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Grading the active five-star CBs in college football

Patrick Surtain
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Five-star prospects are rare in each recruiting class and, as we know, some pan out and some don’t. For the last two weeks, we have been looking at five-stars still playing in college football and grade how they’ve been doing. Today, we continue with the cornerbacks.


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CLASS OF 2016

Jack Jones - Arizona State (transfer from USC)

Jones ran into trouble at USC but has rebounded nicely at Arizona State and has become a team leader.

Grade: B

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CLASS OF 2017

Lamont Wade - Penn State

Wade has not been the star we projected but he’s been solid, especially the last couple of years.

Grade: B-

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Shaun Wade - Ohio State

Wade has been excellent at Ohio State and has come around after struggling a bit early this season.

Grade: A-

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CLASS OF 2018

Patrick Surtain - Alabama

Surtain has been excellent from the beginning and should be a definite first-rounder.

Grade: A

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Brendan Radley-Hiles - Oklahoma

Radley-Hiles has had his moments but, overall, he’s been a major disappointment in coverage.

Grade: C

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Olaijah Griffin - USC

Griffin had a very good year last season and has emerged as one of the better corners in the Pac-12.

Grade: B+

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Tyson Campbell - Georgia

Campbell has been very good when healthy and has a tremendous future in the NFL.

Grade: B+

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Isaac Taylor-Staurt - USC

Taylor-Stuart has had his moments but he hasn’t been as good as expected.

Grade: C

CLASS OF 2019

Derek Stingley, Jr. - LSU

Stingley has been amazing since his first day on campus and will be the first cornerback selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Grade: A+

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Andrew Booth - Clemson

Booth has improved this year for Clemson but is still a bit short of expectations.

Grade: B-

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Chris Steele - USC

Steele has been very good and is well on his way to a great career.

Grade: B+

Daxton Hill - Michigan

Hill has been very solid for a team that has struggled defensively.

Grade: B+

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Akeem Dent - Florida State

Dent was very good as a true freshmen but injuries have held him back this season.

Grade: B

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Erick Young - Texas A&M

Young hasn’t lit up the world in coverage but he’s been a very good tackler.

Grade: C+

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CLASS OF 2020

Elias Ricks - LSU

Ricks has been excellent for a true freshman and looks to be the next great cornerback at LSU.

Grade: A

Kelee Ringo - Georgia

Ringo had shoulder surgery and hasn’t competed yet.

Grade: Incomplete

Tony Grimes - North Carolina

Grimes has shown flashes of his great ability but it’s too soon for a grade.

Grade: Incomplete

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