Rivals Rankings Week: Updated 2021 WR/TE rankings
Rivals continues to roll out its updated rankings for the 2021 class and our focus today moves to wide receivers and tight ends. Most of the top players at these positions are committed, but there are still some top storylines to follow, including one big name who could be on flip watch. Also, the top receiver in the country is uncommitted.
2021 Rankings: Wide receiver | Tight end
RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK SCHEDULE:
Monday: Five-Star Countdown
Tuesday: New Rivals250 | Mind of Mike: Farrell's thoughts
Wednesday: Offensive position rankings released | Big movers | Hot teams
Thursday: Defensive position rankings released
Friday: State rankings released
CLASS OF 2021 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Team
CLASS OF 2022 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State
COVERAGE: Rivals Transfer Tracker | Rivals Camp Series
TEAM WITH TOP COMMITS: Oregon
Mario Cristobal and the Oregon Ducks have quite the quintet of wide receivers and tight ends. Leading the way at receiver is Troy Franklin, the No. 3-ranked receiver in the country. Joining him are two other four-stars, Dont’e Thornton Jr. and Kyron Ware-Hudson. It is an impressive trio.
They are not only strong at receiver, but tight end as well. Moliki Matavao and Terrance Ferguson are No. 6 and No. 7 in their position rankings.
The group is ranked inside the top 120 in the country. It is a very impressive haul for Oregon.
TEAM TO WATCH: Alabama
The Crimson Tide already have an impressive group of wide receiver commits with three four-stars, but Nick Saban wants more. Xavier Worthy is a speedster out of California that has been committed to Michigan since July. He made the trek across the country to Tuscaloosa over the weekend for the Iron Bowl, and Alabama is trying to flip the playmaker. Michigan is struggling this season, while Alabama is the top team in the country, so this is one to watch.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Emeka Egbuka
Will the No. 1 wide receiver in the country sign in December or February? That is still to be determined. The five-star out of Washington is still considering the hometown Huskies, Ohio State and Oklahoma. Some feel the Buckeyes have the edge, but there is chatter that a visit to Norman could come in the near future. All three are still in it.