Four-Star Friday: Five prospects jump into Rivals' elite rankings
Four-Star Friday is back with five players that are joining the elite ranks of four-star prospects. With about two months left in the 2023 high school season, the Rivals national analyst team identified a few previously unrated prospects that deserve a four-star rating.
CLASS OF 2026 RANKINGS: Rivals100
Linkon Cure, 2025 TE
"Cure has every tool to be a difference maker at the next level, and as a 2025 prospect he is only scratching the surface of the player he will eventually become. At 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds the Goodland (Kan.) standout has the speed, athleticism and ball skills of an elite receiver to go with a frame to grow into a true on-the-ball tight end.
"His offer list is growing by the day (he already has 20 offers) and includes the likes of Auburn, Florida, Notre Dame, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan and Oregon." – Clint Cosgrove, national recruiting analyst
Tyler Miller, 2025 OL
"Miller checks in at 6-foot-7 and 330 pounds, but you wouldn't know it just by watching him on film. He is quick out of his stance and generates a great push in the running game. Miller isn't a finesse blocker, he is a people-mover. When he gets his hands on defenders, they go backward.
"Miller finishes his blocks well and shows the quickness to consistently land blocks at the second level of the defense. Miller does a good job getting into his pass set quickly and shows patience and a good sense of timing when shooting his hands.
"Coming out of the same high school as former five-star Charles Cross, Miller is already a heavily recruited prospect. Tennessee, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Ole Miss are just some of the teams that are pursuing Miller, but keep a close eye on Mississippi State, Florida and Auburn as his recruitment moves forward." - Adam Friedman, national recruiting analyst
Kendarius Reddick, 2025 ATH
"Reddick is the latest member of Auburn’s 2025 recruiting class. Listed as an athlete, the 6-foot, 165-pounder was primarily being recruited to play defensive back. He’s a long and lean prospect that plays bigger than he’s listed at. As a defensive back, he is unafraid to throw his body around to help in run support. Reddick is a sure tackler, which is another reason schools liked him so much at safety.
"Being a standout wide receiver for Thomas County High School also translates to what I see from Reddick on the defensive side of the ball. The defender shows really good ball skills, tracking it well in the air and flashes plenty of ability to come down with interceptions. He covers ground quickly from his safety position as well.
"Reddick is going to keep getting better and better as he continues to add size to his frame." - Greg Smith , national recruiting analyst
Travis Smith, 2025 WR
"Smith isn't the fastest receiver but he is really difficult for defensive backs to stick with because he has impressive quickness and moves with a suddenness that 6-foot-3, 190-pound receivers don't usually possess. He has reliable hands, tracks the ball well while it's in the air and has a huge catch radius. Smith brings an element of toughness to the field, too. He is difficult to bring down when he has the ball in his hands, routinely picking up yards after the catch.
Matt Zollers, 2025 QB
"Zollers is a prospect we've been tracking for a while but now that we're more than halfway through his junior season we've seen enough to give him his initial rating. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound quarterback out of eastern Pennsylvania has ideal size and impressive mobility. He can throw the ball with power to nearly every point on the field and he does a good job putting touch on his passes when necessary.
"Zollers can even layer his passes when needing to throw to the second and third levels. It's impressive to see his ability to work within the pocket, even when defenders are bearing down on him. Zollers has shown solid footwork when he has a clean pocket and consistent accuracy throughout the season.
"Zollers has completed more than 65% of his passes for over 2,000 yards with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 26-to-0. Even though his recruitment has gotten off to a slow start, Pittsburgh and Old Dominion have already pulled the trigger on offers. Zollers has taken visits to Pittsburgh and Penn State this season, and during the offseason he camped at Penn State, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Connecticut. During those camps he said he was clocked at 4.7 in the 40 and in the low 4.3s in the 5-10-5 while posting a 10-foot-1 broad jump." - Friedman