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Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge: Who could push for best TE?

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The Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by adidas will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on June 25, an event that has hosted some of the best high school prospects in the country since its inception in 2012. Could someone make history and put in the top performance ever this year? We take a look at each position, continuing at tight end, and see who could make that push.

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In our first event in 2012, tight end O.J. Howard couldn’t be contained and dominated the event like he did every other event that offseason. Howard was once ranked No 5 in the country, the highest a tight end has ever been ranked, and obviously panned out as a college star and first-round draft pick. At the event, he showcased his athleticism and ability to get downfield as well and became one of the best pass-catching tight ends we’ve seen in the history of


Arik Gilbert
Arik Gilbert (Nick Lucero/

Gilbert is a great athlete and could play on either side of the ball, but his future appears to be at tight end. Last year at the event he was very impressive and he has the athleticism to make us think of Howard when he plays. We’ll see how well he is utilized at the event, but his ability to get downfield should be an advantage for someone.