The Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by adidasfor 2019 is in the books with more than 100 top players from around the country competing in Atlanta last week. So where will the uncommitted players end up? Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell takes a stab at predicting them here.
All of the quarterbacks that competed at the Five-Star Challenge are committed and I don’t see any flipping.
Bijan Robinson – Ohio State – This appears to be down to Ohio State and Texas and everything I heard at the event led to Robinson ending up in the Buckeyes' class. However, it’s still very close and you can’t count Texas out as he had a great visit there.
Jalen Berger – Penn State – Ohio State gets Robinson and Michigan took Blake Corum, so both will be full and Penn State will be a great option for him. The Buckeyes want two backs, so keep an eye out for them here, but I’ll go Nittany Lions right now.
Donovan Jackson (2021) – Stanford – This is just a hunch based on his academics and his parents being teachers, but Texas A&M and others will make a strong push. If he visits Stanford officially, I think it will be tough to beat the Cardinal.
Amarius Mims (2021) – Georgia – One of the most talented 2021 players at the event, Mims is a long way from deciding but I think it will be hard to beat the Dawgs based on their recent OL recruiting.
Chris Morris – Texas A&M – Morris is a tough one to read at times and can be all over the map but word on the street at the event was that A&M had a strong lead.
Aaryn Parks – Oklahoma – Parks decommitted from Penn State and seems enamored with Oklahoma and how the Sooners have produced offensive linemen lately.
Sedrick Van Pran – Georgia – This is a tough one to call but I think Georgia and Sam Pittman will push harder than the rest and lure him to Athens.
Vernon Broughton – Texas A&M – Broughton almost announced his commitment at the event and there was a ton of Aggies buzz surrounding him.
Jacolbe Cowan – North Carolina – The Heels want him the most so they win out as Georgia and Tennessee could probably land him but aren’t pushing as hard.
Donell Harris – Alabama – Good luck figuring this one out. Since he decommitted from Miami and re-classified, no one knows what program will have room for him and who will push the hardest. I still don’t think Alabama passes on him.
McKinnley Jackson – Ole Miss – This was thought to be a LSU-Alabama battle but Ole Miss has stepped it up and made home the best option for Jackson.
Jaquelin Roy – LSU – I can’t see the Tigers letting this elite talent out of the state.
Chantz Williams – Florida – Georgia and LSU are in here as well but I think he stays in state and picks the Gators.
Keith Brown (2021) – Oregon – It’s very early for Brown and he will get offers from all over the country but Oregon is the leader right now as the in-state power.
Junior Colson (2021) – Texas A&M – The Aggies are doing a great job recruiting all over the country and Colson has already taken notice. This one is a long way from decided but I like the Aggies chances early.
Joshua Eaton – Texas A&M – It was Texas early but now it appears to be all Texas A&M for the talented defensive back who also played wide receiver at the event.
Darion Green-Warren – USC – The Trojans keep him home after his early commitment to Oklahoma despite his interest in Georgia, Michigan and others.
Tony Grimes (2021) – Texas A&M – Jimbo Fisher recruited Virginia Beach and the 757 well at Florida State and those relationships help the Aggies. Clemson will make this tough however and Texas is pushing.
Isaiah Johnson (2021) – Tennessee – The Vols beat out Virginia Tech and West Virginia if he picks today, but more offers will be coming in.
Kamren Kinchens (2021) – LSU – The lure of DBU will be too much for Miami and others to beat in the end, but it’s very early.
Kelee Ringo – Georgia – Georgia and Texas were the programs I heard the most about when it comes to Ringo but he heads to the SEC based on the chatter at the event.