Where will top talent from L.A. Rivals Camp Series land?
GLENDORA, Calif. – The fourth Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas is in the books and prospects from numerous states competed in Southern California last weekend. Below, Rivals.com makes some predictions on where five of the event’s top prospects may land when it comes time for them to sign a letter of intent.
The situation: Steele showed up to the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp wearing an Oregon headband. It was probably no statement on his recruiting at all and something he just put on that morning, but there’s no question he likes the Ducks a lot. His relationship with assistant coaches Donte Williams, Keith Heyward and others cannot be understated and Steele’s ability to get on the field from Day 1 is a huge plus. But USC is definitely right there and staying home could be attractive. Oklahoma, Miami and many other programs remain in the hunt for one of the best prospects in the 2019 class.
The pick: Oregon
The situation: Criddell is still taking his time and not rushing a thing, but he continues to discuss Washington and Oklahoma more than any other schools. The four-star cornerback is also looking at visits to Georgia and possibly others along with the local schools still being in it. Criddell has already visited Washington and hopes to return this offseason. He especially likes the no-nonsense attitude of coach Chris Petersen and his staff. The Sooners are definitely right there as well and cannot be counted out by any means.
The pick: Washington
The situation: The top three schools for Dollars are USC, Washington and Oregon and despite some recent rumors, the Ducks are not the clear-cut leader in his recruitment. He likes a whole lot about Oregon and Washington, especially his relationship with the coaching staffs, and he likes how the Huskies have maximized Myles Gaskin’s abilities. But as his recruitment continues, USC could be the team to beat. Dollars has an excellent relationship with Trojans running back Stephen Carr and the coaching staff has made him a priority in this recruiting class. Oregon is a serious contender, too, and he’s always had an affinity for the Ducks.
The pick: USC
The situation: Arguably the best linebacker in the 2020 class, Flowe is really in the early stages of his recruitment and - to put it bluntly - doesn’t seem too focused on college just yet. Instead, he’s more worried about absolutely dominating every event he attends and getting bigger in the weight room. USC is the choice here because a bunch of his friends from his Ground Zero 7-on-7 team are with the Trojans already and USC has had great success landing top talent from Southern California. Every national program will be involved with Flowe, though, so he’ll have his choice in the coming years.
The pick: USC
The situation: Floyd had a phenomenal visit to Texas recently, where he hit it off with Tom Herman, Todd Orlando and others, and he said at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp that it felt like “home” in Austin. That’s always a good sign, but it’s also an eternity to National Signing Day. If the Longhorns can keep up this level of interest with Floyd, who had been committed to USC early on, then they have a real shot. Others are pursuing him and he will take visits, but there’s no doubt the four-star linebacker likes Texas a whole lot.
The pick: Texas