Rivals Rankings Week: Five teams that should be pleased
The Rivals250 for the class of 2021 has been released to the masses. The release saw plenty of movement by prospects committed and otherwise, leaving some fanbases happier than others. Below, Rivals.com takes a look at five of the schools that should be pleased with how things shook out.
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The Manny Diaz Era is still a few days away from its first game, but there's already some positive momentum off the field, as the Hurricanes are off to a roaring start when it comes to the class of 2021. UM’s 12-member class got a boost with this rankings release when two commits added a fourth star. Wide receiver Jacolby George, who proved himself to be one of the top wideouts in the state this spring, found his way into the Rivals250. So did guard Laurence Seymore, who continues to progress as an athletic interior lineman.
Five of Texas’ seven commits landed in the Rivals250, giving the Longhorns one off the top classes in America. UT’s haul is headlined by wide receiver Quaydarius Davis, who checks in at No. 80 in the country. Quarterback commit Jalen Milroe also finds himself in the Rivals100, as the 6-foot-3 prospect still occupies the No. 98 spot. The momentum in Austin is palpable on both the field and the recruiting trail.
Florida is off to a hot start when it comes to the class of 2021, and the Gators received some good news when their quarterback commit added a star. Carlos Del Rio jumped up from three-star status to land in the Rivals250, giving the Gators a highly rated passer to build around. Talented defensive lineman Tyreak Sapp also debuted inside the Rivals250 and is knocking on the door of top 100 status at No. 113.
Ohio State’s 2021 class is strong and that revelation is nothing new. That said, it got another boost when wide receiver commit Jayden Ballard debuted just outside the Rivals100 at No. 104 nationally. Ballard will have a good shot at sliding into the top-100 going forward. All of Ohio State’s four commits are in the Rivals250, and the Buckeyes’ top-ranked pledge is five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer, who has the chance to be a truly special player.
The Tigers’ class is hovering inside the top 10. And while there are higher-rated classes not on this list, the fact that Tigers quarterback commit Aaron McLaughlin added a star and jumped into the Rivals250 is reason enough for fans to smile. The Georgia-based McLaughlin joins running back Armoni Goodwin as four stars in Auburn’s three-member 2021 class.