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Three-Point Stance: Top commit at each position; SEC QBs; G5 tight ends

National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell’s Three-Point Stance is here ranking the quarterbacks in the SEC, examining the top tight ends from the Group of Five ranks and listing the biggest commitments at each position in the 2021 class.

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Brock Vandagriff
Brock Vandagriff (Nick Lucero/

Finally, with the commitment of Hudson Wolfe on Monday, here are the biggest commitments at each position so far in 2021.

QB: Brock Vandagriff, Georgia Caleb Williams will supplant this one when he commits to Oklahoma on July 4, but this one is huge for Georgia as the Bulldogs add five-star talent to the QB room.

RB: Treveyon Henderson, Ohio StateHenderson is a great pickup for Ohio State from Virginia and a prospect every Southeast school coveted.

WR: Mario Williams, Oklahoma Talk about a muscle flex from Lincoln Riley and staff as they march into Florida and grab a five-star WR without even a visit.

TE: Hudson Wolfe, Tennessee This was huge for the Vols as Wolfe grew up a fan of the program but had apparently been leaning elsewhere at times during his recruitment.

OL: Blake Fisher, Notre Dame Fisher is a talent that Notre Dame couldn’t let out of its home state and will continue the great recent offensive line tradition at the school.

DL: Tunmise Adeleye, Ohio State Jack Sawyer is elite as well, but I’m picking Adeleye because he continues the amazing out-of-state recruiting at Ohio State.

LB: Terrence Lewis, Tennessee Lewis is one of the most talented linebackers in the country and hailing from Florida he’s a massive get for the Vols.

DB: Jakalin Johnson, Ohio State Ohio State again? Yep. No one is recruiting like the Buckeyes and every player on here is an out-of-state grab.


Kyle Trask
Kyle Trask (AP Images)

Here is how I rank the starting signal callers in the SEC.

1. Kyle Trask, Florida — I had Jamie Newman and even Kellen Mond ahead of Trask a few months ago but, after watching Trask from last season again, I’ve become more and more impressed with how he handled himself..

2. Jamie Newman, Georgia — Newman could put up monster numbers at Georgia and is a true dual threat with excellent size. Can he handle the SEC? That’s the question.

3. K.J. Costello, Mississippi State — Costello is another unknown as he steps into SEC competition, but he did well in the Pac-12. With Mike Leach he should put up big numbers.

4. Kellen Mond, Texas A&M — Mond has been very up and down at Texas A&M and I had him at No. 2 in the SEC at one point, but the more I think about it, the more of a wildcard he is.

5. Mac Jones, Alabama — I still think Bryce Young plays a huge role for Alabama this season, but I do like Jones as a steady quarterback who takes advantage of some amazing weapons.

6. John Rhys Plumlee, Ole Miss — There is a drop off here. Plumlee starts the second tier in the SEC. He can run and make plays.

7. Bo Nix, Auburn — Nix had a very good freshman season and has five-star ability, so he should take the next step this season.

8. Terry Wilson, Kentucky — Wilson is coming off an injury, but if he’s 100 percent he can be dynamic.

9. Feleipe Franks, Arkansas — Franks has a ton of arm talent but didn’t put it together at Florida and it will be harder at Arkansas. But he has a high ceiling.

10. Ryan Hilinski, South Carolina — Hilinski has impressive upside and has shown flashes, but he needs to be more consistent. He will have more weapons this year however.

11. Myles Brennan, LSU — Brennan is an unknown, but with the talent around him at LSU you have to think he’ll be fine.

12. Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee — Guarantano might not be the starter at Tennessee and hasn’t panned out yet despite a lot of talent.

13. Shawn Robinson, Missouri — Robinson is an athletic player with talent, but he’s also an unknown at this level.

14. Ken Seals, Vanderbilt — Seals may or may not be the starter. The Vanderbilt QB room has a lot of questions.


Matt Bushman
Matt Bushman (AP Images)

I continue my Group of Five series with a ranking of the tight ends.

1. Matt Bushman, BYU — Bushman had 47 catches for 688 yards and four scores last season with good downfield ability.

2. Kylen Granson, SMU — With 43 catches for 721 yards and nine scores, he’s one of the best tight ends in the country.

3. Trey McBride, Colorado State — McBride had 45 catches for 560 yards and four scores last season and should be utilized in the new offense.

4. Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina — Likely had 32 catches for 431 yards and five scores last year and is a big target.

5. Tony Poljan, Central Michigan — Poljan is a former quarterback who has turned into an athletic, smart and massive tight end the NFL likes.

6. Quintin Morris, Bowling Green — With 55 catches for 649 yards, Morris is one of the more reliable tight ends in college football.

7. Joshua Simon, Western Kentucky — A big target, Simon had a very solid season last year with 30 catches and 430 yards.

8. Xavier Gaines, Marshall — Gaines started to emerge as a key to the offense last season and is a matchup problem.

9. Sterling Palmer, FIU — Palmer is a huge target and consistent as well as being a key blocker.

10. Sean Dykes, Memphis — Dykes missed last season with an injury but will be a welcome return to the offense as he’s been productive in his career.