PROGRAM WITH TOP CLASS: Florida State
PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Malaki Starks
Malaki Starks impressed at several off-season events and leaped up to the No. 60 overall player in the nation, regardless of position. The Jefferson (Ga.) High standout is a Georgia commitment, and at 6-foot-2 and just under 200 pounds, projects as either a defensive back or linebacker or even a receiver in the SEC. The Bulldogs edged out Clemson and Alabama for the four-star do-it-all athlete.
PROSPECT TO WATCH: Brenen Thompson
Texas speedster Brenen Thompson continued to post electric track times this spring and will begin venturing out to college campuses this summer as he navigates toward a decision. Clemson has had momentum since quarterback Cade Klubnik‘s commitment. So has Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama and Oklahoma at different junctures in his recruitment, and the Longhorns’ confidence is rising at the moment.