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Several offensive playmakers add fourth-star

The spring evaluation period is an important time for college coaches to get an eye on prospects in person and it holds a similar importance to the Rivals.com national analyst team. With camps nearly every weekend from coast-to-coast, plenty of new evaluations led to moves in the rankings. Here’s a list of new four-star prospects on offense who just missed on making the Rivals250.

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Analyst’s take: The Michigan commit burst on the scene this offseason at some camps, quickly loaded up on offers and decided playing in the Wolverines' backfield would be the best fit for him. He's a rock-solid, hard-nosed running back who can break tackles but also break away from defenders trying to track him down. In coach Jim Harbaugh's offense, behind that offensive line, Samuels could be something special. – Adam Gorney, Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst

Analyst’s take: I had not seen much of Grimes before this spring and once I watched him at the Pylon 7v7 in Las Vegas, I knew we had something special on our hands. The USC commit has tremendous size and length on the outside, soft hands, he can go up and catch difficult passes and he's an absolute impossible cover for shorter cornerbacks. Whether it's a short pass, across the middle or down the sideline, Grimes is a difference-maker. – Gorney

Analyst’s take: The West is loaded with talented tight ends in this class and Krommenhoek has now proven he belongs on that list as well. He was impressive at the Pylon in Vegas where he showed off great route running, impressive speed for his size and the ability to fight off defenders for receptions. In any other year, he would be considered among the top one or two tight ends in the region. UCLA and USC seem to be the front-runners but offers keep coming. – Gorney

Analyst’s take: Hamler has been on the cusp of four-star status since the first class of 2017 rankings. His performance at the Rivals Camp Series in Columbus, where he bested Rivals100 prospects like Donovan Peoples-Jones and Brendon White for position MVP, put him over the top. Although slight at 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, Hamler is nearly unguardable. Michigan State, Penn State and a recent offer from Oregon have his attention. – Josh Helmholdt, Rivals.com Midwest Recruiting Analyst

Analyst’s take: At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Robinson does not have prototypical size for the tight end position. What he does have is atypical athleticism for the flex role and the ability to create mismatches with safeties and linebackers. Robinson named a top 10 in April that included Houston, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Louisville, but he announced in late May that he had stepped away from that list and was back to being wide open. – Helmholdt

Analyst’s take: Despite not being the biggest wide receiver, Reagor finds ways to climb the ladder and win battles in the air for jump-balls. He has good speed, but is a conscious route-runner that has great burst out of his breaks and does a great job breaking away for big gains after the catch. Reagor committed to Oklahoma at the end of March. – Nick Krueger, Rivals.com Texas recruiting analyst

Analyst’s take: Zabié is a monster at the tackle position. If he plays with a little more strength and ruthlessness, he'll be a terrifying run-blocker. He has a good feel for setting his blocks in pass protection, but has a great natural advantage by virtue of his size. Zabié's recruitment blew up this spring and he has offers from coast-to-coast, but Oklahoma seems the favorite heading into the summer. – Krueger

Analyst’s take: Thompson won receiver MVP honors at the Orlando stop of the Rivals Camp Series. He needs to add some weight, but his length and speed provide him with massive upside. He plays both ways at the high school level, but will likely stick with offense in college. Thompson has collected a number of offers in recent weeks. Mississippi State, Miami and UCF are heavily involved. – Rob Cassidy, Rivals.com Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Analyst’s take: Green holds offers from Oregon State, Pitt, Utah and others. He plans to commit before the start of his senior season. Green has impressive size and his big-play ability has been on display all offseason. Green needs to become a more polished route-runner, but his size and acceleration make him a high-level prospect. – Cassidy

Analyst’s take: White's recruitment has slowed recently but new offers should appear as he plays his senior season at powerhouse Miami Central. White has added significant length in the last year and remains fast enough to be a legitimate downfield threat. – Cassidy

Analyst’s take: Gamble is committed to Florida. Gamble has added significant size in the last year and is now used to his new, larger frame. He hasn't lost much explosiveness, which led to an impressive camp season. – Cassidy

Analyst’s take: Auburn currently leads for Brahms. Brahms nearly won MVP honors at the Rivals Camp Series in New Orleans. His technique is impressive and his power is unmistakable. – Cassidy

Analyst’s take: Terrell doesn’t get the love that some of the other prospects at his position in the state of Georgia receive, but with good size, great hands and excellent route-running ability, it wasn’t that hard to see him as a four-star. Terrell is considering schools like Mississippi State, Louisville, Oregon and several others. – Woody Wommack, Rivals.com Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Analyst’s take: Reed is a physical wide receiver who has steadily risen in the rankings during the recruiting cycle. At the Rivals Camp Series in Charlotte he narrowly missed the wide receiver MVP award, only losing out to Rivals100 prospect OrTre Smith. Maryland, Kentucky are several other schools are in play to land Reed. – Wommack

Analyst’s take: Marshall is a long, rangy wide receiver who stood out among the best of the best at the Rivals Camp Series in Atlanta. His smooth strides make it seem like he’s running effortlessly down the field and he has a flair for making big plays. Maryland, South Carolina and West Virginia are among the schools battling to his services. – Wommack

Analyst’s take: It's hard to watch Marshall's film and say he's not a four-star. Florida State's newest commitment is big (6-foot-7), can run very well, and has good hands. Marshall has added a lot of strength and muscle mass and he seems to know how to use it when he blocking, running routes, and when he's playing defensive end. – Adam Friedman, Rivals.com Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Analyst

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