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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.