basketball or track. Ohio State has had a good run on quarterbacks, gaining former blue-chip prospect Justin Fields through the transfer portal and getting a commitment from top-10 quarterback prospect Jack Miller. Fleming becomes the other half of that equation with the hopes that he can fulfill his potential and be the next great Buckeyes receiver.

Ohio State's current class grade: A-

DL Dezmond Tell (Hampton, GA) commits to Louisville
Louisville really needs to rebuild its roster up front on both sides of the line. Tell might not be the centerpiece of that rebuild, but he's a solid prospect who can grow into a good interior guy. He's tough in the trenches and is going to probably be a little better at stopping the run and occupying blockers than he will be at rushing the passer. Wherever Tell lines up, he'll bring a good motor and a good effort. He's tough to move off his block, and when he can read the play right, he'll get in the backfield. Louisville has a ways to go, but Tell is a good start.

Louisville's current class grade: C

TE/OT Jack Yary (Murrieta, CA) commits to USC
Yary is currently listed as a tight end, and as a tight end, he has a big body (6-6, 250), pretty soft hands and very good blocking, which gives him three-down potential. That being said there isn't an evaluation that doesn't eventually have him moving into a tackle position. His father, Ron Yary, was one of the greatest offensive linemen to ever play the game and a Pro Football Hall of Famer, so the genetics are clearly there. Yary is a really good athlete and has physical attributes that would work at either position. Wherever Yary ends up, USC will probably be better for having him in the program.

USC's current class grade: B-

DE Mitchell Tyler (McKinney, TX) commits to Baylor
Baylor's fifth commitment comes from a bit of an under-the-radar prospect from in state. The best thing about Tyler is his physical build (6-5, 235), which includes long arms and a heck of a wing span. He measures at 6-foot-5, but there's a lot of length on that build. He's not particularly fast, and he's probably better at containment and playing the run than getting up the field and pressuring the passer. By all accounts, he has perfomed well at the spring camps and is faster than the film shows. If his offseason work can translate to the field, then Baylor might have found a gem.

Baylor's current class grade: C

G Cooper Darling (Gilbert, AZ) commits to Oregon State
Darling is the second offensive lineman from the well-regarded program at Williams Field High School to commit to an FBS program, joining teammate Noah Nelson, who committed to Oklahoma. Darling is a pure interior lineman. He's a dog off the snap and likes to establish the contact first. He is good about keeping his feet moving and holding his ground. Darling is pretty strong and will get even stronger. He needs to be quicker on the pull, and his athleticism could determine whether he's a guard or a center in college.

Oregon State's current class grade: C-

May 28

RB Zachary Evans (Houston, TX) leaves Longhorns off list of his top-five schools
Evans, the top-rated prospect in the nation, released a top-five list of Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma on Tuesday, leaving out both Texas and Texas A&M. Evans was quoted in a story by 247Sports, saying Texas "beat Georgia, but you barely beat Georgia. What about when it comes to a Bama or go to a Clemson?" Texas defeated Georgia, 28-21, in the 2019 Sugar Bowl to finish with a 10-win season for the first time since 2009. Ironically, Georgia did make Evans' top five, and he explained that by saying the SEC provide better competition and added "they say the SEC is like the NFL, so I'm trying to be down pat." Fair enough.

The possibility of Evans leaving the state is certainly there. Many a top player has left Texas for Oklahoma, Alabama or LSU. However, this sounds like a little bit of a smoke screen as well. Evans lives close enough to Austin or College Station to visit those schools whenever he wants. It's safe to assume that Tom Herman and Jimbo Fisher have been recruiting Evans since they arrived at their respective programs, so he likely knows everything he needs to know about those programs. There's a long time before Evans is expected to put pen to paper, and this story will likely change several times down the stretch.

QB Haynes King (Longview, TX) will give Aggies his first official visit
King, the highest-rated undecided quarterback in the 2020 class, has announced he'll visit Texas A&M on June 1 and follow that with a visit to Tennessee on June 7. Those are the first two visits King has announced, but he'll likely take at least one or two more before making a decision in August. Auburn, Duke and Baylor are in contention for those final visits. He could possibly visit all three schools, if he chooses, or hold some official visits for later in the season. King is the top quarterback target for Texas A&M in this class. Head coach Jimbo Fisher will surely sell his success with players at the position, as he has had three quarterbacks - Jameis Winston, Christian Ponder, E.J. Manuel - drafted in the first round this decade. The Aggies staff will also try to sell King on throwing passes to blue-chip wide receiver commitment Demond Demas.

RB Jayveon Sunday (Waco, TX) commits to Washington
After a slow start to recruiting, Washington has netted a couple of commitments in May. The Huskies are likely going to two running backs in the class and were looking for an early commitment from one of their targets. Sunday is a good rotational back. He isn't a pure burner, but he's consistent and was extremely productive as a junior, rushing for over 2,300 yards. Sunday has adequate size (5-10, 190), but he'll be asked to put on more weight to help with pass protection. It's hard to say where Sunday will fit until Washington's class fills out, but he's a solid prospect who has the potential to be productive as a rotational back or a role player.

Washington's current class: C+

JUCO LB S.L. McCall (Lake City, FL) commits to West Virginia
McCall is currently at Iowa Western C.C. in Council Bluffs, Iowa and played his high school football at Columbia High in Lake City, Florida. He redshirted as a freshman at Iowa Western and used the time to accelerate his academic progress to become a Class of 2020 prospect. He'll have three years to play three seasons at West Virginia. McCall has good speed and pursuit. He lined up a few different places in high school and could grow into one of those undersized edge rushers who West Virginia uses. It'll be interesting to see how he performs at Iowa Western this season.

West Virginia's current class: C

TE Brandon Frazier (McKinney, TX) commits to Arkansas
Frazier's recruiting really blew up in the past few weeks, with Alabama extending him an offer at the middle of the month and Baylor making a strong move. But, Frazier was a top target for Arkansas and committed less than a month after his official visit. Frazier is a giant prospect (6-7, 245) who is good at getting the ball on short routes and inside the red zone but also has the ability to stretch the field and make big plays. He is also an above-average blocker at this early stage in his development, which tells me he has the ability to play three downs. From looking at the film, Frazier seems quite underrated, and on second evaluation, I wouldn't be surprised if he's a top 10-12 tight end prospect in the nation.

Arkansas' current class: B-

G Tanor Bortolini (Kewaunee, WI) commits to Wiscosnin
How much weight does a Wisconsin offer to an offensive lineman hold in the recruiting world? The Badgers offered Bortolini on May 17, and within a week, three other programs extended offers to him. Still, it didn't matter, as once Bortolini, a 6-4, 265-pound interior prospect, got the Wisconsin offer it was only going to be a matter of time. Bortolini plays tackle in high school - he's a little small for that in college -, but he's a physical player who can get a defender's attention on the initial punch. Bortolini is a bit of a developmental prospect, so he's not going to play early, but with a redshirt year and a year as a backup, I could see him as a 2-3-year starter at guard or center.

Wisconsin's current class: C+

May 27

RB MarShawn Lloyd (Hyattsville, MD) commits to South Carolina
In a major surprise, Lloyd, the No. 4-rated running back in the nation and No. 24 on the WalterFootball.com Top 120 made a Memorial Day commitment to South Carolina over Georgia, Penn State, Maryland, Notre Dame and other schools thought to be the primary competitors for his services. It's a major get for Will Muschamp and his staff, as the Gamecocks' recruiting efforts have been overshadowed by Clemson putting together the No. 1 class in the nation. Lloyd is a compact running back with strength throughout his body (5-9, 200) and a power-speed mentality as a rusher. He reminds me a little of Maurice Jones-Drew. Lloyd has the speed to outrun defenders, and he has great vision in traffic to determine the best way to get the maximum out of every carry.

South Carolina's current class: B+

OL Paris Johnson Jr. (Cincinnati, OH) is high on LSU after official visit
Johnson, the top-rated offensive tackle in the nation and No. 11 player in the WalterFootball.com Top 120, has been committed to Ohio State for nearly a year now. But his commitment came under former coach Urban Meyer and the 6-7, 300-pound prospect has always said he was going to take some visits to make sure Ohio State is where he wants to be. Johnson decided he would take official visits to LSU, Georgia and Ohio State. He visited Georgia in April and spoke highly of that visit. Johnson decided to spend Memorial Day at LSU with his mother and younger sister, and if you can read anything into an immediate reaction, it seems like the Tigers might be the biggest competition for the Buckeyes. Johnson told 247Sports that he had an "awesome time" and his mom "loved spending time with the coaches and their families, as she really appreciates the family aspect of their program."

By all accounts, the visit put LSU right at the top for Johnson, and the Tigers would appear to Ohio State's biggest competition going into his official visit there on June 21. LSU's aggressive recruiting of Johnson this season is another step in the changes Ed Orgeron has made to LSU's recruiting. In the past, the Tigers normally kept a tight recruiting base, focusing on Louisiana and Texas and cherry picking around the rest of the Gulf Coast states. But this year, the staff decided to cast a wide net and they have recruited very well outside of Louisiana so far, landing blue-chip prospects in California, Washington D.C., and Virginia. The Tigers currently have the third-best class in the nation, and Johnson is the type of high-level player who would likely move LSU past Alabama and into the No. 2 spot.

May 25

DE Braiden McGregor (Port Huron, MI) commits to Michigan
McGregor is the ninth commitment for the Wolverines in the 2020 class and their biggest to date. He is the 13th-ranked defensive end in this class and has room to develop into a serious blue-chipper on the defensive line. McGregor has great size (6-5, 260), and I expect he'll grow into the 275-pound range as he fills out his long arms. He's a two-way player in high school and an above-average athlete overall. McGregor is all effort and motor on defense, and as his technique and fundamentals match his natural athletic ability and effort, the potential is high. The Wolverines are starting to turn it up in recruiting, and their class grade is in line for a bump in the next few weeks.

Michigan's current class: B

LB Tamarion McDonald (Memphis, TN) commits to Mississippi State
It has been a good second half of May for Bulldogs recruiting, as they add McDonald to the recent commitments of running back Jo'Quavious Marks and JUCO transfer lineman Davontae McCrae. McDonald is a good athlete; he also plays some quarterback for his high school. He was hampered by a foot injury as a junior, but when he's healthy he can eliminate space on his side of the field. He could be much better at shedding blockers.

Mississippi State's current class: B-

RB Jahmyr Gibbs (Dalton, GA) commits to Georgia Tech
One of the biggest needs for Georgia Tech under new coach Geoff Collins is a three-down back who can catch passes. Gibbs has the ability to be the type of every-down back Collins wants. Gibbs can run in between the tackles, possesses the frame (5-11, 195) to put on more weight to hold up in pass protection and has the hands to make plays in the passing game. Transforming offenses is a difficult thing, and Gibbs is a player who can contribute earlier and make that transition a little easier.

Georgia Tech's current class: C+

OL Marlon Martinez (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to LSU
Martinez comes from the powerful St. Thomas Aquinas program, which has a pretty high hit rate with offensive linemen in college. Martinez is looks great off the hoof, with his 6-5, 285-pound frame carrying very little bad weight. He's a physical player but not aggressive to the point of where he makes fundamental mistakes. Martinez is clearly a good athlete, and his smooth footwork shows that. He is being recruited as a guard, but I believe he offers enough scheme versatility to be a candidate at right tackle. LSU currently has the third-ranked recruiting class in the nation. Martinez's commitment might not move that needle, but he's a solid player who will likely outperform his ranking.

LSU's current class: A+

May 24

DE Kendron Wayman (Ridgley, MD) commits to Wake Forest
Wayman was starting to rack up the offers, and a three-way competition between Wake Forest, Syracuse and Boston College appeared to be on the horizon before he ended it with his commitment to Dave Clawson's program. Wayman is undersized right now (6-4, 225), but he has a good frame and Wake Forest traditionally redshirts its freshmen, so he should be at a good playing weight for 2021, when he'll be expected to contribute regularly. Wayman is an active player who might free lance a little bit out there, but he has the right intentions and desire to make a play on every down.

Wake Forest's current class: C

RB C.J. Beasley (Norfolk, VA) commits to Virginia Tech
Beasley chose the Hokies over Pittsburgh and Rutgers. Even though he's undersized (5-9, 165), Beasley does much of his damage inside, and he's definitely tougher than one would think looking at him. He's shifty and productive, but not particularly fast by running back standards, nor is his lateral movement where it needs to be. I wouldn't be surprised if Beasley becomes more of an all-purpose guy spending more time in the slot and on the return game than in the backfield.

Virginia Tech's current class: D

May 23

RB Chris Tyree (Chester, VA) commits to Notre Dame
Tyree, the No. 5-rated running back in the nation, had favored Notre Dame in recent weeks and made his commitment Thursday, choosing the Fighting Irish over Oklahoma and Alabama. Tyree has great speed; it has been reported he has a run a sub-4.4 40. A big position of need for Notre Dame has been finding a running back who can play three downs, and in Tyree, the team has that prospect. Offensive coordinator Chip Long comes from Memphis, where Darrell Henderson had a career year in 2018. Tyree is a versatile back; he can move around the field, can catch the ball, and can run routes and find space. He will give Long a lot of scheme versatility to have a piece of the offense who he can constantly find favorable matches for. A big-time talent will be coming to South Bend.

Notre Dame's current class: B+

LB Nikhai Hill-Green (Baltimore, MD) commits to Michigan
Hill-Green chose the Wolverines over Pittsburgh and West Virginia, and he's the third player from St. Frances Academy to commit to Michigan this year. Hill-Green has put on some size in the past few months, so I could see him playing inside or outside. Perhaps he will start inside, as Michigan is looking for a replacement for Devin Bush and eventually move to the outside. Hill-Green is a good physical player and a nice fit for the Big Ten. He is a smart player in the front seven who can diagnose the play and go on the attack quickly.

Michigan's current class: B

May 22

OT Jake Wray (Marietta, GA) commits to Colorado
Bufffaloes coach Mel Tucker made it clear he would try to recruit the southeast since leaving Georgia to take over the job in Colorado, and he lands the 33rd-ranked tackle in the nation to be the centerpiece of the offensive line. Wray plays with an attitude; he plays with a chip on his shoulder, and that's the sort of attitude that Tucker wants in the program. Wray prides himself on being a physical tone setter who finishes blocks and isn't afraid to put a defensive lineman on his rear end. Wray has good size (6-5, 290) and upper-body strength with a nice frame to pack on more muscle. He is coming into a situation where he can be a leader early in his career. Tucker will be relying on him.

Colorado's current class: C+

OT Mitchell Walters (St. Louis, MO) commits to Missouri
Walters is a good in-state pickup for Missouri. He has the sort of size and length (6-8, 280) that you can't teach. Walters is also a pretty darn good athlete for a player his size, and the improvement from his sophomore film to his junior film shows the sort of upside that makes you wonder how good he could be in the future. He plays all out and believes that he can overcome the little mistakes he might make with pure effort. Walters gets downfield on run blocking and is always looking to finish. His pass protection really improved as a junior too. There's a lot here to work with, and Missouri might have landed on a real sleeper.

Missouri's current class: C

WR Xavier Restrepo (Deerfield Beach, FL) commits to Miami
Restrepo is listed as an athlete, but I think he'll end up playing the slot and likely finding additional work in the return game. He's a shifty player. Restrepo doesn't necessarily have what I would call breakaway speed, but he'll definitely get your attention when he gets in space. He has good hands, and in an above-average route runner who gets in the break smoothly and has the vision to find the open space and mark himself a target.

Miami's current class: B+

May 20

G Justin Rogers (Oak Park, MI) commits to Kentucky
Kentucky landing Rogers, the top-rated interior offensive lineman in the nation, is proof that an aggressive staff and growing on-field success can yield big results. Rogers is a top-end blue-chip prospect who has had success as a two-way lineman in high school. It's conceivable that with his size (6-2, 310), Rogers might be a defensive tackle in waiting. But as a guard, and potentially a center, Rogers can be a dominating presence on the offensive front. He does a lot of things well - he's quick off the snap, has advanced upper-body strength and is a pure finisher. As a run blocker, Rogers is probably the best in this class, but he's also an above-average pass blocker because of his initial punch. This is one of the best recruits in the history of Kentucky football.

Kentucky's current class: B+

WR Thaiu Jones-Bell (Opa Locka, FL) commits to Alabama
Alabama has struck gold recruiting wide receivers out of South Florida in recent years. It started with Amari Cooper in 2011, continued with Calvin Ridley and in on-going currently with Jerry Jeudy. Jones-Bell has a similar build and skill set; he's not huge, but big enough to play outside, and he's got speed to win one-on-one battles down the field, plus the moves to create space off the line of scrimmage. He's a big-play guy who had almost half his catches go for touchdowns as a junior last season. With Jeudy expected to depart after the 2019 season, the Tide would love for Jones-Bell to come in and play as a true freshman, like his predecessors.

Alabama's current class: A+

DT Jalen Carter (Apopka, FL) commits to Georgia
Carter is the fifth-ranked defensive tackle in the 2020 class and the No. 56 prospect overall. This commitment clearly moves Georgia into the top tier of recruiting classes with Clemson, Alabama and LSU. Carter is an elite player with a defined NFL upside, and he's just scratching the surface of his talent, so he could easily finish this recruiting cycle as a top-15-20 player nationally. He's just a disruptive presence on the line, and he's so explosive and tough to block that he can blow up a play right after the snap. Carter blows by double teams in high school like they are not there. He has grown into a defensive tackle, but he is a quick-twitch athlete from his days of being a tight end and defensive end earlier in high school. Another big-time player is heading to Georgia.

Georgia's current class: A+

Jo'Quavious Marks (Atlanta, GA) commits to Mississippi State
Marks, the 20th-ranked running back in the Class of 2020, chose Mississippi State after recent visits to Georgia Tech and Florida State. Marks has long been a target for Mississippi State, and he'll fill a great need with the likelihood of the Bulldogs losing at least two, if not three running backs, after the 2019 season. Marks a productive runner who has put on some weight and added a little more physicality to his running style. He's a tough player who can catch and is not afraid to block. Marks is a good prospect and should contribute early if he can continue to gain size over the next year.

Mississippi State's current class: B

WR Zeriah Benson (Duncanville, TX) commits to Oregon State
I looked at the film on Benson, and this might be a heck of a steal for the Beavers. Benson has high upside and definite red-chip potential. He is electric in space. When Benson gets the ball in the open field, his game really shines because he goes right into play-making mode and is figuring out how he can turn a 10-yard gain into a 20-yard gain. Benson will need to improve his overall game and show more complete route-running skills, but there are plenty of tools to work with.

Oregon State's current class: C-

OT Ben Bray (Mesa, AZ) commits to Arizona State
Bray has a good frame (6-5, 265) and doesn't seem to be carrying any bad weight, so the base for development is there. He's a little light, but he has good feet and moves well from side to side. Bray is probably a little better pass blocker at this stage, and I'd like to see him more aggressive on his blocks. He's technically sound, but not a finisher. As Bray gains upper-body strength, the physicality should come with it.

Arizona State's current class: C

May 19

CB Joel Williams (Baton Rouge, LA) commits to Florida
After a disastrous couple of weeks capped off by the departure of 2019 top prospect Chris Steele and his subsequent transfer to Oregon, the Gators bounced back with some good recruiting news. Williams, the No. 9-ranked cornerback and No. 66-overall prospect, has good size (6-1, 180) and can probably end up at safety or cornerback depending the situation. He's more than capable of lining up one-on-one on the outside and challenging the bigger receivers in the SEC. Wherever Williams plays, he should bring a big boost to the secondary.

Florida's current class: B+

WR Ian Stewart (Rockwood, MI) commits to Michigan State
Stewart fits the mold of tall, physical receivers who have traditionally thrived at Michigan State. Stewart can provide a big target and stretch the field. His speed is undervalued, as he can get separation and when he does, he's a long strider who can get to the end zone. I could see Stewart getting a little rankings boost across the board with a big summer.

Michigan State's current class: C+

JUCO DE Davontae McCrae (Miami, FL) commits to Mississippi State
McCrae played is his school football at Northwestern High School in Miami and eventually signed with N.C. State before transferring to East Mississippi Community College. McCrae has long arms and a lot of upper-body strength, so he could be a versatile fit along a defensive line that needs to rebuild after losing much of the 2018 starting unit to the NFL Draft. McCrae is listed as a defensive end and can certainly play the position, but at 6-foot-5, 275 pounds, he's also a candidate to grow a little more and play inside.

Mississippi State's current class: B

QB Ben Gulbranson (Newbury Park, CA) commits to Oregon State
With many of the top-25 to 30 quarterbacks gone off the board, there's going to be a big rush for second-tier arms in the 2020 class. Gulbranson has a nice live arm and a good size (6-3, 210) that you can build a strong passing offense around. Despite having a bit of an exaggerated throwing motion, Gulbranson can launch the ball down the field and put it on a line. His accuracy is good right now, but how it changes will be determined as his throwing motion tightens up. Gulbranson is a nice get for the Beavers and a player worth keeping an eye on this summer.

Oregon State's current class: C-

WR/RB Keyon Mozee (Lees Summit, MO) commits to Kansas State
Mozee flipped his commitment from Miami of Ohio to Kansas State over the weekend. The first thing that stands out is his 4.45 speed, and in a compact frame, he has the ability to take it to the house in a variety of ways. Mozee will get a chance in the slot and could also see time in the backfield running jet sweeps and in the return game. Mozee is a little undersized, but he's a solid play-maker.

Kansas State's current class: C-

May 18

TE/ATH Jonathan Odom (Tampa, FL) commits to Florida
Right away, the first thought is "he'll grow into an offensive lineman like his father". Odom's father, Jason Odom, played for the Gators in the early '90s and had a promising NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers until a lower back injury derailed him four seasons in. The younger Odom has a similar build as his father did out of high school, so I'm curious to see if he'll naturally grow more or if his weight can keep him at tight end. From what I saw on film, he's a capable receiver - good out of the break, good hands and knows how to find space. Regardless of position, Odom has plenty of upside as a football player.

Florida's current class: B+

RB Kobe Pryor (Cedartown, GA) commits to Clemson
Clemson was expected to take two running backs in this class and already got a high-profile commitment from Damarckus Bowman, the No. 2-rated back in the class. Pryor doesn't necessarily have the upside of Bowman, but he's a good complement - a versatile player who can catch passes and stand in there on pass protection. Pryor is a tough runner and seems faster than his reported 4.80 speed. Clemson likes to use a rotation of backs, which Pryor will be able to fit in.

Clemson's current class: A+

WR Ahmirr Robinson (Union, NJ) commits to Rutgers
Rutgers had been aggressively pursuing Robinson, a 6-foot-3 outside receiving prospect for a while and was able to secure a commitment before the summer. Robinson might not have top-end speed, but he plays big and is tough to bring down with the ball in his hands. As he continues to build strength, his physical play will be his calling card.

Rutgers' current class: C-

G Cameron Knight (Noblesville, IN) commits to Indiana
Indiana has been looking for a center prospect in this class and came across Knight, an underrecruited in-state prospect who the program was able to quickly snatch up. Knight has a good frame (6-2, 270) and some decent raw tools to work with. He's a player the Hooisers will have to develop, but both player and coaching staff recognize that, so Knight was smart to commit early and spend the summer camping and getting a head start under Tom Allen's staff.

Indiana's current class: C

May 17

DE Myles Murphy (Powder Springs, GA) commits to Clemson
Murphy is the top-rated defensive end in the 2020 class. Clemson already has a commitment from the top-rated defensive tackle in the 2020 class and three of the top-seven defensive tackles in the class. Simply put, this is shaping up to be the greatest defensive line recruiting class since these sort of things started being tracked. Murphy is an athletic gem who happens to have tremendous scheme versatility. I could see him as a bigger edge rusher, a 3-4 defensive end or a three-technique, depending on where you want him to go. And he's got a high likelihood of dominating no matter the position. Physically, Murphy has the elite tools, the long arms and the high motor with great backside pursuit.

Clemson's current class: A+

OT Zak Zinter (Cambridge, MA) commits to Michigan
Zinter, rated as the No. 28th offensive tackle in the nation, is a solid red-chip prospect, but he could rate even higher as a guard given his skill set. He's a good-looking player off the hoof without much bad weight. Zinter has good hands and is strong with a solid base that makes him tough to move. Zinter really excels in pulls in the run game because he has the feet and the athleticism to get up the field quickly. His pass blocking is good, although not as advanced as his run blocking, but that's not unusual for high school linemen. He could probably play anywhere along the line and be effective, but I think he'll eventually settle in at right tackle.

Michigan's current class: B

RB Leshon Williams (Oak Lawn, IL) commits to Iowa
It's interesting; when I looked at Williams' film the first comparison I could think of was Fred Russell, who starred at Iowa in the early 2000s and came from a midwest state - Michigan. Williams is a similar, no-frills, one-cut-and-go type of running back. He's always driving his legs and fighting for the extra yardage. Williams doesn't have breakaway speed, but given a hole, he'll get to the second level quickly enough.

Iowa's current class: B-

WR Taki Johnson (Marietta, GA) commits to Boston College
Johnson is a tall, outside receiver who will serve as a move-the-chains guy and also can provide some good outside and downfield blocking for the Eagles' run game. Johnson isn't equipped with a sprinter's speed, but he has a good body and good hands. He is a guy who will be counted on in third-down passing situations and around the red zone.

Boston College's current class: C-

ATH Sawyer Racanelli (Brush Prairie, WA) commits to Washington
The first thought on looking at Racanelli is that the Huskies got themselves a hard-nosed sticker at linebacker, but apparently, they are more interested in his offensive game. As a receiver, he's a big body who could probably grow into sort of a hybrid H-back type of role. Either way you look at it, Racanelli is a versatile athlete who could fit in a few areas for the Huskies, and that's not a bad thing.

Washington's current class: B-

May 15

QB Shane Illingworth (Norco, CA) commits to Oklahoma State
And another top-25 quarterback comes off the board following Illingworth's commitment to Oklahoma State over Louisville. This is a really good fit for the Cowboys' offense as Illingworth has one of the livest arms in the class and loves to get the ball down field. In Oklahoma State's high-volume passing offense, it's easy to see where this traditional drop-back passer fits. Looking at the film, I can see a lot of arm talent, although at times, Illingworth might throw the ball a little too hard and tends to be a little inconsistent in touch. But those are minor, fixable issues. The bottom line is the Cowboys have one of the best players at the position in their class and one who allows them to compete with the top teams in the Big XII.

Oklahoma State's current class: B-

QB Malik Hornsby (Missouri City, TX) commits to North Carolina
Hornsby, a top-25 quarterback in the 2020 class, is a tremendous get for North Carolina. This makes for back-to-back classes in which the Tar Heels will have top quarterback commitments, as Hornsby joins Sam Howell from the 2019 class. Hornsby is a big-time athlete with a track background. He can make big plays with his legs and has the vision to see downfield and catch defenses scrambling with big play in the passing game. He's still pretty underdeveloped as a passer, but there's a lot to work with. In terms of having a quarterback for a run-pass-option type of offense, Hornsby is one of the best prospects in the nation.

North Carolina's current class: B

May 13

OT Tate Ratledge (Rome, GA) commits to Georgia
Ratledge gives the Bulldogs their second blue-chip commitment in the past four days, and it starts what I expect to be a very fruitful summer recruitment period for the Bulldogs a few weeks early. Georgia could lose both starting tackles after the 2019 season, so adding Ratledge fills a likely need with a player who could contribute early. Ratledge looks like a left tackle (6-6, 315) and is built strongly from the bottom up with plus-level athletic skills. Ratledge's father is a wrestling coach, and it's easy to tell that Ratledge comes from a wrestling background with the way he can control his body while controlling the block. He doesn't give up an inch and has good hands. Ratledge possesses a high ceiling with NFL potential.

Georgia's current class: A

OT Noah Nelson (Gilbert, AZ) commits to Oklahoma
Last week, Oklahoma got a commit from Texas prospect Nate Anderson, who I believe could end up being one of the best offensive linemen in this class. Nelson doesn't have that immediate upside in my opinion, but at 6-foot-8 and 300 pounds, he has the length and body that could end in there with the right development. Nelson has a lot of raw tools and areas he needs to work on. Oklahoma needs tackles for now and the future. Nelson is a future project, but one worth keeping an eye on.

Oklahoma's current class: B

CB Art Green (Chesterfield, MO) commits to Tennessee
Green is a junior college prospect from Hutchinson C.C. in Kansas. He committed to Arkansas State as a wide receiver out of high school but switched to defense upon enrolling in Hutchinson. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt likes his cornerbacks in the mold of Jalen Ramsey, who Pruitt recruited to Florida State when he was defensive coordinator there. Green has the size (6-2, 200) and the athleticism, but what really shows up on the film is his ball skills. He could be a plug-and-play guy next season.

Tennessee's current class: B-

QB Evan Simon (Manhiem, PA) commits to Rutgers
For a second, it looked like Simon was heading to Colorado after his official visit there last month, but the Buffaloes staff chose Texas prospect Brendon Lewis and Simon quickly committed to Rutgers afterward. Rutgers' offense might be a better fit for Simon, who is a good pocket passer who is comfortable standing in the line of fire and delivering the ball downfield. He can move, but his first instinct is to move around the pocket and extend the play rather than take off for yards.

Rutgers' current class: C-

May 12

WR Blake Nowell (Plainview, OK) commits to TCU
Nowell is a tall receiver (6-4, 180) who should give TCU some additional length on the outside. Nowell comes from a track background where he placed in the 400 meters in the Oklahoma state tournament. Nowell is a catch-and-run guy with very good straight-line speed. Right now, he's primarily a straight-line guy, and he'll have to show more agility and variations in his movement to become a complete receiver.

TCU's current class: B-

OL Caleb Rogers (Mansfield, TX) commits to Texas Tech
Rogers is a good athlete who has a lot of potential on the right side, which is where I think he'll project in college. He's pretty light on his feet, and that should serve Rogers well while he puts on weight to play in college. Rogers needs to be more aggressive on contact, which should come as he adds bulk to his frame and builds up his strength.

Texas Tech's current class: C-

LB Andy Alfieri (Portland, OR) commits to California
The California Bears picked up a few commitments this weekend, and Alfieri is the best of the group, a legitimate top-30 prospect at his position with the potential to develop into a red-chip player. Alfieri is an active body around the play. He is quick with the outside rush, but he also plays the run extremely well and has a nice, physical aspect to his game.

California's current class: C

WR Casey Filkins (Lake Oswego, OR) commits to California
Filkins is a natural slot player who should give the Bears some scheme versatility because they can line him up in the backfield as well. Filkins doesn't have breakaway speed, but he's exciting with the ball in his hands and a tough player to contain when he gets in space.

California's current class: C

May 11

QB Jay Butterfield (Brentwood, CA) commits to Oregon
After missing out on D.J. Uiagalelei, Oregon quickly jumped on Butterfield, a top-10 quarterback prospect in the nation. Butterfield's skill might be a bit of departure from recent Oregon quarterbacks. He is a pocket passer and excels at making throws and decisions from the pocket. He's sufficiently mobile to move around, but not the type of player who can makes big plays with his legs. That being said, Butterfield's arm talent is high end and he's going to turn heads with his ability to deliver the ball on time and on target.

Oregon's current class: B+

WR Savion Williams (Marshall, TX) commits to Arkansas
Marshall is the third wide receiver to commit to Arkansas during the 2020 recruiting cycle, and immediately his length and size (6-4, 190) jump out as being major threats in the red zone and on 50-50 jump-ball situations. There's a lot of raw talent and some development that needs to be done with Marshall when it comes to separation and route running, but there are some nice tools to work with.

Arkansas' current class: C+

LB Jeremiah Trojan (Chandler, AZ) commits to UCLA
UCLA is another program that hasn't exactly blown the doors off of recruiting since making the high-profile hire of Chip Kelly. UCLA was Trojan's first Power Five offer and he committed quickly. A physical player on the inside, Trojan looks like a very prototypical inside linebacker who could be pretty good against the run.

UCLA's current class: C-

Austin Blaske (Guyton, GA) commits to N.C. State
Blaske is a solid red-chip offensive line prospect who has some scheme versatility with his ability to play either tackle positon. He has a good body (6-5, 275) with very little bad weight on him. Blaske bends well and has some of the fundamentals down. He could be a little more aggressive at the point of contact, but he's a grinder once the play begins and someone who gives his full effort each down.

N.C. State's current class: C

May 10

QB Brendon Lewis (Melissa, TX) commits to Colorado
Colorado needed something to kick start its 2020 recruiting class, and Lewis is a solid commitment for a program that needs good athletes. Lewis has been very productive in high school and comes from a high-volume passing offense, so he's a little better at passing than most dual-threat quarterbacks around his area. Physically, Lewis has good size (6-2, 210), and he can make big plays with his legs. The Buffaloes seem to have gotten their quarterback of the future in Lewis.

Colorado's current class: C-

OL Jackson Stoefen (Eldridge, IA) commits to Kansas
Kansas jumped in front of Iowa and Iowa State to pull an interesting line prospect. Stoefen has a good frame (6-5, 270) and has plenty of room to add good weight. He is an aggressive run blocker, not so much on the pass blocking side, although he has the physical tools to improve there. Stoefen won't play immediately, but he has some upside and could develop into a consistent player.

Kansas's current class: C-

May 9

OLB Mekhail Sherman (Washington, D.C.) commits to Georgia
Georgia seemed to be waiting in the wings while Clemson, Alabama and LSU got all the big commits in the past 30 days, but Thursday, the Bulldogs got a commitment from the top-rated player in the beltway and a top-20 overall prospect nationally. Sherman just explodes on the film. He's everywhere. He is ridiculously fast on the edge; he can stuff the run game; he is athletic enough to be in coverage; and he might be the best in backside pursuit in this class. Right away, it's easy to see Sherman as a plug-and-play type of player who will contribute from the minute he steps on campus. He's a physical, athletic marvel and someone who should be an All-SEC-, All-American-type of player.

Georgia's current class: A

OLB Mohamed Kaba (Clinton, NC) commits to South Carolina
With Clemson getting most of the recruiting attention this spring, and rightfully so, it's worth mentioning that South Carolina is putting together another strong class. Kaba is a quick-twitch player who should be scheme versatile with his experience playing inside in high school. He recognizes the play quickly and puts himself in a position to make the play. One unexpected strength for Kaba is his ability in short coverage, making him a good fit for what Will Muschamp likes to do with the "buck" linebackers.

South Carolina's current class: B

QB Noah Kim (Chantilly, VA) commits to Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech lost quarterback commit Tyler Warren at the start of the week and quickly jumped on Kim, an in-state prospect who committed when he received the offer during an unofficial visit. Productive in high school, Kim (6-1, 160) has to grow physically to survive in Power Five football. He makes good decisions with the football but needs to improve his arm strength and show he can make tough throws.

Virginia Tech's current class: D

May 8

OT Tosh Baker (Phoenix, AZ) commits to Notre Dame
Baker already possesses pass-blocking talent beyond his years, and I expect he'll easily refine the other parts of his game to become the Fighting Irish's left tackle of the future. After missing on a couple offensive-line targets in the past two weeks, Baker is worthy of being the centerpiece of Notre Dame's class. He's got a long body and long arms with above-average mobility and footwork. Even though his technique could use improvement, Baker has the natural ability and the physical attributes to become a top lineman in the nation.

Notre Dame's current class: B+

CB Brandon Jones (Harbor City, CA) commits to Stanford
Jones is a top-30-35 prospect in California and, while he's not a blue-chip prospect yet, he's a high-end red-chip prospect who has room for improvement. Where Jones really shines on film is with his instincts. At times, he's so keyed in on the quarterback's eyes you can almost see him running the receiver's route in his head.

Stanford's current class: B

LB Cody Linderburg (Anoka, MN) commits to Minnesota
Linderburg is a nice, solid athlete and a hard worker. On film, Linderburg shows a really good motor and the ability to make up for any mistakes he makes on the play with pure effort. The talent pool in Minnesota isn't deep, but P.J. Fleck has three of the top-seven prospects in the state.

Minnesota's current class: C

May 7

S Justin Hodges (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Miami
Hodges is a long, albeit undersized defensive back prospect who can win a lot of battles with length until he grows into his frame. Hodges was gaining traction with his recruitment in the past couple of weeks as South Florida, Syracuse and Indiana had all offered. It was enough for Miami to take a second look at a player in its backyard and get him to commit.

Miami's current class: B+

May 6

DL Rylie Mills (Lake Forest, IL) commits to Notre Dame
Mills, a top-five prospect in Illinois, made a decision for Notre Dame a month after taking an official visit there and chose the Fighting Irish over Ohio State and Wisconsin. He's a wide-body who will likely spend time playing on the end and in the interior depending on the situation. He gets in the backfield quickly, and although he comes in a little high on his tackles, I love the aggression and the fact that he plays the position with bad intentions.

Notre Dame's current class: B+

OT Nate Anderson (Frisco, TX) commits to Oklahoma
Anderson looks like the next great Oklahoma linemen, and it wouldn't surprise me if he's on Charlie Campbell's board by 2023 or 2024. Anderson will have to put on weight, but he's got the frame to do it. As a right tackle, Anderson is explosive off the snap and is very adept at clearing a path in the run game by going after defenders at the first two levels. Anderson looks like a swing player at the next level; he will likely see time at tackle and guard and is more than athletic enough to excel at either spot.

Oklahoma's current class: B+

QB Beau Allen (Lexington, KY) commits to Kentucky
Although Allen took an official visit to Washington State in the past month, he was expected to eventually land with the Wildcats and be their arm in the 2020 class. Allen makes good decisions with the football and plays within himself. His arm talent is good, not great, but he's accurate and can make some tough throws. Allen is a good fit for a Wildcats offense that does a little zone read and a little traditional pro style.

Kentucky's current class: C-

LB Alvin Mathis (Largo, FL) commits to Miami
Mathis is a tough competitor who gives Miami a commitment at a major position of need, choosing the Hurricanes over Florida and Auburn. Mathis moves very well in space and is always in on the play - one of those players who has a nose for the football. He's continuing to grow, and he always plays a big-man's game at linebacker.

Miami's current class: B+

DE James Sylvester (Newton, TX) commits to TCU
It was a manic Monday in the recruiting offices at TCU as the Horned Frogs picked up four commitments. Sylvester is getting the most play, as he should being a legitimate top-300 prospect nationally and a borderline blue-chip recruit. Currently, Slyvester's game is more speed than power. He's extremely good off the snap and can get around the edge quickly. I could definitely see him in a hybrid DE/OLB role and is going to be tough on third downs.

TCU's current class: B-

RB Dominic Richardson (Oklahoma City, OK) commits to TCU
Richardson's weekend official visit to TCU gave the Horned Frogs the edge over Arkansas. Richardson is a big back (6-1, 205), and like good big backs, he's able to run with some power. He looks like he be an immediate threat around the red zone and in short-yardage situations. Richardson can be a lead back, but his skill set would be more effective in a two-back timeshare.

TCU's current class: B-

QB Eli Williams (Sapulpa, OK) commits to TCU
Williams is a pretty raw product at the position, but he's a got a big body (6-3, 220), an ability to extend plays with his athleticism, and a pretty live arm. It might take him a while to get some of the fundamentals of the position down, but Williams is going to be someone who could emerge in college football over the next 2-3 years.

TCU's current class: B-

WR Caleb Medford (Henderson, TX) commits to TCU
Medford might turn out to be one of the bigger commitments in the Horned Frogs' class because he's just starting to really gain traction nationally. He actually received an Ole Miss offer shortly after committing to TCU. Medford is already 6-foot-3, 190, and he's going to get bigger. He's tough in the red zone and has the skills to be an outside guy.

TCU's current class: B-

May 5

QB D.J. Uiagalelei (Bellflower, CA) commits to Clemson
Clemson's weekend of blue-chip commitments was capped with Uiagalelei, the top quarterback prospect in the nation and someone who will be expected to step in for Trevor Lawrence after the 2020 season. Uiagalelei has elite arm talent, the type of arm talent that will easily translate to the next level and beyond. He's a pocket passer, but he's a modern pocket passer; he plays out of the gun and understands how important movement within the pocket is. Uiagalelei's biggest strength is is size (6-6, 235) and confidence to stand in the pocket and deliver the pass regardless of what's going on around him. He has an good sense of the rush and when it's coming, but he doesn't allow it to force him into mistakes. With his addition to Clemson's class, the Tigers claim to No. 1 is clear cut.

Clemson's current class: A+

DB Joe Perkins (Madison, MS) commits to Colorado
Perkins becomes the second Colorado commitment in the Class of 2020, and Mel Tucker and his staff were able to pull away a prospect from the Gulf coast who has very good size (6-1, 200) and the upside that Tucker will have to identify in his early classes. Perkins is a little raw, but he has good athleticism and a new skill set to refine.

Colorado's current class: C-

WR Malachi Wideman (Sarasota, FL) commits to Florida State
Wideman is a very good athlete who gives the Seminoles another nice commitment for the weekend after landing Jayion McCluster earlier. Florida State needs offensive skill in this class, and Wideman looks like a talented prospect and fierce competitor who can earn his way on the field over time. Wideman isn't a finished product, but he has plenty of tools to become an effective, productive receiver.

Florida State's current class: B+

May 4

DE Fadil Diggs (Camden, NJ) commits to Texas A&M
Texas A&M had a top five class in 2019, but the Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies staff have been kind of quiet so far. That should change considerably over the summer when the Aggies run one of the best summer prospect camps in the nation. Diggs, a top-five prospect in New Jersey, has the length that's necessary for a dominant edge rusher. He has a tremendous first-step and is explosive off the snap. He'll continue to improve his overall game with coaching and development but the upside is significant here.

Texas A&M's current class: B

OL Peter Skoronski (Park Ridge, IL) commits to Northwestern
Northwestern's staff deserves all kinds of credit for their aggressive recruiting efforts with this class. Skoronski was a Notre Dame lean and appeared all set to commit to the Fighting Irish during his official visit in mid-June. But on Saturday, he went to Northwestern and gave Pat Fitzgerald a big notch with in-state recruiting. Skoronski is a two-way lineman who wins battles up front because he sees the field and can diagnose the play quickly. He's aggressive, but he's not aimless. He has advanced footwork and is physically where he needs to be. Northwestern has a top-10 offensive line class right now.

Northwestern's current class: B

May 3

RB Demarkcus Bowman (Lakeland, FL) commits to Clemson
Bowman was a heavy lean to the Florida Gators until the start of April when Clemson began gaining momentum, and now the Tigers get his commitment a couple of days before top quarterback prospect D.J. Uiagalelei is expected to make his decision between Clemson and Oregon. Bowman is the top running back in the Class of 2020. He has great explosion and underrated power in his 5-foot-9 frame. Bowman doesn't do a lot of dancing around in the backfield either; he is all north-south and uses that 4.45-4.5 speed to move the chains and rack up big yardage. The rich get considerably richer here as Clemson has my No. 1 class in 2020.

Clemson's current class: A+

OT Altrique Barlow (Virginia Beach, VA) commits to TCU
Barlow plays tackle in high school, but at his current size (6-3, 350), he's almost a lock to move inside unless he gets a little more length and can play right tackle. Barlow has good strength with dominating ability in the run-blocking game. He's tough for a defensive lineman to get away from once he gets his hands on him. Barlow will have to drop some bad weight and improve his footwork, but there's time for him to do that.

TCU's current class: C

May 1

LB Jayion McCluster (Largo, FL) commits to Florida State
McCluster had been a strong Florida State lean since the start of 2019 and finally decided to become part of the Seminoles' promising class. McCluster has great family lineage; his cousin is former NFL running back Dexter McCluster. Jayion McCluster is a top-300 prospect in the nation and should develop into a physical, heady inside linebacker. It's a solid in-state pickup for Florida State

Florida State's current class: B

OT Josh Priebe (Edwardsburg, MI) commits to Northwestern
Priebe gained some major recruiting traction in the past month with offers from Ohio State, Auburn and several other programs, so this is a major grab for Northwestern. Pat Fitzgerald and his staff have built a strong offensive line class, and Priebe gives them another tackle with good upside who looks like a perfect fit for the right side.

Northwestern's current class: B-

April 30

OT Jimmy Christ (Sterling, VA) commits to Virginia
Christ is a promising prospect who should grow into a long-armed starting left tackle over the next couple of years. He's not quite a blue-chip prospect, but Christ is a high-end red-chip prospect who has the potential to take the next step because he looks good physically and has some great raw tools to work with. He'll have to get a lot stronger and develop his footwork, but overall he has solid upside.

Virginia's current class: C-

DE Benjamin Key (Cranbourne, AU) commits to Mississippi State
Key will be a sophomore at East Los Angeles College with the likelihood of joining the Bulldogs in the spring of 2020. Key was a second-team all-conference selection with East L.A. as a freshman. His size (6-5, 285) stands out, as he could probably play the outside or the interior. Key has yet to visit Mississippi State but was won over by the program's history and success with junior college transfers.

Mississippi State's current class: C+

April 29

LB Antoine Sampah (Woodbridge, VA) commits to LSU
Sampah is a high-caliber blue-chip linebacker in this class, and his commitment keeps LSU rolling. As of now LSU, Alabama and Clemson have easily separated themselves from the pack in the race for the best recruiting class. Sampah chose LSU over Clemson, Alabama, Miami and Penn State. He's a physical player who can lay on a big hit, but he's also fundamentally sound. Sampah understands that the big hit is nice but making the tackle is most important, and he doesn't let many ball-carriers escape his grip.

LSU's current class: A

ATH Drew Sanders (Denton, TX) commits to Alabama
Alabama grabs one of the highest-profile defections of the 2020 class, as Sanders flipped to the Crimson Tide from Oklahoma, where he had been committed to since 2017. As a tight end prospect, Sanders draws high comparisons to players like Hunter Henry. However, he has decided to play defense and is being recruited as an outside linebacker to Alabama. Sanders is a great athlete, one of the top players in the class, and is clearly confident that he can make the switch.

Alabama's current class: A

OT Aaryn Parks (Fort Washington, MD) commits to Penn State
The Nittany Lions staff is building an impressive offensive line class, and Parks, a top-20 player at the tackle position, is another nice prospect with high upside to add to the haul. Parks has great size (6-5, 290) and is a very good athlete, leading to the potential of playing any positions up front. As it is, I expect he'll play one of the tackle positions, and there, he is strong with his hands and is good on initial contact.

Penn State's current class: A-

S Myles Slusher (Broken Arrow, OK) commits to Oregon
Head coach Mario Cristobal promised that Oregon would recruit nationally, and he has held to that word, as Slusher becomes the Ducks' seventh commit in the 2020 class from five different states. Slusher is a top-200 player nationally, and he has good instincts that probably translate to free safety or possibly cornerback in the right situations. He can read the field well and always seems to know where the ball is.

Oregon's current class: B+

QB Tyler Van Dyke (Glastonbury, CT) commits to Miami
This was a bit of a surprise on all areas, as most had Van Dyke pegged to Syracuse. The Hurricanes get a solid pocket quarterback who also plays baseball. Van Dyke has solid accuracy even though his balls can sail from time to time. He shows good command in the huddle and sees the field well. The arm talent is definitely present and just needs to be refined in places.

Miami's current class: B

WR Rashawn Williams (Detroit, MI) commits to Indiana
For the Hoosiers to advance from plucky underdog to legitimate spoiler/contender in the Big Ten, they needed a few difference-makers in recruiting. Williams is one of the best players in the region, and the Hoosiers staff had to beat out a lot of conference competition for his commit. Williams brings that Detroit toughness to the field. He is strong and aggressive, and he'll fight for the football. His size (6-1, 185) is good enough to be on the outside or in the slot. Williams will bring the attitude that Indiana's program is looking for.

Indiana's current class: C

April 27

WR Rakim Jarrett (Washington, D.C.) commits to LSU:
This commitment definitely comes as a shock with Jarrett's recruiting seemingly trending toward Ohio State. Jarrett is a top-five receiver prospect and top-25-overall prospect nationally. He is an explosive athlete who seems to do everything pretty well. His top-end speed is impressive, and he is an advanced route runner. In LSU's offense, Jarrett could be especially intriguing because of his ability to play outside or in the slot. In the slot is where Jarrett could develop into the best wide receiver in the nation. LSU currently has the top projected wide receiver class in 2020, and it's not even close. This a big-time commitment for Ed Orgeron and his staff.

LSU's current class: A

OT John Young (Louisville, KY) commits to Kentucky:
Coming off of a 10-win season, it's opportunity for Kentucky to put together a solid recruiting class in 2020. In order to do that Mark Stoops and his staff need to secure the top in-state prospects. Young is one of the top linemen in Kentucky and a legitimate top-300 prospect nationally who chose the Wildcats after an official visit over the weekend. Ohio State, Louisivlle and Michigan were among the players for Young, a sound blocker with a big frame who can play tackle on either side.

Kentucky's current class: B

LB Ruben Hyppolite II (Hollywood, FL) commits to Maryland
Hyppolite has the size (6-0, 225) to be a tough inside linebacker, but with his athleticism and speed (4.55), he can play the outside and stretch plays out from sideline to sideline. Hyppolite is going to be a physical presence on the field and someone who can be relied on to play with maximum effort. Like most players from south Florida, Hyppolite plays with a big chip on his shoulder, and he brings that attitude to the field.

Maryland's current class: C+

WR/ATH Jaylon Barden (Macon, GA) commits to Pittsburgh
The first thing that stands out on film for Barden is his hands. He's got solid hands and seems to make all the tough catches, and he doesn't mind going into the tough areas to make the catch. He isn't a burner, but he has some quickness to his game. Barden, however, knows that his calling card is making tough catches and running routes to the sticks, helping the offensive move the chains.

Pittsburgh's current class: C-

DE Jordan Mitchell (Tyrone, GA) commits to Maryland
Mitchell has good natural strength and some good functional strength. He's an aggressive player who can do good work with his hands. I'd like to see more explosion out of him, and Mitchell could do a little more to come off blocks, but he'll develop his technique over time. Mitchell could also gain weight and move inside as a three-technique. Maryland's current class: C+

April 26

CB Luke Hill (Baltimore, MD) commits to Oregon
Oregon continues to recruit from coast to coast and lands Hill from Baltimore over Michigan, Clemson and other suitors. Hill is a real good-looking athlete who can run and lives for the challenge of a one-on-one battle on the outside. Hill is a strong player, but he could be a little more physical, it will suit him well in the Pac-12. Hill's impact on a team could go beyond corner; he might contribute on the return team as well.

Oregon's current class: B

DL Akelo Stone (Savannah, GA) commits to Georgia Tech
Stone has good size, and although he's listed as a defensive end, I think he's going to continue to grow and will probably be moved inside. In a perfect world, he could play along the line and give Georgia Tech some scheme versatility. On film, he shows a lot of good raw tools and a good motor. He'll have to develop some more technique, but he can win battles on effort.

Georgia Tech's current class: C

April 25

QB Tee Webb (Cartersville, GA) commits to Louisville
As many programs try to find their quarterback commits before the universal start of high school spring football (May 1), we're seeing a run on commits in the final weeks. Louisville needed an arm and Webb (6-4, 180) needed a program. Webb is a good athlete who can run very well, but he is also learning how to throw on the run. His throws on the run are better than his throws from the pocket, where he looks like he's aiming the ball more than throwing it.

Louisville's current class: C-

CB Keontae Jenkins (Virginia Beach, VA) commits to TCU
Jenkins is a natural slot corner who plays bigger than his size (5-10, 165) and should fit in well to challenge the high-volume passing attacks in the Big XII. Jenkins can run and turns well, and he can challenge for the ball at a high point. He is not afraid to mix it up and get involved in a physical game if that's what it takes. A solid competitor.

TCU's current class: B-

DL JaQuari Wiggles (Atlanta, GA) commits to Georgia Tech
Wiggles comes from the well-regarded Mays program in Atlanta, and he's listed as a defensive end, but I wouldn't be surprised if he grows into an interior lineman. Either way, he'll provide scheme versatility, which is a big point of emphasis for the new Georgia Tech staff as Geoff Collins tries to change the roster from the style of play under Paul Johnson. Wiggles plays tough; he doesn't always make the right move initially, but he hangs in on the play.

Georgia Tech's current class: C

April 24

CB Derek Bermudez (Jacksonville, FL) commits to Florida State
Bermudez is a little undervalued as a prospect in my opinion, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the opinion of him jump considerably after the summer evaluation period. Bermudez has great length (6-2, 180), but he's also good with his reaction time on shorter routes. His size comes in play when it's time to play the deep balls in the air. Bermudez challenges everything he sees and plays with confidence.

Florida State's current class: B

ATH Cedric Gray (Charlotte, NC) commits to North Carolina
Gray is an interesting athlete. Some programs were looking at him as a receiver, but the staff at North Carolina saw his frame (6-2, 195) and believe he will continue to put on weight and end up as a linebacker. If Gray can become a safety/linebacker hybrid, that might be his best spot because his hands are good and could be useful in the secondary. He will find a way on the field.

North Carolina's current class: B-

April 23

DT Bryan Bresee (Damascus, MD) verbally commits to Clemson
There are some commitments who shake the needle and others who move the needle. This one could potential blow up the needle. Bresee is likely the top defensive line prospect in the nation, and 247Sports has him as the No. 1 overall player in the Class of 2020. I expect at least seven players from Clemson's 2018 defense to hear their names called over the weekend with the 2019 NFL Draft. The Tigers staff has done a good job at recruiting beneath those players with players like Xavier Thomas and K.J. Henry, both blue-chip recruits from the Class of 2018. But Bresee could be the beginning of a defensive line recruiting class that would rival some of the best in the history of recruiting. As for Bresee, the first things that show up on the film are his hands and how well he uses them to get past blockers and get through the line. He has a dynamic first-step, and he gets off the snap as well as any defensive line prospect I've seen in the past couple of years. Bresee has true game-changing potential at the position and is the centerpiece of a top recruiting class.

G Trent Pullen (Waco, TX) verbally commits to Oklahoma State
The Cowboys got a commitment from Pullen, an underrated linemen who was also considering Baylor and Arkansas. Pullen needs to continue to develop in all areas, but he has a good foundation for success. Right away, the effort shows up on film, and he has a decent initial punch, and he drives his legs well. He's built from the bottom up, and could probably play either guard position or center if it's decided that position is his best fit.

April 22

G Nicholas Dawkins (Allentown, PA) commits to Penn State
Dawkins is a good athlete and it's not a surprise that he comes from athletic lineage as his father was former NBA player Darryl Dawkins. He is quick off the line, which tells me that he might project out just as well as right tackle or even center. Dawkins has good footwork and a nice leg drive to help him control the blocks.

April 21

TE John Copenhaver (Roswell, GA) commits to North Carolina
Copenhaver is a nice receiver who will continue to grow from his current size (6-3, 215) and find a niche as a good pass-catching tight end who can stretch the middle of the field. As he grows, he should improve his strength as a blocker as well.

April 20

WR Jermaine Burton (Calabasas, CA) commits to LSU
Burton is big-time wide receiver prospect, arguably top five in the nation. Burton has great size (6-1, 195) and plays a big wide receiver's game. If he can gain a physical edge on a cornerback, he will beat them up. He's got speed (4.45), and he makes plays. He can battle for the ball in traffic, but he can also rack up big yards after the catch. Burton might be the next great LSU wide receiver.

WR Kris Hutson (Bellflower, CA) commits to Oregon
On film Hutson, a one-time USC commit, makes his biggest statements with his ability after the catch. He might not be as fast as he looks, but he understands how to get quick separation and he runs very tight, precise routes. Hutson's teammate is quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei, one of the top quarterback prospects in the class. If Oregon can land both, it would be a great haul.

CB Jalen Harrell (Miami, FL) commits to Florida State
The Seminoles have had some recruiting hits and misses under head coach Willie Taggart, but they have done a good job of landing defensive backs. Harrell gives Florida State a much-needed longer cornerback (6-2, 18) who can match up athletically and physically with the bigger receives in the ACC.

G Akinola Ogunbiyi (Sugar Land, TX) commits to Georgia
Ogunbiyi chose Georgia in what became somewhat of a head-to-head battle with Oklahoma after he backed off a commitment to Texas A&M earlier in the spring. Ogunbiyi is a straight-up mauler in the run game, and when he gets his hands on a defender, it's going to be a rough night. A great addition for Georgia and someone who should find success on the interior line.

April 19

LB Jaden Navarrette (Norco, CA) commits to Oregon (flip from LSU)
Navarrette committed to LSU earlier in April, but it was going to be a tough hold for the Tigers. Luckily, this wasn't a long, drawn-out battle, as Navarrette committed to Oregon after attending the Ducks' spring game. This is a big athlete (6-3, 230) with some scheme versatility to play multiple spots in the front seven. I like the idea of keeping Navarrette on the outside more than in the box and even growing into more of a edge rusher.

LB Josh White (Houston, TX) commits to LSU
White was an early commitment to Oklahoma State but backed off that in January. First and foremost, White plays fast and he plays downhill, but he also plays under control. Right now, he can win battles with speed and athleticism because he's a little undersized (6-1, 200). But he'll add plenty of mass and strength to go along with his athletic skills to make a very formidable defender in the SEC.

DE Josh Griffis (Bradenton, FL) commits to Florida State
Griffis still has a lot to learn in terms of his technique and timing, but he's fairly new to the position and what he lacks in fundamentals, he makes up for in just moving forward. He's got some developing to do, but as long Griffis continues to chase the football, he'll make plays at the next level. Griffis was committed to Florida initially but backed off several weeks ago.

DB Brian Branch (Tyrone, Ga.) commits to Alabama
Branch gets high marks as a defensive back and a wide receiver in high school, but he's likely to be a free safety in college. He has really good ball skills, seems to see the field well and has a good understanding of the fundamentals of the position. A good pickup for the Crimson Tide, who haven't been as strong recruiting in Georgia over the past 2-3 years.

April 18

LB Jordan Botelho (Honolulu, HI) commits to Notre Dame
Notre Dame's hot run in recruiting continued Thursday by pulling the commitment of the top prospect in the state of Hawaii away from several Pac-12 suitors - Washington, Oregon, UCLA. Botelho is listed as an inside linebacker, but the film seems to tell the story of a young man who could develop into an edge rusher in college. As it is, he's a very versatile athlete who could contribute at a couple of positions.

WR Jay Maclin commits to Missouri
The cousin of Jeremy Maclin will try to continue the legacy at Missouri. They are very different players, however. The younger Maclin is probably set up to be much more effective moving around from the slot to the outside and seems like he's comfortable in both areas.

WR Tyree Saunders commits to South Florida
Saunders looks like a bit of an underrated prospect, and it'll be interesting to see if his offer sheet picks up over the summer. As it is, South Florida got the jump on a wide receiver who is continuing to grow physically and already has decent speed - 4.55-4.6. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Saunders develop into a big-play threat as an outside receiver.

April 17

CB Jalen Kimber (Arlington, TX) commits to Georgia
Kimber is a legitimate top-20 prospect in Texas, and this commit might be the start of what could be a very fruitful spring/summer for the Bulldogs. Kimber has good speed - 4.45-4.5 - and plays bigger than his 6-foot-0, 175-pound frame. He has a high football IQ and seems to understand how to read a quarterback's tendencies.

S/LB Darius Snow (Lewisville, TX) commits to Michigan State
Snow is a cross-sport legacy to the Spartans - his dad is former Michigan State and NBA basketball player Eric Snow. Darius Snow (6-0, 213) going to grow into a hybrid linebacker/strong safety who will offer some scheme versatility. I see Snow as a solid defensive back who can play close to the line of scrimmage.

April 16

WR Mike Wyman (Greensboro,