College football recruiting: SEC’s top 25 early signees for 2022 class – 247Sports

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The Early Signing Period is closed as many top high-school football players signed with their respective college of choice over the last three days. And while there are plenty of unsigned and uncommitted prospects on the board coming out of the week, the SEC already added a major influx of talent in the 2022 recruiting cycle.
According to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, 23 of the top-50 prospects in the 2022 class officially signed with an SEC team. That group includes 17 five-star prospects, headlined by four of the top eight players in the class.
Of the top 25 prospects to sign with an SEC program, Georgia leads the way with eight signees among that group, followed by Alabama and Texas A&M with six each, then LSU with two, while Florida, Kentucky and Missouri each have one.
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With that in mind, scroll down to take a look at the top 25 prospects to sign with an SEC program during the Early Signing Period, according to the 247Sports Composite. Note that this does not include committed prospects who elected not to sign early.
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9998 | No. 2 Overall | No. 1 DL
High school: Powell (Tenn.)
Measurables: 6-4 | 325
Player evaluation: Good height and barrel-chested build with massive overall size. Wears significant weight quite well and arrives on campus immediately capable of competing at the high-major level from a physical standpoint. Not only broad and filled out, but owns good length as well. Powerful build manifests in point-of-attack disruption. Flashes consistent suddenness at the snap with playmaking speed-to-power athleticism. Punchy and violent with his hands. Closes fast in pursuit. Shows outstanding lateral range relative to size. Motor runs hot. Strong enough to make plays through blocks. Can also run plays down from back side. Has posted outstanding verified testing numbers for a player of his size. Heavy-handedness and activity with his big paws will become even more dangerous as pass-rush move set expands. Given his size will need to monitor conditioning and maintain athleticism, which has not been an issue to date. Deep tool set should provide for varied role and scheme versatility. One of the top overall prospects in the 2022 class. Should become impact high-major defensive lineman with NFL Draft first-round potential. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: First Round
Player comparison: Dexter Lawrence | DL | New York Giants
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9966 | No. 3 Overall | No. 1 WR
High school: East St. Louis (Ill.)
Measurables: 6-0 | 200
Player evaluation: Above-average size and build. Very good athlete who is also a standout basketball player. Has been productive in two varsity seasons. Shows the ability to make plays from all over the field. Can take screens and break long gains and can be a downfield receiver who wins contested passes. Long strider, very smooth and has excellent body control. Has not been verified as far as speed. Can still get more explosive in and out of his breaks. Still on the raw side as far as craft, but has great upside with his natural athleticism and competitiveness. Should be an early impact college player and have a chance to be an early NFL pick. – 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu
NFL Draft projection: First Round
Player comparison: Chris Godwin | WR | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9960 | No. 6 Overall | No. 2 WR
High school: Liberty (Frisco, Texas)
Measurables: 6-0 | 175
Player evaluation: Adequate-sized receiver with lean, hyper-athletic build. One of the most dynamic athletes in his cycle with layered athletic context thanks to one of the 2022 class’ best track and field profiles. Pairs those qualities with elite natural receiver skills. Tracks well downfield and displays terrific adjustment abilities and body control when required. Field speed reflects track speed (10.58 100) and yields dangerous vertical field-stretching threat. Equally dangerous in run-after-catch situations thanks to explosive athleticism. Combines great 100-meter speed with a sizzling 21.08 200. Texas 5A state medalist in four different events as a junior (long jump, triple jump, 4×200 relay, 4×400 relay). Capable of lining up outside or in the slot. Also a possible return game option. Twitchy off the line and gets on top of corners quickly. Not only a linear burner, but flashes impressive lateral suddenness with make-you-miss open-field athleticism. Because of that, should own a high ceiling as a route runner, especially since leveraging DBs into breaks is not an issue. Willing to go get it in traffic with springy elevating burst. Will need to continue working on his frame to add strength. Production was good throughout high school career, but senior year reps were limited by decision to opt out after playing three games. One of the nation’s top wideout prospects in the 2022 class. Projects as a difference-making high-major receiver with an early-round NFL Draft ceiling. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: First Round
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9942 | No. 8 Overall | No. 1 EDGE
High school: Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)
Measurables: 6-2 | 235
Player evaluation: Alexander is a very talented and well put together player, that has a good well proportioned build and frame. He has long arms with a muscular body that at 235 pounds is college ready. You see a physical, aggressive and powerful player when you watch him play. He brings burst, speed and power off the edge when rushing the passer along with the ability to use his arm over move or speed rush to the QB. He plays with very good pad level and punch, where he is able to get off blocks using his heavy hands to make plays. You see that he is able to key and diagnose well whether the play is a run, pass or a blitz. During these plays you see that he runs well and is a factor all over the field. He has natural snap on contact that is on display with him either knocking the blocker back or tackling the ball carrier. Alexander is a difference maker that is an ideal edge rusher that opponents have to always know where he is. He is a game changer with his play making ability and he should to be a multi-year starter at the Power Five level and ultimately become and early round selection in the NFL Draft. – 247Sports National Recruiting Expert Chris Singletary
NFL Draft projection: First Round
Player comparison: Shaquil Barrett | EDGE | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9929 | No. 14 Overall | No. 1 ATH
High school: Jefferson (Ga.)
Measurables: 6-1 | 200
Player evaluation: Owns a workable frame. Has some length in the arms. Hovering right around 200 pounds, but should be able to bulk up once working with a college strength coach, if desired. A dynamic two-way player that gets the job done as a triple-option quarterback, but projects as a box safety or off-ball linebacker at the next level. One of the best overall athletes in the class of 2022 given track and field profile. Went 10.88 in the 100-meter dash spring before senior season. Also jumped over 22 feet. Swivel hips allow him to turn and stick with players in coverage. Initial burst makes it easy for him to get across the field. Competitive in pursuit and when the ball is in the air. Not the most technically sound tackler, but attacks ball carriers and isn’t afraid to lower his shoulder pads. Must continue to add some functional strength and get better at reading and reacting to what’s in front of him, but should be viewed as a high-ceiling defensive prospect given twitch, fluidity and physicality. Could morph into a hit-and-run linebacker that doesn’t have to leave the field or carve out a role as a larger safety that can crash a gap on first down, cover a slot receiver on second down and then blitz on third down. Has the potential to eventually hear his name called early on in the NFL Draft if everything comes together. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
NFL Draft projection: First Round
Player comparison: Patrick Queen | LB | Baltimore Ravens
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9921 | No. 16 Overall | No. 4 DL
High school: Lakeland (Fla.)
Measurables: 6-3 | 280
Player evaluation: A twitched-up interior pass rusher that can make things extremely difficult for opposing quarterbacks. Burst onto the national recruiting scene summer before his junior season when he posted elite testing numbers (34.5-inch vertical jump and 4.4 in the short shuttle at 6-foot-2, 278 pounds). Fires out of his stance with a lethal first step. Constantly in control of his body and doesn’t lose his balance or bearing easily. Understands how to bend and find leverage while crashing gaps. Keeps feet pumping and plays with a steady level of energy. Mauling tackler with the grip strength to corral ball carriers and make stops outside the hashes. Wins more times than not with a simple bullrush, but knows how to swim his way past blockers and is equipped with a few pass-rushing moves. Lightning-quick hands, which were developed during Mixed Martial Arts training as a youngster, might be his best attribute. Produced his first two years at the varsity level totaling 18.5 sacks and 47.5 tackles for loss. Senior season was derailed a bit by injury as he tore a ligament in his hand, but he is expected to make a full recovery and should be ready to go by the time he steps foot on a college campus. Likely going to need to some time to adjust to the demands of Power 5 football, but has what it takes to eventually be a difference maker up front for a College Football Playoff contender. Ability to shoot into the backfield and flush out pockets on a consistent basis will presumably have him on the radar of NFL scouts. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
NFL Draft projection: First Round
Player comparison: Ed Oliver | DL | Buffalo Bills
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9901 | No. 19 Overall | No. 2 QB
High school: Bridgeland (Cypress, Texas)
Measurables: 6-2 | 208
Player evaluation: Adequate height with a stout, athletic build. High-level natural athlete who is an elite baseball prospect. Loose, live arm transfers to passing ability on the gridiron. Displays impressive release quickness with requisite vertical arm strength to consistently stretch the field. Increasingly dangerous in off-schedule situations. Natural playmaker whose functional athleticism allows for scrambling ability that leads to chunk yardage or accurate throws while on the move. Shows short-area foot quickness to evade rushers. Also flashes legitimate big-play speed as a runner. Takes some chances at times and gambles on his tools, but that’s part of what makes him good. One of the top QB’s in the country’s 2022 class with long-term potential to become a multi-year high-major starter and play beyond college. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9899 | No. 21 Overall | No. 5 CB
High school: Riverside (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Measurables: 6-2 | 170
Player evaluation: A larger corner that can essentially take away one side of the field. Measured just over 6-foot-2 the summer before his senior season. Uses that length to his advantage as he doesn’t give quarterbacks much room to work with, especially on deeper shots. Has gotten more and more aggressive in press coverage over the years and is more than capable of getting a wide receiver off schedule. Relatively fluid hips allow him to mirror those same wideouts as they try to work their way down the field. Does a nice job of anticipating throws and timing his breaks. Will fight through hands at the catch point in hopes of making a play. Willing tackler that lunges at ball carriers and strikes them before wrapping up. Limited verified testing data makes it hard to gage true top-end speed. Does, however, appear to be pretty quick in pads and is able to close most gaps on Friday nights. Has produced time after time going up against strong competition in the Sunshine State having totaled 10 interceptions and 20 pass break ups in three years at the varsity level. Must add some core strength and keep developing coverage techniques, but has what it takes to emerge as a potential CB1 type for a Top 25 program given long arms and instincts. Likely to find most success in a defense that wants its corners to man up on most downs. NFL upside. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
Player comparison: Kevin Toliver II | CB | Chicago Bears
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9892 | No. 22 Overall | No. 2 EDGE
High school: American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Measurables: 6-4.5 | 245
Player evaluation: One of the top pass rushers in his class. Wins time after time with his explosive first step. Started high school career off as a wide receiver before changing positions. Initially was a bit on the leaner side, but added almost 30 pounds to his frame summer between junior and senior seasons. Additional mass has allowed him to get more aggressive at the point of attack. Bends extremely well for a player his size and is able to run the corner better than most. Still developing a full menu of pass rushing moves, but is more than capable of dipping and ripping his way around blockers. Longer reach makes it very difficult for quarterbacks and running backs to get away. Extra length also helps eliminate some throwing lanes. Has experience working out of both a two and three-point stance. Missed time as a sophomore due to injury, but rebounded with a monster junior campaign totaling 13 sacks for the Sunshine State’s 5A champs. Still far from a complete product, but should be viewed as a prospect with a high ceiling given his initial burst and fluid movement patterns. Scheme versatility a plus as he could be molded into a 3-4 edge player or a more traditional defensive end. Could also probably kick inside on third and long, if needed. Should eventually emerge as an impact player for a College Football Playoff contender after a few years on campus. Has a chance to one day be an early round NFL Draft pick. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
NFL Draft projection: First Round
Player comparison: Joe Tryon-Shoyinka | EDGE | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9881 | No. 24 Overall | No. 3 QB
High school: Westview (Martin, Tenn.)
Measurables: 6-2 | 185
Player evaluation: Exciting dual-threat quarterback who’s one of the best in this year’s class extending plays and making something happen outside the pocket. Won’t wow you with his arm strength but it’s functional and he can make all the throws on the field. Natural feel in the pocket. Senses pressure and does a great job in scramble situations. Keeps eyes down the field and can make a big throw downfield or just take off and run for plus yards. Creative in how he gets the ball out. Can throw from different arm angles and is just as dangerous outside the pocket as he is inside of it. Shows poise and toughness. Will stand in and take a shot to get the ball out. Highly intelligent quarterback who should have no problems picking up a college playbook and processes the game extremely fast. Projects as an impact upper-tier Power 5 starter and future mid- to high-round NFL Draft pick. – 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9870 | No. 25 Overall | No. 4 OT
High school: Charlestown (Ind.)
Measurables: 6-8 | 340
Player evaluation: Physical specimen who has done a fantastic job re-shaping his body. At that same time, he has worked on explosiveness and that training has gotten him moving very well at his size. Plays with physicality and intensity. Finishes his blocks. Coordinated enough on his feet to drive defenders and stay balanced. Shows he can get out of his stance quickly in pass pro. Still refining technique with his hands and punch but has all of the qualities to be a true blindside protector at the next level. Has tremendous upside and has shown the work ethic to reach his ceiling. Has the potential to be a franchise type of left tackle. – 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu
NFL Draft projection: Second Round
Player comparison: Kaleb McGary | OT | Atlanta Falcons
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9868 | No. 26 Overall | No. 5 DL
High school: Hardaway (Columbus, Ga.)
Measurables: 6-5 | 265
Player evaluation: A scheme-versatile big man with a projectable frame and one of the longest verified reaches out of any blue-chip prospect in the class of 2022. Carries 265 pounds almost like it’s 245 pounds. Could get up to 280 pounds or more once eating at a college training table, if desired. The type of defensive lineman that just finds ways to impact games. Gets downhill in a hurry and doesn’t waste many – if any – steps. Ability to move laterally allows him to cross the face of blockers and work his way up and down the line scrimmage. More than capable of muscling his way through contact and into the backfield with his above-average play strength, at least at the high school level. Doesn’t give up on many plays and frequently makes stops outside of the hashes. Has learned a few pass-rushing moves, but could always expand the menu. Elite testing numbers also suggest that he could find a little more juice when it counts. Produced as a sophomore and then again as a junior totaling a combined 39 tackles for loss and 29 sacks those two seasons. Has been utilized here and there as a stand-up edge player, but likely to settle in as a three or five-technique in college. Far from a complete product, but has a chance to develop into an all-conference type of player at the Power 5 level that makes things difficult for opposing quarterbacks given his reach. NFL upside. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
Player comparison: Rasheem Green | DL | Seattle Seahawks
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9864 | No. 28 Overall | No. 2 S
High school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Measurables: 6-0 | 200
Player evaluation: A battering ram of a safety that likes contact. Transferred into the national powerhouse that is IMG Academy after a breakout sophomore campaign and left as a two-year starter in the secondary. Thrives in run support, but can also stick with most tight ends and running backs in coverage, at least the ones he saw on Friday nights. Quick to trigger. Takes sharp, clean angles while in pursuit. Knows how to get home on a blitz and always seems to be making stops behind the line of scrimmage. Tends to play faster than he tests and gets downhill with a full head of steam. Could, however, get a little more fluid while in reverse. Should provide immediate special teams value for the school of his choice given his frame (pushing 6-foot-1, 205 pounds), physical play style and win-first mentality. Also seems to own a rather high football IQ, which is a valuable asset these days as most offenses feature RPOs. Will likely need some time on campus to adjust to the ebbs and flows of the college game, but has what it takes to blossom into a difference maker and key contributor at a College Football Playoff contender. Should ultimately be viewed as an in-the-box safety with NFL upside. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
Player comparison: Marcus Maye | S | New York Jets
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9860 | No. 29 Overall | No. 6 CB
High school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Measurables: 6-1 | 185
Player evaluation: Well-put together athlete with longer limbs. Has developed some muscle in the arms. Sprinter-like quads. A bigger cornerback that thrives in bump-and-run situations. Also capable of mirroring in off coverage with his quick feet and loose hips. Uses a strong punch to redirect at the line of scrimmage and get plays off schedule. Instincts allow him to feel out routes. Has played some offense in the past. Times jumps well. Fights through blocks to provide run support, but will need to find more leverage at the next level if he’s going to take down college-sized running backs in the open field. Hasn’t posted any verified testing numbers, but has reportedly broke 4.4 in the 40-yard dash. Picked off 11 passes as a sophomore playing in one of Virginia’s higher classifications before transferring into the powerhouse that is IMG Academy. Didn’t see many, if any, balls come his way as a junior. Highly respected by the support staff in Bradenton. One of the top corner prospects in the class of 2022 given frame and movement patterns. Has the skillset to develop into an impact player for a Top 25 program and eventually a Day 1 or Day 2 pick in the NFL Draft. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
Player comparison: Bryce Hall | CB | New York Jets
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9853 | No. 30 Overall | No. 1 RB
High school: Geneva County (Hartford, Ala.)
Measurables: 6-1 | 185
Player evaluation: Taller, longer-framed running back with lean, athletic build that should foster ample bulk addition in college. Three-sport high school athlete who plays basketball and runs track. Ran an 11.40 100 as a sophomore. Dominant in football and hoops vs. Alabama small-school competition. Longer-striding runner who shows good initial burst and downhill juice. Flashes dangerous cutback ability. Will stack cuts on the same run. Always looking for as many extra yards as possible. Impressively strings moves together at the second level considering longer, high-cut build. Simultaneously fluid and violent as a runner. Displays good core strength and contact balance to extend runs. Finishes runs consistently. Played snaps at running back, receiver, quarterback, and outside linebacker as a junior. Natural pass-catcher in limited opportunities. Adequate top-end speed but still room to improve. Potential in that category should be high given frame/gait. Gets bounce-happy at times, which is likely at least in part to individual dominance vs. small-school competition. One of the nation’s top backs in the 2022 class. Should become a high-major impact player with long-term NFL Draft early-round ceiling. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
Player comparison: Wayne Gallman | RB | Atlanta Falcons
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9840 | No. 32 Overall | No. 5 OT
High school: Neville (Monroe, La.)
Measurables: 6-6 | 300
Player evaluation: Tall with above average length. Wears his mass well and owns terrific frame potential. Active feet set up contact and foster drive-blocking effectiveness. Flashes some nasty as a block-finisher and will take targets to the ground if possible. Displays encouraging movement ability in space that reflects in second-level efficiency. Reaches those second-level targets with relative ease. Combines functional mobility and strength as consistently effective reach-blocker. Arriving impact improved as a junior and also showed in flashes at point of attack. Owns a high ceiling as a pass-blocker thanks to frame and above-average foot quickness. Generally does not allow naturally high center of gravity negatively affect pad level and leverage. Consistency as a puncher can still improve. Also can trust his frame/reach more in initial extension, especially in pass pro. Looks to be among the top 2022 offensive tackle prospects. Projects to high-major level with long-term potential to reach the early rounds of the NFL Draft. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
Player comparison: Liam Eichenberg | OT | Miami Dolphins
247Sports Composite: 5-star | 0.9836 | No. 34 Overall | No. 5 QB
High school: St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.)
Measurables: 6-1 | 195
Player evaluation: Adequate frame with lean build that should add some mass in college. Established a following as an elite camp performer early in high school career before taking over varsity starting duties. Has posted encouraging testing numbers early in career (4.76 40, 4.40 shuttle). Consistent, accurate passer to all levels. Steps into throws and gets great zip on balls to the short-to-intermediate range. Posted stellar production in breakout junior campaign. Threw a lot of reps while also valuing the ball, as evidenced by only one INT per 63 pass attempts (five in 316 throws). Not a true dual-threat but functionally mobile with ability to extend plays outside the pocket. Remains accurate on the move. Squares shoulders and fires even when on the run. Plenty of arm strength but still probably some juice to squeeze out at the top end, which should come with add physical mass/strength. Typically stays on top of the ball but will have one sail a bit every once in a while. Possesses a good QB pedigree. Seems quite polished relative to age and could be a particularly high-floor QB at the next level. Projects to high-major competition with long-term NFL Draft potential. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9826 | No. 37 Overall | No. 3 EDGE
High school: Imhotep Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Measurables: 6-5 | 230
Player evaluation: Frame and length is elite. Can easily carry 250 pounds. Offers position versatility as weak side defensive end of outside linebacker. Freakish athleticism. Possesses elite burst at snap and he speed to consistently get around edge. Has excellent change of direction. Has athleticism to recover. Can disengage dive back into play. Shows speed to chase down play backside. Quick feet allows White to re-directs easily. Must improve technique. Has to be consistent with a rip, spin or swim move to accentuate athleticism. Adding upper body strength will enable White to anchor when plays are run at him. Continued development with hands and being more active in keeping offensive linemen off him is needed. Developing a move set and having a snap-to-snap plan will help greatly. – 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn
NFL Draft projection: First Round
Player comparison: Brian Burns | EDGE | Carolina Panthers
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9798 | No. 41 Overall | No. 4 LB
High school: Salisbury (N.C.)
Measurables: 6-2 | 220
Player evaluation: Long-framed linebacker with good height and very good length. Owns virtually college-ready size as an off-ball linebacker with frame space to possibly grow into a full-time edge player, depending on scheme. Ample experience as off-ball linebacker and walking up to the edge. Flashes chase-down athleticism, especially in backside situations aligned on the edge. Shows consistent explosion from two-point stance as an edge rusher in pass-rushing situations. Closes well in pursuit. Athleticism and anticipation allow him to beat blocks to spots to make plays vs. the run. Has shown some encouraging ability to pick up backs in the flats and drop into short zone in coverage situations. Got some offensive snaps as a sophomore as an attached tight end and flexed out. Displayed promising ball skills and impressive functional athleticism as a pass-catcher. Three-sport athlete who competes in track and field and shows impressive bounce and functional athleticism on the basketball court. Arrives high as a tackler at times. Packs some pop and length aids in tackling ability, but can clean up technique and consistency. Has lined up over the slot on occasion but owns limited context to man coverage ability. Might be a bit of a ‘tweener physically. Still, possesses a terrific profile for an off-ball linebacker thanks to multi-sport participation, two-way snaps, and varied defensive roles, along with physical tools to potentially fill a full-time standing edge spot. Projects to the high-major level as an impact defensive presence with long-term early-round NFL Draft potential. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9798 | No. 42 Overall | No. 6 DL
High school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Measurables: 6-3 | 325
Player evaluation: Big-bodied interior defensive lineman with college-ready size. Requisite height accompanies significant mass. Missed sophomore year (transfer rules) but returned as a junior to aid a Texas 5A D-I state championship defense. Shows encouraging get-off quickness relative to size, as well as pursuit ability. Physical at the point of attack with expected play strength. Punchy and shows stack-and-shed ability vs. the run. Plays inside in a four-man front and is likely capable of fitting even or odd looks. Can expand move set and technical nuance. Balance and body control can also get better when engaged and in pursuit. Legitimate high-major interior defensive lineman who could become impact starter in college with potential to reach the pro level. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: 4-7 Round (Day 3)
Player comparison: Jacobian Guillory | DL | LSU Tigers
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9788 | No. 43 Overall | No. 3 WR
High school: St. James (La.)
Measurables: 6-0 | 190
Player evaluation: Strong build with good overall size and enough space to add more mass, though not necessarily needed. Developed well physically over high school career. Natural football player with good instincts and spatial awareness as a receiver. Flashes impressive body control and adjustment ability on contested throws. Wins 50-50 situations with those traits and a high compete level. Effective to all levels, whether screen game, short-to-intermediate, or vertical. Tracks the ball well on deep shots. Owns a strong overall athletic profile that includes a three-sport background with track and basketball. Ran a 22.30 200 as a junior and long jumped 20-3 as a freshman and sophomore. Posted encouraging testing numbers as a freshman (4.61 40, 4.39 shuttle), but has not tested since. Play strength and dexterity show on the gridiron and the basketball court. Presents a run-after-catch threat with the vision and finishing ability of a back. Comes from a football family. Sometimes more fluid than twitchy, which hinders separation. Good functional athlete with above average speed, but can still squeeze more out of the top end. Ball occasionally gets into his body. Productive receiver with a body type that could be used around the formation if desired. Natural athlete and competitor with strong athletic profile. Projects as a high-major recruit who could become a multi-year impact starter with long-term NFL Draft potential. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: 4-7 Round (Day 3)
Player comparison: Tylan Wallace | WR | Baltimore Ravens
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9781 | No. 48 Overall | No. 3 RB
High school: Germantown (Madison, Miss.)
Measurables: 5-10 | 220
Player evaluation: Rocked up, thick framed running back with NFL muscle and strength as a high schooler. Bruising runner with great steam between the tackles and churns out yards after contact. Consistently grinds out short to intermediate runs. Shows efficient movements as far as jump cuts and cut-back ability. Big time production and is built to carry the load. Shows some good explosive twitch and recorded elite level broad jump and vertical jumps on the camp circuit. Doesn’t appear to have great straight-line speed to run away from defenders at this stage. – 247Sports Transfer Portal Expert Clint Brewster
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
Player comparison: Samaje Perine | RB | Cincinnati Bengals
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9771 | No. 50 Overall | No. 7 DL
High school: Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Measurables: 6-4.5 | 275
Player evaluation: Big and hulking frame with plus-plus length. Built through his lower half and carries 300 lbs. very well. A physical force at the line of scrimmage and has the prototypical size of an elite line prospect. Quick and agile out of his stance. Shows great burst to instantly put tackles on their heels. Displays crafty handwork to keep blockers at a distance. Flashes consistent motor and maintains forward momentum to pressure quarterbacks off the edge. Demonstrates tremendous footwork out of his three-point stance while keeping a low pad level. In run support, shows patience to hold his ground, seal blocks and remain gap conscious. Displays great bend and wiggle in pass-rush situations. Supreme mobility, athleticism and flexibility clearly evident and moves remarkably well for his size. Unquestionably one of the nation’s best interior defensive line prospects and should be an immediate impact candidate at elite Power Five program. – 247Sports Mountain Region Recruiting Analyst Blair Angulo
NFL Draft projection: First Round
Player comparison: Kenny Clark | DL | Green Bay Packers
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9766 | No. 51 Overall | No. 6 OT
High school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Measurables: 6-5 | 325
Player evaluation: A big man that’s all of 6-foot-5. Carries 325 pounds better than most. The voice and leader of IMG Academy. Initially viewed himself as a defensive lineman before making the full-time transition to the offensive side of the ball. The type of blocker that likes to play well through the whistle. Has come a long way over the past year or so and is more than capable of winning at the point of attack with a well-timed punch. Latches onto his target and is able to quickly find some leverage before steering would-be tacklers out of the way. Agile enough to get outside the tackle box and open up run lanes, at least at the high school level. Must get more consistent in his pass sets, but has shown that he can protect the corner with a relatively smooth kick step. Spent junior season working primarily at right tackle. Does have some additional length in the arms, but could find himself getting snaps at one of the two guard spots in college, if needed. Well respected by almost everyone in Bradenton and has drawn rave reviews from the strength staff at the national powerhouse. Will likely need some seasoning, but has the required traits – and mindset – to emerge as a multi-year starter for a Top 25 program. Has a chance to make the NFL like his uncle, Ulish Booker. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins
NFL Draft projection: 2-3 Round (Day 2)
Player comparison: Saahdiq Charles | OT | Washington Football Team
247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9758 | No. 54 Overall | No. 7 OT
High school: Carver (Columbus, Ga.)
Measurables: 6-6 | 280
Player evaluation: Verified with great height and corresponding frame. Arm length not verified but owns a big reach and plays long. Plays mad. Block finisher by nature who regularly gets his target to the ground. Flashes some pop in his hands at the point of attack. Looks for extra work in the run game. That also translates in second-level engagements. Plays with a good, wide base in pass sets. Hand placement in pass pro is encouraging. Displays adequate lateral range and mobility. Primarily a left tackle as a senior with the potential to play any tackle or guard spot as needed. That said, owns the look of a true tackle with a big base and upper-body space to develop even more. Plays upright at times. Reach aids in pass pro but can more consistently use his frame to keep strength- and leverage-oriented defenders from getting inside of him. Above average functional athlete whose body coordination is still catching up to his great physical tools. Bona fide high-major offensive tackle prospect who likely can provide roster value at multiple spots. Could become a quality multi-year starter with NFL Draft aspirations. – 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks
NFL Draft projection: 4-7 Round (Day 3)
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