You can read my scouting report on wide receiver Osiris St. Brown over at Irish Sports Daily ($).
He is the brother of current Notre Dame receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, but is smaller than his older sibling. Just like ESB, he does a great job of winning 50/50 balls and is super competitive when the ball is in the air.
He’s not a burner, but has good speed and uses his body well to gain separation. He should be someone who can compete early at the next level.
I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a greater disparity in a player’s ranking than wide receiver N’Keal Harry. Harry is a 3 star and ranked as the 61st best receiver in the nation on 247Sports. He is a 5 star and the 2nd best receiver in the nation by Rivals.com. It’s like saying one piece of meat is the quality of a White Castle burger and someone else says it’s filet mignon.
I don’t know if I would rank Harry as a 5 star recruit, but he is certainly a lot closer to the that than a 3 star in my opinion. He is someone who should be an immediate contributor at Arizona State and should develop into on of the top receivers in the Pac-12.
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Mississippi never gets a ton of credit for the talent that comes out of the state every year, but once again there is some high level talent that can be difference makers at the college level. Included in that group this year are two big time wide receivers, Dekaylin Metcalf and A.J. Brown.
Like Metcalf, Brown is a big target on the outside. He is built like a linebacker and is going to be a difficult player for any defensive back to tackle after he gets the ball in his hands.
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Shared DNA doesn’t always equal to shared athleticism for brothers, but it sharing DNA seems to mean something when it comes to college football. Stephon Diggs was at one time a top recruit and later a star at Maryland before moving on to the NFL. Now it’s his brother Trevon Diggs who is the top recruit.
Time will tell if he follows in his brothers footsteps and becomes a Terrapin, but he has plenty of other top schools like Alabama, Penn State, LSU, and Tennessee that would be happy if he decided to forge his own path someplace else.
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There were many big time wide receivers at The Opening last month, but the two who jumped out the most to me were Kyle Davis and Tyrie Cleveland.
Forget about the SPARQ score and how well he performed in the testing portion of the event, Cleveland backed it up by making a ton of plays in the 7 on 7 portion of the event. He’s one of the top pass catchers in the nation in this class and should be a big time deep threat at the next level.
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Position changes for recruits are not that uncommon. Often a player is brought in at one position and it doesn’t take much time before they are switched to another.
Dymond Lee is seen as a wide receiver by most recruiting sites and most schools. UCLA took his commitment as a quarterback, so a quarterback he shall be. For how long that is, I don’t really know. I’m going to assume it’s not long, though, because I’m not sure Lee would be able to get on the field being behind Josh Rosen at quarterback. I see him eventually being moved to wide receiver and I’m going to concentrate on that area of his game for the purpose of this post.
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On the first day of The Opening, I saw Kyle Davis and I thought he was a linebacker. I did a double take when I checked the roster and realized that it was a him and he was a receiver.
Davis looks like Tarzan and plays like Tarzan’s older brother. He dominated The Opening and was named the MVP of it for a reason. All it did was back up what was already there on film. He’s the best receiver in the nation.
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The top wide receiver prospects in the nation all seem to have one thing in common: they move differently than everybody else. They have a different level of speed and ability to cut that’s better than the players below them.
I see those uncommon traits that the top ranked receivers have in new Notre Dame commit Kevin Stepherson. I’m completely stumped as to why he is so underrated, but I have a feeling that won’t last forever. His commitment to Notre Dame will hopefully open up some eyes to him because there is a reason he had offers from schools like LSU and Florida as well. He’s a really good prospect and Notre Dame is getting a steal in my opinion.
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I watched Marquez Callaway‘s junior film and I was a little underwhelmed to be perfectly honest. He certainly looked like a very good prospect, but I was hoping for a bit more.
His sophomore film is a different story. He made a ton of plays and part of the reason was the position he primarily played that season. He is an athlete to projects well to multiple positions, but one in particular really stands out for him to have the highest ceiling.
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A couple of months ago, not many college football fans that follow recruiting had heard of Chase Claypool. Heck, not many college football coaches had heard of him either.
He has gone from unknown to possibly the top prospect out of Canada in a short amount of time and it’s easy to see why. He is an impressive physical specimen at his age and could project at several positions at the next level.
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