Rivals Rankings Week: Counting down the 20 five-stars in 2021
Welcome to Rivals Rankings Week for the 2021 class.
There are 20 five-stars in this rankings update and today we counted them down right here. Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell offered his thoughts on each five-star, and we showcased each player with a spotlight video.
Here are the daily highlights of a busy 2021 Rivals Rankings Week:
MONDAY: Five-stars revealed
TUESDAY: New Rivals250 released
WEDNESDAY: Offensive position rankings released
THURSDAY: Defensive position rankings released
FRIDAY: State rankings released
1. DE Korey Foreman
Remaining No. 1 overall in the updated 2021 five-star rankings is California DE Korey Foreman.— Rivals (@Rivals) August 24, 2020
LSU, Clemson, Georgia, USC and Alabama are among those vying to land his commitment.
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Farrell's Take: Foreman is a big, dynamic rush end with a great deal of athleticism for his size. He could also play inside if needed.
2. OT Amarius Mims
Coming in at No. 2 in our updated 2021 five-star countdown is Georgia OT Amarius Mims @amarius_mims— Rivals (@Rivals) August 24, 2020
Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and Georgia are vying to land his commitment.
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Farrell's Take: Mims is a mammoth tackle with great footwork and balance who should be a franchise guy on the left side.
3. QB Caleb Williams
Farrell's Take: Williams can beat you in many ways and has a strong arm and terrific release. His ability to extend the play makes him special.
4. DE JT Tuiamoloau
Coming in at No. 4 in our updated 2021 five-star countdown is Washington DL J.T. Tuimoloau @JT_tuimoloau— Rivals (@Rivals) August 24, 2020
Washington, Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, USC and others are vying for his commitment.
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Farrell's Take: The big end is an outstanding athlete for his size and a rare specimen who could easily play 3 or 5 technique in college.
5. DT Maason Smith
Coming in at No. 5 in our updated 2021 five-star countdown is Louisiana DT Maason Smith @maassoonn_— Rivals (@Rivals) August 24, 2020
LSU, Georgia, Miami and Alabama are among the schools vying for his commitment.
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Farrell's Take: An aggressive defensive tackle with a rare motor, Smith shoots the gap with ease and handles double teams well freeing up teammates.
6. QB Brock Vandagriff
Farrell's Take: Vandagriff is a big quarterback who should top out around 240 pounds with a cannon arm in college.
7. RB Camar Wheaton
Farrell's Take: Wheaton is a home run threat from anywhere on the field with his elite speed and he can also impact in the passing game.
8. DE Jack Sawyer
Farrell's Take: Sawyer has a great get off and can beat opponents with speed but also a solid crossover and his pursuit is relentless.
9. OG Bryce Foster
Farrell's Take: Foster is a powerful interior lineman who rag dolls opponents and dominates in the run game. His pass set is excellent as well.
10. OT Tommy Brockermeyer
Coming in at No. 10 in our updated 2021 five-stars countdown is Alabama @BamaInsider OL commit Tommy Brockermeyer @TBrockermeyer— Rivals (@Rivals) August 24, 2020
See the full list of updating five-stars and get thoughts from @rivalsmike on each here: https://t.co/JiEVW3PNkq pic.twitter.com/MLlDYECjX9
Farrell's Take: Brockermeyer is a prototypical left tackle with athleticism, balance, quick feet and excellent arm extension.
11. WR Emeka Egbuka
Farrell's Take: Egbuka sets up opponents well and is an excellent route runner with good size and exceptional hands.
12. WR Mario Williams
Farrell's Take: Williams is dynamic after the catch and is excellent at getting yards after contact despite being a smaller receiver.
13. QB Sam Huard
Farrell's Take: Huard is as smooth as they come as a lefty quarterback with great accuracy and touch. He also has excellent arm strength.
14. DE Tunmise Adeleye
Coming in at No. 14 in our updated 2021 five-star countdown is Texas DE Tunmise Adeleye.— Rivals (@Rivals) August 24, 2020
Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida, Ohio State and several others are vying for his commitment.
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Farrell's Take: Adeleye rarely gets knocked off balance and plays with excellent leverage. He excels is working off of contact.
15. OT Tristan Leigh
Coming in at No. 15 in our updated 2021 five-star countdown is Virginia OL Tristan Leigh @Leigh71Tristan— Rivals (@Rivals) August 24, 2020
Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Oklahoma and Ohio State are the schools vying to land his commitment.
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Farrell's Take: Leigh has a great frame to fill out as an offensive tackle and his ability to reset and adjust on the fly is rare.
16. OG Donovan Jackson
Farrell's Take: Jackson is a versatile lineman who can play guard or tackle at the next level and dominate at either.
17. QB Ty Thompson
Farrell's Take: Thompson is a thick quarterback with a quick release and excellent arm strength. He can also beat you with his feet and keeps defenses off balance.
18. DB James Williams
Farrell's Take: Williams is a huge safety who has rare coverage ability for a big man and can also support the run.
19. OT Blake Fisher
Farrell's Take: Fisher has mammoth size and a great wingspan which makes it hard to get through or around him.
20. S Corey Collier
Our 2021 rankings week kicks off today, with the debut of our 20 five-stars.— Rivals (@Rivals) August 24, 2020
Coming in at No. 20 is Florida @GatorsTerritory DB commit Corey Collier @_ccollierjr2
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Farrell's Take: Collier has the ability to track the ball like a corner and the instincts to close like a safety. He’s also very aggressive in run support.