Top remaining WRs after Early Signing Period
With the Early Signing Period now firmly in the rear-view mirror, the available player pool has been significantly narrowed. That’s not to say there’s no talent left on the board, however. Today, Rivals.com continues its look at the best available unsigned players in America with a look at which players are left at the top of the wide receiver position.
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1. Jadon Haselwood
There’s no shortage of drama surrounding Haselwood’s recruitment as he continues to keep fans, coaches and recruiting analysts guessing about his destination, even though he’s announcing a commitment in less than two weeks.
The one-time Georgia commit is still strongly considering the Dawgs, but Miami and Oklahoma have emerged as the prime threats to pull him out of the Peach State. The Sooners were considered by many to be an afterthought for Haselwood, even after his spring official visit, but many believe he will now end up in Norman and give the school the best wide receiver haul in the history of Rivals.com.
It appears to be a three-school race for Haselwood, with his decision set for Jan. 5.
2. George Pickens
Another five-star wide receiver, PIckens has been committed to Auburn since the summer of 2017, but that doesn’t mean Tigers fans aren’t a little nervous about his decision to wait to sign until February. At different points during his recruitment, Alabama and Florida State have been in the picture and Pickens has said he intends to take some more visits in January.
3. Kyle Ford
Ford’s stock has consistently been on the rise throughout the recruiting process and that’s why his list of suitors has been ever changing throughout. Now it looks like it will boil down to USC and Washington, with a decision expected to come on Jan. 5.
Ford’s most recent visit was to USC and with the addition of new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, the chance to stay home and play for the Trojans might be too much to pass up. Oregon, Colorado and Michigan have also been involved in times, but it’s unlikely any of the trio can make up enough ground over the next nine days.
4. David Bell
One of the most electric players in the Midwest, Bell has managed to keep several Big Ten schools guessing when it comes to his recruitment. During the fall he took visits to Penn State, Iowa, Indiana and Purdue, with each program taking their shot at showing Bell how he would be featured in their respective offenses.
Like Ford and Haselwood, he’s set to announce his decision on Jan. 5. The consensus in the recruiting world is that Bell is unlikely to leave the state of Indiana, with Purdue the favorite to land his commitment.
5. Arjei Henderson
The one-time five-star has been committed three different times during the process, first to Oklahoma, then to Oregon and again to Oklahoma. He backed off his pledge to the Sooners last month and is essentially restarting the recruiting process, with Florida State the lone official visit he’s set to date.
Tennessee also stopped in to check on Henderson prior to the start of the dead period and could push to get him on campus for a visit as well. It’s also possible new programs become involved with Henderson, especially after Haselwood, Bell and Ford announce their decisions early next month.