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Rivals Rankings Week: Who's on verge of jumping into Rivals250?

Kalen King
Kalen King (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

The 2021 rankings have been updated and there are still some talented athletes outside the Rivals250 that were strongly considered. Rivals.com analysts Josh Helmholdt, Chad Simmons and Sam Spiegelman target prospects in their regions that could be ready to make that move early next year.

MORE: Who just missed the Rivals100 cut?

RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK CLASS OF 2021:

Monday: Top 10 revealed

Tuesday: Rivals100 revealed | New five-stars | Mind of Mike

Wednesday: Rivals250 revealed | Roundtable

Thursday: Position rankings revealed

CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State

HELMHOLDT’S VIEW  

Detroit Cass Tech has produced eight defensive backs rated four-stars or higher since 2008, including current NFLers Delano Hill and Jourdan Lewis. Class of 2021 cornerback Kalen King makes four-star No. 9 from that talent-rich program after his rating was bumped up after junior season evaluations. Cass Tech players are never afraid to compete, so we expect to see King several times this off-season, when he will have a chance to boost his stock further and crack the Rivals250. - Josh Helmholdt, Midwest Recruiting Analyst

SIMMONS’ VIEW  

Colten Gauthier made big strides this season. He made better decisions, his arm strength improved and his game went to the next level. Not only is he talented and working constantly to improve, but his head coach is Jeff Saturday, a former NFL offensive lineman who worked closely with Peyton Manning, so he is being pushed by a former All-Pro. Gauthier’s stock is up after a strong junior campaign, and he will have a lot of eyes on him this off-season. - Chad Simmons, Southeast Recruiting Analyst

SPIEGELMAN’S VIEW  

Bryson Green is a big-bodied, physical receiver who can dominate as a possession receiver or make big plays downfield. He plays in the high-octane Allen high school offense and will always have huge performances showcasing his skill-set. His stock is up after a big junior campaign and he'll be knocking on the door for the Rivals250 with a big off-season to follow. - Sam Spiegelman, Texas/Louisiana Recruiting Analyst