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Rivals Rankings Week: Who may land in next Rivals250 update?

After a long spring of camps, practices and 7-on-7 competition, the updated Rivals250 was unveiled this week. As expected, there were some noticeable moves in the rankings across the country. Some prospects saw their stock rise and others saw it drop, and that naturally coincides with fourth and fifth stars.

Some of the country’s biggest risers still find themselves on the outside looking in when it comes to the Rivals250. The Rivals national analyst team spotlights who some of the top risers in the country, who added fourth stars and how they can eventually secure a spot in the Rivals250.

Rivals Rankings Week

Monday: Top 10 revealed | Who could break into final top 10? | Who is No. 1 TE?

Tuesday: Updated Rivals100 revealed | New five-stars | Mind of Mike | Three in line for fifth star

Wednesday: Updated Rivals250 revealed | Analyst roundtable | Teams that should be pleased

Thursday: New offensive position rankings revealed

Friday: New defensive position rankings revealed

Saturday: Team rankings breakdown

Sunday: New state rankings revealed

Haynes King
Haynes King (Sam Spiegelman)

“King’s tape is impressive, but it pales in comparison to what he showed in-person. He’s got prototypical size for the position (6-foot-2, 175 pounds) to go along with 4.49 speed. He operates in a pro-style offense where he is without question the most talented player on the field.

"King is a rhythm passer, and when it’s clicking, it’s hard to look away. He has the ability to drop dimes all over the field, and at his best can tear apart a defense down the seams or on the boundaries. King is very athletic and fits perfectly in a pro-style offense and does most of his damage on the run and bootlegging to either this left or right.

"At times, King struggles to consistently place the ball on-the-mark. If he continues to progress in that area, he could certainly position himself inside the Rivals250 by the end of his senior campaign." - Sam Spiegelman, Texas & Louisiana Recruiting Analyst

Drake Metcalf
Drake Metcalf (Nick Lucero/

"I’ve really liked Metcalf for some time, but he really established himself as one of the best offensive linemen in the West this spring with impressive performances at multiple camps, including the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas. The new four-star has proven he can play inside or outside with the speed to handle edge rushers and the toughness to grind it out with bigger defensive tackles at offensive guard.

"What I like most about Metcalf, who has USC, Stanford and others high on his list, is his willingness to compete and his determination to always improve. He will add weight as he gets through his senior season and into college, so that isn’t a concern. Coaches will love Metcalf because he listens, delivers and wants to be the best." - Adam Gorney, West Coast Recruiting Analyst

Javion Cohen
Javion Cohen (Nick Lucero/

"There aren’t many prospects that have improved over the last year the way Cohen has. He has re-shaped his body, gotten stronger, improved fundamentally and is playing with new confidence. Cohen has really stepped his game up and he added the fourth star this cycle, and if he plays in games the way he has played at camps in the fall, a future spot in the Rivals250 could be his.

"He has very good feet, he competes hard, he won battled against four and five-stars in the spring and the Auburn commit has really improved his stock on Rivals the last few months." - Chad Simmons, Southeast Recruiting Analyst