There are always debates when it comes to charts, and there are three in particular in this week’s release. In today’s Rival Views, Rivals . national recruitment director Adam Gney and national recruitment analyst Nick Harris stand on three topics.
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WEEKLY COMPETITION RANKING
Sunday: Who should be number 1?
Thursday: Defensive position ranking announced
Friday: State rankings published
Saturday: Round table
1. Should I run five stars again?
Harris: Right. El Campo (Texas) runs backwards Rueben Owens II did everything it took and then a few things to earn a fifth star compared to what five-star backrunners have done in the past. But with the tendency to run backwards on the first lap dwindling, it’s hard to fully commit to a back run in that position. However, if there is any player worthy of that honor, it is Owens after a stellar four-year career that saw him peak at 7,000 yards and 100 touchdowns, along with a career of 7 Match 7 proved he was an effective pass catcher.
Nod: No. This is not a matter of talent or ability, because Owens and Justice Haynes – maybe even Cedric Baxter – can make a clear argument as a five-star prospect. This has to do with the NFL Draft trend and the devalued – fair or unfair – of running backwards when it comes to draft placement. It has become quite common for it to be quite common for only one or maybe two backruns to be performed in the first lap and sometimes not performed. After the all-star events, we could definitely switch to some of them or maybe other players if they blew us away, but there have been many years where we’ve had four or five five stars running backwards. and eventually regret. .
2. Who is the No. 1 wide receiver?
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Harris: Zachariah branch. There are very few recipients I’ve seen during my coverage of hiring that are as “lightning in a bottle” as Branch. Despite his diminutive stature compared to some of the other top pass catchers in the country, his lack of height is a sacrifice for his agility and elusiveness both at off the field and off the touchline. His quick slicing is college-ready, and he’ll be a deadly weapon for Malachi Nelson soon at USC.
Nod: I love Branch and I have noted that he is a combination of Tireek Hill and Hollywood brown, so those are pretty high comparisons. But we did the right thing last time by moving Brandon Inniss back to number 1 at position. He’s such a pitcher, a gamer, and has served at every event since he was in middle school. The Ohio State committed to having extraordinary hands, deceiving speed, he is an excellent route runner and does everything well. There are certainly other elite recipients in this class, but Inniss is the best of the bunch.
3. Is there another five-star offensive lineman?
Harris: Right, Alex Birchmeier. There are few nationwide prospects as physically impressive as Birchmeier, who also served as one of the larger bullies in his class in the trenches. Standing 6 feet-5 and weighing 285 pounds, Birchmeier keeps his weight to perfection and turns it into explosive and sporty from the inside attack line. We saw Birchmeier one last time before he left Penn Statebut whether there is enough context to give him a fifth star will be up for discussion in the final ratings meeting.
Nod: No. The two best candidates are LSU do Zalance heard and Birchmeier, but I’m not sure about both. It is unfortunate that Birchmeier is not expected to play in an all-star game, so his high-level highlights will be the final say in whether we elevate him to a five-star spot. or not. However, heard he will be competing in an all-star match, and I’m delighted to see him play against the elite national league. Since then Heard is a phenomenon, and if it is, he will certainly be in the discussion.