The ultimate Rivals Rankings Week for the 2022 class kicked off on Monday and 7 new five-star prospects had been unveiled. Take a better have a look at the prospects that had been elevated to elite standing.
RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK
PREVIEWS: Will there be a brand new No. 1 OT? | Ought to Alex Types be prime 10?
MONDAY: 5-star countdown | Meet the brand new five-stars
TUESDAY: Rivals250 launched | Gorney’s ideas | Largest movers | 5 hardest questions we confronted
WEDNESDAY: Offensive place rankings launched | 5 faculties that needs to be happy
THURSDAY: Defensive place rankings launched | Three-star with most potential
FRIDAY: State rankings launched
SDE Quency Wiggins
“No participant has developed extra over a two-year stretch than Baton Rouge (La.) Madison Prep defensive finish Quency Wiggins. A transformed basketball standout, the 6-foot-7, 285-pounder rapidly took to soccer, rising as a power setting the sting and likewise inflicting havoc behind the road of scrimmage.
“Over the offseason, Wiggins shined as a pass-rusher and dominated an LSU camp. He accounted for 13 sacks and 26 TFL and was dominating the week in San Antonio earlier than struggling an harm off the sector. He is reworked into probably the greatest defensive linemen within the nation with huge upside at LSU.” – Sam Spiegelman, Nationwide Recruiting Analyst
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OT Elijah Pritchett
“This was a recruiting cycle the place a transparent No. 1 offensive deal with didn’t emerge however Pritchett is one of the best of the bunch. The Alabama signee was wonderful on the All-American Bowl the place he dominated along with his ft, robust palms and his versatility. When his crew was loaded with offensive tackles, Pritchett volunteered to maneuver inside and play guard so he might get reps there.
“He was equally dominant wherever he was on the road. Some have in contrast him to Evan Neal and whereas he is not as huge or athletic, Pritchett has nice dimension and he dealt with five-star DE Mykel Williams throughout a sport this season so we now have excessive confidence Pritchett could be particular in Tuscaloosa.” – Adam Gorney, Nationwide Recruiting Director
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WR Aaron Anderson
“Undoubtedly probably the most dynamic slot receiver within the nation this cycle, Aaron Anderson has been an impression participant for New Orleans powerhouse Edna Karr since his freshman yr. He is continued to develop as not solely a downfield menace, however could make contested catches in the midst of the sector and is dynamic after the catch and as a return specialist.
“Anderson has the identical explosiveness as Jaylen Waddle with much more physicality to his sport. He’ll have an enormous stage to shine on at Alabama.” – Spiegelman
CB Julian Humphrey
“Julian Humphrey has shined on each stage over the previous yr and alter. The speedy Houston native boasts elite velocity with information within the 100 meters (10.55 seconds); 200 meters (21.17 seconds) and 400 meters (50.89 seconds). Humphrey clocked a 4.38-second 40 as he ran away with Quickest Man honors at The Opening, and extra importantly, it interprets on the sector.
“He can tightly shadow receivers downfield and likewise over the center. He has ballhawking tendencies and has the scale to even be a bodily run defender.” – Spiegelman
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OLB Jihaad Campbell
“Campbell began highschool as a receiver in New Jersey and has grown into an elite outdoors linebacker. His velocity and quickness make him an ideal move rusher off the sting whereas additionally giving him the flexibility to cowl in area.
“Campbell, an Alabama signee, has developed very efficient hand methods to beat offensive linemen and get to the ball provider on working or passing performs. He checks the containers bodily and is loads robust now however nonetheless has room so as to add extra stable mass when he arrives in Tuscaloosa.” – Adam Friedman, Nationwide Recruiting Analyst/Rankings Director
SDE Shemar Stewart
“Stewart was one of many gamers below the microscope on the Underneath Armour All-America Recreation and he actually impressed. The uncommitted defensive finish has nice dimension and is rather more highly effective than we anticipated. He has the skillset to tackle and beat double groups.
“Stewart holds up properly on the level of assault and is aware of successfully shed blocks to make the deal with. He can excel as a move rusher as properly. Stewart exhibits a wide range of move speeding strikes to get into the backfield however he largely depends on energy strikes, profiting from his leverage and lengthy arms.
“Miami appears to have momentum in Stewart’s recruitment however Georgia and Texas A&M are critical contenders as properly.” – Friedman
OT Josh Conerly, Jr.
“Conerly has moved as much as five-star standing after watching him for your complete week on the All-American Bowl the place he confirmed off spectacular dimension however even higher athleticism. His skill to maneuver his ft, block on the second stage and his fluid actions matched with toughness and no hesitation to combine it up, we felt Conerly wanted a good greater bump within the rankings.
“Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, USC and others stay within the combine and the brand new five-star might wait till March to make his determination so he can take all visits mandatory.” – Gorney