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Rivals Rankings Week: Breaking down the 2025 WRs/TEs

Dakorien Moore
Dakorien Moore (Nick Lucero/

With the updated 2025 Rivals250 being unveiled Tuesday, it's time to dive into the position rankings. The offensive position rankings are being released today, and next up are the wide receivers and tight ends.

NEW 2025 POSITION RANKINGS: Pro-Style QB | Dual-Threat QB | Running Back | All-Purpose Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Offensive Tackle | Offensive Guard | Center




Sunday: Who should be No. 1 in the 2025 Rivals250?

Monday: Five-Star Countdown | Meet the new five-stars

Tuesday: Rivals250 released | Biggest risers | Gorney's thoughts

Wednesday: Offensive position rankings released | QB rankings breakdown | RB rankings breakdown | WR/TE rankings breakdown | OL rankings breakdown

Thursday: Defensive position rankings released

Friday: State rankings released


NO. 1 AT THE POSITION: Dakorien Moore

Moore takes over the No. 1 spot in the receiver rankings thanks to the reclassification of Ryan Williams to the 2024 class. Moore is a dynamic receiver with elite athleticism and game speed who has a knack for making acrobatic catches all over the field. He has excellent ball skills and does a great job catching the ball away from his body.

Moore's huge catch radius makes life easy for his quarterback. Not only is Moore dangerous as a pass catcher, he has the speed and playmaking ability to pick up yards after the catch. He's becoming a much smoother route runner and is starting to use more advanced techniques to create separation from defensive backs.

Moore committed to LSU in August but plenty of teams are trying to flip him. More on that below.




Andrew Marsh
Andrew Marsh (Nick Lucero/

Texas: The Longhorns are set to sign an impressive 2024 receiver class and they are set up for another strong group in the 2025 class. In-state Rivals250 standouts Andrew Marsh, Kaliq Lockett and Taz Williams are very high on the Longhorns. The same can be said of dominant tight end Kiotti Armstrong. Texas is also making a strong impression on Rivals250 receiver Marcus Harris from California. The Longhorns are hoping they'll be able to flip five-star Dakorien Moore, the top-ranked receiver in the 2025 class. His current teammate is five-star Colin Simmons, who is set to sign with Texas next week in the 2024 class.

LSU: Even with Moore already onboard, the Tigers have a number of other big-time receiver targets in the 2025 class. Top-20 prospect Caleb Cunningham out of Mississippi is a priority target and LSU will heavily recruit him throughout the 2025 cycle. If Florida native Naeshaun Montgomery ends up deciding to leave the Sunshine State, LSU is his likely destination. The same can be said for Rivals250 receiver Cortez Mills. It may be early in Rivals250 receiver Russell Babineaux's recruitment but LSU is in good position for him, too. Of course, LSU's top priority is to hold onto Moore's commitment until he can sign on the dotted line a year from now.



Moore is the headliner of the receiver group in this rankings update because his name is new at the top of the position ranking and there is likely to be drama in his recruitment all the way up to National Signing Day next year. The elite prospect out of Texas has plenty to be excited about at LSU and the Tigers are doing a good job with him but the Longhorns are lurking.

Texas has so many connections to Moore's high school and five-star Colins Simmons, his current teammate, isn't being shy about recruiting him to Austin. Moore's recruitment is sure to have some fireworks at some point this cycle.


Speaking of fireworks, Watkins recently decommitted from Colorado and is once again working to navigate the recruiting process. His next commitment will be his third, after committing to Texas A&M in December of 2021 and decommitting a year later. Deion Sanders and his Colorado squad is still very much in the race for Watkins but Ohio State, Alabama, Texas are pushing for the five-star out of Florida.

Williams, the top-ranked tight end in the 2025 class, committed to Georgia in April but that hasn't stopped him from taking visits to other schools. Florida State is the prime candidate to flip Williams if that does end up happening. The Seminoles have gotten Williams on campus multiple times since he announced his commitment to Georgia and there aren't any signs of those trips to Tallahassee slowing down. There are, of course, other schools looking to get more attention from Williams but the Seminoles are the only ones with real traction right now.