In a normal year in recruiting, it’s rare to have a tight end be worthy of a 5 star rating and this year is no exception. There is no player at the position that I would consider to be elite.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of quality players at the position though. I can see all of these top ten players making an impact at the college level and becoming key players in their future offenses.
10 – Devonaire Clarington
Clarington is likely a joker or move tight end at the next level and that should suit him just fine. He’s a willing blocker and capable of making the spectacular catch. He is a perfect tight end in a spread offense.
9 – Tyler Petite
The Duke commit has the chance to be a great piece in their offense and develop into one of the top tight ends in the ACC.
8 – Jordan Davis
Davis has NFL size right now and is a very good athlete. The Texas A&M commit is physically dominant when matched up against smaller players and has reliable hands.
7 – C.J. O’Grady
O’Grady is extremely underrated in my opinion. The Arkansas commit flashes big time athletic potential.
6 – Will Gragg
The state of Arkansas has two great tight ends in this recruiting class with Gragg and O’Grady. Unlike O’Grady, Gragg has not decided on his school yet, but he can be a big threat on short and intermediate routes. He will be a future safety blanket for some lucky quarterback.
5 – CJ Conrad
Conrad was a player that didn’t have a ton of offers from big time programs, but he flashed brilliance during his junior season and backed that up with impressive performances in camps this off-season. The Kentucky commit has the potential to develop into a big time in-line tight end.
4 – Jackson Harris
Harris is one of the most tenacious blockers out of any tight end I have seen on film this year and he turned some heads at The Opening with his receiving ability as well. He’s currently committed to Georgia.
3 – Alize Jones
There isn’t a tight end with more potential as a receiver than Jones in this class. The UCLA commit is undersized, but could be dynamic in the PAC-12.
2 – Chris Clark
Clark does not play the greatest competition in Connecticut, but he dominates the players he is up against. He shows the potential to be a complete tight end and should be a big time target for the University of Michigan.
1 – Hale Hentges
Hentges can be a dominating blocker and shows great hands. He plays with an edge to his game that separates him from a lot of his peers. It’s not a surprise that the tight end that I believe is the best in the nation is headed to Alabama.