Summer inspections are taking shape and recruiters are coming off the board all the time. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 unexpected cornerback recruits in 2023 as we continue a two-week series looking at each position.
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Florida seems to have taken the lead in hiring McClean, which is a bit surprising because just a few months ago it clearly looked like an Alabama-Ohio state battle with the Gators trying to stay relevant for a five-star cornerback.
But as things go on through the spring, McClean feels much more comfortable with his first-year coach. Billy Napier And position coaches Corey Raymond And the idea of just two hours of play in Gainesville. Alabama can never be counted so it now looks like a two-team SEC race.
The plan a few weeks ago is that Phoenix City (Ala.) Will probably make only a few visits during that June-July period for the Central Four-Star standout, and then he may be ready to make his decision. Florida seems to be clearly ahead at the moment and it would be almost a complete push if any other team could accept the Gators. Georgia and Clemson will seemingly be the biggest rivals but Florida seems to be close to the finish line.
He is an in-state prospect, he is the No. 1 national security and during his recent tour of Athens, the message was that coach Kirby Smart And assistant Willpower Mushyamp And Fran Brown Everyone will add him to the coaching.
Georgia should be considered a slight frontrunner for the Downs, from Mill Creek (Ga.) Houston, but in a serious race with Alabama Ohio State and then Clemson and North Carolina (where his brother Josh is a star WR). Also in the picture. However, when the Bulldogs really want an elite in-state prospect, they usually don’t lose.
Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas and Texas have cut for four-star cornerbacks from A&M Arlington (Texas) Martin, and Agis could get the edge right now, with Georgia and many more chasing. Oregon was the school of dreams and growing up Dan Lanning / Tosh Lupoi Connections can be significant there. Texas is also in the mix among others so many believe that Aggies a lock it may not be so easy.
Prophecy: Texas A&M
The list is long for Mitchell, along with Texas A&M, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, Oregon, Texas, Alabama and Georgia, so there are many ways his appointment could end. One believes that Alabama is growing more and more as the offseason continues, the other believes that Florida or Georgia could be a secret choice. But despite all the efforts of other programs I’ve heard, Texas A&M still has the best shots to land him because he’s built there because of the relationship. There may still be a long runway for his recruitment.
Projection: Texas A&M
There is a lot of gossip about Alabama Williams’ recruitment, but it may not be yet because summer camps are important up front. LSU still has to compete with Texas from New Iberia (La.) Westgate for four-star safety and then some mixed SEC schools.
Crimson Tide can certainly be serious in the mix here but LSU, Texas, Texas A&M and others will not give up easily in terms of more open recruitment than expected.
Seattle (Wash.) Along with Alabama, Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Stanford, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington has emerged a top 12 for the Rainier Beach standout. Some schools – Oregon, Michigan State, and possibly Washington – seem to be one step ahead.
Presley, who has Dan Lanning in Eugene, is huge and there is no doubt that Hans probably led his recruitment, but the four-star Michigan is very interested in the state and will go there next week. Washington’s new staff has also influenced local potential to make it something worth seeing.
After flirting with schools across the Southeast and Midwest, Muhammad has returned to Texas, and his recruitment seems to be moving in that direction. Texas A&M is believed to have an internal track of the Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff standout, but a recent Texas tour could dramatically change its hiring.
The Longhorns have made significant ground and may now be the losing team although the Aggies are still much more in the picture here. This could be one way too close call.
Tennessee, Clemson and Penn State seem to have made a leap in hiring Nelson but it’s a little hard to read because Selma, Ala., Still has a broad top list of possibilities. Clemson’s family feelings are different, Tennessee is prioritizing him and another visit to Penn State on June 10 is definitely going to be really important.
It makes a lot of sense to be somewhere in the South but Nelson loved his first tour in the Happy Valley and the Nitani Lions could get the edge right now.
Prophecy: Penn State
Miami, Georgia, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Alabama, Michigan and Texas Tallahassee (Fla.) John Paul II The top eight for the Catholic standout and here things can be a bit interesting. Vickers has visited Alabama many times, he has spoken highly of Crimson Tide and it should seal the deal but he has not yet pulled the trigger on the promise.
Texas is making a serious run and giving him a big-time priority and then Florida State is down the road so it will be interesting as long as it lasts.