Where will top talent from Charlotte 3 Stripe Camp land?
FORT MILL, S.C. - The Charlotte Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas is in the books and there was plenty of great competition as well as recruiting news to come out of the event. Take a look at commitment predictions for five of the 2019 prospects that competed.
The situation: Brown shies away from the spotlight but has made some progress in his recruitment. Earlier this month, he announced a top five of Florida State, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and West Virginia. Brown has visited the majority of these schools, but it sounds like Tennessee is in the best position right now. Florida State, West Virginia and North Carolina look like they have the best chances of overtaking the Vols but there is work to be done. Brown, a track star, will do both sports in college and his brother, Dyami Brown, is a freshman for the Tar Heels. Look for all five schools to really push for Brown to get back on campus in the few months remaining before football season.
The pick: Tennessee
The situation: Notre Dame is the clear leader for Ekwonu but he still has a few things he needs to sort out. Northwestern is very intriguing for him and Ohio State has done a great job as well. Ekwonu has already visited each school but would like to take a closer look at them before all is said and done. Duke is also in play. If one of these schools were to offer Ekwonu's brother, offensive lineman Ikem Ekwonu, that could play a big factor. In the meantime, the pick here is Notre Dame.
The pick: Notre Dame
The situation: McCollum continues to shine against top competition on the camp circuit and his stock is still on the rise, with many new offers like to come this offseason. Because quite a few programs have offered since the calendar turned to 2018, he's still taking his time and feeling out new options.
One of the most recent schools to offer was Missouri and the Tigers have had success in the Palmetto State in recent years, including signing high three-star defensive end Trajan Jeffcoat in this year's class. If the Tigers turn up the heat on McCollum, they could quickly emerge as the favorite. It's also worth watching to see if more SEC schools, namely South Carolina, join the Tigers on McCollum's offers list.
The pick: Missouri
The situation: Battle is in no rush to make any sort of commitment, but he has already named Clemson and NC State his leaders. Both schools will get official visits from him and Tennessee moved up Battle's list after his visit for their spring game. The Vols will get an official visit as well. Ohio State continues to stay in contact with him and the Buckeyes are pushing for Battle to get on campus. LSU is a newer offer that intrigues Battle and he'd like to visit at some point, but Clemson has been a dream school for Battle. He worked out at camps and traveled to Clemson many times before even receiving the offer.
The pick: Clemson
The situation: Rorie's recruitment still hasn't completely unfolded as more schools will likely offer him as the offseason progresses, but there are three schools to really watch right now. NC State and Duke are the two in-state schools that are doing the best with him so far, but the offer from Notre Dame really made a splash. It remains to be seen how hard the Fighting Irish will push for Rorie, but in the meantime it looks like NC State has the slight edge over Duke.
The pick: NC State