My All Recruit Team is not necessarily the best talent coming in. It’s the guys that I figure will come in and play right away and help their teams.
QB: Trevor Lawrence – Cartersville, Georgia: Clemson: Possibly the best high school passing quarterback that most of us have ever seen. Lawrence is 6-6, 220 with an absolute canon for an arm and a super quick release. He’s not really considered a runner, but he is elusive enough to avoid the pass rush and he can go to his reads seemingly on the run. It will be a major shock if Trevor Lawrence isn’t an immediate star.
QB: Justin Fields – Kennesaw, Georgia: Georgia: Just as Lawrence is possibly the best pocket passer of all time, Fields is right up there as a runner and a passer with any of the best. Georgia has Jake Fromm returning who was outstanding as a true freshman during Georgia’s championship run in 2017. Fields will have to beat out Fromm, but he definitely has the talent to challenge for playing
QB: Justin Rogers – Bossier City, Louisiana: TCU: The Horn Frogs lost Kenny Hill, so there’s a definite opening for the talented Rogers this year.
RB: Zamir White – Laurinburg, North Carolina: Georgia: The top rated running back in the nation. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel have graduated and while they return sophomore D’Andre Swift, they may have room for White to move right into the lineup.
RB: Lorenzo Lingard – Orange City, Florida: Miami: 5 star recruit that decided to stay local and play for the Canes. Travis Homer is a good running back and he may keep Lingard on the sideline, but Lingard is a talent.
RB: Ricky Slade – Woodbridge, Virginia: Penn State: Losing Saquon Barkley is never a good thing and the Nittany Lions return Miles Sanders and Andre Robinson. Slade is one of the best running back recruits in the country.
WR: Justin Shorter – Monmouth Junction, New Jersey: Penn State: Maybe the best wide receiver in the nation and with excellent size, speed and talent, there’s a great chance he moves right into the lineup.
WR: Rondale Moore – Louisville, Kentucky: Purdue: Super speedy Moore is almost a sure thing to move right into the lineup. The Boilermakers are a team on the move and Moore right along with them. Moore was committed to Texas, but switched to Purdue later and he will make a difference.
WR: Justyn Ross – Phenix City, Alabama: Clemson: The Clemson Tigers are WRU and Ross could be another top receiver. Ross picked Clemson over Alabama on signing day. He will have some competition at Clemson, but he’s a super talent.
TE: Jeremy Ruckert – Lindenhurst, New York: Ohio State: A super talent out of New York and maybe the best tight end in the country. Ohio State lost their starting tight end from last season in
Marcus Baugh. Ruckert is a great blocker as well as receiver.
TE: Brevin Jordan – Las Vegas, Nevada: Miami: Another talent from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. Miami has produced a large number of great tight ends over the decades and Jordan may be the next in line.
OT: Jackson Carman – Fairfield, Ohio: Clemson: The Tigers stole Carman from under the noses of the Ohio State Buckeyes and he has a chance to maybe contribute at right tackle right away for Clemson.
OT: Brey Walker – Moore, Oklahoma: Oklahoma: The Sooners always seem to come up with top offensive linemen and Walker is maybe the next in line.
OT: Daniel Faalele – Bradenton, Florida: Minnesota: Humongous offensive lineman that has a chance to play right away for the Gophers. Faalele is a giant of a man at about 6-8, 395.
OG: William Barnes – Apopka, Florida: North Carolina: The Tar Heels need help up front and Barnes may have the talent to help right away.
OG: Curtis Dunlap jr – Bradenton, Florida: Minnesota: The Gophers struck it rich with huge offensive linemen that might could move into the starting lineup right away.
C: Verdis Brown – Bradenton, Florida: Illinois: The Fighting Illini are possibly the youngest team in America and Verdis Brown will have a chance to help them out right away.
DE: Micah Parsons – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Penn State: One of the very best defensive ends in the country with a good chance at moving right into the lineup for a very competitive Penn State team.
DE: Aiden Hutchinson – Dearborn, Michigan: Michigan: An amazing athlete that showed his immense talent in the Army All American game when he absolutely dominated. The son of a former Michigan football star and even though the Wolverines return two excellent defensive ends.
DE: Ron Tatum – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma: The heavily recruited Tatum has a chance to be really good for the Sooners. He’s got excellent size and quickness and athletic ability.
DT: Keondre Coburn – Houston, Texas: Texas: Possibly the best nose guard prospect in the country and there’s definitely early playing time for him at Texas.
DT: Calvin Avery – Dallas, Texas: Illinois: Avery was a really good pick up for the Fighting Illini. The highly touted Avery adds to what the Illini have been doing lately under head coach Lovie Smith.
DT: Robert Cooper – Snellville, Georgia: Florida State: New coach, new talent and Cooper might
have a chance to help right away. Cooper is one of the better defensive tackles in the country.
ILB: Dax Hollifield – Shelby, North Carolina: Virginia Tech: One of the more highly recruited players in the country. With the losses that the Hokies had, Hollifield has the chance to move in early, if he is as good as people think and he is ready.
ILB: Palaie Gaeteote – Las Vegas, Nevada: USC: A talent from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman and USC could have an opening for him. Gaeteote is considered the top inside linebacker recruit in the nation.
OLB: Jesse Luketa – Erie, Pennsylvania: Penn State: Luketa is a talent and could play right away at Linebacker U.
OLB: Payton Wilson – Hillsborough, North Carolina: North Carolina State: Wilson was desired by everyone and it was shocking when he picked the Wolfpack over so many other suitors. He is one of the more physically talented linebackers and he could play a number of positions.
CB: Patrick Surtain – Plantation, Florida: Alabama: Considered by most as the top cornerback prospect in the nation. Surtain is tall and physical and about as close as it gets to a sure thing.
CB: Al Blades Jr – Ft Lauderdale, Florida: Miami: His father was a great player for the Hurricanes and there is a need for instant help at cornerback for Miami.
CB: Isaac Taylor-Stuart – San Diego, California: USC: Another very highly recruited cornerback that has all of the tools to play immediately. Some SEC schools thought they were going to land Taylor-Stuart, but in the end he decided to stay out west.
DB: BJ Foster – Angleton, Texas: Texas: Foster was the top ranked safety prospect in the country and there’s playing opportunities at Texas after the losses they sustained in the secondary. They have players returning, but it will be hard to keep Foster off the field.
DB: DeMarvion Overshown – Arp, Texas: Texas: Texas signed the top 3 safeties in the country and Overshown is a man beast. He is big and physical and hits like a Mack truck. Between Foster, Overshown and Caden Sterns, the Longhorns should find some immediate help at safety.
DB: Jaiden Woodbey – Bellflower, California: Florida State: As always, Florida State lost some secondary members to the NFL and a talent like Woodbey should be able to come in immediately and help out.